From our Bureau of Leftist Laments and our Bureau of Utter Desolation and Stealth Racism at El Niuyortain
“Of course I am going to keep on throwing myself into the sea until I get there. Or if the sea wants to take my life, so be it.” — ROGER GARCÍA ORDAZ, who said he has tried 11 times to leave Cuba for the United States.
New York Times “Quotation of the Day” 10 December 2022
You know some statement about Castrogonia must be very alarming to leftists when it is printed in El Niuyortain as the “Quotation of the Day” and it is given the following subtitle: “Largest Exodus Imperils Future of Ailing Cuba”
The NYT article from which the quote has been lifted has an even more ominous title: “‘Cuba Is Depopulating’: Largest Exodus Yet Threatens Country’s Future.” And the subtitle sums up their take on this exodus: “The pandemic and tougher U.S. sanctions have decimated Cuba’s economy, prompting the biggest migration since Fidel Castro rose to power.”
Notice, it is not the repressive and destructive policies of Castro, Inc. that are creating the exodus, according to authors Ed Augustin and Frances Robles. No, of course not. This is all due to “the pandemic and tougher U.S. sanctions”, which have “decimated Cuba’s economy.” Yes, the economy was doing fine until Covid and Trump showed up. And, oh, also please notice that Fidel did not “seize” power violently. No, he simply “rose” to power.
Remember the progressive mantra: “Castro, Inc. can do no wrong, Castro, Inc. can do no wrong, Castro, Inc. can do no wrong …” Keep repeating it, over and over, and add another mantra: “Blame the blockade, blame the blockade, blame the blockade…”
Yeah. Castro, Inc.’s favorite newspaper is alarmed and saddened by this exodus. Notice the spin: Communist Cuba is “ailing” (awwwww, sob, sob, sniff) and its future is “imperiled” (awwwww, sob, sob, sniff) . What future are they talking about? Its communist future, of course. If too many Cubans were to leave the island, it would mean that the so-called Revolution must have failed, and that there won’t be enough Cubans left on the island to continue that so-called Revolution and keep the communist dream alive.
Notice, too, that the current massive exodus is not interpreted as a good thing that might lead to the end of Cuba’s 64-year-old dictatorship, which might then cause a reverse migration of two million capitalist Cubans currently in exile who would be able to rebuild Cuba and turn it from a third world hellhole into a prosperous nation.
God forbid this should happen. It would mean the end of enslavement for the Cuban people. Yikes! Imagine that! Cubans could no longer serve as icons of noble savagery. And it would also mean that ALL Cubans could have a chance to be privileged, not just the Cubans in exile, which is already bad enough. Leftist stealth racism demands that Inferior people should never become privileged. Never.
Bonus information: From Coast Guard News:
Coast Guard Cutters Raymond Evans and Charles David Jr.s’ crews repatriated 152 Cubans to Cuba, Saturday, following interdictions off Florida’s coast.
Since Oct. 1, 2022, Coast Guard crews interdicted 2,982 Cubans compared to:
6,182 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2022
838 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2021
49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016