Where no tyranny is tolerable
Now I just saw this one and it really got my passionate Latin juices going. It took a long time to get this out.
There was a time, around say, 1980, That Cuba may have been one of the largest and most powerful nations in all history. With its capital in La Havana, its government in Moscow, its armed forces spanning two hemispheres----its army in Angola, its air force in Ethiopia, and half its population dispersed in the United States and the Americas. Today, in socialist Cuba, Old fashioned capitalism and private economic activity have returned, and they has done so through the holes in the American economic embargo. Fidel, in order to feed his people, has had to allow this, because the state can not hope to survive without it.
The point made by the embargo is not forcing Castro to step down, since Fidel's opposition has been either exported or thrown in Jail. it is a matter of principal, however inequitably applied. The United States simply can not do business with a Regime that has looted private property, makes a mockery of human rights and civil liberties and democratic traditions and that will not tolerate any political descent. We can not do business with a dictator who has shot, tortured and exiled more Cubans than Batista and visited a tyranny upon them equal to that of the worst Spanish colonials.
But we have time, and we have patience. Fidel Castro has neither. In the end, Castro will share the fate of the Soviet Union, even as Saddam will share the fate of Stalin. All headed, as President Reagan remarked, for the dust bin of history.
There will indeed be an invasion of Cuba, an invasion of entrepreneurs looking for new markets. And the invaders will be Cubans themselves, bringing hope to its oppressed and long-brutalized people--- Bringing the revolutionary ideas of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti and Abraham Lincoln.
BTW, the invaders already have a beachhead, perhaps in the swamps of Playa Jiron,
in the form of an illegal but nevertheless thriving black market dollar economy, Something that neither President Bush nor Fidel Castro can do anything to stamp out.
I just have this feeling President Kennedy, where ever he may be, if he is watching this,
Surely he must be laughing.
Let Freedom ring!
Bahhh I think I can eat dinner now!!!
Midnitesun knows how passionate the Southern Cross can get ..
smiling here ...