Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Old Bread

   There is nothing more stale than the customary pandering to the extremists in Miami during the election cycles.  There are more politicians repeating the same nonsense about Cuba to the usuals on Calle 8 than there are empty plastic coffee cups in the trash cans in Miami.  It is the same usual routine; drink coffee at the Versailles bakery while rubbing elbows with the defenders of terrorists like Orlando Bosch an Luis Posada Carriles.  Each and every candidate explains how he or she will be Castro's biggest enemy.  Each and every candidate explains how he or she has the secret plan to finally bring down the Cuban revolution.  Each and every candidate knows full well that their words are more useless than all of the covert and overt actions perpetrated by the U.S. against Cuba combined.  Only the delusional dinosaurs of Calle 8 are mesmerized and believe the rhetoric.

   Here's an excerpt from The Milwaulkee Sentinel dated October 24, 1960.  "Castro is destined to go- whether or not Nixon or Kennedy becomes the new president.  The embargo on exports is merely the beginning of contemplated moves moves with intervention blueprinted as the ultimate measure."  That is an article from the time of the presidential campaign between Nixon and Kennedy.  As we can see, this is not new rhetoric!  History can show us that predictions from the U.S. have been wrong for over 50 years.

   Here we are in 2012, new actors, excuse me, politicians have descended upon the world of Miami.  The strange town that suffers from the Kennedy syndrome although he has been dead for almost a half of a century.  They somehow hold on to the idea that they maintain some sort of significance on the island of Cuba.  They are so far out of touch that they don't even recognize that they are becoming a minority in their own stronghold, Miami, the retirement home of ex-Latin American thugs and terrorists.

   The only breath of fresh air comes from Ron Paul, who the media has treated as a circus act which only hurt his chances in the race.  I think his economic policies would be disastrous, but his policy of not interfering with the internal workings of other countries should be a more common position in American politics.

   So after the elections of 2012, the street sweepers in Miami will be busy once again cleaning up the countless anti-Castro political propaganda as this issue remains unresolved.  Not the issue of Castro, which should not be the business of American politicians, but the issue of the embargo which isolates the U.S. from the rest of the world.  Please, let's demand more than just stale bread.  Let's find the strength to end the terrible policy of the embargo against Cuba and normalize relations so that the people in both countries can work together for a better future.


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