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This is a very cheap shot

Posted by: Bill Phalon ( Japan ) on November 29, 1999 at 12:14:52:

In Reply to: Two Hundred Fifty Million and One... posted by Frenchy on November 27, 1999 at 13:05:38:

: I'm sure everyone here has heard about the five year old boy from Cuba who was found floating a mile and a half off of Ft. Lauderdale.
: He, along with a dozen or so adults decided they had enough of the Workers Paradise (yes, even with job rotation) and decided to vamoose for El Norte. Too bad, so sad, everybody except the 5 yr. old.kid died enroute.
: Wouldn't it be terrific if we had some ex-Commies here from Havana on this board so they could settle some of the burning issues here, such as what is a sectarian socialist/communist, and are they more genuine then a regular communist/socialist? I'm dying to know.

This is a very cheap shot and its author is an example of the success of the U.S. propaganda system. Cuba's economic troubles are due in no small part to the embargo and economic warfare the U.S. has waged against Cuba for decades. The plight of refugees is always sad to see, but what about refugees from "capitalist" states such as Mexico, Honduras and Haiti? People from countries such as these do not get our sympathy--indeed they often get our scorn. But refugees from Cuba are ideologically serviceable as their condition can be blamed on the Communist Monster.

This author claims to be "dying to know," but he appears just eager to abuse.

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