There are no repercussions or consequences about "ranting" about the events in an island 350 miles away save for a few caustic comments. No risks, only the rewards of patting myself on the back for doing something for the "cause".
Meet Carlos Otero:
He writes too. Only when he writes , there are consequences:
Read about Otero in this Miami New Times Article
I'd like to think I'd do the same as Otero and stand up to the tyranny, but would I? Would I actually risk rotting in one of Castro's jails to defend my principles? Would I give up a life of comfort on my knees to stand up and risk it all?
I'm not sure I would be brave enough.
Next time you're down because of some adversity in your life, think of Carlos Otero. I know I will.