18 March 2008


I don’t know about the rest of you intransigent exiles out there, but I have “discussions” on matters relating to Cuba.

It seems whenever someone I know catches something in the news or online regarding Cuba, they like to bounce it off me. Ouch!

I don’t know why my non Cuban friends have this obsession to "expose" me to the opposite point of view. It’s as if they believe that by always playing the devil’s advocate, they’re going to evolve my views into an enlightened nuanced fusion of my ideas and Fidel’s. Ah, the dialectics of exile.

Maybe they just like to push my buttons. But, I know what oppression, misery and evil are and I don’t care which way you look at it, that’s all Fidel ever brought to my homeland.

So, anyway, to make a long story longer, a friend sends me a link to a new law being proposed by Florida State Rep. Eddy González–from the Republic of Hialeah-that would prohibit US residents or citizens who received their degrees through the Fidel Castro Scholarship from practicing medicine in Florida.

His added comment was “don’t you people have anything better to do?”

It seems that my pal considers it a waste of taxpayer money to spend time on such biased and vengeful triviality.

At first, I was going to let it go and laugh it off. After all, I was having a long, busy day enjoying the freedom of our free market system…

…But maybe that “you people” was just a bit much.

It’s funny how it doesn’t bother anybody when "those people" who live in the Sunshine State go through the trouble and expense of amending the state constitution to prevent pregnant pigs from being confined in cages.

But when "us people" object to some med-student wannabe going to Cuba to study medicine for “free” because of the inherent immorality inflicted on our captive brethren by this purely propagandist ploy, it’s a waste of time and taxpayer money.

As I told my buddy, those “free” medical scholarships are paid with the blood, sweat and tears of the Cuban people who make a ridiculous $14 per month and have lived on rationed food for almost 50 years. And if you want to talk about a waste of taxpayer money, the Cuban people get taxed at about a rate of 96% so that the regime can provide “free” services like the secret police, censorship and free Doctor Degrees to the oblivious.

The Castro regime pays for these “free” scholarships by keeping the Cuban people living in squalor. The scholarships are as un-“free” as the Cuban people. Not only are those people going to study medicine in Cuba "for free"being used for propaganda purposes, they are taking food out of the mouths of the poorest of the poor.
Maybe if they were pregnant pigs that were being mistreated, mis-housed and undernourished by their owners, it would be an outrage. But no, they're just Cubans.


Anonymous said...

I'll bet if they found a stray pig from Cuba on a raft just outside Miami it would be able to stay bc Animal Rights activists would be outraged if they sent it back. I agree with you. What a farce.

Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

I get the same shtick.

Alberto de la Cruz said...

As they say, the "devil" is in the details. And it is these "details" that many are all too willing to ignore.