09 April 2008

Fighting Change With Fire?

This morning I heard a blurb on the Radio that there had been a huge fire in “El Encanto” in the Cuban province of Camagüey. Cuban State Security was investigating the “suspicious” fire.

Later I saw that, freedom Fighter Aldo Rosado-Tuero is reporting on his site, Nuevo Accion, that a group called Nationalist Popular Movement is claiming responsibility for the fire that sadly took one life.

This is what happens when you play with fire as the regime is doing by trying to suck up as much of the “wealth” that Cubans with access to hard currency-most from remittances from abroad-have managed to accumulate.

Those Cubans with no hard currency connections and those who see right through Raúl’s smoke and mirrors were bound to have this kind of reaction to the regimes tired magic tricks.

You don’t tease a hungry dog with a piece of meat even if he’s chained.-(gee- a canine metaphor-now I’m in the bad company of Fiedler and Menendez)

I’m sure now we’re going to hear the “T” word pop up. I’m sure this incident will be portrayed in the official media as a terrorist act funded by the empire.

I hope that the free press uses its judgment to realize that this is not a terrorist act but an act of rebellion against injustice and oppression. It is no more a terrorist act than when there are urban riots in western democracies like the recent riots in France. These are just the actions of desperate people who have had enough….about 40 years ago.

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