Let’s just jump right on in, shall we?
Scooter B. (President Bush to the uninitiated) has delivered a sorta-speech on Cuba.
Close eyes…pray for strength…continue.
Specifically, Scooter B. talked about the government he envisions for a post-Castro Cuba.
A bitch is always fascinated when political leaders from this country openly discuss their plans for the governments of other countries. Lawd have mercy, they don’t even bother getting their Operation Mongoose on anymore!
Scooter B. spoke.
“Now is the time to stand with the Cuban people as they stand up for their liberty. And now is the time for the world to put aside its differences and prepare for Cuban's transitions to a future of freedom and progress and promise."
As long as “prepare for Cuban’s transitions to a future of freedom and progress and promise” isn’t Bushified code for actively work to bring about the second coming of Batista.
Pause…wait for Scooter B.’s minions to Google Batista…continue.
Shouldn’t Cubans decide how they want to live without the selfish influence of the American political machine?
And freedom, progress and promise are not the history of the United States of America’s influence in the Caribbean and I doubt we’ll break the cycle of fucking up with post-Castro Cuba.
"The dissidents of today will be the nation's leaders. And when freedom finally comes, they will surely remember who stood with them."
Blink followed by blink followed by blink.
Now how the fuck does Scooter B. already know who the free people of Cuba will elect to leadership?
"As with all totalitarian systems, Cuba's regime no doubt has other horrors still unknown to the rest of the world…. “Once revealed, they will shock the conscience of humanity, and they will shame the regime's defenders and all those democracies that had been silent."
Perhaps…but then again we know a little something about remaining silent to the human rights offenses perpetrated by a strategic ally, don’t we?
And while we search the barren shelves of our ethical fridge…cough…a bitch submits that it is a mistake to view Cuba as a nation that was free and then was taken over by Castro and will once again be free. Cuba writhed under the economic corruption and repressive dictatorship of our friend Batista…and the Cuban people suffered for America’s gain.
If we owe Cubans anything, it is an acknowledgement of our role during Batista and our role during Castro, so that the citizens of Cuba…the poor and the workers who get spoken for but are rarely allowed to speak…can decide from a place of knowledge whether they want us to have a role in Cuba’s future.
Colonies are built on the hopes and dreams of distant governments…
…free societies are built by the people, for the people and are of the people.