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Embargo in place so Castro’s socialist model won’t succeed?
Posted: 11 July 2007 05:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Publisher: you deleted another my post… thread Freedom… it feels the same like the kick out, anyway…

Look, I have a good news for you…I will stop being the pain in your A$$...I will go away from this site… so you will not have to look for my posts any more..

Before I do that I will explain to you why I was here…

27 people ( 17 Cubans, 10 Czech ) are curious how you will repond…Delete or answer.

Since this thread is about Embargo, read at Freedom.

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Posted: 11 July 2007 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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edward - 09 July 2007 01:21 PM

Vlasta..

The film is exposive and powerful stuff…knowledge IS power, and mythology is indeed used to subjugate society. Sterring us back on track regarding Embargo?, in reality it’s a US blockade.

Edit out the less shocking parts of the film and you have food for every school in the world.

Ed

ED:

Thanks for consideration..Thanks for being open to think about anything….I have another stuff that keeps my mind very bussy, if interested, please, e-mail me.. I can provide..
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is my address. ( I understand this forum is not for private use of subscribers)

O.K. let us respect it…
Yes… let us go back to the Embargo…

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Posted: 11 July 2007 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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HOW US EMBARGO ( Ed, you are right, the better word is blocade )  effects me:

If I put aside the fact the embargo hurts Cuban people and not the government and the fact that the US government KNOWS IT, my question is what is the reason to pretend help to Cuban “oppressed people ” good for?


http://leler.com/cuba/embargo.html


I am not an american citizen but embargo hurts me, too. During the time i have american visa I am not allowed to visit Cuba… Does the country that is “trying to spread democracy all over the world” have the right to do so? Is this a proof of democracy or it is just a simple dictatorhip?

Can anyone elaborate?

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Posted: 11 July 2007 06:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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As to the solution:

American people do not care much about the embargo…thousands of those who go there secretly.. or thousands of those who would like to do business there… it is not strong” voice” to make government to lift it.

But I believe in international “voice”. The time of “global” admiration to the USA is gone. More and more countries realize the US goes down..

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ARTICLE2/doodoo.html


How the US embargo can survive?

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Posted: 12 July 2007 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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The embargo has many ramifications. Some that go back to the beginning of Cuban independance. As you can see i come from a Spanish family and the connection between Spain and Cuba is much more recent than with other countries in Latin America. Most Cubans know where their family comes from in Spain and immigration to Cuba from Spain is very recent. During the Franco era of course the official position was anti- Castro. That has all changed today. But I am getting off topic.

Have you ever wondered why Cuba has a special place in it’s relationship with the US? I mean as compared to the other Spanish possessions that the Americans took over. Cuba was the first to receive independence from the US. Cuba received her independence within three years from the end of the Spanish -American war. The only other country to get independence from the Americans was the Philippines and it took them 50 years. But Guam, Puerto Rico and Las Marianas are still territories of the US. They are in a sense “step children” who are like Cinderella with her sisters. Most Americans are were unaware that Puerto Rico was even a US territory until 1947 when the “independentistas” revolted and tried to kill Truman.

But Cuba got special treatment. Partly because of it’s proximity to the US and also because it had the highest standard of literacy and economics of all the ex-Spanish possessions. But one of the central reasons was because of the things I have mentioned was that in 1900 the Morgans and the Rockefellers wanted a safe off shore place to put a lot of their money. What better place than Cuba!? It worked out fine because Cuba was they only territory with a real banking system. After that the US government left Cuba alone.Well I don’t have to tell you Cuban political history from 1900.

Many Cubans here tell us that things were better before Castro and in many respects I suppose that was so. But Batista was certainly no paragon of democracy. he was a typical Latin type dictator.

I know that the Diaz-Balart family and the family of Ros-Lehtinen are families with close connections to the Batista government. The elder Diaz-Balart was a rather unsavory character in the police force of Batista. When ever i hear these people speak in public they always remind me in tone a character of the Franquistas. I just don’t trust them. That’s my opinion and i am sorry if i offend anyone. i certainly don’t expect any of you to praise Francisco Franco either. This post has gotten too long I’ll save other things for another day.

Attentamente y sin otro particular.

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Posted: 12 July 2007 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I don’t trust the Miami politicians either. They are the reason that the embargo is still in place and I know they want Fidel to live forever. Why? Because they get money from their constituents to fight for democracy in Cuba which means money for Radio Marti, studies, non-profit organizations etc etc.

Imagine when Cuba is a democracy…all the USAID and funding will be gone AND SO WILL THEIR POWER. You can be sure that the Miami politicians truly want Fidel to live a very long time so they will forever support the Embargo so they will always have money and power in Presidential elections.

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Posted: 31 August 2007 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I believe you all may be missing the point here…. In response to Edward’s original question, the answer is yes. But remember, the world in 1959-1961 was a different place from what we live in today. Memories of World War II and the rise of totalitarianism (both of the left and right) during the twenties and thirties were still very recent to a great many people. The USA and its allies at the time honestly felt themselves to be locked in a life-and-death struggle with Soviet-style totalitarianism, with nothing less than total global hegemony being the ultimate prize (certainly there were many unscrupulous individuals on both sides of the fence willing to exploit these fears, hence President Eisenhower’s outgoing speech in January 1961 warning of the dangers of the “military-industrial complex”).
As to whether or not Castro’s regime is socialist, or even socialistic, is another question. As a scholar of history and political science, and an avowed Libertarian (the homegrown American version of Anarchism), I firmly believe that ALL so-called Marxist regimes evolve - sooner or later - into militaristic, fascist ones. Examine and study closely the literature and the imagery of the Cuban government since 1959, the incredibly interminable (and boring) record of Castro’s speeches, and any reasoning person will come to the conclusion that what we have here is nothing more, and nothing less than a National Socialist regime ruling in Havana.

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