Newsflash: George W. Bush proclaims to search, seize, impound and sell any vessel on the “suspicion” that it “might” travel in Cuban territorial waters. April, 2004
Insanity: Repeating a proven failed policy with increased vigor, in hopes of a different outcome.
Tyranny: Fear driven oppression of basic human (and constitutional) rights in response to perceived evil in others.
Inane Reasoning: One wrong, times one wrong, equls one right.
Embargo: A policy of starving them to death so they will overthrow their government and love us.
Scapegoat: An enactor of the above policy. Conveniently utilized by those leaders subject to embargo to pass on the blame for suffering and escape responsibility for their own shortcomings.
Sovereignity: Autonomy of a person or nation to pursue ones own path, even down a dead-end road.
Dim-wit: A mind locked on low beam.
Dilemma: Dealing with a dim-wit.
Diminished: A nation’s standing in the world when led by dim-wits.
Travel restrictions: A fancy name for unconstitutional means to limit movement beyond one’s own shores, usually involving “illegal” spending of monies.
Oppression: An abundance of lists used by tyrannical governments for “That which is not permitted.”
Terrorist: A convenient phrase used to label anyone of a different political
persuasion, or to incite fear and trembling against them.
Patriot: One who rises up when government becomes corrupt and
Patriot Act: Potential method to deal with true patriots.
Trading with the Enemy Act: Clever and cunning legislative method to
subvert constitutionally declared right to travel.
Threat: Method used to undermine state security apparatus and repressive forces in other countries. See also: “kerosene on a fire in order to put it out.”
Intimidation: Method used by dim-wits to enforce inane policies.
Search and Seize: Method often used by intimidators, currently utilized against sea vessels and their captains on “suspicion” of “unpermitted travel.”
Liberty: Freedom from governmental oppression. Threatened often by dim- wits pursuing inane policies.
Just deserts: Fate of free men who allow loss of liberty to occur without opposition. See: dim-wit.
John Bomar is an ocean sailor who unexpectedly found himself in Cuba after signing on to a Danish schooner in Curasao in 1996.