Those who claim Cuba is not free, forget that Cuba for the most part was never free.
Castro did make an improvement in the lives of most of the people and the regime is
supported because of it. When the government fell back in 1959, the Cuban people
were under a much worse government. Batista was a pawn of the Americans and
worse the mob itself. the people were by the vast majority illiterate, and living in
poverty. Kids as young as twelve were working as prostitutes mostly for American
There are problems is Cuba but there are problems everywhere else as well. As for
Castro being a dictator that was true, but then there was a revolution supported by
the people, and even today they still support the revolution. Not the way I would want
to live but I am not Cuban. If I were Castro I wouldn't let that bunch from Miami take
it back either. As for conscience I say let it be, the people support their government
by a wide margin. As for revolutions and installing dictatorships, Castro was not the
only one who engaged in that sort of thing. Remember Chile, Salvador Allende was
elected by the people only to be over thrown with the backing of the United States.
Daniel Ortega was another one in Nicaragua who was over thrown by the United States.
Some want to criticize Castro, well the United States in Chile supported one of the most
blood thirsty dictators of our time Pinochet and he killed God knows how many people for
America. Chile has now moved on, and the other leader Daniel Ortega is back in power
in Nicaragua. Castro is an alter boy compared to to the actions of the United States in
that region of the world. As America loses favour and the people realize what they have
done, Cuba will survive in spite of Washington.
I am not a communist,by any stretch of the imagination but in this case I do support the
Cuban people more than I would the American Administration that has become the lap
dog of the Cuban elite that want their property back and they are waiting for the day when
they can take the population and reintroduce them to servitude. The problem is Cubans
in Cuba are educated and have no intention of going back to the old ways.
The problem is once name calling takes precedence over historical events and deeds
the total picture is really ugly no matter which way you view the political canvass.