Monday, June 4, 2012

Dissent and Endorsements: Cuban Edition

Mariela Castro Espin, daughter of Raul Castro, president of Cuba has formally endorsed President Obama for this election. 
What was really entertaining about the article though was her description of 'rights' in Cuba.
She defended her nation as one that allows dissent. "People who dissent don't go to jail," she said. "Everybody in Cuba expresses their view and there's a political participation so that we can express ourselves and question everything."
Holding an opinion contrary to that of the government "enriches the debate," she said. "No one goes to prison for an opinion,
 But then she continues...
 rather for serving foreign interests who pay them. That's called being a mercenary and that's penalized in laws everywhere in the world, including the laws of this country."
Human Rights Watch: "does not represent the opinion of the Cuban people. And their informants are mercenaries. They're people who have been paid by a foreign government for media shows that do not represent Cuban positions directly."
 And on a dissident blogger: "She gives service to foreign powers who are interested in eliminating the Cuban experience," Castro said. "She's an official voice of the global dominant powers."

So feel free to disagree but if you do be prepared to be accused and convicted of being a 'mercenary' in the pay of foreign power, whose fault it is that Cuba can't go to a multi-party system.

Is it ANY surprise she's endorsed Obama? 

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2 comments:

Kurt "45superman" Hofmann said...

And we're accused of being in the pay of the gun industry (or is it the NRA?). Is it any wonder that the gun ban crowd and the collectivists are ideologically joined so closely?

Weer'd Beard said...

So Cuba has an "Insurrectionist timeline" too??