Tuesday, October 16, 2007

So if Mexico was communist you'd invite us all in?

Did you know that there is a big influx of Cubans crossing the Mexican border and coming into the US, like we say in Spanish, como Pedro por su casa? They don't have to sneak in because they live in a communist country. I deeply sympathize with the plight of the Cubans. But why is poverty less considered as a human affliction than lack of freedom?
As my dear Arepita says, there is no real freedom when you are starving. Ain't that the truth.
Mexicans get hounded, demonized, deported and persecuted, while Cubans walk right in (at least through the back door).
I know, I know. Cubans are prisoners in their own country. They live under a dictator who is never going to die. But the fact they are allowed in is pure ideology, and feels like a throwback to the days of the cold war, which as far as I can tell are long gone. It feels hypocritical and anachronistic.
Just something to think about.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:17 PM

    In part because of the Aztlan movement, which seems close to comunistic to many US citizens. Their influence is even in the Democrat party. You see Cuban's do not go out, march in our streets, demand citizenship, subvert our political system, etc.
    Mexican's I do not have anything against, neither do I wish to give up my freedom as an individual.