Skip to comments.A local delegation of women goes to Cuba, and returns with some surprising lessons about equality.
Posted on 06/13/2014 6:13:45 AM PDT by artichokegrower
Priscilla Walton knows a thing or two about life in Latin America. She grew up in Peru and later served in the Peace Corps there. While living in Davis, Calif., in the 80s, she organized three delegations to Nicaragua to observe and learn from the Sandinista Revolution. So she was persistently frustrated by what she considers to be a vacuum of information in the U.S.
It struck me how little Americans know about Latin America, she says.
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Yeah life sucks equally for everyone in Cuba
—yeah—life in Cuba is so wonderful they had to build a wall to keep all those other Latin Americans out—hordes of them attempting to get there, even sending unaccompanied children to scale the walls, etc.,—(sarc)
It struck me how little Americans know about Latin America, she says.”
Everything you need to know about Cuber (Kennedy pronunciation) you can learn from Danny Glover and Sean Penn. s/
An old commie hippie chick reports and who the in the hell bothers listening????
Yep, the inmates in Auschwitz were all “equal” too.
We know enough to know we don't want to be like them...
Yet here we are, becoming a third-world $hithole courtesy of the Democrat party and spineless Republicans.
“Thats partly because women were partners in the bloody history of Cuba, which Parker says is proof that womens rights enshrined in the Cuban Constitution are more than just lip service. “Women fought and died alongside revolutionary fighters like Che, Fidel and Raúl Castro, the current president.”
I think that says it all...another lefty california womyn spouting the party line.
In 1959 Cuba was the 3rd wealthiest country in the western hemisphere, and by far the wealthiest in Latin America.
I remember in 1969 some of the girls in my class went to Cuba to help cut sugar cane. They all three came home raped, battered and traumatized. I went to Viet Nam and came home fine.
Both are indisputably organic, since they are carbon-based.
Sugarcane is also indisputably food, though you may very well consider it to be a food without a great deal of value.
Equality of misery and slavery is nothing that should be praised or emulated. How stupid can this group of carpet-munchers be? I am sure that everything they saw and heard was carefully orchestrated.
I really like their praising the agriculture in the half abandoned and devestated city.
Every one of these people are one of Lenin’s “useful idiots!”
I hate pro-commie propaganda disguised as happy, educational stories.
Those on the left believe that this accounts for 100% of the poverty, many on the right think that it is a contributing factor made necessary as a way of holding the regime to account.
In reality, the US embargo (which I fully and steadfastly support) is largely symbolic.
Cuba is poor because the Communist government not only destroys enterprise and prosperity at home, it is so unreliable and deceptive as an international partner that every developed country besides the US has an unofficial embargo against it.
...Raúl Castro, the current president...
...Raúl Castro, the current president...
And that makes how many 'Presidents' since 1960?
Wow! Talk about an open, empowered society!
I'll bet those women in 'Parliament' really hold all the power.
It's bad to be stupid.
It's worse to be stupid and think you are smart.
It's even worse when the stupid, who think they are smart, are in charge.
Castro IS the embargo.
He needs the embargo as a convenient scapegoat to convince people that their terrible economy is not because of their horrible policies.
The fact is, if the US suddenly said they wanted to lift the embargo, Castro would make up all kinds of ridiculous conditions, in order to make it unfeasible to lift it.
There are a lot of people who also buy into the myth that the embargo is about Castro. It’s not. It’s about billions in private property that was stolen from American citizens and corporations.
Castro could die today and the embargo would stay in place until those issues are resolved.
according to the article, the only jobs available for college grads are either ‘low paying’ government jobs, or tourist jobs.
that ought to tell you something
Look at the photo. There’s a five star restaurant.
“Today, we’re serving rabbit because we’re all out of rat.”
The Santa Cruz area north of Monterey is a white version of Jamaica. Walton is a UC Santa Cruz government school pensioner. Your tax dollars at work.