To: Barnacle, all
I personally think the best weapon to defeat totalitarianism is capitalism. Opening markets, and moving toward a market economy would do more to end the rule of Castro than all the cruise missles in the US arsenal.
Embargos only hurt the common people. This has been demonstrated time and time again. How does adding to the misery of the cuban people help the cause of freedom and democracy?
posted on 02/12/2002 10:08:08 AM PST
Castro IS the embargo. The dirty little secret is that Castro doesn't want to end the embargo, it's his excuse to blame his failed policies.
posted on 02/12/2002 10:10:47 AM PST
You need to see the Arturo Sandoval story which recently played on HBO. It shows how Castro brings out all of his musicians when foreigners come the Cuba, then the moment the leave, he goes back to telling them what they can and cannot play. It reminded me of what the Nazis did in Theresinstadt whenever the Red Cross came to visit.
posted on 02/12/2002 10:14:09 AM PST
Castro is free to freely trade with the rest of the world. So why do you think that hasn't helped?
To: tjg, all
I personally think the best weapon to defeat totalitarianism is capitalism.
Here's an analogy for you. - Castro goes into a convenience store, shoots the owner in the head and stands behind the cash register ready for business.
I'm not willing to patronize the store in hopes that capitalism will reform him.
posted on 02/12/2002 10:25:13 AM PST
Embargos only hurt the common people.
No tig Castro hurts the common people.
Why aren't these people allowed to move around freely, travel, read what they want, learn what they want, start businessess, worship openly, or own property?
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