With up-to-the-minute accounts by Yoani Sanchez--and hopefully soon-to-be others--Americans will now be able to get a clearer understanding that the debauchery, the murder, the torture, and the socialist expropriation are going on in Cuba right now.
It's too bad the internet wasn't around when the Cuban revolution of Fidel and Raul castro, along with Che Guevara and other gutter rats, plunged Cuba deep into the dark ages. With the internet, this travesty of freedom may never have been able to happen.
If Che Guevara were still around, he would probably rape her and have her shot. She is the current bane of Fidel and Raul Castro and their dictatorial minions. They have attempted to shut her off from the outside world, but Yoani Sanchez will not be silenced.
It's unfortunate that the American government has not and will not do a better job of describing the heinous living conditions that exist for the rank and file and Cuba. Unfortunately, several Americans and American institutions have given the opposite impression by praising the supposed genius and plenty of the Cuban system. They've only seen the veneer.
Robert Redford visited Havana--at least that part of it into which foreigners are allowed to venture--and pronounced it good. NBC news correspondent Andrea Mitchell became a favorite of Fidel Castro, because she was so trusting that the rest of the country behind the curtain was just like the small portion that The Dictator had allowed her to see. Bob Costas a few years back did a
History presents the truth in a way that can tempt and trick our minds into dismissing its facts as either exaggerations or occurrences of a bygone era. Blogging, however, puts those facts in your face almost as they happen.comparison of the health care systems of Canada, Cuba, and the United States, wherein he dolefully "admitted" the untruth that Cuba's health care system was on par with the United States.
Yoani Sanchez, Cuban blogger extraordinaire, has called all of their bluffs.
What has probably unnerved the regime is not so much her attacks on the Castro brothers as her vivid description of daily life — how Cubans register their cows as oxen to avoid having to sell the milk to the government, how people get paid in worthless Cuban pesos but have to obtain "convertible pesos" on the black market in order to buy soap, and how the timid reforms put in practice by Raul Castro so far amount to the legalization of global technology that is beyond his control.The Cuban dictocracy has made a feeble attempt to silence Ms. Sanchez. She sniffs her nose at them.
"The anonymous censors of our famished blog have tried to lock me up in the room, turn my lights off and prevent my friends from coming in. ... However, the punishment is so useless that it invites pity and so easy to elude that it becomes an incentive."Liberty cannot be silenced forever. Not even in Cuba.
From time to time Yoani Sanchez's blog may be blocked by the Cuban government, but if not, here it is in English and here it is in Spanish. Other bloggers and news outlets have captured some of her material. For more information, click here, here, and here. "Yoani Sanchez" turns up thousands of hits on internet search engines.