of the Cuban exile community of Miami clearly
out-Castro-ed their former nemesis this week as
Dade County tactical squads, under the leadership
of elected Cuban-American politicians, brutally
suppressed citizens' Constitutional rights--to
free speech, freedom of the press and free assembly--with
an abandon and verve that would have had even
Fidel himself open-mouthed.
Cuban exile community's holier-than-thou attitude
toward human rights in Cuba is now a thing of
the past. Under the direction of Cuban exiles
and their allies, police in full riot gear tear-gassed,
beat and jailed hundreds of peaceful demonstrators.
Bones were broken and faces were smashed indiscriminately.
squads, using unprovoked and savage brutality
on American citizens legally expressing their
right to dissent against faulty government policies
that will drive their jobs overseas, also threatened
and/or jailed several members of the press who
were reporting on the event as well as hundreds
of non-violent demonstrators including a delegation
of soccer moms wearing "Kucinich for President"
this demonstration of unprovoked force, any
further attempts by the Cuban Exile community
to criticize Castro can and will be labeled
as hypocrisy of the first degree.
we "bring democracy" to Cuba, let's first try
bringing it to Miami.
Posted: November 24, 2003