Censorship from 90 miles away

I was stark raving mad after reading a post titled Fear of repercussions by Henry “Conductor” Gomez on Babalu Blog this morning. Here’s why.

A few weeks back, the MSM was all atwitter over the announcement by the communist totalitarian state in Cuba that Castro would be strong enough to “run” for president again in 2008. I did a post on it on this blog.

This story inspired some of my fellow Cuban-American bloggers to start a presidential campaign on behalf of a true Cuban patriot, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, who also happens to be a political prisoner languishing in one of Castro’s hellholes.

When I first heard of this idea, I thought it was great. I had planned to add a graphic to this blog, but life sort of got in the way: I’ve been extraordinarily busy of late. So I never got around to doing it.

Understand, Dr. Biscet has no realistic hope of being elected president of Cuba, at least not so long as the Castro dictatorship remains in place. That said, the “Biscet in ’08” campaign was, in my opinion and the opinion of other anti-Castro bloggers, a great way to publicize the plight of the Cuban people in general and Dr. Biscet in particular.

So, when I saw on Babalu Blog that a number of bloggers are dropping the idea of Dr. Biscet’s presidential campaign, I read on. The reason given was that Elsa Morejon, Dr. Biscet’s wife, had asked bloggers to end the campaign, out of fear of retaliation by Castro and his thugs. I understand and respect her concerns, for as Babalu Blog put it, “we can’t play with someone else’s skin.”

Now, that didn’t anger me, I can understand Elsa Morejon’s concerns. What really frosted my a** was the simple fact that we have to self-censor ourselves because of that bearded a-hole and what he might do to his prisoners. And by prisoners I don’t just mean the ones physically behind bars, I mean the 11 million living in the world’s largest open-air prison.

I’m a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason. I can only imagine the reason Castro has lived so long is that each additional day he spends walking on this earth is one more day his special spot in hell is being made hotter.

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