"I $ee the White Hou$e I$ like a $ubway -- you have to put in coin$ to open the gate$." -- Clinton Chinagate contributor Johnny Chung
"Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to." And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth."--Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing, October 27, 1964
Babalu's Alberto de la Cruz contrasts Captive Nations Week: Reagan 1988 versus Obama 2016.
"No mention of the victims of communism in Cuba during President Obama’s watch. Why not commemorate those Cubans such as Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, Harold Cepero, Laura Inés Pollán Toledo, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, and others who gave their lives in the cause of freedom in Cuba while the Obama Administration pursued detente with the Castro regime who played a role in their deaths?" ..............
Reagan is inspiring, clear and specific in his Captive Nation statement, while Obama is weak and muddled, mumbling about empowerment. And he is muddy and muddled because he's trying to obscure one central fact: Barack Obama is sympathetic to the Captors because he is a Communist.
I don't even say it pejoratively, only informationally. All his parents and mentors were communists and he is, too. It doesn't require facial hair and an accent. Notorious RBG doesn't have an accent
Obama went to the Cuban Police State to visit the Military Dictators although he will not call Cuba a 'police state' or call the Castros 'military dictators'. Obama made a point of being photographed saluting under the visage of Che. The building with Che's image is the Interior Ministry, the department in charge of the Cuban Gulag. Our Interior Dept. surveys the landscape; their Interior Ministry surveys the political landscape to repress any growth of freedom. Obama symbolically saluted that malignant vision.
He then travelled to Argentina to tell schoolchildren this:
“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate. Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works.”
The Cold War was a "big debate"? And it's not just an "interesting intellectual argument" to those in Cuban prisons.
But the unspoken implication is that Obama is telling them "That's what I do, kids. I choose between communist and capitalist policies." And reporters could then ask him which of his policies are communist. And then I woke up.
Instead we get reporters like
Leslie Stahl, aghast that Trump calls Hillary a criminal, which is like calling the sky blue.
Matt Lauer wetting his pants, trying to browbeat Trump into playing by the same old Rules for Republican Losers.
Chris Matthews protesting when Benghazi relatives say that Hillary got their loved ones killed.
These reporters are basically asking that they not be reminded of what they know deep down to be true about their candidate so they can keep their own illusions intact.
Interestingly, Hillary failed at Benghazi for the same reasons she failed the women her husband molested; Politics.
In Libya, she couldn't send help to the battle because Obama was running for re-election on the basis he had already won the war on terrorists. In Bimbogate, she was also defending a president seeking re-election. And in both cases, by defending these presidents, she was defending her own future candidacy.
The Clintons have already committed and forgotten more scandals than any other politicians will ever have. Selling pardons, selling military secrets to China, using the IRS to harass opponents, investigating women attacked by Bill, etc., etc., etc..
Even those of us who lived through it want to forget the sleaze, grift, crime and shabby residue of those years, not to mention all the bribery and grift committed since then at the State Dept. and the Clinton Foundation.
When we say Obama is a communist and Clinton is a criminal, we do it for the same reasons we say "radical Islamic terrorism";
One, it's true.
Two, to defeat a corrupt ideology, you have to name it.
And three, the Captive Nation today is America.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Never, never, never.