Thursday, March 11, 2010

Outsider’s Vices.

“We have other people’s vices in front of our eyes and ours in our backs” SenecaOutsider vices

For the last 50 years, Cuba had capsized its foreign policy to blame outsiders about everything: plagues, disastrous plans and economic collapse. Nothing has escaped the pointing finger, and the US embargo has been the first line in every list of complains.

Castro’s propaganda regime is pretty good twisting news, statistics and actual facts to the point where fact and fiction live together their own “life”. We had been witnesses the last few weeks about the unleashed propaganda against the death of the Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata. What it was a crime, a cruel death in Castro’s hands, became suicide, an act of mercenaries and even an expendable death.

But every single economic flop in Castro’s government is attached to the US embargo. Rare deceases, plagues in crops and cattle, shortages of any kind and even natural disasters had been blamed in the name of the embargo.

As result, Cuba is always pointing out somewhere else to blame, slash out and stir controversy. Nobody has escaped from that punishment, even close “friends” of Cuba like Lula da Silva, who was bitterly slammed by Castro a couple of years ago about the “ethanol case”. Today, the flamboyant President of Brazil is paying his tribute to the old tyrant helping him with his words about Zapata.

Leftists like Lula never remember that the old butcher Castro is short in memory and never care about others when the time comes to save his own skin. Before him was the former Mexican President Vicente Fox. And the list will never end until Castro will be seated in his tyrannical throne.

Today, Lula is catching heat worldwide with his shameful declarations about Zapata’s death, especially his remarks about “criminals” in hunger strike. The question here is: who is the criminal in Cuba? The one who let Zapata died without move one finger.

The cynicism is at so high level in blood in Cuba’s government that they transferred the Cuban dissident a few hours before his death to one of the highest profile hospitals to tape how some doctors were giving Zapata, almost dead at that moment, their last “help”. All that after 85 days of refusing to acknowledge his hunger strike because it was in Castro’s backs.

In Castro’s eyes: Copenhagen, the rings of Saturn or maybe the earthquake in Haiti. That is the lesson western democracies have to learn about Cuba, and prevent in Fariñas’ case.

Yesterday, the European Parliament condemned Castro’s regime. It is time to move on and do whatever is in their hands. It is time to help Cuba and its battered civil society. The clock is ticking in Fariñas’ hands.