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How much longer?

http://www.bnd.com/2010/03/18/1179324/cuban-crackdown-anniversary-marked.html
How much longer will the Cuban people have to endure this dictator? 51 years is way too much for anyone to put up with lack of human rights and freedom of speech, not to mention lack of food.
This protest was a peaceful one, never before in the history of Cuba has this been done, so it is clearly a sign enough is enough! The ladies in white as they call themselves where arrested and beaten, most of which are elderly ladies. The dictartorship thought this would scare them into stopping, but they will not and protest will continue. The courage of these women astounds me, thoughts?

 
older

Asked by older at 10:49 AM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Older, I truly sympathize with you and the plight of the Cuban people. it angers me when I see celebrities talking about how wonderful Cuba is. They have NO IDEA what is going on there, and they never question why thousands risk their lives every year to leave the utopia they believe it to be.

    There is no easy solution, as Castro should have been overthrown years ago. JFK failed the Cuban people, and I'll truly sorry.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • This is the reason so many people risk their lives crossing the ocean in rafts to get to America. It's also the reason most of them are given immunity when they get here. Castro came to power in the 50's I believe and now his brother is in power. The only thing that will stop it is a HUGE revolt of the people. It needs to be big enough to take down the government.

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Well, it doesn't help that idiots like Sean Penn and Michael Moore glamorize Castro in media, documentaries, and interviews... 

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • grly, it certainly doesn't but you see they only get to see what the govt wants them to see, not the real Cuba.
    older

    Answer by older at 10:59 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Yeah,......those poor women.....if ONLY there was SOMEONE or a GROUP of countries that would go and HELP them. However they probably count their blessings to be alive I seem to remember ANOTHER dictator that was killing HIS people in MASSES and beating them and whatever the hell else he wanted but THEN this even MORE evil (according to the left) country (after sanctions and treaties and threats and broken promises and MORE mass KILLINGS of INNOCENTS) came and helped. Dictator GONE elections HAPPENING :) BUT that country is NOW being FRIED by its OWN PEOPLE for its role in HELPING those people >:( WTH do you [people WANT!????? Is it just CERTAIN countries (cuba, rowanda, ect) that deserve help??? ANd is it ONLY the LEFT that gets to make that decision?? I mean seriously!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 11:00 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • angel, you are right it is also the reason so many have lost their lives in the ocean trying to flee. Maybe these courageous ladies will bring out the courage in the rest, but these kind of demonstrations or any kind against the govt are new in the island, signaling it's time has come.
    older

    Answer by older at 11:02 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • momof03 -


    clapping

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 11:03 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Well, they sure aren't going to get help from this administration.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:11 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • itsme, they have been waiting for help for 51 years none of the previous administration have.
    older

    Answer by older at 11:13 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • momo, BUT that country is NOW being FRIED by its OWN PEOPLE for its role in HELPING those people
    In order to understand why of the role of helping these people, you must first understand Cuban people.
    The main objective of the system was to divide families, and they have done so for 51 years, Cuban heritage puts a lot of emphasis on family ties, and a lot of families even if they were against the regime chose to stay with famiily, and make do with whatever they could, they became experts at creating something from nothing and surviving. Generations of oppression and brainwashing tactics have culminated in what they have today. They live in an island where the only glance of what is in the outside world is done illegally. They really have no idea what is outside their walls, and they settle.
    older

    Answer by older at 11:30 AM on Mar. 19, 2010