[QUOTE=farmerfalconer;192846]“No things were not so great in Cuba, mainly due to an embargo that caused hardship for the common man. With an open invitation to risk life and limb to reach American shores, of course a lot of people took the change. Others stayed and tried to build their country with whatever means available. Who were the heros and who were the quitters is up to your perception.
The ones that celebrated was among the latter.”
I could not open the article but from the headline I assume that it is discussing the Cubans in Miami (those that left Cuba to seek what they considered a better life) celebrating his death? So you are actually saying that people that risked their lives to cross open ocean and come to a new land with almost nothing, just for the chance at freedom, are [I]quitters?[/I]
That’s downright indecent. Celebrating the death of a murderous dictator is “impolite” but calling those that risked their lives to better their family’s situations quitters is fine. Seems like a double standard.[/QUOTE]
There are thousands of Migrants crossing the seas right now in search of a better life. (I.e. Economic Migrants)
The Cubans who did the same were also economic migrants, not refugees running away from war or oppression.
At present there are abt 65 mill. people displaced because of war and insurgencies. (I.e. Refugees)
Women and children are languishing in camps around the world, but the rich world cannot find in their heart to accommodate them. In stead Europe is spending millions to stop anybody from getting to their territory to seek asylum protection and America wants to build walls to keep others out.
You want to discus double standard?
America has a policy to allow any Cuban who reach American shore to settle, yet you send Haitians and others who do so back.
Are Cubans more deprived than Haitians? No, it is misplaced resentment against the Cuban Government and the majority of the Cuban people for not bowing down to America’s might.
Isn’t it an eye opener that only American press and a section of the American political elite is “celebrating” the death of Fidel Castro, while the rest of the world shows respect for the man?