I was active in the movement to keep Gonzalez free and in America, on the grounds that returning him to Castro's Cuba was tantamount to sentencing him to prison. Looking back, I ask myself why the "Free Elian" movement failed.
There has never been the same revulsion in America against communism as there has been with Nazism. Even though communists murdered far more people then the Nazis and held on to power far longer, a portion of their message has resonated with America. While many object to communism's practice, not so many object to communism's moral message, even in the light of its fantastic failure. Communisms alleged concern for the meek still speaks to many, even of its means of implementation are acknowledged to be unworkable. (RuleOfReason.blogspot.com, 04/23/05.)
In the news:
- Elian Raid Lawsuit Goes To Trial - CBS.
- Elián saga altered lives - Miami Herald.
- Little Havana remembers Elian - Houston Chronicle.
- Elian Gonzalez Thanks U.S. at Cuban Political Rally - Reuters.
Read the following posts:
- Elian (part 1) by George Moneo.
Five years ago this morning, Elian Gonzalez was kidnapped by Clinton/Reno goons to prepare him for his trip back to the Socialist Worker's Paradise of fidel castro. I am still very angry about it, and I do not think I will ever get over it. (No, I can't "move on.") This was written on June 28, 2000 as Elian's plane took off. I feel exactly the same today as I did that day... (BabaluBlog.com, 04/22/05.)
- Not Forgotten by Ice Scribe.
Hard to believe it's been five years ago already. Every time I think about it, I feel physically nauseated. (MyGorramDen.typepad.com, 04/22/05.)
Have you read Humberto Fontova's book, Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant?
Related: My post, FIDEL CASTRO IS OUT OF BALANCE.