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Can you say 2 million incarcerated? As the largest proportion of a population anywhere on earth, including Cuba?p>From Lineatus, in DailyKos : br> /p>
Oh, you might argue that Cuba’s are political prisoners, but some may argue that the U.S. War on Drugs is distinctly political at its core with prisoners who are 70% black, though only representing some 13% of the total population.
I’m really glad that I was able to see Cuba a few years ago. I will be happy for the people when their lives get easier, but I will be sad to see the country’s natural beauty destroyed as it becomes one gigantic spring break haven. I expect that the high literacy rate and the health care coverage rate and many other good things will be lost as well.
I could provide more, but you get the point by now. Socialism = good, USA = bad.
These were by no means all of the thoughts about Castro expressed on these sites. There were thoughtful criticisms of Castro’s brutality and human rights abuses. But there were far too many people who apologized for or excused Castro’s thuggery on the grounds that it either produced good socialism or checked American capitalism and imperialism.
It is always disconcerting to see just how many people consider oppression an acceptable tool for realizing hoped-for domestic policy goals.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?