Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Can I have some hot sauce with it?

I am talking about those deliciously deep fried crow wings that I am having.
Frankly, I didn't expect to see this in my lifetime:
Al Sharpton leading a rally this morning in front of the spy nest that is the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in the middle of New York and lenging his voice to the "Afro-Cuban prisoners of conscience". Ok, he should have extended it to cover all prisoners regardless of race....

This is a welcome development, nonetheless, and I thank Al Sharpton for this.
He particularly pressed for Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet and Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez" who has been detained and harrassed in several opportunities after his release from prison.

Rev. Sharpton spoke last night to Antunez and he conveyed a very complete message about the plight of the political prisoners and his less than ideal conditions of life in Cuba, where he survives under constant surveillance.

Rev. Sharpton led the charge and pressed the case of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, in particular.

I am glad that this day finally came. In our blogs we have always asked where were the black leaders in regards to the suffering of Cubans (blacks, white, Chinese, and all the possible combinations), this is a message of hope for the Cuban people, and the American people will have a newly open window into the lives of regular Cubans, thanks to this coordinated action.

Also, Elsa Morejon sent a letter to Reverend Sharpton thanking him for defending her husband. I would like to add that now the American Black community will have the opportunity to know what means to be Cuban in Cuba, and specially, what means to be an independent thinker in Cuba WHILE black. The rest of the leadership of the Black community should take a clue from Reverend Al Sharpton and rectify their position for once.

Cubans of all races are victims of a fascist tyranny, and of course, they are victims of institutionalized racism maintained by the Castro regime.