I am keeping this one short and sweet because the topic
And, my farewell is belated...
Some parting shots on Elian:
1. His mom was never seeking political
asylum. She was seeking sex
from a criminal lover who had been banished by Cuba and fled to the
2. Elian was photographed far too
often with toy guns? Did this not
make him a typically violent good American?
3. How could relatives he never
met dare to think that they could ever
replace the great father he knew and loved?
4. Did those Cuban-Americans who
hate Castro so ever explain how
kidnapping one little boy would really hurt an entire country and its
defiant leader? If so, I missed it.
5. I will NEVER hate a country that
harbored Assata Shakur and Huey
Newton. In Cuba, Black Panthers win asylum. In the USA, Panthers
are legally murdered, framed and caged by the police.
6. I have read that Cubans are 100%
literate. Even if that statistic is
inflated, the USAís horrid literacy rate can never be compared.
7. If Elian was a Haitian whose
skin was as dark as my own, he would
have been rushed back home before his clothing was dry!
8. Cuban citizens receive free education
and free medical care. So,
how dare anyone claim that Elianís life would be blissful or superior in
the ruthlessly elitist and capitalist USA.
9. If the USA really cared about
Cuban children, why donít
Cuban-Americans and all others demand that the US government lift its
brutal trade embargo against Cuba? Why not cease the imperialist
terrorism that has caused droves of Elianís Cuban peers to suffer for
over 40 years?!
10. In 1960, The US government granted
covert political asylum to
14,000 Cuban children. It was known as Operation Pedro Pan. Many
of these children suffered in America!!! ( For more info see
11. If Elianís father had kidnapped
him and risked his life to see his
lover, would that doting dad have been sainted, as his undeserving
mother did and was? Far too often, custody law is sexist and abusive to
12. Elianís distant Miami relatives
were unemployed when he washed
ashore... Who paid for their Dream Team of attorneys???
13. 6 year old boys have no legal
power to sign federal documents.
If they do garner such power post-Elian, then perhaps the next 6 year
old† Black boy who finds himself imprisoned or being tried as an adult
can petition to divorce himself from his obligatory racist and inept
I am happy that you are home. I hope that you are well.
And, I hope that you are happily playing with toys that do not celebrate
violence and death. Best wishes to you always...