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    Is History Set to Repeat Itself?

    Boris sent the following to me today.



    Letter to the Editor from a Cuban . . .


    A most interesting and foreboding
    letter.


    From Richmond Times-Dispatch, Monday, July 7, 2008 ~


    Dear Editor, Times-Dispatch:

    'Each year I get to celebrate
    Independence Day twice. On June 30
    I celebrate my independence day,
    and on July 4 I celebrate America's.


    This year is special, because it marks
    the 40th anniversary of my independence.

    'On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist
    Cuba, and a few months later, I was
    in the United States to stay. That I
    happened to arrive in Richmond on
    Thanksgiving Day is just part of the
    story, but I digress.

    'I've thought a lot about the
    anniversary this year. The election-
    year rhetoric has made me think a lot
    about Cuba and what transpired there.
    In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought
    Cuba needed a change, and they were right.
    So when a young leader came along, every
    Cuban was at least receptive.

    'When the young leader spoke eloquently
    and passionately and denounced the
    old system, the press fell in love
    with him.
    They never questioned who
    his friends were or what he really
    believed in. When he said he would
    help the farmers and the poor and
    bring free medical care and education
    to all, everyone followed. When he
    said he would bring justice and
    equality to all, everyone said,
    'Praise the Lord.'
    And when the young leader said,
    'I will be for change and I'll
    bring you change,' everyone yelled,
    'Viva Fidel!'

    'But nobody asked about the change,
    so by the time the executioner's guns
    went silent, the people's guns had
    been taken away.

    By the time everyone was equal,
    they were equally poor, hungry, and
    oppressed.


    By the time everyone received their
    free education, it was worth nothing.

    By the time the press noticed, it was
    too late, because they were now working
    for him.

    By the time the change was finally
    implemented, Cuba had been knocked
    down a couple of notches to Third-World
    status.

    By the time the change was over, more
    than a million people had taken to
    boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You
    can call those who made it ashore
    anywhere else in the world the most
    fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back
    to the beginning of my story.

    'Luckily, we in America would never
    fall for a young leader who promised
    change without asking, what change?


    How will you carry it out?

    What will it cost America?

    'Would we?'

    Manuel Alvarez, Jr.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Boris sent the following to me today.



    Letter to the Editor from a Cuban . . .


    A most interesting and foreboding
    letter.


    From Richmond Times-Dispatch, Monday, July 7, 2008 ~


    Dear Editor, Times-Dispatch:

    'Each year I get to celebrate
    Independence Day twice. On June 30
    I celebrate my independence day,
    and on July 4 I celebrate America's.


    This year is special, because it marks
    the 40th anniversary of my independence.

    'On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist
    Cuba, and a few months later, I was
    in the United States to stay. That I
    happened to arrive in Richmond on
    Thanksgiving Day is just part of the
    story, but I digress.

    'I've thought a lot about the
    anniversary this year. The election-
    year rhetoric has made me think a lot
    about Cuba and what transpired there.
    In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought
    Cuba needed a change, and they were right.
    So when a young leader came along, every
    Cuban was at least receptive.

    'When the young leader spoke eloquently
    and passionately and denounced the
    old system, the press fell in love
    with him.
    They never questioned who
    his friends were or what he really
    believed in. When he said he would
    help the farmers and the poor and
    bring free medical care and education
    to all, everyone followed. When he
    said he would bring justice and
    equality to all, everyone said,
    'Praise the Lord.'
    And when the young leader said,
    'I will be for change and I'll
    bring you change,' everyone yelled,
    'Viva Fidel!'

    'But nobody asked about the change,
    so by the time the executioner's guns
    went silent, the people's guns had
    been taken away.

    By the time everyone was equal,
    they were equally poor, hungry, and
    oppressed.


    By the time everyone received their
    free education, it was worth nothing.

    By the time the press noticed, it was
    too late, because they were now working
    for him.

    By the time the change was finally
    implemented, Cuba had been knocked
    down a couple of notches to Third-World
    status.

    By the time the change was over, more
    than a million people had taken to
    boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You
    can call those who made it ashore
    anywhere else in the world the most
    fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back
    to the beginning of my story.

    'Luckily, we in America would never
    fall for a young leader who promised
    change without asking, what change?


    How will you carry it out?

    What will it cost America?

    'Would we?'

    Manuel Alvarez, Jr.
    Well I really hate to say this but you are about to see America fall for a young leader promising change.. As in history every great nation has come to an end. Will this be ours?????????

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    I just hope you are wrong. But I am afraid your not.

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    No he's not wrong, Osama Bama will be elected, it's the downfall of the US..... we are through.

  6. If the Republic can't survive one precocious cubscout then it was on the way out anyway. I understand the gloom-and-doom but I do not think he will win. I have faith in the ultimate wisdom of my country, even though there are days when that faith is very hard to find.

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    I could not believe they sent that boy back to cuba. Ilian Gonzoles

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
    I could not believe they sent that boy back to cuba. Ilian Gonzoles
    I'm not as upset about him going back to Cuba where he belonged (he was, after all, taken from his father without his knowledge) as I was about federal agents bursting into the home where he was living pointing guns at everyone inside.

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    Elian has joined the

    young communists. i can't remmber where i saw that and his picture. it was recently though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boris View Post
    young communists. i can't remmber where i saw that and his picture. it was recently though.
    I think I read an article about that on yahoo.com. Yes, it's true that if he had stayed here that wouldn't have happened, but he's where he's supposed to be. I'm not sure too many of you would like it if your child was secretly taken away to an entirely different country without your knowledge, especially if you never did anything to relinquish custody.

  11. I would want my son to grow up FREE. The way he was taken was criminal as was sending him back.

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