Friday, February 19, 2010

The common denominator between generations of Cubans….

If you are 95 or if your 25 and find yourself as a Cuban exile in the USA or anywhere in the World.

It is because you cannot live in true freedom, democracy and prosperity in your homeland, Cuba.

On February 18 a day of listening to a 95 year old!!! He lived the episode of January 1, 1959, and more, when Fidel Castro took over Cuba.

What a blessing to be able to get to 95 is clear of mind; healthy and just have a few 95 year old issues.

What an honor to once again be in the presence of a dear friend of my parents and husband of my Godmother, Bettina.

Cornel Armando Echemendia, spent 20 years in a political prison, everyday they yelled Paredon. Meaning… take him to the firing squad! God had bigger plans for Cornel Armando; he re-united with his family in 1980, and started his life over, after spending 20 years as a political prisoner.

As we spent the afternoon together along with his daughter whom also remembers all the terror that took place in Columbia, military base in Mariano, Cuba 1959.

The more I listened to him and his daughter. It is evident that it does NOT matter when you left Cuba as a political prisoner or if you were just someone seeking freedom, democracy or the American dream.

The bottom line, you or we are all equal on this plight for Liberty & Democracy in Cuba.

A democracy that has never truly been, perhaps it is our duty to bring it to our homeland.

Finally,  man like Cornel Armando Echemendia, General Francisco Tabernilla, and others are able to tell their story. They are able to explain the story of those man and woman silenced by death by Castro and Che. Or silenced by the roughness of the ocean, who never made it to the Florida shores, or wherever the ocean would take them.   Silenced by the downing of their aircraft.  To confirm, the story, to the children and or grand children of those silenced by their early death.

We know the Castro regime and those who continue to follow them, are annoyed of the raising of the historical exiles, annoyed that the other side of the story will and is being told, not by those who never did anything but by man who were part of the timeline of 1952 to 1959.  Man and woman who have shown humbleness throughout the years, who accepted their fate, yet never forgot where, why, what and how they arrived on this journey.  

They were carried by faith, wisdom, courage, and foresight that someway, somehow the story would be told for future generations.

I encourage all those who only know how to divide and criticize, for the sake of keeping a cruel mad man in power. To walk in the shoes of these man and woman who throughout the years have fought to defend their nation and demand their human and civil rights, under something the cruel mad men erased from our history, the Constitution of Cuba.

It is time for all Cubans of all generations to rise up, stand your ground and face your truth.

Perhaps it is up to our generation to help those inside Cuba once and for all be the Country so many have dreamed of.

A country that will never again fall in the hands of a dictator, people to understand that to have democracy it is through “we the people” and democracy is not made by one man or woman.

Liberty and Democracy are sustained by a vision, by a proclamation and the will to be free!

“I cultivate a white rose”
“Cultivo la Rosa Blanca”

If you or one of your family members wants to be part of the archive of your Cuban story, please contact me directly.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

On Valentines Day I wish the World healing love, compassion, peace and light.

An open HEART !!!

To all the Cuban bloggers, political prisoners and all those who stand up every day in Cuba for human and civil rights.  

We send you our Love and may Love finally bring about the true change, compassion and peace that is so needed and wanted by those that are silenced.

"Do not fear- only believe. All things are possible to him that believes." Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Where do we draw the line?

Our truth shall be told and the truth will set us free!!!

This is my respond on all the talk about this so called Cuban Cultural Exchange.

The Cubans or whomever in Miami who openly supports the tyrant that is 90 miles away and has always longed to destroy the USA, whom Castro calls the Yankees! And I do not mean the baseball team.

Here are 2 what if examples, with respect to my Jewish and African American friends:

If the band promoter for the Nazi movement were in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or anywhere promoting a concert, I am certain this would not go over well with the Jewish community, for the murders of innocent people, murdered for having a different faith and opinion. For my Jewish friends anything related to their madman, Hitler would not go over well.

Another example, the African American community who would never allow a slave owners band to just come in and NOT show respect to their community.

Yes, here we go the Cuban exile community has shown openness, tolerance, respect and have embraced those that someway or another support and promote the Castro dictatorship. Who by the way are full of killings without due process, a dictatorship that continues to murder, jail and beat up on anyone on the island that thinks, feels or has a different opinion.

While the people of Cuba do not have simple resources such as drinking water, toilet paper, and cannot eat the same food the Castro dynasty and his agents have everyday.

Castro’s agenda, keep the exile community divided by generation. Blame it on the embargo, I like to know, what embargo? Keep them fighting, try not to make it political.

I do not know about YOU, I will NOT allow these jerks to continue to insult my intelligence, to continue to blame the historical exiles and the embargo for Castro’s own failure due to his madness and hate of his own people. Give me a break!

The Cuban exiles showed these Castro double agents (puppets), what living in liberty and democracy is all about. A few Cubans went to hear Los Van Van and another group protested outside and exercised one of their civil rights. By the way, something that is NOT allowed to be done in Cuba, if you do, the Castro police, will beat you, jail you or kill you. BIG Difference!

Here is my take, the Castro dynasty is over and out, they know it, they are holding on to their power by trying to continue with their old tactics. They do not have the courage to step down from power and leave Cuba. They can only relay on their agents (puppets) whom in my view are no different than the cruel madman.

I think for all people and nations there is a point where the line has to be drawn.

In the United States we live in democracy and it is the only reason, why certain Castro agents (puppets) are attacking the Cuban community.

With their same political blame game on the historical exiles, the embargo and the USA.

Wake up PEOPLE!!! smell the café, the only one to blame is your disgusting dictator Fidel and Raul Castro and all those who have followed their lead for years, these are the ones that You have allowed to stripe you of your God given freedom.

STOP the attacks on the historical exiles, let me make myself very clear, when you attack them, YOU attack all of us. You attack all those that left seeking to live in freedom, a better life for themselves and their loved ones for we are all Cuban exiles. Regardless, of when and how you got to Miami or wherever, you left for a very BIG reason.

For those Cubans who continue to talk non-sense about the country that has helped them, the USA, if it is so bad here, why the heck did you decide to leave Cuba? Go back to Castro since he has been so wonderful to you.

The bottom-line you and Castro LOVE THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!!!

The Cuba issue is not an economic issue it is a political issue.

In closing, stop saying that art and music is separate from politics, NOTHING is separate from anything, everything is inter-connected.

“For the Lord is a God of justice, blessed are all those who wait for him” Isaiah 30:18