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NUMBER 78 - MAY 13, 2019
WHERE'S ANOTHER CUBAN CHILD NAMED ELIAN WHEN WE NEED HIM: MOTHER'S DAY WAS JUST ANOTHER MOTHERLESS DAY IN HOMESTEAD WHERE THE LITTLE BROWN CHILDREN WERE KEPT INDOORS SO THEY COULDN'T HEAR THE CHANTS OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THEM BEING FREED
What is going on in Homestead, where a for-profit corporation that is being paid hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to warehouse children from Central American countries who have forcibly been separated from their parents is a stain on this country that not only speaks to the racist and ignorant inhumanity of the current occupant of the White House, but also to the morally bankrupt and political cowardice of the overwhelming Cuban political class in South Florida, who in many cases were themselves spirited out of Cuba by parents fearful of what was happening in their own country as Fidel Castro took over.
That today, none of those Cuban politicians, nor for that matter any of the other Cubans who benefited from their families coming to America - can we all say Emilio and Gloria Estafan for starters - refuse to say anything, much less, take a trip to Homestead to stand in witness for the crimes being committed in all of our names, is absolutely shameful.
Every afternoon for months, the protesters and the politicians would start showing up in front of the house where Elian was staying around 4 PM to take their places for the nightly news shows.
The protesters would scream and shout, and the politicians, like Joe Carollo, would rail against those commie loving politicians in Washington, and all of them would get their nightly 5 minutes on TV and come back the next day and do it all over again.
Back then it was all about saving Elian from a fate worse than death itself - a return to his father, and a life in Cuba.
Today, these Cubans still don't care much about reuniting children and parents, and certainly none of them care about the kind of life - or the level of death and dispair that exists in most Central American countries where lean-to hovels, like the one below, represents a fate that has driven so many of those people to flee.
And where water comes from a hole in the ground.
Yes, it's true that we can't just open the borders, like they once used to be opened to let anyone come to America, but at the same time it is American foreign policy that over the years created many of the conditions for the murderous kleptocracy that that preyed on the people of these countries, and that was supported by the military training at the School of the Americas.
And so it continues.
The people in South Florida who more than anyone else should know and share in the pain of what being separated from a parent means, continue to ignore what is going on 25 miles from downtown Miami, while the politicians and usual exploiters of tragedy are all to willing to gather in the courtyard of a chichi shopping center where only the most select and most expensive clothes and trinkets are sold, to offer their thoughts and prayers for the poor people of Venezuela.
The hypocrisy of holding a prayer vigil for poor people being mistreated in such a location is beyond astounding!
The emphasis is always on the poor people, because most of the ones with the money and knowledge to survive, and even prosper anywhere else in the world bailed out of that country a while ago and settled in Doral, where no one from the Border Patrol is driving around looking to snatch children from their parents.
Water comes from a hole in the ground.
To her credit, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniela Levine-Cava, was the one who was behind the arrangements for the Detention Protest held on Mother's Day outside of the facility where no one really knows how many children are being kept.
Here are some photos from that protest rally.
MOTHER'S DAY PROTEST MARCH IN HOMESTEAD