Saturday, November 22, 2008
This is the message I sent to New York Mayor Bloomberg, expressing my opinion on the Statue of Che Guevara, which was placed in Central Park New York.
"It has come to my attention that a statue of murderer Ernesto Che Guevara has been placed in Central Park, near the Doris C. Freedman Plaza. As a Cuban American I am appalled at the lack of ethics that your city has shown. Che's victims have yet to find justice and yet a statue of their executioner stands in the heart of Capitalism and the City he wanted to bomb. You wouldn't think of erecting a statue of Hitler there! Take Che's statue down!!"
Friday, November 21, 2008
In Cuba we had to stare at his ugly mug, plastered everywhere, but we will not go quietly into the night. Lets post this around the globe and take this murderous thug's tribute down-preferably in pieces!
Contact info for the Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation: http://nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildpr.html
Contact info for Mayor Bloomberg:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 788-2460
Thursday, November 20, 2008
People ask Cuban American all the time, how we let Communism happen to our country. We didn't, and my parents generation tried to stop it, in so may ways. The problem was, that every time someone opened their mouth in protest, they paid a heavy prize.
Picadillo was my home town’s trash collector. He was kind of vocal about his views on the new government. Sometimes he would have a few drinks and sometimes he was sober but he would talk about all the misery around him and about things he thought were wrong with Castro’s government.
One day, he disappeared and no one saw him for two weeks. When he emerged, he was no longer talking. He had been jailed and while there, was tortured and told to keep his mouth shut, or they would kill him. He never spoke again.