Source:Michael Smerconish– talking about Cuba.
Source:The New Democrat
“In response to recent mass protests in Cuba, Biden called the nation a “failed state” and communism a “failed system.”
Christopher P. Baker, a travel journalist, tour guide, and Cuba expert, joins me to discuss. What do the protests mean for US foreign policy? Plus, I reminisce on my 2016 trip to Cuba with Baker.”
From Michael Smerconish
To answer Michael Smerconish’s question myself about what should if anything be done about Cuba, at least coming from America: President Joe Biden and his administration need to stand with the Cuban people and speak out against any possible crackdowns and new oppressions that come from the Communist Regime there. Speak out against the failures of Communists and communism in Cuba and stand with people there who speaking out in favor of freedom and the failures of the Cuban Government.
I believe you have Cubans speaking out in favor of their own freedom and against communism, but these large protests there are about the latest Communist failures having to do with the shortages of food and medicine. I believe without those shortages, you don’t have Cubans in the capital of Havana speaking out in favor of their freedom right now, because we weren’t seeing that at least pre-Covid. I think with Cuba unable to deal with these current shortages as it has to do with food and medicine, is the reason why they’re speaking out against the Communist Regime there.
What America shouldn’t do is increase sanctions on Cuba and if anything it’s time for President Biden to risk taking on the Cuban-American community in Florida and try to reach out with the Communist Regime and tell them if they leave their own people alone and let them live at least somewhat freely, their country could expand economically, which would benefit the Cuban people. Even if it also benefits the Communists there, the benefits that would have on the Cuban people would outweigh anything that the Communists could gain from that, because the money and business would be going to the people.
I’m a blogger because I like writing about things I’m interested in and knowledgeable about. Which shouldn’t sound surprising, but blogging provides that immediate outlet for me and other bloggers to weigh in on what they’re thinking about and what they’re interested in. To put down on paper or computer words and feelings that they may struggle to get out of their mouths on the spot. To be able think about things and then express them.
That is what blogging and writing is about, at least when it comes to commentary. Writing as a reporter or biographer, is a bit different. Because it’s not so much about what the writer feels that is relevant unless they’re being asked about it. But what’s more important is what they know and how they know that based on their reporting.
An opportunity for blogger commentators to get things off their chest that perhaps they’re not able to do simply by speaking to people. That is my favorite thing about blogging to be able to immediately get things off my chest that I’m thinking about.
Blogging is the perfect form of communication for me, because I’m interested in so many different things and frankly knowledgeable about them. I write mostly about current affairs. Government and politics, public policy, history, but I’m also interested in sports especially sports history, as well as movies especially classic Hollywood and entertainers. Especially entertainers who’ve been around a long time and are from classic Hollywood. Today’s Hollywood and entertainment, not so much, but that is a subject for another piece.
And when you’re a blogger and you just read something that got your attention and were really interested in from either a positive or negative standpoint, or perhaps you just saw a movie or saw some story and you’re really interested in and knowledgeable about what you just saw, you can immediately weigh in on what you just saw. I mean to be a blogger all you really need is a computer and have something to say. Being able to write helps as well.
That is what blogging and writing is to me. The ability for people to write what they’re thinking and how they feel, as well as what they know. Which is the most important thing here, because even commentators need to know what they’re talking about to be successful and make a living at that. Whether they write or talk on TV or radio, or a combination of all those things.
That is what I’m going to do here and if you’re someone who has multiple interests and are interested in things besides who the latest hot celebrity is and who that person is seeing and why they’re in trouble now, or what the latest new technology is, then I hope you check out this blog. Because I cover a lot of different things here and not just government and politics, but history including Hollywood history and to a certain extent what’s going on there today. And you might even see a few pieces about so -called celebrity culture, but just from a a satiric viewpoint.
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