Source:Afro Marxist– Professor and New-Left political activist Angela Davis, talking about Cuba.
Source:The New Democrat
“Angela Davis talks about her experiences in Cuba and her feelings about Fidel Castro. She discusses Cuban Americans and her opposition to the US embargo.”
From Afro Marxist
Just to give you a little background on Professor Angela Davis: she was one of the first early victims of political correctness in America. Not coming from the Far-Left, where of course Professor Davis was a self-described Communist up until the late 1970s or 80s, but coming from the Far-Right that literally wanted to put her in prison for being a Communist and someone who was a professor at the University of California Los Angeles in the late 1960s and 70s. California law enforcement tried to tie her to bank robberies that were going on back then, but had no real evidence against her.
Professor Davis is essentially making the argument here that the problems with Cuba are America’s fault, and not, gee I don’t know, the Marxist-Communist regime in Cuba that’s held back the Cuban people freedom for the last sixty years.
I’m against the embargo against Cuba as well, but to argue that the embargo is what’s holding back Cuba, when the rest of the developed world trades with Communist Cuba and has relations with Communist Cuba, is ludicrous. Besides, if the Communist system is a progressive as it’s supposed to be (which of course it isn’t) you think Cuba could overcome one embargo from one country.
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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