It makes little sense to expect concessions from undoing a wrong.
When the Miami Herald editorializes in favor of keeping the embargo against Cuba and its government some see it as pandering to its reader base, but I don’t. I simply see it as consistency, even if mistaken consistency.
Nor do I believe Hillary is saying “the embargo must go” out of any cold political / electoral calculation (which is what most Cuban-American who proudly call themselves recalcitrant say, at the same time they claim the Miami Herald is pro-Castro). Many Cuban-American so called “experts” –the recalcitrant variety, which fits Harry Truman’s definition of an expert like a glove: an expert is someone who has a very hard time adjusting his position, fearful that if he/she changes that position, people will not see him as an expert anymore- seem to take pride in the blatant inconsistency and irrelevance of many of their “arguments”. They can blame Hillary for hypocrisy at the same time they point out no other presidential candidate before her ever said what she recently said at FIU, presumably because those other candidates political / electoral calculations told them it was too risky.
Nor do I believe the President or anyone else is telling Cubans anywhere to “get over it”.
I think we’re all mired in the consequences of not paying heed to one of those things we are supposed to learn in Kindergarten: “two wrongs do not a right make”… [Read more…]