Re: A True Believer

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 08 May 1997 19:51:25 -0400

Erik Moeller wrote:
> John K Clark wrote:
> > If you can find some shred of objectivity that the
> > socialism meme has not destroyed, ask yourself this question, why is the raft
> > traffic 100% (and I don't mean 99%) from south to north rather than the
> > reverse?
> Quite simple.
> 1) Media propaganda.

WHose? The Cuban Government jams all US radio and television boradcasts,
to the point of occasionally interfering in the southern Florida
broadcast market area. Cubans get a banana version of the BBC: 3
channels of government propaganda.

> 2) Financial support by US secret services -- many exile Cubans indeed
> have a better life in the US today. Cubans are among the least likely to
> become poor.

Hah, thats a funny one. We just finished a big operation to stop Cubans
from coming into the country, to the point of holding them in a
concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. Those people
preferred living in a concentration camp to going back to Cuba.

They are the least likely to become poor compared to who? Asian
immigrants far outstrip all other immigrants in terms of educational
attainment and per capita income. Cubans fare better than their Mexican
ethnic cousins for one reason: Cuban refugees are fleeing a government
that supresses their ability to succeed, while Mexicans are attracted to
a welfare system that is much better than their own. Tell me, which type
of immigrant is going to succeed more often?

> I'm not for economic isolation. Nor is communism (see COMECON). And Cuba
> is practically isolated today. Yet it has a child mortality of a level
> comparable to that of industrialized free market economies (8, if I
> remember correctly, and the US got about 7).

That is the publicized rate. Never trust the propaganda of communist

Nor is Cuba practically isolated today. This just goes to show how much
you really know about current events. While the US, its largest and
nearest neigbor has shut off trade, they have rebuilt trade with Mexico,
most of South AMerica, as well as many European and African countries
that don't need or want to kow tow to US gov't demands. Canada is a HUGE
partner with Cuba, and is the biggest propagandizer of the campaign
against Helms Burton, because Canadian companies are making major bank
in the Cuban fire sales of seized properties. Canada is the big hypocrit
here. People wonder why we dont pursue the same policies with regard to
China, N. Korea, and Cuba. Its obvious that China and N Korea never
seized anywhere near the same level of assets as the Cubans did.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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