There has been talk in the Western Press the past week of President Obama’s intention to keep the embargo on Cuba. There has been no talk of the continuing embargo on the Gaza Strip. America is as much responsible for that embargo as the one on Cuba.
But, needless to say, it’s ‘only’ Palestinians that are suffering as a result of this. A non existent people living in a non existent land. Next month Palestine will have literally ceased to exist for 61 years. Israeli Independence Day will mark 61 years of the ‘Nakba‘. Israel could not have done this alone, the United States has stood by her since that fateful day in 1948…. the day that Liberty died..
Is this how the people of America want to see themselves? Is the above image the way its citizens want to view their precious Miss Liberty? Somehow I think not…..
What I do think is that they are unaware of the situations, both in Cuba and in Palestine. We are no longer living in the dark ages, there are ways and means of getting the truth out to the people of the world. The Western Press has chosen not to do this….. but there are other medias that do, the Blogesphere included.
Seek out the facts, open your eyes and minds. Demand of your government, wherever it may be, that the embargo on Cuba be lifted. Allow the Cuban people to live the life they chose under a system that they choose. Demand the same for the people of Palestine. The West helped to take Palestine off the map, it is their responsibility to put it back.
Only then will Miss Liberty return to the beautiful image she was meant to be.