Quote of the day

Cuban dictatorship defender Julia Sweig says what we have been saying all along:

“‘Partnership’ is not a bad word to describe it. Raul Castro and Cardinal Ortega have a very productive working relationship that has benefits for society, the Cuban government and the Catholic Church.”



4 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. The unholy partnership only “benefits” the society Castro, Inc. wants Cuba to have, meaning a society controlled by the state and subservient to it, never the other way around. Needless to say, any partnership or arrangement approved or praised by anyone of Sweig’s ilk is automatically dubious, to put it mildly–very mildly. How can such people live with themselves? Sorry. False premise. It assumes they give a shit, but if they did, they couldn’t do their job.

  2. Asombra,

    Sweig has found a nitch and she’s exploiting it. She’s the Cuba expert du jour. What Wayne Smith was 5-10 years ago when everyone from the New York Times to the Washington Post from Time Magazine to Newsweek from CBS to CNN was interviewing him. Sweig is a “respected” academician [quality of work–read this as propaganda– aside].

    If you follow the regimes trajectory, they go through Cuba experts at a fairly consistent rate. Cuba expert’s lives can last about 5 years. After the Cuba expert burns himself out, the regime finds someone new. Cuba experts burn out, because its hard to maintain a patina of impartiality, when you defend the indefensible. After a while, you discredit yourself and lose value.

    In any case, while you are the top Cuba expert du jour, as Sweig is today, you travel to Cuba [probably sleep with pinqueros or jinteras as a perk], you get quoted by the MSM, appear on TV discussion programs, and make a hefty salary as a college professor and a speaker, and probably receive money under the table from the regime.

    Sweig has no reason to feel any remorse. As you note, she doesn’t give a shit, plus she’s benefiting too much from what she is doing to want it to end any time soon.

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