Cubans Dislike Babalu?
From Don's perspective what he said was true and I have been real busy getting into our new house. It's great by the way. I must be living righteously because Lord knows my life is wonderful. I am blessed even if I died today. But the real reason I have not been broadcasting or blogging much is I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself and disappointed in some of my exile friends - though some of these Cubans no longer consider me their friend and one or two I bet even consider me an enemy.
You see, all I thought I ever had to do was tell you the truth and that would be good enough. I have my faults like everybody else. I'm human and I admit it. However, lying is NOT one of my faults.
I'll give this much credit to most of the exiles who have a problem with my thinking. Being that they ARE Cubans they are sweet, gracious and dignified people like Angel Garzon. He simply believes I have been mistaken or have drawn an incorrect conclusion. Most others think perhaps poor old Tomas has gone a bit crazy. Well I don't think either is true. And apparently neither do Cubans back home.
And that brings us back to Babalu. They said they don't like you - which I believe means they dislike what you write about. Now I know that will give some other exiles a thrill of glee upon hearing this...but I gather no joy out of that because I know how hard you work for Cuba. And before those who gather enjoyment about Cuban tastes on the island get too happy at Babalu's misery - they named others they had a problem with as well.
But they said they liked me however. They liked me! They like to hear me and read what I say. They liked Tomas Estrada-Palma! They said they felt I was speaking the truth. They trusted me. They trusted me...
Here I'd been feeling sorry for myself because the feedback I'd been getting had been so negative from so many exiles - at least from a sector that was the most vocal among a very vocal culture. And I know you know what I mean if you are a Cuban anywhere - you have opinions. So I had forgotten who my message was really for and what this was all about - the Cuban people in Cuba. Because I could not get feedback from them until now my perception of things were warped - just like many exiles.
So I'll say this in defense of the exiles that Cubans on the island have a problem with like Babalu. Number one that's my cousin Val who is involved with this blog and I can assure you that his motives are pure. Like people in Cuba understand, I too believe he and some of the other writers there and elsewhere are misguided. But I never get angry with them because they are not our enemy. My amigos in Cuba know who the enemies are and we realize they do not only lurk in Cuba. Many exiles however believe our enemies are for the most part only in Cuba and that the American government is our friend. Please forgive them amigos because you cannot imagine how effective the big bankster (gangster + banker = bankster) media is here in America at fooling the people. People here believe so many lies because they are told such and such and this and that on several thousand TV stations on cable and satellite. Exiles hear the same lies over and over again. The lies are told by a small cabal of people who own virtually all those stations which exiles think are somehow independent from the government. So please forgive them and hold not one drop of anger towards these exiles. They have been bombarded 24 hours a day for years upon years with "infor-ganda" and I know Cubans on the Island know about that.
So we'll discuss this situation tonight on Cuba Exposed! You can call in at
starting at 8:30 PM
if you have an opinion or want to say hello. It would be great if someone would call from Cuba...especially someone in the military. There is an important reason you should and it concerns your rear end.
Oh and by the way...I really like you guys in Cuba too! I'm sorry I haven't been around. Please forgive my bit of selfishness.