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Old 10-15-2008, 01:47 PM
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A Cuban speaks on 'Change'

I thought you might appreciate this Letter to the Editor of the
Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch which was in the 7/7/08 edition.

Hopefully it will be read with close attention by those who are so
behind the presidential candidate for 'Change'. Beware Charismatic Men
Who Preach 'Change' Editor, Times-Dispatch:



Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I
celebrate my independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America's. This
year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my
independence.

On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I
was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond
on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.

I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year
rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there.
In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they
were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least
receptive. When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and
denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him.

They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed
in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free
medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he
would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said 'Praise the
Lord.' And when the young leader said, 'I will be for change and I'll
bring you change,' everyone yelled, 'Viva Fidel!' But nobody asked
about the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent the
people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal they
were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received
their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press
noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him.

By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked
down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change
was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner
tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the
world, the most fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back to the beginning of
my story.

Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who
promised change without asking, what change? How will you carry it out?
What will it cost America?

Would we?

Manuel Alvarez Jr.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:53 PM
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There will be members here who fail to understand the analogy...
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:57 PM
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Yes we are in agreement about that. History tends to suffer fools.
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Unfortunately, at this time, the polls seem to indicate that the fools are on the verge of taking over the asylum...
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:00 PM
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Let me ask you something Oldelkhunter? How will you be able to function in everyday life if Obama actually does win the presidency? All you do is post these negatives about him that are not sticking with the voting public in the least. Just how will you be able to live under this devil in disguise socialist president? You do realize that the possibility of him becoming president is very REAL, don't you?? I sure hope you do, because the election is only a few weeks away and I wouldn't want you to be shocked when he and Biden raise their hands in victory and everyone starts addressing him as Mr. President. I would prefer not to see this scenario myself either, but posting the nonesense you typically do will do absolutely nothing to help prevent it.















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Old 10-15-2008, 02:05 PM
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Let me ask you something Oldelkhunter? How will you be able to function in everyday life if Obama actually does win the presidency? All you do is post these negatives about him that are not sticking with the voting public in the least. Just how will you be able to live under this devil in disguise socialist president? You do realize that the possibility of him becoming president is very REAL, don't you?? I sure hope you do, because the election is only a few weeks away and I wouldn't want you to be shocked when he and Biden raise their hands in victory and everyone starts addressing him as Mr. President. I would prefer not to see this scenario myself either, but posting the nonesense you typically do will do absolutely nothing to help prevent it.
The same way I sufferedand functionedafter helping to elect Carter and Clinton(1st term) . Steve if you don't like the nonsense I post don't read it and put me on ignore. I hardly think that this post is nonsense but extremely relevant to our current situation. BTW did you ever hear of freedom of speech?
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Steve in the event you revisit this negativepost please tell me what positives Obama adds please list all his accomplishments so I may be in awe of them?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:19 PM
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BTW did you ever hear of freedom of speech?
Yes, you have every right to post it, I never said you didn't have that right. At the same time I have the right to call them nonesense. Your time would be much better spent in other ways for your posts will do absolutely nothing to prevent him from becoming president if the people of this country choose to elect him.


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Yes, you have every right to post it, I never said you didn't have that right. At the same time I have the right to call them nonesense. Your time would be much better spent in other ways for your posts will do absolutely nothing to prevent him from becoming president if the people of this country choose to elect him

You can say what you want but you know this analogy cuts deep and to the bone . Time better spent I think it is time people wake up to this menace that might be the next POTUS. BTW where the hell is the list of Obama accomplishments? For someone that is going to vote for him you might as well put that short list up or shutup .
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:36 PM
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For someone that is going to vote for him you might as well put that short list up or shutup .

Wrong!! I will be voting for McCain and STILL think your posts are useless. I can assure you that your time would be better spent by going out into the streets and convincing people who intend on voting for Obama why they shouldn't instead of wasting your time here.
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