From 1492 Till Today!!
The best update this week -- the last full week of 2019 -- regarding the Trump administration's ongoing genocide against everyday Cubans on the island is chronicled magnificently in a gripping article in London's influential The Guardian. It is written by Carrie Gibson, who is easily the world's greatest expert on both Caribbean history and Caribbean topicality. The article is entitled: "QUIET DOCKS, EMPTY STREETS...CUBANS COUNT THE COST AS TOURISTS STAY AWAY." Ms. Gibson began her latest masterpiece on the Caribbean in The Guardian with these words: "After Donald Trump reversed Obama's warming of relations, curtailing flights and cruise-ship visits, the island is braced for a return to economic limbo. Now the docks in Havana are empty, the streets are quiet. While thousands of people once disembarked from cruise ships on a daily basis, the port now lies empty." Ms. Gibson's insight today is why Americans especially need to go Online to read this update that described Trump's and the USA's current genocide against innocent and vulnerable everyday Cubans. And that is important because the U. S. media, including the powerful mainstream left-wing propaganda specialists that primarily hate Trump and spend most of their time trying to evict him, is too afraid to inform Americans the truth about America's greatest historic and ongoing shame -- its history and topicality regarding the nearby island of Cuba.
Of all the journalists and authors in the world, Carrie Gibson has the best bonafides to tell the world about today's U. S. genocide against everyday Cubans on the island currently being dictated by a handful of vicious Cuban-Americans empowered by President Trump who believes he needs their help to win Florida's crucial 29 Electoral Votes necessary for his re-election in 2020. Ms. Gibson's book "EMPIRE'S CROSSROADS: A New History of the Caribbean" is by far the greatest explanation of America's pernicious relations with Cuba from 1492, when Columbus discovered Cuba, till the eve of 2020. That HISTORY includes the explosion of the U. S. warship Maine, killing 261 U. S. sailors, to create the excuse for the Spanish-Amerian War in 1898 whereby the U. S. wrested its long-desired imperialist domination of Cuba -- the Caribbean's largest, most beautiful, and most luscious island. The U. S. then dominated Cuba from 1898 till 1959, only losing its ownership of Cuba when the Cuban Revolution incredibly defeated the brutal, thieving U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictatorship, chasing the leaders out of Havana to their new capital of Little Havana in nearby Miami, Florida. Incredibly, from 1959 till the eve of 2020 remnants of the Batista-Mafia regime in Cuba have dictated America's efforts to recapture the island for the Batistianos. Those efforts have included stealing lush Guantanamo Bay from Cuba in 1903 and to this day its where the U. S. has a military base as well as an infamous prison on Cuban soil. Owning the island, however, was exacerbated in 1952 when the U. S. democracy formed a nexus with the leaders of the Mafia -- Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, etc. -- to support the Batista dictatorship JUST SO rich U. S. businessmen could, with the Mafia's help, increase their larceny on the island. But starting in 1952 the extreme brutality against everyday Cubans to protect the robbery spawned the Cuban Revolution, which shocked the world when it triumphed on January 1, 1959. Beginning in Jan.-1959 the Batistiano-Mafia exiles had more than enough money to take total control of Miami economically and politically. That power, with help from the Bush dynasty and other self-serving sycophants, soon resulted in the Batistiano Americans purchasing control of Washington's dictation of Cuban policies. This usurping of the U. S. democracy essentially created a Batistiano government that exists lucratively and powerfully within the U. S. government to this day. YET, incredibly, it has not recaptured Cuba. But since 1959 the reconstituted U. S. government and the sub-government have united to fund and create grossly documented extreme terrorism against innocent Cubans on the island as well as against Cubans in Miami who sympathized with innocent Cubans on the island; the April-1961 Bay of Pigs air-land-and-sea military attack on the island was another U.S.-Batistiano disaster; an extreme U. S. economic embargo/blockade against the island has existed since 1962 till today to shame democracy; and in 1996 vicious Havana-born Counter Revolutionary exiles in Miami -- billionaire Jorge Mas Canosa and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, son of a key Minister in the Batista dictatorship -- crafted the infamous Helms-Burton Act that, from 1996 till today, funnels tons of tax dollars from Washington to selected Cubans in Miami while also legalizing unconscionable punishment for Cubans on the island, punishments that turned GENOCIDAL in April-2019 when Trump activated Title 3 of Helms-Burton that not even the Batistiano-aligned George W. Bush presidency considered too GENOCIDAL to activate; etc., etc. The Carrie Gibson book depicted above chronicles such history and her article in the The Guardian this week updates the Trump-orchestrated genocide against Cubans on the island that is currently taking place. Both scenarios -- the U.S.-Cuban history and the current U. S. genocide against Cuba -- say a helluva lot more about the United States than they say about Cuba, an island nation forced to cope with a lustful nearby Superpower.
The aforementioned article in The Guardian this week by Carrie Gibson features the above photo, which is courtesy of Adalberto Roque/AFP//Getty Images. It showed, thanks to President Obama's concluding his normalization of relations with Cuba in 2016, Havana Harbor alive with Cubans watching another cruise ship visiting the island. Such tourism thanks to Obama fueled a thriving entrepreneur class in Cuba and the commerce also greatly aided Americans, including all those involved with the ports and other businesses in nearby Florida. But in January-2017 Trump replaced Obama as President and once again, as with all Republican administrations since the 1950s, the Batistiano leaders in Miami and in Congress gained total control of America's Cuban relations. Thus, with the Batistiano grip around Trump's neck, America's shame pertaining to Cuba has involved into genocide against totally innocent Cubans on the island while also, of course, further enriching already rich Cubans in Florida by Trump's activation of Title 3/Helms-Burton that, while legalizing genocide against the island, allows lucrative lawsuits in Florida courtrooms against individuals and companies considered remotely friendly to Revolutionary Cuba.
The article in The Guardian this week by Carrie Gibson includes the above photo of Cuba reeling under the post-Obama genocide imposed by the grip Batistianos in Miami and in Congress have on President Trump. The fact that a great foreign journalist-author like Carrie Gibson can write about this American shame while American journalists-authors don't have either the guts or the integrity to do so explains the acute insult to America and Democracy that has been perpetrated by the U.S.-backed Batista rule in Cuba in the 1950s and the Batistiano rule in the United States today. It reconfigured the famed democracy that the United States once so honorably enjoyed.
So, Americans who are bombarded by the U. S. Media about America's shame about Trump's nebulous and amorphous phone call to Ukraine's new President are not being told about Trump's greatest shame, which involves the Title 3/Helms-Burton genocide being unleashed against innocent Cubans on their vulnerable island. Meanwhile, from London Carrie Gibson this week in The Guardian tells the world about America's greatest shame, which involves ongoing genocide against Cuba perpetrated by the Batistiano government headquartered in Miami with the help of the United States government headquartered in Washington.
Democracy-loving Americans, after going Online to read Carrie Gibson's must-read article today in The Guardian, should care ENOUGH about their democracy to read Carrie Gibson's seminal book "EMPIRE'S CROSSROADS" that tells Cuba's Spanish and American ownership in the four+ centuries that preceded the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in January of 1959. In 2019 the King of Spain made a friendly four-day visit to Cuba to apologize for Spain's brutal imperialist domination of the island but the United States of America would need permission from its Batistiano government to either apologize to Cuba or to cease the ongoing TRUMP ERA GENOCIDE that the world knows all about but Americans are not supposed to know about.
For Americans not to be truthfully told about the difference between Trump's genocide AGAINST Cuba and Obama's decency TO Cuba bespeaks monumentally of America's GREATEST SHAME. A democracy that distorts such a monumental fact is not the great nation that America's Founding Fathers envisioned in 1776.