Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I Guess Castro Won't Be Visiting Stockholm Soon

Cuba and Sweden aren't getting along after foreign minister Carl Bildt noted how the Castro regime treats human rights like a piñata. The island prison now seems to be screwing with the Swedish embassy's mail.

"Cuba, unlike Sweden, does not persecute migrants," said Cuban UN representative Juan Antonio Fernandez Palacios.

To persecute migrants, don't you need to have migrants?

Cuba isn't exactly a magnet for immigration. After all, people tend to avoid countries where it's a crime to criticize officials, travel without permission, and engage in free enterprise. Likewise, you don't see people flocking to other Bruegel adaptations like North Korea and Zimbabwe.

"Whilst Shame keeps its watch, Virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart," Edmund Burke wrote in Reflections on the Revolution in France. In addition to its almost unmatched brutality, the Castro regime has excelled at shamelessness--thus its complete depravity. The regime's reaction to Mr. Bildt's remarks is yet another example of this.

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