Originally posted by @vivify
This doesn't follow one bit from anything I've said.
America's political and legal system being infested with corruption at every level doesn't change the fact that the communist dictatorship of the Cuban government isn't comparable to democratic state government of Florida.
Until people start paddling 90 miles across the ocean to escape the Floridia ...[text shortened]... y given how much easier it is for a dictator to accomplish this) as I said, isn't entirely fair.
Until people start paddling 90 miles across the ocean to escape the Floridian government, you might want to save such inane rhetoric.
It seems very difficult for you to consider the positive aspects of Cuban society and I think that reflects decades of Cold War propaganda and misrepresentation.
1. A standard anti-migrant tirade is to claim that people who claim to be refugees or seeking asylum are really only economic migrants. Why is it that when Cubans enter the USA illegally they claim to be seeking asylum and fleeing tyranny? Could it be because that is the best way to get into the USA?
2. What was the legal way for Cubans to migrate to the USA, in the light of a USA imposed travel embargo?
3. How much did the USA and Cubans in Florida work to encourage migrants to cross the sea in the hope of a better life - and in the hope of embarrassing Cuba and stealing its more productive citizens? What was the demand for Cuban trained doctors and nurses?
4. Why is the economic embargo and its devastating impact on the Cuban economy not a sufficient explanation for Cubans migrating? Economic hardship and lack of opportunity is a sufficient explanation for migrating from a lot of other countries, including countless migrants crossing the Mediterranean and risking drowning to do so.
5. Why do Americans believe what the CIA tell them and what Cuban exiles associated with its pre-Revolution elite tell them? Why is there no serious counter to Cold War propaganda even now?
6. Plenty of US citizens leave for other countries. When I grew up in Dublin the city had a visible American community composed of middle class draft dodgers and opponents of the Vietnam War. Black artists like Nina Simone (one example - there have been lots) sought relief from American racism in Europe and Africa. The number fleeing to Canada is probably less than threatened before Trump's election but still the concept is not a new one.