What Others See Plainly We Often Ignore.

Here’s something to think about.*

I remember asking dad about Castro when I was about
9 years old. I asked, “Is Castro a good guy or bad?”

Dad said…he couldn’t tell!! This was about 1955. We
were living in Louisiana …at the time. Dad was in the
Army there.

Cuba was fairly close and in the news a lot. The
Cubans were asking the same question!

Ike was president.

This past July, we had the pleasure of sharing a
summer barbecue with a refugee from Cuba . Our
dinner conversation was starkly different than most.

This refugee came to the United States as a young
boy in the early 1960’s. His family was more fortunate
than most, as they were able to bring a suitcase…
and $100 when they fled Castro’s newly formed
revolutionary paradise.

Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers,
potato salad, watermelon and fresh ears of sweet corn.
This is a menu shared with family and friends nationwide…
while celebrating the birth of our beloved America …on
the Fourth of July.

We began with a simple discussion about our country, and
the direction it has taken since Barack Obama came to power.
We shared the usual complaints about the sour economy
and liberal social engineering emanating from the rulers in
Washington.

But then he said it. The sentence came naturally. I assume
it was unplanned. But it carried the weight of a freight train.
“You know when Castro took power, none of us knew he was
a Communist”.

We sat stunned. He continued, “Yes, we all thought he was
a patriot, a nationalist. Before the revolution he didn’t sound
like a radical.”

The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected,
“You mean just like Barack Obama?”

He responded; “Yes, just like Barack Obama.”

He continued, “We were all shocked as the government
just continued to grab more power. First they said the
revolution is over, so please turn in your guns. We all complied.”

I remember my uncle saying after it started; “Castro will
only nationalize some of the big industries. He will never
come and take our family hardware store!!” But that is
exactly what happened. Castro started with the sugar mills
and the large industries, but they eventually came and knocked
on the door of our family hardware store. My family had run
this store for generations. They said we now own the hardware
store, you work for us. And that nice, large four-bedroom home
you own…it is now our property also, and…you can move
yourself and five children into two rooms of the house, because
others are moving in with you.”

The lesson learned from this discussion, is a lesson most
Americans refuse to hear. Political leaders can lie about their
agenda and once in office…they can take totally unexpected
turns.

If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General
Motors would be nationalized, we would have never believed
it. We could never contemplate a country where the rule of
law, the most fundamental building block of a justice society…
would be evaporating, just like it did in Castro’s Cuba in the
early 1960’s.

But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black Panthers
are not charged with wrong doing by the U.S. Department
of Justice…because their crimes are against whites. The
bondholders of GM are stripped of their assets…without due
process by the government! Governmental leaders are bribed
in full daylight…only to have all investigation of the crimes
stifled…by the Attorney General.

The U.S. borders are over run with crime and illegal activity,
and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to protect the
lawbreakers…while the innocent are killed and over run. When
local communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed…
and threatened as racists and bigots. They are sued by the
very administration…entrusted with enforcing the law.

Without the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution is a sham!!
Without the rule of law, our beloved America is swiftly becoming
a country where only the well connected and politically powerful
will be safe. As Michelle Malkin has so eloquently explained
in her recent book…a culture of corruption has replaced
honest government.

The only way this problem will be fixed, is by massive citizen
action. All honest citizens that want to be treated equally, must
come together…and demand that the favoritism, the bribes,
the uneven enforcement of law…end now!! And yes, it can
happen here.

Author: Papa Mike

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