Sunday, June 11, 2006

Back from Alaska

As I write this I'm sitting in the terminal at Sea-Tac airport waiting for my flight to Chicago, where I will board another for Miami. I've spent a week on a cruise ship in Alaska and I'll post some pictures as soon as I get back to Miami.


I just want to chime in on the debate about the Children's book, A Visit to Cuba. I've posted about this subject before and it seems to me that lot of smart people are wasting their time with this issue. I think it deflects attention away from people like Guillermo Fariñas and Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet and the monster who is destroying them.

I have posted the entire contents of the book in question and honestly feel that this is much ado about nothing.

I don't believe in book banning. We can't combat lies by preventing others from telling them. We have to make our case and let reasonable people decide the truth. It's the parents' responsibility to monitor the information their kids are consuming and to guide them towards the truth.

In my humble opinion we need to focus on the most important issue which is exposing and ending the castro regime. Fighting our librarians about an inconsequential book, that nobody even knew about before a couple of months ago, is self defeating.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Condcutor, I agree with a lot of your reasoning about the book. It is a waste of time. Still, I strongly believe that the parents that are in favor of banning the book are reasonable people who are justly concerned about what their kids could be exposed to in schools.

The book appears to be quite harmless in general, but that doesn't invalidate the parents' concerns.

It's a tough one, as most seem to be concerning Cuban-American issues.