By John F. Di Leo -
Watching footage of Barack H. Obama’s trip to Cuba, which the sycophant press never fails to call “historic,” one cannot help but ask some questions.
- Why are the celebratory crowds so much smaller than in Obama’s past tours, such as his triumphal visits to Europe and the Middle East in 2008? Where are the throngs brimming with adulation?
- How did Obama choose what places to visit (past presidents have typically visited churches, museums, manufacturing centers, theaters, and similar shining tributes to the culture of the host country)? Or perhaps did he not choose them; were they chosen for him - and for the American audience - by a ministry of propaganda, as in the longstanding Russian model?
- And what might be running through the minds of the audiences, as they witness the first American president since the revolution to not only visit them, but seem to be friendly with the Castro brothers? Might they question America? Might they question their very eyes and ears?
There are many answers, but to find them, we must travel back in time a bit, and consider the history of that little island, and of the world, in days long gone by.