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Why Would a Pro-Castro Sentiment Only Offend Cubans?

Clevis Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 8:03 PM
So he loves Fidel, that's his opinion. Shouldn't we defend an individual's right to self expression even if we despise their ideas? Instead the Marlins suspend the guy for his outside the mainstream beliefs. That's un-American! Or maybe it's very American- we do love conformity here!
ReddestNeck Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 11:41 PM
Is there any more real debate about what Fidel Castro stood for and stands for, then there would be about Pol Pot or Hitler?
Clevis Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 12:57 AM
I don't think your comparison is at all reasonable. Cubans overwhelmingly supported Fidel in their overthrow of the U.S.- backed Batista regime.

As all baseball fans and many other Americans know, the manager of the Miami Marlins, Ozzie Guillen, told Time magazine that he loves Fidel Castro.

The news focus has been on Guillen's remarks -- for which he has profusely apologized -- and whether the Marlins were right to suspend him for five games.

More important, however, have been the reactions to Guillen's comment. They sustain a thesis that I develop in my book ("Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph") that comes out next week: Leftism poisons just about everything it touches.

Take baseball commissioner Bud Selig's comments:

"Major League...