Again we are subjected to the rants of Joaquin Godoy, who fled his Red homeland but refuses to return to that “worker’s paradise” Cuba (“Make way for revolution,” Dec. 19).
He ignores the fact that no socialist nation has remained intact without a dictator and/or a corrupt political system. Each passing day brings evidence that Vietnam and China are slowly morphing into capitalism. And, by the way, what happened to the Soviet Union?
More seriously, he cannot comprehend or appreciate that if he wrote his letter advocating revolution in his homeland, North Korea or Venezuela, he would be permanently silenced.
His charge that the National Rifle Association distributes money to corrupt lawmakers discounts the far greater amount that unions donate to politicians, who then rape the treasury to dispense benefits and high wages in return for votes. The elitist hypocrisy is palpable.
He bemoans the fact that the “Occupation” became languid because of physical misery and agony. Oh, those poor souls. If the Founders were made of the same lethargic stuff, we would be greeting the new year from Plymouth Rock.
But like most brainwashed liberals, he cannot discern truth and fact from the propaganda. This isn’t because liberals have less gray matter; it is because they cannot drive their intellect to logical and rational answers to complex issues. An appropriate analogy might be: They are like a person sitting behind the wheel of a car with an idling 300-horsepower motor without a clue how to put it in gear.
Paul D. Hopkins