You got to love it when countries that hate us try to copy so much of what we do. It’s not rare for citizens of Muslim nations to chant “down with America” before going home to watch the movie Titanic. Some Europeans will turn their nose up to us while going to see our Hollywood movies. And now Cuba, the great hater of America, has made their own communist Red version of Wikipedia called EcuRed.
Cuba’s new online encyclopedia is all about giving their version of history and the world. The site was officially launched on Tuesday of this week. It’s stated goal is “to create and disseminate the knowledge of all and for all, from Cuba and with the world.” It has opened with about 20,000 entries and regular Cubans will supposedly be allowed to add and edit articles, with the approval of EcuRed editors of course.
What is fascinating about EcuRed is how much of it sounds like it’s written by the Left. I would think it would bother so-called liberals that they sound a lot like the Cuban government. Of course, when you consider many on the Left love Cuba, it makes you wonder why they still live here in America. And in reality, much of what Cuba says about us sounds more like they are quoting the American Left instead of just sharing the same views.
Read what EcuRed says about the United States.
The United States has historically taken
by force territory and natural resources from other nations, to put at the service of its businesses and monopolies. It consumes 25 percent of the energy produced on the planet and in spite of its wealth, more than a third of its population does not have assured medical attention.
The site describes the U.S. trade blockade with Cuba as “the most heightened expression of a cruel and inhuman policy, void of legality and legitimacy and deliberately designed to provoke hunger, diseases, and desperation in the Cuban population.” Did Sean Penn write that?
The site also conveniently makes no mention of Fidel Castro’s human rights abuses, false imprisonments of dissenters, and censorship. Now compare that with the site’s treatment of former President George W. Bush:
In the wake of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001, George W. Bush gave himself the task of fighting terrorism with more terrorism on a global scale. The aggressions against Afghanistan and Iraq, with tens of thousands of civilian victims, demonstrate this. He applied all possible methods of dirty war: clandestine prisons, kidnappings, extrajudicial proceedings, telephone spying, and the kidnapping of mere suspects…In the presidential election campaign of 2000, Bush declared himself a ‘compassionate conservative,’ but he did not know how to stay quiet and keep to himself his past as a drug addict. This justification and the call for a ‘war on terrorism’ were only pretexts to unleash a wave of global domination on the part of the United States.
Now did Rosie O’Donnell or Media Matters write that for the Cubans?
Of course, no encyclopedia of Cuba or the Left would be complete without attacking Israel.
The contemporary history of Israel is the history of conquest, usurpation, occupation and colonialist expansion of the territory of Palestine and other Arab towns, by means of a war of pillage.
Did Helen Thomas get a new job writing for the Cuban government? Maybe former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has returned to the country of his ancestors to write EcuRed articles.
As EcuRed expands it should be interesting to read how much their articles sounds like leftist spin in America. Maybe George Soros will give them funding and they’ll become a top news source for MSNBC and the New York Times.
Time will only tell.
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