As I once remarked, common sense is better than uncommon sense. Proving my point yet again, Marc R. Másferrer has spiced-up his Uncommon Sense blog with a dash of elitism. In reconfiguring his links (what a fine phrase!), he has established a four-tier hierarchy of Cuba-themed blogs: News from Cuba [i.e. Bloggers from Cuba] (yes, by all means, let's isolate them from the rest of us); Cuba Blogs: The A List; and More Cuba Blogs (The "B List" by default); and Cuba Mami Blogs (by all means, turn the Cuban blogger fraternity into a "He-Man Woman Haters Club").
I will not quibble with Marc's choices (some of which are rather peculiar); he is free to link whomever he pleases, even pro-Castro blogs such as "Mambo" Watch (in the "A List"). I could also point out that the best of all Cuba-themed blogs, Alberto Quiroga's Havana, 50-60, is relegated to the "B List." I could critique his choices endlessly; but far be it for me to sow dissent. I will let self-avowed elitists like Marc do that.
Marc also linked RCAB for about two weeks at the inception of this blog before being instructed by Val Prieto to sever the connection. I am now grateful to Val for he inadvertently saved us from the indignity of being classed among the "B List" blogs or perhaps even worse.
As for Marc, he must belong on the "A List," too, or maybe the "AA List," since someone who would presume to create such categories must think very well of his own blog. Which, of course, he is entitled to.
Here's are Marc's choices, sprinkle liberally with pinches of salt:
Cuba blogs: The A list
Alberto de la Cruz
Blog for Cuba
Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty
Castro Death Watch
Child of the Revolution
Cuban Triangle, The
El Cafe Cubano
Havana Note, The
La Contra Revolución
Mirando a Cuba
Real Cuba, The
More Cuba blogs [The "B List"]
Coalition of Cuban-American Women
El Tono de la Voz
Glimpse of Cuba, A
Mirando a Cuba
Nuestra Cuba Libre
Religión en Revolución
Working Towards A Free Cuba
H/t to Val for bringing the changes on Marc's blog to everybody's attention (though not this particular change).
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