I do not like it when others steal my quarry. It is easy to feast on carrion, but not so easy to bring the beast down. I don't mind when Anglo bloggers exercise their cubanophobia on them. After all, then it's personal and has nothing to do with Cuba. It is quite another thing when a Cuban blogger presumes to trespass on my territory, and when it's a pro-Castro blogger, my anger knows no bounds because his criticism can rebound in their favor and lead others to think that Babalú is an anti-Castro and hence a pro-Cuban blog. It is an anti-Castro blog. It is by no means a pro-Cuban blog.
I really must wonder what possible inducement Babalú could have given Cuba Journal for it to say that they are batistianos and mafiosi. Let the Mafia be offended if it will. For my part, I have never known them to be supporters of General Batista. On the contrary, most, if not all, are fidelistas sin Fidel, by personal affinity or family legacy, who continue to depict the Revolution as a heroic endeavor and its most notorious figures, the terrorists of the July 26th Movement, as "martyrs" in freedom's cause. I well remember one of the last posts to which I contributed at Babalú that was dedicated to glorifying the figure of the vulgar assassin that was José Antonio Echeverría, the devout Catholic who thought nothing of murdering innocent children in cold blood.
The accusations which I make against Babalú cannot be made by Cuba Journal. I constantly throw at their faces the fact that they want to implode the Cuban people in a pressure cooker or compel them to shed rivers of innocent blood. Of course, this is also what Castro does to the Cuban people on a daily basis. Cuba Journal cannot attack Babalú for advocating something the practice of which it defends when carried out by Castro.
The best it can do is take Babalú to task for not capitalizing the Castro name; charge that Henry conspires to be the "Conductor" of an anti-Castro revolution when all he aspires to do is reintroduce commercial advertising to Cuba; allege (as pro forma) that Babalú shares a "U.S. paymaster" with Cuban dissidents; and shake its head in stupefaction because Babalú referred to Raúl's succession as "monarchical." Ironically, Cuba Journal also considers the transfer of power from brother to brother to be monarchical except not structurally but divinely ordained. Today it is only Communists (and some emirs and sultans) who still uphold the absolutism of kings.
Really, is this the best that Babalú's enemies on the left can do? If it is, then it is not very much. Of course the existence of Babalú is a great boon to the Castroites and they would do nothing to undermine it. What better propaganda can there be against exiles than Babalú's assertion that Cuban men on the island have no balls or its indifference to the desecration of the Cuban flag? The anti-Castroites at Babalú are made to order for them. They would not want them any other way.
H/T: You Know Who