Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving for Cubans

Frederick Douglass once gave a famous speech about what the Fourth of July meant to black slaves. In short, it meant nothing. It would be wrong to say that Thanksgiving means nothing to Cuban exiles. Like the Pilgrims, we came here because we could not do otherwise. Our country had grown to small for us as England had for the Pilgrims. They, too, were exiles, removed from their place of persecution, but, unlike us, still subjects of the British Crown and bound to obey it. Sufferance was not suffrage, but the Pilgrims believed themselves to be free men and were determined to live as free men even if they had to go to the very ends of the earth to do so. We journeyed but 90 miles to a country that was at once perfectly familiar and completely incomprehensible to us. Like them, we adapted to our surroundings, rebuilt our lives and prospered. Cuban-Americans have been called the most successful immigrants in the history of this nation of immigrants, but, of course, we did not come here as immigrants 50 years ago and many of us still do not consider ourselves immigrants and never will. The fixed star in our lives still points South and it is still our hope to end our lives where they began.

On this day, still free (for now) and with material blessings abounding, we express gratitude for what we have received and pride in what we have given; and remember, as the Pilgrims also remembered nearly 400 years ago, whence we came and why. For us, the greatest Thanksgiving will be when the shackles of our countrymen are broken and they, too, may offer thanks for their freedom.

18 comments:

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Manuel said: we express gratitude for what we have received and pride in what we have given; and remember



Yes, and the world will remember that the Cuban-American vowed to punish the it for the return of Elian. Yes, it will always be remembered as the Cuban-American greatest contribution.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Manuel said: we adapted to our surroundings, rebuilt our lives and prospered. Cuban-Americans have been called the most successful immigrants in the history of this nation of immigrants





Btw, the Jewish-American would argue with the above falsity. And they have, both their own nation, and respect. Something that the Bush-loving Cuban-exile will never achieve!!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

john:

That's a direct quote from George Gilder's The Spirit of Enterprise [1984]. Yes, Cubans achieved in 25 years what it took Jews a 100 years to achieve and what other groups have never achieved in hundreds of years in this country.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Manuel,


Please, Cubans turned Miami into a 3rd world corruption-ridden city.

The younger Cuban generations dress, and mannerisms are indistinguishable from the black thug ghetto reapper, that they desperately try to emulate.

You hardly see the more successful Cubans marry their own. As they prefer not to marry down, by marrying their own.

What the Cubans have acquired were given to them, in hopes of them being a front against an communist invasion from Cuba.

The lowest ranked law school in the nation consist entirely of Cuban-Americans, at St. Thomas in Miami.

A Cuban will never be allowed to run this nation. As we all know, that the nation would be immediately handed over to the corrupt Cuban hands in Miami.

Most importantly, you dont have a nation of your own. The nation thinks you are too cowardly to fight for it.

Your group of people are the most despised minority in all of the nation.

Your people were directly responsible for electing the most hated person that the free world has ever seen.


Also, this nation will always suspect that you Cuban immigrants had a hand in the taking its most beloved President, in Kennedy.

No matter how many degrees or businesses that you brag about having. This nation will always have a deep hatered of the Cuban-American.



Nuff said,

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

john:

It is better to be hated for one's virtues than loved for one's faults.

Vana said...

John for you info, I married my own, I did not marry down I married my equal, we have a lot in common that is one of the reasons we have been married 37 years, so shut your mouth, you will never understand us for we are above you, trust me we are!!

Anonymous said...

john shot fellow lol and very short it is

Anonymous said...

correction above

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Sorry, SHORT fellow :P

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