It is a sad day when our freedom of speech has become so curtailed that remarks about Castro (or
anyone else, for that matter) are dictated by the views of one community and the individual
punished for expressing his views.
Historically, people today forget why the Cuban revolution occurred and what the conditions
were in the country at that time. I neither defend nor criticize Castro other than to say that by that
act he secured his place in history, which the revisionists of Little Havana may try to erase but
cannot. Creating that revolution WAS an act of greatness. But his failure since then is another
matter and most of the world recognizes the pain of the Cuban people under him.
To suspend Guillen for voicing his opinion, however distasteful to some, is a dark day here.