Monday, August 28, 2006

Let the deprogramming begin

Linet, a Cuban college student publishes the following blog. She publishes in English, which clearly defines her target audience, and her orders.


OK, take a moment to let your gastric juices settle down. Do not blame Linet, she is just a product of the system in which she has grown. Linet knows no better, and no one has told her otherwise. Does she know about Dr. Elias Biscet or Guillermo Fariñas or the 300 plus political prisoners congesting Cuban jails? I would probably guess that she does not. Everything that Linet has read, or allowed to write has been tightly controlled, it is not her own. In a way Linet is just a naive college student, with a head full of mush, castroite mush. Now without being curt, would you please take the time and visit Linet, and let us start her deprogramming.

9 comments:

Henry "Conductor" Gomez said...

I left her a comment but I just realized that we're promoting these sites. She's got an extensive blogroll. Perhaps we should just ignore her and people like her. Why give them more traffic and notoriety?

Orlando said...

Henry,

I truly believe that these blogs are visited by other Cubans with Internet access, that are not necessarily likeminded or are on the fringe. It is a good medium communicate with them. As long as the comments are posted uncensored.

Henry "Conductor" Gomez said...

That's fine, go leave comments if you like but you are sending her traffic. Let's say I'm Joe Gringo and do a google blog search for "Cuba" and I come up with a result that lands me on your blog. The first post I see has a link to another blog and it's this Linet or another like her. You just sent away a reader to see the propaganda that is precisely what we are trying to combat. Why do you think these blogs have sprung up all of a sudden? Because we were winning the war in the blogosphere and they knew it. So now they are trying to out-shout us and we are giving them the megaphone.

Orlando said...

It is not Joe Gringo that worries me, it is other Cuban students like Linet that concern me. I am trying to use her own site to get a message to those students that may not have access to alternate sources of information. What better place to debate than in their own front yard.

!Ya No Mas! said...

Reverse Psychology my friends "keep your friends close but your enemies closer"

Enrique said...

I am with you Orlando, I have been doing these battles with several cuban bloggers, and so far it has been a rewarding experience.. yo se que algo de lo que yo les escribo les hara ver las cosas diferentes aunque no lo acepten. lo importante es que ellos engage us y haya comunicacion...

it is working to our favor believe me. after all, all they have to go by is el papel de limpiarse el culo el granma

Anonymous said...

A blog for Linet:
http://ultimosdiasfidel.blogspot.com

Enrique said...

Orlando, ya le deje esto a linet en su blog

Linet vengo a tu blog y espero quedarme aqui por mucho tiempo...

vete preparando que vengo con todos los hierros para debatir contigo. lo hare con respeto sin malas palabras ni nada por el estilo

ah y antes que se me olvide.. no pertenesco a la mafia de miami ni al partido republicano de bushito ok

ve entrando a mi blog para que te vayas aclimatando a mi estilo

Orlando said...

That is exactly what I am trying to do, to engage them, keep them talking. They are not used to debating, which is why fidel get bent out of shape at probing questions. Inside every communist there is a free person yearning to get out.