It happens all the time: someone resorts to thuggery and an entire segment of the population gets blamed for it.
How else can I explain posts like this one that strongly insinuate that it’s just another day in Little Havana when bomb threats are called in at a restaurant which happens to sit below a ridiculously offensive billboard calling for the release of five people convicted of espionage.
Unless Rick above has rare and highly-sought-after information on who placed the calls (highly doubtful), it’s mighty presumptuous of him to categorically assume that “the folks vilifying Ozzie Guillen had some time on their hands” in placing the bomb threats. That’s right, slime an entire group of people based on the actions which can be safely assumed by any rational and fair-minded human being to be those of a very small minority. Actions which the vast majority of people, hardliners and otherwise, are strongly against. Cuban-Americans would be better served, IMO, by perhaps being more assertive in denouncing these attacks as they justly are in condemning the billboard. Nevertheless, it does not excuse for a second the cynicism and deep disrespect shown by Rick toward a group of people he knows very little about simply because of ideological disagreements.
Rick, you state that Cuban-Americans play the victim card too much. If that’s indeed the case, it’s largely because of posts like yours today. We shouldn’t have to be defending ourselves from unwarranted attacks. No one should.
Of course, it’s always healthy to remember the t-shirt slogan below:
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