Monday, October 10, 2016

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda


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The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 10/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda..........we will look at the second Trump-Clinton debate........the calls for Mr Trump to step aside after the release of a 2005 audio...........also, the latest emails from Mrs Clinton offer some insights into her public and private positions........in the meantime, the world is a very dangerous place, Obama Care is in trouble and the US economy is not creating enough jobs....


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2016: Rangers and Blue Jays with the same ending

How can you mend a baseball broken heart?   

Once again, the Rangers dropped a first round series against Toronto.    In 2015, I thought that Toronto had a better team.    In 2016, I felt with good reason that the Rangers had a better team, i.e. 95 wins and best record in the AL.

At the same time, no excuses.    Hamels, Darvish and Lewis did not pitch well.   The hitters left too many men on base.   

It all came down to an extra inning loss in game 3.    Matt Bush was fantastic in relief but a bad throw to first cost the game.

The Rangers will be back in 2017.   They have a great core of young players and should be a strong challenger for the AL West crown again.    

Nevertheless, this one really hurt!

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Che and young Cubans in the island

Want to insult a Cuban American? Show up with a Che t-shirt and talk about the idealist on a motorcycle

It is sort of like showing up at a Jewish home and talking about some of the portraits that Hitler painted as a young man in Austria.

Back in 2007, Cuba was remembering the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death.    

He was killed in Bolivia by U.S.-trained special forces. 

More importantly, he was captured because his revolution failed, as we read later when a diary was found:
In Bolivia, Che was defeated again, and for the last time.
He misread the local situation. There had been an agrarian reform years before; the government had respected many of the peasant communities’ institutions; and the army was close to the United States despite its nationalism. “The peasant masses don’t help us at all” was Guevara’s melancholy conclusion in his Bolivian diary. 
No, they didn't support Che. Bolivia was not Cuba. In other words, in Cuba they promised elections and democracy. In Bolivia, they said that they were communists out to destroy capitalism. In Cuba, a middle class stood up to Batista. In Bolivia, peasants in the mountains couldn't figure out what a white guy from Argentina was going to save from.

After his death, Che became a symbol in Cuba, the face on a big government building. Eventually, his "Jim Morrison" lookalike face made it to T-shirts and placards.

But what about Cuba? Do they love him down there as much as some college professors do up here?    

Not really. They seem more interested in the present than the past. This is from Anthony Boadle:
Dissident economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe says Guevara remains well respected "for his courage as a guerrilla fighter" but that no one advocates his economic ideas in Cuba today.
"Cubans are having a very hard time because of the economic crisis. They are no longer motivated by these ideals. Their only worry is eating three meals a day," he said.
Based on his comments, as well as my own conversations with young Cubans, Che is more appealing to spoiled Western kids who have never faced repression, than to young Cubans who deal with repression daily.

Che is a myth, a face on a t-shirt, a legend, unless you live in the Cuba that Che and Fidel created.

Thank God that someone took out Che many years ago! Che is dead and that's the good news of the day!

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