Castro and Obama: after 18 months of secret negotiations, do we learn what concessions were made?

Amazing, isn’t it? All these progressive liberals here in our country who know precisely what the Cuban people need, or so they suppose.

Ladies in White peacefully protest
Ladies in White peacefully protest

First, let’s get the opinion of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco). Who are these women? They are the wives, mothers, friends and sisters of men persecuted by the communist Castro government. For just over ten years, these valiant ladies have peacefully marched the streets of Havana. They dress all in white and carry flowers. Cuban authorities often violently assault and arrest them, but they just can’t silence them. Why? Because, life in Cuba is the next thing to living in hell itself. These women know the only way they can go is up. Read: ‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown

Yoanni Sanchez, philologist, blogger, mom and wife
Yoanni Sanchez, philologist, blogger, mom and wife

Next, let’s introduce Yoanni Sanchez who remarked, “The release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience; the end of political repression; the ratification of the United Nations covenants on Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the consequent adjustment of domestic laws; and the recognition of Cuban civil society within and outside the island. Extracting these commitments would begin the dismantling of totalitarianism.” But, will this happen? What says Mr. Raul Castro?

Raul Castro praises President Barack Obama. Raul declares he welcomes the relaxing of sanctions, but firmly says Cuba will remain communist. What about the rest of the castristas? What do they say? The ruling class doesn’t want the embargo lifted. Say what?!?!

As Yoanni Sanchez so authoritatively says, this Cuban communist government exists because of an “enemy”, the United States of America. If the EE.UU. is longer an enemy, the communist government could collapse. That would be a good thing, to be sure, but will it happen? If I had a crystal ball, I would chunk it in the garbage. Nonetheless, I can imagine a scenario in which the ruling class dethrones Raul Castro to keep their sweet deal going. Read her blog in English:

While in Cuba in 2004, during my morning prayer, I think I heard “Cuban will fall in a moment of time”. Later that same day an elderly Cuban man approached me to ask, “What do you see [in the future] for Cuba?” When I shared with him what I thought I heard that same morning, he became agitated and began nervously thumbing through his aged Bible, opening it to Jeremiah 51:8 that says, “Suddenly is Babylon fallen…”. “This” he remarked, “I have prayed on my knees for 17 years.”

Is lifting the embargo a good thing? Liberal progressives on our side of the Straits of Florida say yes. Cuban refugees living here and persecuted Cuban living there say something else. They say no.

By way of introduction, Yoanni Sanchez is the most widely read blogger in the world today. She is a philologist by university training who was born and raised under the heel of Castro’s communist state. She isn’t a refugee and she wasn’t around before the revolution. Her blog translates into about 18 languages and she is on Twitter as @yoanisanchez. She has received numerous awards for her writings. To me, she is somewhat like Winston Churchill with respect to her command of language. Hitler couldn’t silence Churchill and Castro couldn’t silence Yoanni.

John White


The New York Daily News reports on the Saturday tragedy

“Officer Ramos and Officer Liu never had the opportunity to draw their weapons”
“Officer Ramos and Officer Liu never had the opportunity to draw their weapons”

“Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a career criminal drove from Baltimore to Brooklyn to kill police officers in a twisted bid to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

“They were, quite simply, assassinated,” a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night.

The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m.

“I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours … let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a silver handgun.

He also included three hashtags: ShootThePolice, RIPErivGarner (sic) and RIPMikeBrown.

“This may be my final post … I’m putting pigs in a blanket.”

Read the full story from the NY Daily News:

The cowardly killer committed suicide a short distance from the scene of the crime.

Cowardly and irresponsible Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his girlfriend before murdering two NY Policemen
Cowardly and irresponsible Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his girlfriend before murdering two NY Policemen

This attack unmistakably, without doubt, was inspired by the false claim of NY City Mayor and his co-conspirator Al Sharpton that police officers killed Eric Garner in a ‘choke hold’. The coroner found otherwise. “Garner died thanks to acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity, and heart disease”, states the medical examiner’s report. Garner was morbidly obese at 400 pounds and had acute illnesses that led to his death within minutes of the arrest. – Breitbart

Breitbart further reports, “It is vital to separate out the actions of the police from the rationale for their action. That’s because by virtually any logic, it is the height of irresponsibility and depravity for a man to end up dead for selling loose cigarettes. The law that led to this confrontation was pressed forward by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Garner had been arrested some eight times for selling “loosies.””

Due process was and is underway. The first step was the autopsy, the second a grand jury investigation of patrolman Pantaleo.

It was NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg‘s law against selling loose cigarettes that led to the arrest and it was NY Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s JOINT premature condemnation of the police officers with Al Sharpton by his side that led to angry mob scenes where blacks chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot”, immediately changed to “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now.”, according to NBC News. Link to story:

New York is in a mess – All America is in a mess

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton were quick to blame NYPD officers
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton were quick to blame NYPD officers

The NY Times reports: “Former Gov. George E. Pataki of New York, a Republican, blamed Mayor de Blasio and United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for the shootings of the officers.

“Sickened by these barbaric acts,” Mr. Pataki wrote on Twitter, “which sadly are a predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric of ‪#‎ericholder‬ &‪#‎mayordiblasio‬.”

Yes, predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric, Mr. Sharpton, President Barack Obama & Mayor Bill de Blasio, led to the murder of these two law enforcement officers.

This is the Hope & Change Obama promised?

Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton aren’t alone as Barack Obama and Eric Holder also have blood on their hands. Practically all the gains made in societal integration since the 60’s have been erased, thanks to the NEW racism that is tearing apart our beloved America.

John White

The Real Cuba – Mass Murder, Tyranny, Greed, Fascism, Child Prostitution

che guevara and firing squads

“Hemos fusilado, fusilamos y seguiremos fusilando”, responds Che Guevara to a news reporter’s question about reported firing squads executing Cubans.

Translated, “We have been shooting, we are shooting and we will continue shooting.” (original article in Spanish )

An elderly Cuban friend who has lived her entire life on the island, privately told me, “I can show you the pits where they buried the bodies.”

While Fidel Castro would have you believe he was a soldier, he wasn’t. He, like Barack Obama, was a supposed “constitutional lawyer” who never once practiced law before a court. Castro promised “hope and change”, I am told by those who have lived their entire lives.

Unlike most Central American countries, Cuba was not a “peasant population”. At the time of the revolution, Cuba had the fourth largest economy in the western hemisphere and Cubans enjoyed a higher standard of living than our fellow U.S. citizens.

Fidel’s personal wealth is estimated around $900 million. Key to his survival is enrichment of the ruling class that includes military officers.

To all you liberals who delight in Obama’s controversial action of dropping the embargo, I am sure your socialist little hearts are all atwitter.

John White

Liberals, Your Darling Just Contributed to the Deaths of Children

How nice of Mr. Barack Obama. Isn’t it lovely? He released terrorist Latif Mehsud just in time to murder over 100 Pakistani children. What a lovely ‘Christmas present’ (said tongue in cheek) for Pakistani moms and dads left mourning over the loss of their children.

Pakistani Moms Mourning loss of their Children
Pakistani Moms Mourning loss of their Children, because “they are no more”.

What? You don’t agree? But, it’s Obama. How can he possibly do anything wrong, my Liberal friends? He’s your darling, after all.

This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:15 NIV

Speaking seriously, what Obama has done demonstrates his pro-Muslim sympathies more than any other act, including bowing to the Saudi king, or recruiting Muslims with Muslim Brotherhood ties to work on his White House staff.

According to Reuters, only eight days before the Taliban faction known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) brutally massacred over 130 school children in Peshawar Pakistan on Tuesday, Obama released the terror group’s second in command, Latif Mehsud.
According to Reuters, only eight days before the Taliban faction known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) brutally massacred over 130 school children in Peshawar Pakistan on Tuesday, Obama released the terror group’s second in command, Latif Mehsud.


I invite you to view the picture of mothers mourning over their dead children who died at the hands of Latif Mehsud, Muslim terrorist freed from Guantanamo by this sitting president.

John White

Economics 2014 – Which Way is UP?

Are we better off today than six years ago?

  1. 13,500,000 millennials live in poverty
  2. 46,000,000 Americans on food stamps
  3. 65% of all American children live in households subsisting on federal aid programs
  4. labor ‘participation’ is presently at 62.8% which translates to a factual unemployment of 37.2% – this compares to 24.75% unemployment in 1933 at the peak of the Great Depression
  5. national debt has DOUBLED under the Obama administration from $9 trillion to over $18 trillion – the man living in the White House didn’t ‘inherit’ this economy, he CREATED it.

Liberal apologist go after our guns, pile on more bureaucratic regulations by the hour, socialize medical care, stir up racial strife to divide us and wholly ignore our Constitution.

My friends, we are in a situation from which only God can extract us.

John White

Conozco a Reagan y sé que Obama no es Reagan – Descubrir la verdad cerca esta ‘amnistía’

Sábado, 22 de noviembre 2014 AD

Ignorantes liberales y cómplice de Medios equivalen a Obama con Reagan

Los demócratas y sus voceros de los medios afirman semejanza entre la acción inconstitucional por este presidente en ejercicio quién, en contra de la ley, en contra de la opinión pública, concede “amnistía” para millones de inmigrantes ilegales.

En primer lugar, vamos a ser muy claro en la historia. Lo que ocurrió en 1986 no fue un decreto inconstitucional, pero una ley aprobada por el Congreso, firmada por el presidente Reagan.

Ronald Reagan reconoció el limbo jurídico en el que millones de inmigrantes latinos vivían. El presidente hizo un caso al Congreso a la ley de artesanía que aliviaría el sufrimiento de millones de personas que viven entre nosotros a la vez que la creación de barreras para futuros cruces fronterizos ilegales.

¿Fue la ley en realidad la amnistía? De hecho lo fue, pero el lenguaje del proyecto de ley era ‘legalización’, no ‘amnistía’.

President Ronald Reagan
“Yo creo en la idea de una amnistía para los que han echado raíces y ha vivido aquí, a pesar de que un tiempo atrás que pueden haber entrado ilegalmente.” – Ronald Reagan, 1984

La Ley del 1986 Reforma de la Inmigración y del Control

“Se aprobó la Reforma de la Inmigración y la Ley de Control y promulgada el 6 de noviembre de 1986. El propósito de esta legislación era modificar, revisar, y la reforma / re-evaluar la situación de los inmigrantes no autorizados establecidos en la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad. El contenido de este proyecto de ley es abrumadora y se divide en varias secciones, como el control de la inmigración no autorizada, la legalización y la reforma de la inmigración legal. El enfoque de este précis será en el aspecto legalización del proyecto de ley.

“Este proyecto de ley dio a extranjeros no autorizados la oportunidad de solicitar y obtener un estatus legal si se cumplen los requisitos estipulados. El destino o el estado de todos los que aplica cayeron en manos de “entidades designadas” y, finalmente, el Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos. Los solicitantes tenían que demostrar que vivían y mantenían una presencia física continua en los EE.UU. desde el 1 de enero de 1982 no poseen antecedentes penales, y proporcionar la prueba de la inscripción en el Servicio Selectivo. Por otra parte, los solicitantes tenían que cumplir con los requisitos mínimos de conocimiento de la historia de Estados Unidos, el gobierno y el idioma Inglés o estar siguiendo un curso de estudios aprobado por el Fiscal General.

“Este proyecto de ley también esbozó las previsiones para los viajes, el empleo temporal “, declaraciones falsas, limitaciones numéricas, los ajustes para el estado y el tratamiento de las solicitudes por “entidades designadas “. Por otra parte, después de un solicitante se le asignó un estatus legal o considerará residente legal temporal, fueron descalificados de la recepción de todas las formas de asistencia social pública por cinco años. Las reglas para las aplicaciones y la asistencia social no se aplicaban a los inmigrantes cubanos o haitianos.” – Resumen por Kurtis Meese

Así que, ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre Obama 2014 y Reagan 1986?

Muy simplemente estos dos puntos:

  • Ronald Reagan no hizo DECRETO de amnistía. El presidente Ronald Reagan firmó la ley un proyecto de ley elaborado por el Congreso. Presidente Reagan siguió precisamente la Constitución.
  • Barack Obama hizo un decreto dictatorial de amnistía general. Como presidente, el presidente Obama ha violado la Constitución.


Presidente Reagan y yo compartimos algunas cosas en común.

  • Nosotros dos vivieron y trabajaron entre los inmigrantes latinos, él en California, yo en el sur de Texas. Así fue, llegamos a amar y apreciar a los latinos.
  • Nosotros dos somos ex demócrata que se convirtieron en republicanos, debido a la dirección hacia abajo el partido demócrata estaba llevando la nación.Él se convirtió en un republicano en 1962, yo en 1980.
  • Nosotros dos entendimos que los inmigrantes que “han echado raíces” en este país y con éxito criado familias y trabajado entre nosotros deben establecerse en un camino hacia la ciudadanía.

El presidente Ronald Reagan, a diferencia de este presidente en ejercicio, entendió la sabiduría de nuestra Constitución y el proceso prescrito de legislar. En 1986 el Congreso 99a consistió en 100 senadores (47 D’s, 53 Rś) y de 435 representantes en la Cámara (253 D’s, 182 R´s).

La Ley de Reforma y Control de Inmigración de 1986 fue aprobada por un Congreso BIPARTIDISTA y firmada como ley por un presidente republicano.

La hipocresía del momento (y la hipocresía de la izquierda)

En mayo de 2008, Jorge Ramos, de Univisión entrevistó candidato Barack Obama. La promesa de Obama:

“No puedo garantizar que va a realizarse en los primeros 100 días. Pero, lo que puedo garantizar es que vamos a tener en el primer año una ley de inmigración que apoyo firmemente y que yo estoy promoviendo. Y quiero que mover hacia adelante lo más rápido posible.”

Si usted no puede creer lo que escribo, ¿puedes creer lo que dice que Barack Obama? (video en inglés)

Supongo que ahora lees lo que dijo y que escuchaste con tus propios oídos su promesa. Así es, mis amigos demócratas izquierdistas, ¿por qué no hace lo que prometió?

El Congreso número 111 fue totalmente controlado por su partido. En el Senado, había 57 D’s, 2 independientes que votaron con el D’s y sólo 41 Rś. Demócratas controlaban el Senado. A lo largo de la Cámara, había 255 D’s y sólo 179 R´s.

El candidato Barack Obama hizo dos grandes promesas: ObamaCare y Socorro para los residentes inmigrantes latinos. Era el jefe de su partido. Él tenía el control total del Congreso. Se abrió paso entre la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (aka ObamaCare), pero no cumplió su promesa a los extranjeros indocumentados latinos que viven entre nosotros.

¿Por qué?

Mi opinión: No le importaba un pizca por los extranjeros ilegales que viven en ‘limbo legal’. Este presidente tiene un solo objetivo y que es la destrucción total de esta república que él ve como una potencia colonial (no somos). Él odia todas las cosas ‘colonial’, a pesar de que él nunca vivió bajo el colonialismo.

Él nos ha desarmado por la destrucción de nuestro arsenal nuclear estratégico hasta el punto de que estamos a la par con Rusia. Él hace tratos secretos con los musulmanes, más recientemente con el ayatolá de Irán.

Oro que Dios abrirá los ojos de nuestro entendimiento colectivo que este asunto de la inmigración actual no es más que una estratagema política para dividir aún más a nuestra gente. Pocos legisladores demócratas se han despertado, pero es probable que sea demasiado tarde.

La auto-nombró tirano en jefe se ha ido debilitando nuestras fuerzas armadas, cuadruplicado nuestra deuda nacional, desarmados nosotros en la faz de la inminente guerra mundial y borró efectivamente nuestras fronteras.

¿Qué es una nación?

Un diccionario dice que una nación es “una comunidad de personas constituidos por una o más nacionalidades y que posee un territorio y un gobierno más o menos definida”. Fronteras controladas definen el territorio.

Un diccionario de negocios dice que “el término ‘nación’ hace hincapié en un grupo particular de personas,” país “hace hincapié en las dimensiones físicas y límites de un área geográfica, y” Estado “una entidad jurídica y política de autogobierno”.

¿Somos una nación en riesgo de ser disuelto? No lo sé. ¿Serán los Estados Unidos de América en humo? No puedo predecir eso, tampoco. Pero, esto sí sé: nuestra nación, nuestro país no es mencionado en la Biblia tiempos finales profecias.

Para terminar, yo despido los medios de comunicación liberales sin sentido que comparan ésta inconstitucional “amnistía” ilegal decreto de Obama con la ley de 1986 firmado por un presidente real.

Conozco al Presidente Ronald Reagan: Barack Obama is no Reagan.

John White

I Know Reagan and Obama Ain’t No Reagan – Clearing the air about ‘amnesty’

Saturday, November 22, 2014 AD

Ignorant Liberals and Complicit Media Liken Obama to Reagan

Democrats and their media mouthpieces claim likeness between unconstitutional action by this sitting president who, contrary to law, contrary to public opinion, granted ‘amnesty’ to millions of illegal immigrants.

First of all, let’s be perfectly clear on the history. What happened in 1986 was not an unconstitutional decree, but a law passed by the Congress, signed by President Reagan.

Ronald Reagan recognized the legal limbo in which millions of Latino immigrants lived. The president made a case to Congress to craft law that would alleviate suffering for millions of people living among us while also setting up barriers to future unlawful border crossings.

Was it amnesty? Indeed it was, but the bill’s language was ‘legalization’, not ‘amnesty’.

President Ronald Reagan
“I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally.” – Ronald Reagan, 1984

1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act

“The Immigration Reform and Control Act was passed and signed into law on November 6, 1986. The purpose of this legislation was to amend, revise, and reform/re-assess the status of unauthorized immigrants set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The content of this bill is overwhelming and is divided into many sections such as control of unauthorized immigration, legalization and reform of legal immigration. The focus of this précis will be on the legalization aspect of the bill.

“This bill gave unauthorized aliens the opportunity to apply and gain legal status if they met mandated requirements. The fate or status of all those who applied fell into the hands of “Designated Entities” and finally the U.S. Attorney General. Applicants had to prove that they lived and maintained a continuous physical presence in the U.S. since January 1st, 1982, possess a clean criminal record, and provide proof of registration within the Selective Service. Moreover, applicants had to meet minimal knowledge requirements in U.S. history, government and the English language or be pursuing a course of study approved by the Attorney General.

“This bill also outlined previsions for temporary residents’ travel, employment, false statements, numerical limitations, adjustments for status and treatment of applications by “Designated Entities”. Furthermore, after an applicant was assigned a legal status or deemed a temporary lawful resident, they were disqualified from receiving all forms of public welfare assistance for five years. The rules for applications and welfare assistance did not apply to Cuban or Haitian immigrants.” – Summary by Kurtis Mees

So, What’s the Difference Between Obama 2014 and Reagan 1986?

Very simply these two points:

  • Ronald Reagan did not DECREE amnesty. President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill crafted by the Congress. President Reagan followed the Constitution to the letter.
  • Barack Obama made a dictatorial decree of blanket amnesty. As president, President Obama violated the Constitution.


President Reagan and I share(d) some things in common.

  • We two lived and worked among Latino immigrants, he in California, I in south Texas. So it was, we came to love and appreciate Latinos.
  • We two are former Democrats who became Republicans, due to the downward direction the Democrat party was taking the nation. He became a Republican in 1962, I in 1980.
  • We two understood that immigrants who “put down roots” in this country and successfully raised families and worked among us should be set on a path to citizenship.

President Ronald Reagan, unlike this sitting president, understood the wisdom of our Constitution and the prescribed process of lawmaking. In 1986 the 99th Congress consisted of 100 Senators (47 D’s, 53 R’s) and 435 Representatives in the House (253 D’s, 182 R’s).

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was passed by a BIPARTISAN Congress and signed into law by a Republican president.

Hypocrisy of the Moment (and hypocrisy of the left)

In May of 2008, Jorge Ramos of Univision interviewed candidate Barack Obama. Obama’s promise:

“I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days. But, what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.”

If you can’t believe what I write, can you believe what Barack Obama says?

I assume now you read what he said and you heard with your own ears his promise. So it is, my Democrat leftist friends, why did he not do what he promised?

The 111th Congress was totally controlled by his party. In the Senate, there were 57 D’s, 2 I’s who voted with the D’s and only 41 R’s. Democrats controlled the Senate. Over in the House, there were 255 D’s and only 179 R’s.

Candidate Barack Obama made two big promises: ObamaCare and Relief for Latino immigrant residents. He was the head of his party. He had total control of the Congress. He pushed through the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), but he did not fulfill his promise to Latino undocumented aliens living among us.


My opinion: He cared not a whit about illegal aliens living in ‘legal limbo’. This president has but one goal and that is the utter destruction of this republic that he sees as a colonial power (we are not). He hates all things ‘colonial’, even though he never lived under colonialism.

He has disarmed us by destroying our strategic nuclear arsenal to the point we are on a par with Russia. He makes secret deals with Muslims, most recently with the Ayatollah of Iran.

I pray God will open the eyes of our collective understanding that this ongoing immigration issue is nothing but a political ploy to further divide our people. A few Democrat lawmakers have awakened, but it’s probably too late.

The self-appointed Tyrant-in-Chief has been weakening our military, quadrupling our national debt, disarming us in the face of impending global war and effectively erased our borders.

What Is A Nation?

One dictionary says a nation is “a community of people composed of one or more nationalities and possessing a more or less defined territory and government“. Controlled borders define the territory.

A business dictionary says “the term ‘nation’ emphasizes a particular group of people, ‘country’ emphasizes the physical dimensions and boundaries of a geographical area, and ‘state’ a self-governing legal and political entity.

Are we a nation at risk of being dissolved? I don’t know. Will the United States of America go up in smoke? I can’t predict that, either. But, this I do know: our nation, our country is not mentioned in Biblical end-times prophecies.

In closing, I dismiss nonsensical liberal news media that likens Obama’s unconstitutional, unlawful “amnesty” decree with the 1986 law signed by a real president.

I know Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama is no Reagan.

John White