Unadulterated Arrogance

Friday, January 07, 2005

Elian

No, the bottle of mineral water that you just conjured up in your vivid imagination is 'Evian'; I'm talking about  Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who was the centre of a diplomatic furore between the American and Cuban Govts. at the turn of this century. A gazillion human rights group campaigned the cause of the Cuban  kid. One couldn't turn the tele on without being inundated with news pertaining to Elian. The supreme court ruled against these groups and Elian was rightly sent back to Cuba with his father. Since the kid was sent back home, the Human rights groups have been silent. If they were genuinely interested in the welfare of the boy, they would have maintained the momentum. But once the case was lost and the publicity abated, those who championed his cause forsook him as there was no more political mileage to be made. So when I label the majority of the humans rights groups as hypocrites; I do it with valid reasons... and why am I bring up such an old topic... well, actually I was just drinking a bottle of Evian and it just struck me.. ;-) 

1 Comments:

  • why was such a big fuss made in the first place for some stupid cuban child

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/10/2005 03:18:00 AM  

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