Friday, October 14, 2005

Meet Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet

Che Guevara is still dead!
El Miche
(Image by the dissident frogman: MiChe Mouse)
Long live El MiChe!

From Blog For Cuba: Che's Real Legacy
castro's murderous sidekick, che guevara thankfully met his death on this date 38 years ago. The promise was for democracy and equality, all for the people. Instead it turned out to be all for castro and none for the people.

Before castro, there were 11 prisons in Cuba, today there are over 300. Gulags, where torture, starvation and unimaginable horror is the norm. There is no such thing as a fair trial in Cuba, and the laws are flexible so anyone, anytime is subject to arrest and arbitrary sentencing. Neighborhood snitches spy for castro, so everyone knows there are eyes and ears everywhere and you'd better watch what you say.

If che and castro had fulfilled the promise of their revolution, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet would have been the ideal model for che's so-called "new man", an articulate, charismatic, black physician. Instead, he personifies the true legacy of that terror. A man unjustly sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime of holding a flag upside down, a universally recognized expression of political dissent. Dr. Biscet is an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. He is the founder of the Lawton Foundation, a human rights organization made illegal by the dictator fidel castro. The Lawton Foundation peacefully promotes the defense of all Cubans through nonviolent civil disobedience. Dr. Biscet is a follower of the Dalai Lama, Thoreau,Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and wants to bring democracy and justice to Cuba.