My April posts following our visit to Communist Cuba are being serialized in a Texas newspaper, the publisher of which was a former coworker of mine on the Houston Chronicle.
He recently received this letter from one of his readers:
As a visitor from Canada and naturalized American, I am appalled at (Felipe Zapata’s) rant on Cuba as a Dismal Failure of a Nation. Cuba is the only nation that met all our goals for Latino progress. They gave medical help for nothing to Americans who got sick cleaning up at the World Trade Center who could not afford our healthcare. They have produced 10,000 doctors who help out around the world. They sent 10,000 troops to Angola to prevent a U.S. corporate takeover. Our takeovers of the Dominican Republic and Grenada have changed their progress into increasing malnutrition and rampant Mafia-type crime. Check the facts; don’t be taken in by (Zapata’s) corporate bull.
(We’ll call him Joe Blow)
Putting aside the factual errors and rampant silliness of Blow’s letter, let’s focus on this loathing of corporations, which is part of today’s Leftist script.
If you ride a Chevrolet or a Schwinn, a corporation did that. If you shop at Kroger or Whole Foods, a corporation did that. If your shirt is Eddie Bauer, Calvin Klein or Target’s house brand, a corporation did that.
If you live in a home or apartment, a corporation likely did that. Your weekly salary, with some exceptions, comes from a corporation. The water you bathe in comes through pipes and into tubs made by corporations. Your towels too.
Most of the tents at the Occupy sites are made by corporations.
Almost every marvelous aspect of our modern life comes from corporations.
If you want to avoid evil corporations, here’s how to do it:
Move into a cave — or to North Korea.
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