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Apparently, the trip was authorized by the Treasury Department as an educational and cultural exchange. Beyonce' and educational...that's like Kim Kardashian and chastity, those two words just don't go together. I bet Joe Camel got a butt load of Cuban Cigars, you know, he is a "thug", at least he was 20 years ago, and he reminds us in every album named Blueprint, which I believe is on the 4th version.
Last I checked Beyowulf and Joe Camel were Americans, no matter how annoying or mezmerizingly stupid they are, are free to travel to wherever they choose without being called out for hypocrisy even if they travel to a decrepit non scary Communist country. The only Communist country that's remotely imposing is China and that's because of their size and due to them owning our national debt. The embargo is stupid, period point blank. It's been over 50 years...seriously. How can we do business with China or Vietnam but keep sanctions on Cuba? That's hypocrisy, American style. Our Cuban policy stopped making sense decades ago, and if we want to start pointing fingers about human rights violations, we need to start right here. We have created a private prison industrial complex that is rife with human right abuses. Also, let's not forget water boarding, rendition, being spied on at any time by the government, all thanks to the Patriot Act.
The Bay of Pigs was during Kennedy's time, and those were Russian, Soviet weapons that were a threat to the US, not Cuban. Presently, Castro is on the verge of death, so really, what is the big deal now?
Jay-Z lives a willful blind ignorance and flaunts it in his music. He started his career by making music which made people in his situation feel they could aim for the things he rapped about. Then when he obtained those things he figured it would be clever to rap about how the common man cannot obtain what he has. He has since found himself unable to make music about anything except for more ways to say he has things you cannot get. Jay-z engages in a willful manipulation of his image among poor people.
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