Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An Open Letter To The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State Of The United States
February 20, 2013
The Honorable John Kerry
Secretary of State of the United States
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Dear Secretary Kerry:
A wise man once said that insanity consists in continuing to do the wrong thing with the hope of obtaining a different result.
That can describe very well the continuation of the blockade/embargo which the the United States maintains against the Republic of Cuba, the land where I was born.
On November 13th of 2012, one week after the re-election of President Barack Obama, the General Assembly of the United Nations, by a vote of 188-3, condemned for the 22nd consecutive year the continuation of the Cuba blockade/embargo. The General Assembly is a true democracy of the 194 nations of our planet. No nation is allowed to veto a resolution of that august body.
I consider myself a citizen of two countries and I have a deep love for both of them. I would like to see peace reign between the U.S. and Cuba. It would benefit both countries.
It is time for the United States government to recognize that the failed blockade/embargo against Cuba is not going to overthrow the socialist government of the Caribbean nation. We have to learn to coexist.
I hope that you can use your good influence to convince the current occupant of the White House to remove the single obstacle that prevents peace between the U.S. and Cuba.
Let us show the world that the U.S. is not insane and that it is willing to learn to be wise.
[signature of JRG]
Jorge R. González
Publisher/Editor of Cuba Journal
Published continuously since December 10, 2005