It would be nice if Americans who knowingly profited from the communists’ looting of Cuban households would be prosecuted.
For some reason the Left, including too many Americans, treats Cuba as a kind of giant amusement park where moral rules that apply everywhere else can be ignored without conscience. So the gaily painted antique cars and dilapidated architectural facades become fun photo backdrops rather than occasioning questions about how the most advanced society in Latin America became one big slum. And it’s OK for tourists to pay Cuban teenagers for sex, because it’s all voluntary, right? Never mind that in any decent country these kids would be in school rather than out hustling to supplement their families’ incomes. And what’s a little stolen property? It all happened so long ago, and the revolutionaries were trying to accomplish great things and the people whose property they ripped off were probably rich and had it coming. Or maybe we shouldn’t apply our standards to another society.
It’s all a rationalization for self-serving corrupt behavior, as so many defenses of unfree societies are.
(Read the comments at the Babalu post for more anecdotes about the Castro regime’s generosity with stolen property.)