Why is communism bad?
Asks some clueless kid on a message board, and Bridget Johnson explains why. Many young people know why communism is bad.
Locally, Princeton University Students protest crackdown in Cuba
CAUSA co-founder Chris Gueits, also a Princeton sophomore, said the group’s decision to end its march outside the front doors of Firestone was symbolic of the absence of a free flow of information in Cuba and restrictions against free expression.
“In countries like Cuba, this would land you in jail,” Mr. Gueits said in front of the sculpture outside the library. “There’s a vacuum of information over there, and these people feel alone.”
. . .
The march was held within a week of the second anniversary of an alleged crackdown on dissent by Cuban President Fidel Castro on March 18, 2003. President Castro ordered the arrest of more than 75 journalists, labor union organizers, civic leaders, librarians and human rights activists, according to organizers.
The protest at Princeton University was one of several reportedly held on college campuses across the nation. There was a simultaneous march on the University of Pennsylvania campus, and memorial events were held at Harvard, Georgetown, Boston College, University of Florida, Florida State, Cornell, Columbia and elsewhere, organizers said.
I heartily applaud Mr. Gueits and his group for their efforts.