Miami Marlin’s manager, Ozzie Guillen, was suspended for five days for making comments to Time magazine that he, Guillen, loves Castro and respects him for staying in power so long. He later apologized for his comments.
Wait a minute. Guillen, a native of Venezuela, was on U.S. soil and made his comments without anyone egging him on. It was, apparently, his thoughts that he chose to verbalize. (By the way, he has also stated publicly that he likes Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, a Castro ally.)
What’s puzzling to me is that Guillen is here in America, a nation that prides itself for its free speech segment of the U.S. Constitution and publicly humiliates and shows disdain for a man speaking freely in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia.
Ozzie Guillen may appreciate Castro and Chavez. He has a right to make such a statement even as a guest in our country. His rights were stepped on by the politically correct police who decide what’s proper and improper in a society that will allow late night “comedians” to slam, disgrace and say heinous things about persons they find despicable.
Ozzie, welcome to America. As far as I’m concerned you have a right to speak freely in America, even if I disagree with your choice of political dictators.