And to think this kid’s mother died trying to get him to freedom.
Eight years after a headline making international custody fight which ended with his return to his father in Cuba, Elian Gonzalez has joined Cuba’s Young Communist Union.
In an article in Cuba’s communist youth newspaper, Juventud Rebelde, the 14-year old Gonzalez said he would never let ex-President Fidel Castro and his brother Raul Castro down. He joined more than 18-thousand others who joined the group on Saturday.
In 2000, Gonzalez’ mother was killed when a boat carrying them to the U.S. capsized in the Florida Straits. Elian, who was 6 years old at the time, and two other refugees were found clinging to an inner tube for survival. After his rescue the boy stayed with relatives in South Florida until a long tug of war over custody end with armed federal agents seizing him from his great uncle’s Miami home. Elian then returned to Cuba with his father.
Janet Reno and Bill Clinton, two of the worst slugs in American history, ripped him from his chance at freedom and sent him back to be exploited by Castro.
Congratulations Fidel, the indoctination is complete.