Okay, I admit ignorance on Che Guevara. Just read up quite a lot about him, and forced myself to look at as many accounts as possible so I could get a balanced view (not necessarily influenced by American propaganda). I was wrong about him.
I won't change my view of Woody Allen, though. Say what you will. All the hang up about father marrying "daughter", etc... As long as she was legal and they love each other and are not abusing anyone, what's the harm? They're still together, so it must be real. Certainly more real than what Allen and Farrow had. My own family is pretty chaotic in that way, but I've come to accept that people tend to be chaotic that way. I know a LOT of families around the world that are. It's the clinging to rigid rules about who should be with whom in what capacity that causes all the trouble, the same way that people get all worked up about GAY (BPL, you really have to do something about this... it's discriminatory toward GAY people not to be able to write the word without the filter coming in) people or transvestites or transgenders. The feeling of it being creepy is your own inability to come to term with what makes others happy. Here, I'm NOT saying that I agree with things like pedophiles or rapists. It has to be mutual and both parties have to understand what they are doing. If someone can be tried for murder at 21 or legally go kill people in other countries, then they are old enough to decide whom they want to marry. To me the most important thing is that two people are happy. That is the most and rarest thing we can expect out of life.
I'm pretty certain he would very much be against the present BSA policy.
Bush, Chaney, Rumsfeld, Palin, Romney, Limbaugh, Caitlin Dickson, and Matthew Perry (bet a lot of you don't know who he is, and if you do, I'm talking from the other country's point of view)... now there are some creepy, scary, uncomfortable, and morally reprehensible characters.
As to the misery of Cuba... almost all of it is because of the American embargo, not just because it stops anything from getting in, or out, but because it very effectively stops any change from taking place within the country. America never had the right to place an embargo on Cuba. What form of government they choose to follow is up to the Cubans, even if that is a dictatorship (just as no one would have the right to come into America to overthrow the government if America was led by a dictator), and if they decide to continue with a communist system that is their prerogative, whether or not Americans agree with communism or not (though I have to add that "communism" in it's original intended form has nothing to do with dictatorship. The very ideas are contradictory). The Cubans have a right to trade with whomever they choose, whether or not Americans agree with their choice of partners or not. America has no right to continue the embargo. Cuba is no threat (these days) to anyone.
Did you know that, despite its limitations and lack of resources, Cuba has one of the most effective and progressive medical systems in the world? Two doctor friends of mine from the States visited Cuba in 1989 to evaluate the system there and came back quite astounded by what they found. They suggested to Harvard to study the system more and adopt some of the practices.
Also, if you want to buy new parts for your 1950's model American cars, go to Cuba where cars have been stuck in time and locals have learned to re-manufacture worn down parts. One of my doctor friends is a 1950's car aficionado and bought quite a few parts that he could no longer find in the States, new.
My main point is that I was wrong about Che Guevara.