Apparently it still is's doing the same thing over and over expecting different results as the attempts to strongarm and intimidate Colombian singer, Juanes, from staging one of his Peace Without Borders Concerts in Havana next month.
The differences break down typically along generational lines:
There is some encouraging news here:
The poll also gauged respondents' thoughts on cultural exchanges with Cuba: 50 percent of those surveyed said they supported such exchanges, 33 percent were opposed and 17 percent were undecided.
The strongest unanimity was on the subject of a small exile group that staged a demonstration in Little Havana and burned Juanes' CDs last week.
Overall, 74 percent said the protest by Vigilia Mambisa had a negative effect on the image of Cuban exiles in the United States.
Even Gloria Estefan is taking what I believe is a sensible position:
Estefan said she was ok with his decision to perform in the September 20th concert, according to a Spanish article published on Univision.com.
The Cuban-American singer and songwriter was quoted saying, "I know Juanes has his heart in the right place and wants to do something in the name of peace," according to an interview with Notimex.
Good for her. The hardline policy has done absolutely nothing but play into the castro dynasty's hands. It's past time to try a different tack.