In the morally relativistic world which is my university, two of my professors recently spoke ambivalenty about life in Cuba — a theme echoed by many in academia. I often chuckle at this idyllic view of the Carribean island, especially when news stories like this one pop up.

One never hears tales of Floridians making a boat out a ’57 Chevy in an ill-fated bid to escape to Cuba. Of course, Chompsky would argue that’s because corporations control the media.

While I’m on the subject, the U.S. refugee policy toward Cuba seems pretty idiotic. If they make it to land, they get to stay; if they get caught at sea they go back to Cuba. Given our newfound emphasis on freedom, perhaps we should allow anyone who gets close stay in our country. Cuba, after all, isn’t free.