Elian Gonzalez Essay, Research Paper
The swarms of rumors and tons of media
coverage form a shaded cloud around one boy, his name Elian Gonzalez.
Elian has been crowded by cameras , flashes
and political leaders all poking at his future. I believe that Elian should
go home to Cuba where he could live peacefully out of the American media’s
blood hound reporters camera flashes and editorials. Elian’s father and
his family should be able to come to terms and decide on the fate of this
young child. He is just being used as a puppet in the political war between
Castro’s Communism and Clinton’s Democracy.
I wish that the people of Miami would realize
that Elian should not be given special rights to gain entrance to America.
Since I have been to Cuba I am sure that there are many other people that
would like to be able to travel and stay in America. That is not possible
for them they are not cute enough or the center of a political debate therefore
, Elian should be sent back to prove that he is a normal citizen and that
everyone in society is an equal.
This debate over his location has gone
much to far. The boy was taken out by force because the Miami residents
would not give him up with out a fight. There were riots in the streets
where senseless behavior the smashing cars and destruction throughout the
streets of Little Havana. What does this solve? Nothing only people’s valuables
being destroyed which has nothing to do with the fight for Elian. That
is exactly what it is no longer a peaceful discussion but a verbal and
physical fight to decide this child’s life.
If this boy who is almost looked upon as
a so called gift from god had been dealt with like every other illegal
immigrant he would be merely sent back across the ocean he came across
back to his native home of Cuba. Yes it is wrong how they treat immigrants
if they can work and help with the economical status why not let them in.
Do not treat one different from the other. Make sure that everyone is treated
as an equal.
So I guess now we will have to wait for
the political bickering to stop and see the fate of this tortured boy come
to end when you pick up the next issue of Time magazine or turn on CNN.