• MSNBC Host: Americans Are A Plague On The World

    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry is worried restoring relations between U.S. and Cuba will cause a “downside” for Cuba because American tourists “can sometimes be a plague on the rest of the world.”

    Harris-Perry, who previously sported tampon earrings on air and thinks your children belong to “the community,” made no attempt to disguise her Marxist rhetoric Saturday during her weekend show.

    “On the one hand, it is great to reopen these relationships, on the other hand, I worry about American tourists and the ways we can sometimes be a plague on the rest of the world, particularly in these nations that become high-tourist economies,” she said. “I’m wondering if there’s a downside to our economic ties opening up with Cuba, for Cuba.”

    Prof. John Gutierrez of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice countered Harris-Perry’s assertion.

    “We have to stop fetishizing the Cuba of old cars and run down architecture. Cubans are entitled to a good standard of living. That may mean having a home Depot in Cuba and I think we need to respect that,” he said. “Before we worry so much about whether or not the arrival of American capitalism changes something in Cuba, I think we need to recognize that Cubans have for 50 years been denied many of the basics of modern life.”

    “I hear you, I do,” Harris-Perry replied “but there’s still this kind of cultural hegemony clash that can exist.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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