...But there's also another consideration which is important-and which can't be ignored, in my opinion. Honest people are just going to have to face the fact that that whenever possible, people with power are going to exploit any actions which serve their violent ends. So when American dissidents criticize the atrocities of some enemy state like Cuba or Vietnam or something, it's no secret what the effects of that criticism are going to be: it's not going to have any effect whatsoever on the Cuban regime, for example, but it certainly will help the torturers in Washington and Miami to keep inflicting their campaign of suffering on the Cuban population (i.e. through the US-led embargo). Well, that is something I do not think a moral person would want to contribute to.