:: Sunday, 19 January 2003 ::
Was watching that SBS show Fond Memories of Cuba last night.
There was a streetside interview with an old guy. The shot was from the waist up. He was wearing a nicish dark blue shirt, his hair was neat and short. He looked kinda cool. He was talking about how great it was in Cuba, how life expectancy was high, he himself was 70-something and he felt he could 'eat a lion' on a good day. He said Fidel was God. He then went on to say that the cost of travelling round in Cuba was very high and it was not worth spending money on travel and he had better cut the interview short because he had a long way to go and he had better get started.
And as he walked away the camera panned after him...and the guy had no shoes on, and he was pushing a wheelbarrow filled with rubbish.
Christ, how I laughed.
Those poeple are idiots. Pigheaded idiots. It is not as though they do not know the better life they could have if they adopted the democratic life that functions well a mere 90 miles away. And what do you do with a man whose head is in the toilet and who maintains his life is good, even better than that of his neighbour?
Elections in Cuba. Pronounced 'rubberstamping for the despot'.
:: WB 3:24 pm [link+] ::