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Castro vs. the Cuban People - Where was the President?
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Cubaverdad
2013-07-23 14:30:49 UTC
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Castro vs. the Cuban People: Where was the President? / Orlando Luis
Pardo Lazo
Posted on July 23, 2013

With a speech that lasted 35 minutes, Commander in Chief Raúl Castro
destroyed the very last traces of the New Man that would complete the
1959 Castroist revolution. In doing so he created a paradox in which a
leader accused the masses of living without moral and civic values:
Without honesty or decency or shame or modesty or honor or sensitivity
or solidarity.

Raúl Castro (who is also the First Secretary of the Cuban Communist
Party and President of the Council of State) made this condemnatory
speech on July 7 during the 8th Legislature of the National Parliament.
At times, the General seemed to be on the verge of ordering an ethnic
cleansing of the Cuban nation. He threatened to impose discipline at any
cost, even though we Cubans are used to that after more than half a
century of watching the government use repression as a mechanism for
creating consensus and governability.

So, the governing elite is now discovering that the island is in ruins,
and that its raw human material is reprobate at best, guilty of: Theft,
impunity, squatting, black-market dealing, noncompliance with working
hours, illegal slaughter of livestock and endangered species, breeding
animals in the city, hoarding products in short supply and reselling
them at higher prices, illegal gambling, bribery and perks, harassment
of tourists, computer hacking, drunkenness, swearing, and littering in
public (as well as defecating and urinating in parks and on the street),
graffiti, pounding music, academic fraud, vandalization of phone booths
and pylons and even drains and traffic signs…

For speeches similar to Raúl Castro’s most recent one (what we can call
a Cubanicide), many people who are critical of the socialist system have
been officially punished with ostracism, stigmatization, jail, exile,
and death.

The question that never gets answered is this: Where were brothers Fidel
and Raúl Castro while Cuba was falling to pieces? Were they ignorant or
inefficient or indolent?

From Sampsonia Way Magazine

22 July 2013

Source: "Castro vs. the Cuban People: Where was the President? / Orlando
Luis Pardo Lazo | Translating Cuba" -
http://translatingcuba.com/castro-vs-the-cuban-people-where-was-the-president-orlando-luis-pardo-lazo/
The Razor's Edge
2013-07-31 12:56:16 UTC
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"So, the governing elite is now discovering that the island is in ruins,
and that its raw human material is reprobate at best, guilty of: Theft,
impunity, squatting, black-market dealing, noncompliance with working
hours, illegal slaughter of livestock and endangered species, breeding
animals in the city, hoarding products in short supply and reselling
them at higher prices, illegal gambling, bribery and perks, harassment
of tourists, computer hacking, drunkenness, swearing, and littering in
public (as well as defecating and urinating in parks and on the street),
graffiti, pounding music, academic fraud, vandalization of phone booths
and pylons and even drains and traffic signs…"

The sad part is that it is all true.

Corruption in the form of theft particularly is rampant, black market
dealing is and has been selling stolen state property for years.
Hoarders should be publicly admonished
Beef can be purchased in the street for 30 pesos a pound or less. The
government needs to legalize nurturing cattle for sale.
Pig shit and stench are everywhere polluting the water supply, endangering
our children playing in the swill washed into the streets.
People throw their garbage out of car windows, on the street two feet from a
garbage bin, spitting in front of stores, pissing and shitting on private
property or anywhere they can find a concealed corner and if caught should
be made to seek out 20 times more than what they purged from their ass or
face jail time.
Tourists need to be harrassed because they are an ignorant bunch with no
respect for the beautiful people of this beautiful country and those that
prey on young girls should be publicly admonished and sent back to their own
country to face jail time.
Music is not music unless it is heard.
Vandals should be sent to the cane fields and then put in jail for a long
time.
Academic fraud should be punishable by forced community service.
Every country has computer hackers, deal with it.

I love this country and even though I am a foreigner show the greatest
respect for my neighbors, their property, the parks, the people who work in
stores and public services, the police and do unto others as I would have
done unto me.

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