January 2, 2019
Pre-revolutionary Cuba was an awesome sex tourism destination where Americans could go and get drunk with hookers.
Batista was a cool guy, and liked to encourage fun times. The fun times of pre-revolutionary Cuba often stopped the terrible writer Ernest Hemingway from writing his horrible books. If it were not for fun times Cuba, this man could have written even more of these terrible, boring, pointless novels, and so we owe a great debt to pre-revolutionary Cuba.
“One more drink, and I won’t be able to see my typewriter” said Ernest Hemingway. “Have another drink, friend,” replied noble pre-communist Cuba.
Whatever your own personal stupid views on economics are, I don’t care. The fact of reality is that communist countries are boring. Even when they starve to death, they are just like “oh woe is me, such is the life of the workers’ paradise, starve I shall while having no fun at all.”
On the 60th anniversary of Cuba’s revolution, ruling Communist Party leader Raul Castro blasted the Trump administration for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation and of intervening in Latin America.
Castro and his late, elder brother Fidel Castro led the rebel band that in 1959 overthrew a U.S.-backed dictator and installed a Communist-run country on the doorstep of the United States, setting the scene for decades of Cold War hostility.
At the time, their revolution inspired leftist movements throughout Latin America, but the celebrations on Tuesday came as the region is shifting rightwards, coinciding with the inauguration of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
Some of Cuba’s closest allies, Venezuela and Nicaragua, are mired in political crises, and U.S. President Donald Trump has tightened the decades-old U.S. embargo on the island, after his predecessor, Barack Obama, had sought to normalize relations.
“Once again, the North American government is taking on the path of confrontation with Cuba,” Castro said in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba where Fidel Castro proclaimed victory six decades ago.
The speech by Castro, who stepped down as president in April but remains head of the Communist Party until 2021, was part of a solemn, sunset ceremony in a cemetery where both Fidel Castro and independence hero Jose Marti are buried.
“Increasingly, high-ranking officials of this administration are … trying to blame Cuba for all the region’s ills,” he said, adding that they stemmed instead from “ruthless neoliberal policies”.
Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said in November that Washington would take a tougher line against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, calling them a “troika of tyranny.”
In all seriousness though.
The Bolton policy is retarded.
Yes, communism is goofy and so on, but who actually cares?
Why do there always have to be all of these pointless enemies for the US government to rage against? Yeah, the Cuban missile crisis was serious, but you know – what year was that?
Who cares about that now?
What is the alleged threat represented by this country – or Venezuela for that matter?
Cuba has avoided for the most part the general communist pattern of “no food for you, comrade,” which is I think impressive (regardless of the details, which involved a lot of clever tricks), and also apparently avoided the “no fun allowed” trap of communism.
In fact, Cuba remains a decent sex tourism spot even with communism, but Americans are cockblocked from going there by idiot policies.
And if Venezuela wants to starve and have no fun at all, what does that have to do with me and my personal problems?
Barack Obama was a bad person, and that picture he took in Cuba is among his most disgusting moments.
But that does not mean that the right wing is correct about their endless global confrontationism agenda.
What is the threat of Cuba?
What is the threat of anything?
The only threat that I’m aware of that involves groups of people threatening America is these immigrants. And they are inside our country, or trying to get inside of our country, not on some shitty poor communist island that has no relevance to anything.