Woke up this morning exactly like I have been for some time now, hoping, wishing, praying that I have finally woken from The Nightmare. (I’ve been living with it for so long that I give it the respect it’s due and elevate it to proper noun status.) As always though, my morning ritual of hope is fleeting and short lived.
“Yes, Val,” I say to myself. “You are still in the paradox. Still living in that evil parallel reality.”
In today’s episode of The Nightmare we are still living in a world where:
– fidel castro may or may not still be alive. And questions of his “aliveness” are a moot point as, really, no one cares and the MSM – the arbiters of truth and justice and integrity! – still sits idly by, terrified of covering the ugly truth that is castros’ Cuba lest they lose their front row seat when the official announcement of the death that millions await is made.
– Some Americans want to trade and travel to the very same country my family was forced to flee, with the very same government that incarcerated my father, the same government that beat him relentlessly and without prejudice, that for more than two years, while my father was enslaved, that same government tortured my mother and older sister psychologically and when that government realized my father would not break and finally gave him his release and his exit papers, usurped everything they had ever worked for: The home we lived in, every piece of furniture, every decoration, every morsel of food, every memento, every letter, every photograph…everything. I am told my mother was a beautiful bride, and Im sure she was, but Ill never see a single photograph of that day as she was forced to burn all of our pictures before we became gusanos.
– The present administration of the United States of America, a country supposedly the bastion of freedom and democracy, supports socialists and communists and populists the likes of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Manuel Zelaya, who are hell bent on usurping the rights of their own people so that they may remain in power indefinitely, like the untouchable man in Cuba who made my family suffer for decades.
– Organizations chartered to be overseers of the human and civil rights of all people, and once considered, truly, great hopes for a peaceful, free mankind, are rife with dictators and despots. Where murderers and genocidal maniacs sit in positions of prominence.
– My government proactively works to destroy the greatest country in the history of mankind without concern, without prejudice and without compunction. The greatest and most successful ideological and political experiment of all time on the brink of absolute destruction at the hands of a cursory few whose actions are based on idiocy and whose mistakes are shielded by arrogance and prevarication.
There is much more to today’s episode of The Nightmare, and I’d like to record it all here, but, alas, I cannot. Right now I have to, unfortunately, continue to live it.