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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Trip to Cuba — Connecting the Dots

Jay-Z Che T-Shirt

 

Talented Music-Diva Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana, Cuba. The visit has drawn much criticism from many Cuban-Americans for showing insensitivity to the plight of average Cubans. As you can see from captioned photo, Jay-Z has displayed his admiration for Ernesto “Che” Guevara in the past by wearing t-shirts with his image.

But the famous revolutionary Guevara was not a friend of African-Americans. Thus, Jay-Z demonstrates immense ignorance about Guevara’s past history and comments, or his only concern is to show his cool side in front of the cameras.

Following are two quotes attributed to “El Che” with regards to African-Americans:

“We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing.”

And,

“The Negro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”

 
And now we find out that the Cuban authorities have demoted Afro-Cuban Roberto Zurbano for penning a recent article in the New York Times that was highly critical of racism in the Cuban Revolution and its leaders.

To view article on Zurbano, click on http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/04/06/cuban-official-demoted-for-op-ed-published-in-united-states/

Which brings us back to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Cuban vacation. Will they meet with human-rights dissidents in Cuba – most of which are Afro Cubans, like Dr. Oscar Biscet – and advocate on behalf of Roberto Zurbano, or will they concentrate on just having fun?

Between you and me, the Cuban authorities hoped that Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Cuban excursion would end the articles and coverage by the American and world media outlets on Yoani Sánchez. Well, kudos to Yoani and the powerful message that she’s aired about the lack of human rights and civil liberties in Cuba.

5 comments to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Trip to Cuba — Connecting the Dots

  • Gallardo

    Saying these two morons are talented is as much of a fabrication and fallacy as Che being a liberator and humanitarian. One is no more than a dancer, the other a blabbering fool, and both the product of decadent times in which the music industry is mostly relying on the lowest common denominator; and rest assure, their work will not stand the test of time. I can't name a single song from Beyaca, and Gay-Z is as monotonous as a Nam Myoho Renge Kyo unless he is doing a sample of some other artist's song or a collaboration.

    These two do not have the timeless and international caliber of a Rick James, Prince, or Tina Turner no matter how much they try to.

    As to why they don't care about flashing wealth in a decrepit communist dystopia and promoting it? Like I said before, we must first see who these people really are. She is an idiot who names her son Blue Ivy as if it was a mutant from a comic book script and talks about being possessed on stage by a spirit. That's one self-absorbed moron if you ask me. Then in the case of Gay-Z, why should we expect much from a person who is a former crack dealer (shot three times), stupid Illuminati want to be, one who shot his own brother, who stabbed a record producer, and one who carelessly raps with boaster about being a monster who rapes women and children (song "monster" in collaboration with other lucky rich black trash and detestable imbeciles) along with being a god, etc.

    That said, I don't expect much either from an era and nation which props and holds such stupid and conceited trash as A-list celebrities, the moment's hottest, and as White House guests who get a public endorsement by the very president do to the easy money and propaganda tools they are to him (a president who is, along his mentors, another trash, shamelessness, and reflection of a stupid society in decay).

    By the way, it is an irony that communists are so irritated by blacks given their effectivity in producing such huge exodus of whites out of Cuba (no one stayed because they were white), such degradation of Cuba into African shit-hole standards (Many African states are better off for that matter), and the elimination of more than 4 million whites out of their revolution (and Cuba all together) if one takes into account the sons and grandsons of the more than 2 million who have left "the revolution" by now, the revolution they can go shove up their mother's cunts and the one that will pass in Cuban history as the biggest betrayal, heist, destructive pest, waste of half a century, and criminal fraud ever perpetuated over the republic.

  • asombra

    Lots of celebs have gone to Cuba, and the regime has duly used them and their visits for PR purposes, but the reception given to these two is out of the ordinary. Their trip has been treated practically like a visit by a foreign head of state, and I mean an important one, not the president of Guatemala. The regime’s apparatus has gone all out, and there are obviously political reasons for this, as there always are in Cuba. Distracting attention away from Cuban dissidence and opposition figures currently abroad may well be part of it, but that’s not all. These aren’t just celebrities, and not just black celebrities, but black celebrities who are tight with the Obamas, especially Beyoncé with Michelle. There is absolutely no coincidence here, just pure calculation. The MSM, as usual, is conveniently "clueless."

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  • Jorge Ponce

    To listen to my interview on this subject on the Silvio Canto, Jr.'s radio talk in Dallas, Texas, on April 10, 2013, click on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2013/04/11/todays-message

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