Cuba: ‘Patria’ (fatherland) is uselessness
'Patria' (fatherland) is uselessness
One of the greatest accomplishments of the [Castro] regime has been the production of people incapable of functioning in a different setting, perfectly useless when it comes to making a living in a normal way. That explains not only a good deal of the nostalgia felt by many [Cuban] emigrants but also the resistance to change by society in Cuba.
Even more curious is how many Cubans wind up associating that incompetence with their national origin, and thus wind up feeling proud of an ineptitude that transcends them and which they confuse with patriotism.