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Wouldn’t it be nice if Cubans could publish their thoughts like Fidel does?

My View by Silvio Canto Jr.:

Wouldn't it be nice if Cubans could publish their thoughts like Fidel does?

Fidel Castro is in bad health but his pen is apparently OK. He just wrote some rather bizarre thoughts at Granma, the state newspaper.

Fidel is concerned about "robots":

""It is said that by 2040, just 27 years from now, many tasks that today are carried out by the police such as handing out tickets and other tasks, will be done by robots," Castro wrote. "Can readers imagine how difficult it will be to argue with a robot capable of making millions of calculations per minute?""

Wonder if Cuba's political prisons or state controlled newspaper will also be run by robots? Frankly, I was under the impression that every state journalist in Cuba was already a robot. They are told what to write and when to do it.

He took a couple of shots at President Obama, another indication that "hope and change" may have lost another subscriber. We can now safely put Fidel in the "No se puede" disappointment club.

First, it was Snowden:

"'I admire the bravery and justness in Snowden's declarations,' Castro wrote. 'In my opinion, he did the world a service by revealing the repugnantly dishonest politics of an empire that lies and cheats the world.'"

Second, it was Syria:

"'I am compelled to write because very soon grave things will happen,' Castro wrote. 'In our time, no more than 10 or 15 years go by without the human race being in danger of extinction.'

'The Empire's Navy and Air Force and their allies are preparing to begin a genocide against the Arab people,' he added."

He didn't write anything of consequence. However, it's nice to have a state run newspaper that publishes everything you write no matter how bizarre or idiotic.

We want a few things that were absent in Fidel's article:

1) Freedom of press in Cuba. No more independent journalists harassed by Castro's thugs;

2) More access to the Internet for Cubans so that they can read what the world thinks of their corrupt and decaying old leaders; and,

3) No more harassment of "Las Damas en Blanco". Let them march in peace without insults and physical intimidation.

P.S. You can hear CANTO TALK here.

1 comment to Wouldn’t it be nice if Cubans could publish their thoughts like Fidel does?

  • Gallardo

    As if the Cuban people gave a shit x 10 about what this long overdue fraud and national cancer has to say about foreign nations (all possessing more freedom) and robot speculations for 2040. But of course, nothing this moribund egomaniac does is for Cuba, these are all calls for attention directed at the foreign dummy.

    Granted, such speculations will be as unrealistic as the futuristic predictions made in the 1950s regarding the 1990s (all they got right were the flat televisions). I still remember the early '90s reports talking about the flying cars of 2010 - all we had in 2010 were more people ridding bicycles and taking the bus.

    Let's say cops will indeed be robots in 2040. Should it matter to a nation that has been sequestered, ransacked, slaved, going backwards, and crumbling as a dystopia since 1959?