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The Age of Innocence

By Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in Translating Cuba:

The Age of Innocence

Imagine. That this coup d’etat on the first of January 1959 would be considered a Revolution by half the planet. Or planet and a half. Imagine. And that the whole country would be militarized and export war for more than 55 years of world history. Imagine. That what could not be conquered by death, would finally be conquered by the ballot box and capital. Imagine. That in 2014 we Cubans would still be talking about some Fidel or whatever his name was. Imagine.

2 comments to The Age of Innocence

  • asombra

    Innocence? Oh, like white-as-snow. Snow job, I mean. I never cease to be appalled at how so many people could be SO taken in by a verbose, histrionic fraud with "BS artist" written all over him, perpetually dressed up like the "guerrillero" he never was but simply played at. But maybe I misjudge them. Maybe they just pretended to fall for the BS for ulterior motives. Lord, the nausea.

  • asombra

    If memory serves, that photo was taken during a family visit to Fidel while he was doing jail time for masterminding the Moncada attack, which caused quite a few deaths, ALL of them ultimately his responsibility. Does he look like an abused and mistreated political prisoner? No? That's because he wasn't, not even close--and to put the cherry on the cake, that horrid, evil Batista gave him amnesty after serving only about two years. Once Fidel took power, he never, EVER treated anybody who was a significant threat anywhere near so benevolently. Actually, benevolence didn't come into it, period.