The eulogies for Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez upon his death last week make two points official:
1.) No amount of moral and intellectual wretchedness will earn an artist even the mildest rebuke from most of his professional peers and their related institutions — so long as the wretch hires himself out to communists.
2.) The masochism of Democratic U.S. Presidents is boundless.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez shared all of Fidel Castro’s hatred against the U.S., a passion that contributed much to their long and warm friendship. Given this rabid hatred for the nation that elected them, you’d really think — especially given White House speech writing budgets — that these U.S. Presidents could have found a way to express their admiration for Garcia Marquez’s art without so warmly embracing the wretched artist himself.
Our friends at Frontpage Mag. smuggle a few items about “Gabo” across the Miami-Dade border for dissemination to a handful of folks in the ether regions beyond…
“Those Americans are kinda like women. They have a masochistic streak….”
(Brazilian Pres. and Che Guevara chum Janio Quadros, 1961)