I’m thinking of printing this T-shirt up. Any reactions?
Some people have objected to the use of the word “intransigent” on the shirt. I respect everyone’s opinion but the story of the genesis of the shirt deserves to be told. About 5 years ago a fellow graduate of Belen and I were having a pretty hot debate about Cuba. You see my friend went away to college and got brainwashed by a bunch of liberal professors and Jesuit priests. Anyway, in this debate he continually called me intransigent. I had never even heard the word before, but that’s OK there’s probably a lot of words I haven’t heard before. Anyway I’ve noticed a trend that everyone who is anti-castro is labeled intransigent. As some of you have commented intransigent can have a negative connotation, particularly when it’s used with the venom that castro sycophants use it with. But I’ve decided to own that particular criticism. Why? Well because I prefer this definition of the word:
adj.: not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course.
Intransigent is the key word on the shirt design. In fact, I’m pretty intransigent about the word intransigent.
When it comes to Human Rights, I’m intransigent
When it comes to pluralism, I’m intransigent
When it comes to freedom, I’m intransigent
When it comes to a free Cuba, I’m I N T R A N S I G E N T !
Just like my Miami Mafia shirt design, this perhaps doesn’t appeal to everyone. I’m not afraid of labels. Sticks and stones may break my bones…