…some are plain old dumbass communists.
My father did two stints forcibly cutting sugar cane in Cuba – in between time in jails. The first was I believe in 1960 or 61 for a few months. The second was for almost two years, right after I was born, away from the family as required by fidel castro in order to let our family leave the country. There was no payment for his 12 hour workdays, nor was there any help, monetary or otherwsie, for the family he was forced to separate from.
Im pretty sure I know exactly what my father would say if he read the following report from Reuters, titled “Cuba’s “revolutionary” tourists pick fruit, haul rock”
By Esteban Israel
CAIMITO, Cuba (Reuters) – They do not come to Cuba for the beaches and tropical mystique that draw more than 2 million other visitors each year.
Instead they come to spend their vacations working in the countryside under a blazing sun, eating rice and beans and sharing a room without air-conditioning or toilet with seven others.
They are so-called revolutionary tourists who arrive each year from about 50 countries for a “total immersion” in one of the world’s few remaining socialist countries.
“I call it a revolutionary vacation. I dedicate my free time to doing something concrete for the Cuban revolution,” Carlo Sarpero, a 26-year-old shop keeper from Genova, Italy, explained, as he repaired a school.
Cuba will receive more than 1,200 foreign “brigadistas” this summer for its “social-political” tourism program.
“Que clases de comemierrrrrrdas!”
These complete comemierdas actually pay fidel castro $350 to become his slaves for 21 days. They spend 21 days toiling in cane fields or tobacco fields or in quarries, then return home all enlightened and fullfilled that they have done their part to help the almighty revolucion.
Because 21 days in Cuba working in the fields makes you a damned good revolutionary. A hero of the working class! Vicarious heroes who spend 3 weeks in Cuba, their hearts filled with joy as to their selflessness, who then go about and live in a free society while their Cuban comrades rot away in the worker’s utopian island. Blind, deaf and dumb.
These people are worse than Vicarious Marxists. They are Ineluctable Marxists who, despite all evidence to the absolute contrary, continue in their pursuit of the ideological myth.
Que clase de comemierrrrdas!
Hat tip Stefania and David R.