“I was born with the revolution. I’ve never known capitalism.”
“History has taught us that the Communist Party is the road that Cuba needs to follow.”
With two simple sentences, Cuba’s youngest politician and member of the national assembly, eighteen-year-old Liaena Hernandez, perfectly and unwittingly describes the dichotomy between reality and fantasy that is life in Cuba. The BBC News, of course, seeked out this shining product of the Cuban regime’s indoctrination machine as if to show the world that the youth in Cuba prefer communism over freedom. In their vigorous effort to disseminate the regime’s propaganda, however, they, too, fell victims to the vast chasm between what is real and what is fantasy.
Even when the article mentions that Cuba’s parliament is nothing more than a rubber-stamp institution, and that its 614 members were elected from 614 candidates, they are sure to remind us that as far as Ms. Hernandez is concerned, she “believes that the system has served Cuba well.”
At least for the BBC, out of the mouths of babes comes true wisdom.