15 thoughts on “The “Apolitical” and “Freedom-loving” Juanes in Flagrante Delicto”

  1. Not Political? Do you remember the three young Black Cubans that tried to leave Cuba in April 2003 by hijacking the boat from Regla? They were arrested, convicted and executed within 72 hours. Well, many Cuban “artists and intellectuals” were signatories of a letter that publicly supported the execution. Among them are: Silvio Rodríguez, Amaury Pérez, Omara Portuondo, Alicia Alonso, Chucho Valdés, Eusebio Leal, Leo Brouwer, Cintio Vetier, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Harold Gramarges, Miguel Barnet, Abelardo Estorino, Pablo Armando Fernández, Julio García Espinosa, Fina García Marruz, Alfredo Guevara, José Loyola, Carlos Martí, Nancy Morejón, Senel Paz, Graciela Pogolotti, Cesar Portillo de la Luz, Raquel Revuelta, Humberto Solís, Marta Valdés.

    Yeah Right! It’s not political at all.

    By the way, rumor has it that Juanes has planned a concert on the border of Mexico and the U.S. along the U.S. wall. Let’s wait and see.

  2. Humberto, as Insulza or Zelaya would tell you, you don’t get it. It’s a “Latin” thing. Even if your own country’s been royally screwed by Castro, Inc. (as Colombia has and Juanes knows, unless he’s a cretin), you never, ever call out people like Che for what he truly was or the Castros for what they truly are. At most, if you’re brave (relatively, that is) and “eccentric,” you say such monsters may not have been perfect but they meant well, stood up to imperialism (NOT Soviet imperialism, naturally), and achieved great things (no matter how mythological) in education and health care. In other words, you play the standard game by the usual rules.

    You never jeopardize your fashionably leftist image. You’re always careful whom you get photographed with looking like you love the company. Mrs. Clinton is OK, but if someone like Jeanne Kirkpatrick were Secretary of State, Juanes wouldn’t be caught dead smiling by her side. Well documented Castro lackeys like Silvio and Amaury, having great fun with Juanes in these photos, both key players in this concert and both signers of the infamous public document supporting summary executions of young black men for trying to escape Cuba, THEY are perfectly OK (certainly for “Latin” audiences). Now, someone like ex-political prisoner and “rabid” Castro foe Armando Valladares or some other “intransigent,” well…NO WAY, Jose. Gotta watch the image.

    But just remember (and keep repeating): it’s NOT political. It’s all just ART. Juanes says so. His agent says so. The eminent intellectual and profound philosopher Olga Tañón (also slated for the concert) says so. I’m sure little mousy Silvio and freakozoid Amaury would say so (just like they’d say whatever their masters wanted). So really, who are we to disagree and raise a fuss? We’re only “those people,” as Bill Clinton kindly informed us. We should know our place and STFU. Let the true experts handle these things (you know, Wayne Smith, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, the Congressional Black Caucus, Greg Craig, and so on). What do Cubans know about Cuba anyway? Bunch of hysterical and uppity Batistianos, the lot of them. Hell, if we keep this up, we’ll get reamed again by Oliphant (assuming he’s still alive). Now, THAT’s a Cuba expert if ever there was one.

  3. “freakozoid Amaury” — thanks SO much for illuminating me – that’s priceless description, I was wondering what the @&%#$! that was

  4. Apropos of nothing but is it me or do Silvio Rodriguez and Bill Ayers share a striking resemblance?

  5. Gigi, in all fairness to Amaury, I think he could have a big future working for John Waters as his new Divine.

  6. Well, if you’re an average Cuban in Cuba, makes no difference whether you want to shower or not. There may not be any running water, you may not have saved enough water to bathe, and there may not be any soap. But yes, these scumbags are very, very slimy.

  7. Indeed, me dan asco……

    and it’s not like I’m always squeaky clean and emiting a flowery scent myself, especially after dragging a deer outta the woods, gutting it–then cleaning a buncha fish.

    Still, these guys, though they look outwardly clean, me dan asco.

  8. The worst dirt is not external and has no actual smell. It’s inside, lurking, simmering and churning away constantly, invisible except in its inevitable periodic manifestations.

    For instance, there was a LOT of hidden, unsuspected dirt in Cuba before 1959, and when it was no longer obliged to hide itself, it came out torrentially, like a tsunami of shit, flooding everything. We all know the rest of the filthy story, and Lord knows we’ve all been slimed by it, one way or another.

  9. Yuk! I didn’t get the Lewinsky point till I saw that BIG cigar in the freakazoid’s hand….. yeah, they look roughed-up

  10. No need to beat around the “bush” (in Juanes case his rectum most likely) …

    I’d say there’s a 50 % chance these 3 got down to a little buttf#cking !

  11. Juanes,

    He has every right to go but we have every right to disagree, its funny how those who defend him, want to shut us up!

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