Netflix for Cubans: making the Big Lie believable

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Wow, this happened quickly. Netflix reaches out to Cuba!

Even our experts in the You-Knew-This-Was-Coming department were caught by surprise.

Imagine the excitement at Netflix headquarters!  Suddenly, they have 11 million potential customers!

Awww.  Too bad.   Poor suckers.

Imagine the despondency at Netflix headquarters when they realize that their only customers will be the few oligarchs who rule the island and maybe some tourists.

A Netflix subscription costs eight dollars a month.  That’s nearly half of the monthly income of over 98% of all Cubans.

Of course, to get Netflix you also need a computer and access to the internet.  Oh…. gee….this means that only 2% or so of Cubans can access Netflix.

So, if 98% of Cubans can’t afford Netflix or gain access to its services, why is this deal taking place and why are news services paying so much attention to it, even declaring it a “significant” move?

Because it “proves” that the “historic” thaw in U.S. -Cuba relations is real and that the foreign policy of the current occupant of the White House is a great success!

Smoke and mirrors.  Illusion.  This is how the Big Lie becomes The Truth.

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From Web Pro News:

Netflix Is Now Available in Cuba

It appears that Netflix is one of the first tech companies to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of restrictions.

Starting today, Netflix is officially available in Cuba. Like in the US, a Netflix subscription in Cuba will cost $7.99 a month.

“We are delighted to finally be able to offer Netflix to the people of Cuba, connecting them with stories they will love from all over the world,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “Cuba has great filmmakers and a robust arts culture and one day we hope to be able to bring their work to our global audience of over 57 million members.”

In order to access Netflix in Cuba, you’ll need access to an international payment method as well as reliable internet – so Netflix won’t immediately become a staple in the majority of Cuban households. But it’s a significant move, and a quick one, considering the “thaw” has just begun.

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Oye, papi, cuando me toca el tulno de usal tu Ne’flii ?
Ay, papi, y de'pue de ella, noj toca el tulno a nosotras
Ay, papi, y de’pue de ella, noj toca el tulno a nosotra’ !!!
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Eyy! No se olviden de mi tulno, chancleteras, carajo….Yo fui la que le dio la idea dela intelne a Al Gore!

 

2 thoughts on “Netflix for Cubans: making the Big Lie believable”

  1. Um, you need high-speed internet in your home and a credit card in your wallet (both illegal in communist Cuba) to have Netflix. More so, in a nation where the monopolistic state pays professionals $20 a month, those $8 dollars represent 40% of the salary.

    Yeah, let’s correct that heading, Netflix is still NOT available in Cuba, Netflix is now available in the home of Cuban government officials and subservient foreigners.

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