(I SWEAR I am not making this up) From Time magazine today:
“Their country (Cuba) is poor and, without doubt, a security state, but also safe, literate and healthy. People enjoy life in Cuba as in few other places.“
But why pick on Time? A couple years ago Time’s historic rival, Newsweek, hailed Cuba as “among the best countries in the world to live, and christened Cubans as “among the world’s luckiest people.”
“Imagine if you will…oh FORGET IT!…I give up!…I only wish I’d been able to fantazise a script to properly convey the zone you folks at Babalu visit every day…like that Fontova guy always says LE RRRRRRONCA!!!!”
For the benefit of our many, many friends outside the Cuban-American informational ghetto: Prior to Castroism–when Cubans were perfectly free to leave Cuba with all their property, family, etc. and got U.S. visas for the asking–fewer Cubans lived in the U.S. than Americans in Cuba. Prior to Castroism Cuba was flooded with more immigrants per-capita (primarily from Europe) than was the U.S. Sounds “Twilight Zonish,” I know. But fully documented here.