Socialist Cuba slides further back into the stone age as reliance on horses and oxen increases

From our Bureau of Socialist Neolithic Revivals with assistance from our Rock-Bottom of the Third World Desk

Vamos bien! Requetebien! Viva el socialismo!

The once-prosperous island of Cuba has been sliding back to the stone age ever since its takeover by the Castro dynasty and its domestic and foreign enablers.

Its plunge down into the Third World occurred six decades ago and that bottom-of-the-world status has been firmly secured ever since, with one dramatic free-fall down to rock-bottom in the 90’s when its sugar daddy the Soviet Union collapsed.

That dip was reversed a little in the 21st century by a new sugar daddy, Venezuela. But another plunge to rock-bottom is in the making now, as its generous colony of Venezuela spirals into total dysfunction and ruin — a situation caused in large measure by the parasitic Castro dynasty itself, which bled that country dry.

So, as Venezuela dies, Cuba once again sinks into the lowest abyss of the Third World.

Naturally, the usual suspects in the world’s news media blame Cuba’s woes on the evil “blockade” imposed on it by the U.S. rather than the real culprit: Marxist-Castronoid socialism.

So, if any brain-dead Democratic Socialists, progressives, or liberals in the U.S. read this story, it might actually strengthen their blind faith and allow them to say that one can’t cite Cuba’s deadly dysfunction as proof of the utter failure of socialist economics.

So it goes…. plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose….

From Mini-Granma-on-the-Seine ( Agence France-Presse) 

A lack of fuel, in large part due to the US blockade, is forcing Cubans to return to horse and ox power for farming, transport and everyday travel.

In Los Palacios, 100 kilometers (60 miles) of the west of the capital Havana, Heriberto Piloto bellows at his oxen “Montezuelo” and “Pasajero” as they plough a tobacco field at the “La Juanita” farm.

Once the fields were ploughed by tractors, plus some animal help, but now beasts of burden are the only option, meaning the job of ploughman has made a comeback too in Cuba’s fields.

“Under normal conditions, we always used animals and… given the country’s fuel restrictions, we’ve had to increase this activity,” said Alfredo Reynoso, the director of the state company Cubaquivir, which provides services to the 12 agricultural cooperatives in Los Palacios.

“We need to prepare around 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of land with animal power during the cold season,” Reynoso added…

– No buses –

… In the eastern city of Bayamo, horse-drawn carriages have long been a tourist attraction — today they’ve become an integral part of the public transport system.

“Carriages have always been used in Bayamo, but now they’re being used a bit more,” said Silvia Diaz, a neighborhood leader.

“There are neighborhoods where there are no buses, but there are carriages.”

Rides cost between two and five pesos (a maximum of 20 cents).

In recent weeks, garbage disposal has been carried out by carts pulled by animals.

Read the whole story HERE