With the growing popularity of the “Homeland and Life” music video criticizing the communist Cuban dictatorship, the Castro regime tried to answer with its own music video. The song and music video is called “Homeland or Death … For Life,” but it’s so comically bad, Cubans are having a field day mocking and ridiculing it on social media.
On Monday Cuban troubadour Raul Torres, the lead artist for the regime’s artistic propaganda programs, premiered the song “Homeland or Death For Life” on the state-run website Cubadebate in response to the song “Homeland and Life,” performed by Yotuel Romero, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, and El Funky.
Most users on social media have classified the song as horrendous and embarrassing, mocking and ridiculing the music and lyrics of this new tune by Torres along with Annie Garces, singer for the Brothers Saiz Association (AHS), Dayana Divo, Karla Moner, and Yisi Calibre.
Lyrics like “the Revolution still has 62 thousand millenniums to go” or “I don’t care what they say since I got my vaccine. Swing that Mambisa machete” sung by the troubadour while wearing a red guayabera shirt, have provoked a wave of memes and ridicule on social media in just a few hours.
But perhaps the dislike for the song is best seen in the metrics, the number of “thumbs down” the video has on the Cubadebate’s own website.
And it’s only going to get worse for the Castro dictatorship. As of this writing the music video on YouTube is running a 10 to 1 ratio on dislikes with 40K+ dislikes to just over 4K “likes.”
About the only thing socialists and communists hate as much as dissent is mockery. And they are going to get mocked on this for weeks on end, and that’s a beautiful thing.