Tuesday, August 01, 2006

He ain't dead yet, y'all!



The 305 loves a good party -- but may I remind my Cuban brothers and sisters that Fidel hasn't died yet and it looks like there's a pretty concrete succession procedure in place to ensure that his legacy of dictatorship lives on. Hate to rain on the parade, but put your clothes back on, the battle isn't even halfway over.

5 comments:

Berdo said...

You're right. All the more reason to shut Harry Belafonte and his ilk up and allow Cubans - for once - to have a say in their destiny without a bunch of rich, American, leftist Castro sympathizers giving him power. And if another comes in his place (like the Castro's brother) then it should raise the imperative to support all those who jump into the ocean to escape Communist tyranny - and all those who are dancing shirtless on cars in the hope that a dead Castro will give life to Cuban liberty.

Jean Lafitte said...

You're right that it's too soon to celebrate over Cuba. Even when Castro does die, the sheer institutional inertia of his years of iron-grip rule means that it will be a while before anything starts to change.

But as for "put your clothes back on" ... Any reason, even a premature one, for getting cute young guys to take their shirts off for the cameras is fine by me.

Red Tulips said...

I have to agree with jean lafitte. I mean, what's so bad about half naked men? There is never a bad reason for that. ;-)

Drew said...

no no! Let them think he's dead! Maybe they'll take MORE clothes off!

Robert said...

As a non-cuban resident of Miami...I have been waiting for as long as our 10 Presidents to see Fidel off into the sunset.....I only pray the exiles swim back where they came from. Their view of democracy (as demonstrated here in Miami) is on parr with what Fidel and Raulito have been implementing since 1969. Que lastima!