Nice to see a new post by Yoani Sanchez, the Cuban who blogs rather bluntly about the lies of the Castro regime. I suppose it means she was not rounded up and jailed before our Little Barry Hussein’s recent visit. Nor afterwards for having written nothing especially very nice about his Earness.
Jama is the popular Cuban word for food, something Cubans are chronically short of at the moment. So many of them hope our Little Barry Hussein will make it easier for them to get it.
“People want Saint Obama to work miracles. They have placed candles on his altar and said a prayer that he will bring them the prosperity promised by others for more than half a century. For many families, the most anticipated marvel is summarized in it being easier to get a plate a food, a desire expressed in the street with every possible rhyme that joins Obama’s name and the popular word for food: jama.”
Good luck with that, folks, all he and his party have brought us is higher taxes, more regulations on business and consumers and, uh, higher food prices.
Via Yoani Sanchez.
From The Z Man:
“In reality, Obama is just doing the bidding of American business. The tourism rackets, gambling rackets and, of course, the bankers see big profits in Cuba. This news story from the spring [0f 2014] lays out the case for normalizing relations so big business can cash in on Cuba. It is easy to forget that Cuba was a food exporter before Castro. They can also be a source of cheap labor for American business. Our rulers will also enjoy vacationing there as well.”
On the other hand, via Miriam’s Ideas:
“Step outside of the official tourist route and one soon sees the real Cuba. It is here, amidst the prostitutes and the elderly people rummaging through [trash] bins in central Havana, that one starts to understand why many Cubans might like a few branches of McDonalds in their country. Cheap plastic food is, after all, a good deal better than no food at all.”
And from native Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez:
“…Raul Castro has not reduced the repression against dissidents, which in February reached the figure of 492 arbitrary arrests. The Castro regime extends a hand to the White House, while keeping its boot pressed on the non-conformists in its own backyard. However, the disproportion of the negotiating forces between the two governments has been noted, even in popular jokes. ‘Did you know that the United States and Cuba broke off relations again?’ one of the incautious mocked in December. Before an incredulous, ‘Noooo?!’ the jokester responds with a straight face: ‘Yes, Obama was upset because Raul called him collect.’ There is all the material poverty of our nation contained in that phrase.”
Mr. B.’s generation, as yet unnamed by the trendy, will know how it all works out.
” A small grimace of impatience started to play across the kid’s face, but the voice didn’t stop. ‘At the end of the month he would receive a salary that was barely enough to pay the electric bill and buy a little food, so the good man had to do some bad and illegal things to survive…’
“A snort of frustration interrupted the monotone narrator. As the girl’s little hands tossed the pillow away from the bed, she shouted, ‘No, Papi! No! I want a story where the good guys win…!’”
Don’t we all.
Thanks to Simply Jews.