This morning I woke up to the news that finally, our beloved Supreme leader Compañero Fidel Castro agreed to comment on the latest development on Cuba - US relations. What a treat for us Cubans you say? Far from it actually.
I guess I can probably explain myself better. I'm a Cuban that lives on the island, with everything that comes with it. I have never been too keen to start my own blog, mainly because my hereditary disposition to never end what I've started. Surely you reader can relate to what I'm saying. I can admit that under certain circumstances I can have a temper but usually I'm quite good at keeping it in line. But the last few weeks has been just too much. Let me tell you about it and you can the judge for yourself.
After the announcement on December last year that Cuba and the US were to establish diplomatic relations Havana has become a fuzz. It was the topic everyone were talking about, that and the exchange of the three remaining Cuban spies for Alan Gross, an american contractor imprisoned in the island and a US intelligence agent. I will not go about what these people did or didn't. Considering that the Cuban government has spend countless amount of money trying to bring the Cuban Five back, mostly led by former president Fidel and his endless reflections on whatever dilution come to his mind, ranging from how a marvellous plant called Moringa can substitute the basic diet of eggs, milk and rice, granting extraordinary health; to more deep thoughts on the way the government of the US has develop the technology to redirect Hurricanes through the Atlantic so they can go right towards Cuba. You would expect the man to say something, anything, after all it was a historical moment and without any doubt a victory for the government in Cuba and specially Fidel. So people started to think: Hummmm this is interesting....silence. And then it was the 56th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution (We here in Cuba do not celebrate the foundation of the Republic on May 20).
The media, the papers, magazines, everywhere you could see Vive la révolution, but there were no mention of Fidel anywhere. It was in that moment when the rumours really started flying. You could see it everywhere on Twitter, Facebook, El Nuevo Herald, even in the BBC. The man did not show up, not even for the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo Magazine.
Then the unexpected happened, the infamous Diego A. Maradona, drama queen, occasional drag queen (no offence intended to the noble art of dragqueenism), drug addict, goblin; decided to get high in Cuba saying he was here to film a TV Program. I personally despite this little man quite a lot. Anyway, next morning, on the front page of Gramma, one of the two equally ridiculous national newspapers, a note: ''The Historic Leader of the Revolution couldn't let pass the opportunity to greet through a letter, his friend Maradona'' end of the quote. What the heck was that? They showed the letter from Fidel very quickly in perfect New Times Roman 12, Interline 1,5 with the same printed signature. So let me get this clear, the bloody bastard whose been in power since the Egyptians built the pyramids, oppressing a nation to his will, getting rid off every possible civic freedom, is now addressing a ludicrous narcissistic prick? Pardon my French. Two weeks later, today, on the very same newspaper he says some stuff about how he does not trust the Obama administration and something like he haven't spoke a word to them. In my opinion he's trying to sabotage the negotiations, but what I can't understand is why the government keeps giving him a platform to spread all his hate and nonsense. That's the thing about this country now, when you think you're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, somebody comes along to screw things up.
Personally I started this blog because I think I must do something to chance my reality. Maybe some other action would be more effective, but at least I have my own satirical criticism.
If you like this... please let me know your thoughts, someone told me off about me not allowing bad criticism so... everyone is welcome to leave their comments, please be gentle. Best Regards!