September 3, 2013
Wouldn’t it be nice if Cubans could publish their thoughts like Fidel does?
Silvio Canto, Jr.
Fidel Castro is in bad health but his pen is apparently OK. He just
wrote some rather bizarre thoughts at Granma, the state newspaper.
Fidel is concerned about “robots”:
“”It is said that by 2040, just 27 years from now, many tasks that today
are carried out by the police such as handing out tickets and other
tasks, will be done by robots,” Castro wrote. “Can readers imagine how
difficult it will be to argue with a robot capable of making millions of
calculations per minute?””
Wonder if Cuba’s political prisons or state controlled newspaper will
also be run by robots? Frankly, I was under the impression that every
state journalist in Cuba was already a robot. They are told what to
write and when to do it.
He took a couple of shots at President Obama, another indication that
“hope and change” may have lost another subscriber. We can now safely
put Fidel in the “No se puede” disappointment club.
First, it was Snowden:
“”I admire the bravery and justness in Snowden’s declarations,” Castro
wrote. “In my opinion, he did the world a service by revealing
the repugnantly dishonest politics of an empire that lies and cheats the
Second, it was Syria:
“”I am compelled to write because very soon grave things will happen,”
Castro wrote. “In our time, no more than 10 or 15 years go by without
the human race being in danger of extinction.”
“The Empire’s Navy and Air Force and their allies are preparing to begin
a genocide against the Arab people,” he added.”
He didn’t write anything of consequence. However, it’s nice to have a
state run newspaper that publishes everything you write no matter how
bizarre or idiotic.
We want a few things that were absent in Fidel’s article:
1) Freedom of press in Cuba. No more independent journalists harassed
by Castro’s thugs;
2) More access to the Internet for Cubans so that they can read what the
world thinks of their corrupt and decaying old leaders; and,
3) No more harassment of “Las Damas en Blanco”. Let them march in peace
without insults and physical intimidation.
P.S. You can hear CANTO TALK here:
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