20 January 2008

The Suspense Is Killing Me

As farcical as it is for the Cuban regime to proclaim to the world that today they are having “elections” in Cuba, it’s even more ridiculous for the World’s Free Press to also pretend that there are actually meaningful elections being held in Cuba today with headlines like this:

Cubans vote for parliament that could retire CastroReuters - USA

Change may be nearing as Cuba prepares for key voteBoston Globe - United States

Cubans go to the polls amid uncertainty on Fidel Castro's futureMonsters and Critics.com – USA

Cuban parliamentary elections could shed light on Fidel Castro's...The Canadian Press –

Castro runs for re-electionThe Press Association –

Cubans to vote as Castro's future remains a mysteryAFP –

Cuba shows signs of political change Analysts see Castro as open
...
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA


It is dishonest and unprofessional to build suspense for these “elections” where the candidates are running unopposed and the voters are badgered and bullied into going to vote for the already “selected” candidate.

You can almost imagine the “movie announcer guy” from the Geico TV commercials ….



One Man, running for office. One foot in the grave. One Adidas Tracksuit. One colostomy bag. Against all odds. Against an Empire. Against the Grim Reaper. Can
he pull off one final Victory?…..



Gee, I don’t know. O yeah, he’s the only one on the ballot in “his” district. Hmm…tough call.

Update:

CB from Killcastro has this news:

Charlie Bravo said...

all we;ve gotten is that our sources are reporting a lot of "defaced ballots" with the phrases abajo fidel and cambio. Which is good. The only good thing I've heard today....

That may not not sound like much, but that act of civil dissobidience is incredibly brazen and dangerous.

2 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

all we;ve gotten is that our sources are reporting a lot of "defaced ballots" with the phrases abajo fidel and cambio. Which is good. The only good thing I've heard today....

rsnlk said...

The Geico reference is priceless.