Saturday, July 04, 2009

Power To The People in Cuba. Sometimes

The Ghost of Power Cuts Past has returned across my country (Cuba). The inconvenient blackouts so common in the nineties have returned because of the international crisis and the dysfunctional Cuban economy. We'd come to believe they were ancient history, overcome by the so called Energy Revolution driven -- five years ago -- by Fidel Castro himself.

~Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, "The Ghost of Power Cuts Past Returns to Cuba"

MP: Maybe this is a version of one of the realities of socialism, which is that the people living under socialism pretend to work and then the government returns the favor and pretends to pay them. In this version, the Cuban people pretend to pay for their electricity, or pretend to work for their electricity, and the government pretends to provide electricity. Or not.


At 7/05/2009 4:48 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Would Fidel please die already?


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