Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Holding Crumbling Cuba Together With Crazy Glue

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez writes about a precious and highly valued commodity in Cuba, which is frequently hard to find - Crazy Glue:

"Surrounded by my list of broken things, I start to w0nder if there will be statistics on how much crazy glue is used each year on this Island. I sense that there is a relationship between the need to repair our belongings and the seriousness of the country’s economic crisis. If not, why is the whole world running after an adhesive that is advertised as able to reassemble everything?

In many stores, when this contact cement comes in you’d think they were having a big sale. People buy dozens of tubes, as if its great adherent power could glue together a reality cracked by frustration. When we break something, we rarely have a substitute. So I will leave this post here, and go and buy my share of crazy glue, my necessary dose of that instantaneous mender. Perhaps a few drops will help me to gather the pieces of that future we’ve dropped on the floor, smashing it to smithereens all over the place."


At 10/13/2010 7:34 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Gee! Where's Michael Moore when the Cuban citzenry needs him?

At 10/13/2010 8:28 AM, Blogger cluemeister said...

It's so maddening to watch the disaster called socialism in action. Yet the left keeps pursuing this same failed future for the US.

At 10/13/2010 8:43 AM, Blogger Tom said...

Cuba is a museum to communism, a necessary example, lest liberals try to tell us how swell communism is/was.

At 10/14/2010 8:14 AM, Blogger Ron T said...

And this is the Utopia the liberals and Democrats want for the U.S.? No logic.....all emotion.


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