It\’s always grand when there\’s a CiF piece on Cuba

So they\’re to have more golf courses there. Then we get to the comments section:

Games like golf and tennis are the product of a decadent, reactionary bourgeois culture that are alien to the values of a socialist society. They support a vulgar, individualistic morality and cater to poor taste. They show no comradeship or teamwork – the very qualities that Cuba needs. They are very expensive games.

In a socialist society, sport and physical culture must be on a mass scale. Young people need healthy sport like gymnastics and swimming for the harmonious development of the personality. Sport is valuable to moral as well as physical health; it can protect youngsters from such vices as drugs and drunkenness, for example.

I have the disturbing feeling that that is actually meant seriously.

Mass murderer? Che Guevara is a national hero of Cuba and beloved native son of Argentina. In the sick, deranged world of you right-wingers, Che was Genghis Khan while you fascists are supposed to be some kind of humanists.

Che Guevara is and will always be the national hero of Cuba because he was a great man who brought freedom and progress to the country. His heroic, inspirational life has been the subject of hundreds of poems, plays, stories, novels, and films. I am honored that this amazing hero visited my native country in the early 1960s and met with my President.

As is that.

Cuba is the great symbol of what honest, brave and determined nation can achieve.

Unique and may be the only remaining treasure of humanity.

12 thoughts on “It\’s always grand when there\’s a CiF piece on Cuba”

  1. The Great Simpleton

    So if Cuba is so great presumably they have the same sort of problems with illegal immigrants as UK and USA and that they are having to close their borders? Has there been a rise in the Cuba National Party with a desire to repatriate foreigners?

  2. There is nothing wrong with the first paragraph as long as they do not try to coerce people or force their ideas. You hate golf? Fine. You think it is good for kids to do gymnastics? No problem.

    It all becomes ugly when they use the term “must”.

    p.s. Che murdered academics. Oh the brave “man”!

  3. The Pedant-General

    But even then Roger it’s uncontentious:
    In a socialist society, sport and physical culture must be on a mass scale. “

    It’s merely an exposition of why we don’t want a socialist society. 🙂

  4. Brian, follower of Deornoth

    “Has there been a rise in the Cuba National Party with a desire to repatriate foreigners?”

    Of course not! That’d be disagreeing with the People’s Government, and we can’t have that, can we?

  5. “In a socialist society, sport and physical culture must be on a mass scale. Young people need healthy sport like gymnastics and swimming for the harmonious development of the personality. ”

    Why does this conjure up images of blonde blue eyed Aryans in my mind?

  6. Andrew Duffin:

    Yes, I’d guess they are, if what is being measured is the cost per person served.

  7. gene berman:
    I played golf here in Australia yesterday and the cost was $15 for the afternoon…thats about 8 pounds I think. Less than a movie ticket.

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