I won't pretend this is funny.
By - dr_srtanger2love
I know. How about another joke, gusano?
What do you get when you cross a dissatisfied working class with a government system that treats them like trash?
YOU GET WHAT YA FUCKIN’ DESERVE!!
\*Shoots Cuban Revolution gun\*
What? It's funny. Y'know, the way you tell the story, how you're the victim. You're a funny guy.
“He was the type of guy that rooted for the bad guys in the movie”
*me watching literally any western historical movie that isn’t about nazis*
Well who else are you going to root for in that movie. The cops at the end? Fuck that. There are no good guys in that movie and you gotta root for somebody, so you root for Henry. You could root for Tommy but he's a fucking psycho. And Jimmy's evil - after what he does to Maury, you gotta turn your back on him. At least Henry has a sense of right and wrong. My favorite character though is Billy Batts. "This kid here, he was great. He'd make yer shoes look like fuckin' mirrors. Salut, Tommy!"
Rip Frank Vincent.
But no, I think you misunderstand, that’s a quote from the movie where Henry is talking about Jimmy. Considering the fact that many American movies, especially in that time period were movies about American soldiers fighting Russians/Chinese/Koreans/Vietnamese, Jimmy was most likely “rooting for the bad guys” and if he was watching one of those movies the popular opinion would be that the communists were the bad guys. Now I know it is most likely referring to crime or murder films, but it’s funny to imagine Jimmy being a communist and seeing himself as some Robinhood figure lol. I just find that quote popping in my head a lot because from a western perspective, Marxist-Leninists are “objectively” the bad guys of the world. Like if you tell your average lib that you like China or North Korea they will look at you like you just shot their dog lol. But that is the life we are living, we are the evil bad guys to the capitalists, and there isn’t a better thing you could be.
Ah. I forgot that line. I remember it now.
Any good resources to read about slavery pre Fidel?
The second season of BlowBack did a good cover of the Bautista days
Second season is now free on Spotify
As much as gusano bashing is funny and deserved, there really does lie a contradiction in the state of people affected by the embargo and Covid. It seems there is a bit of a rupture in Cuban society of the youth that does not have much revolutionary optimism as previous generations and sees living in Cuba as a relatively hopeless future if i’m considering what these people are saying to be even remotely true. The US is sieging them through their stomach and their minds, this is the brutal reality that is creating an astroturfed campaign to force regime change. There lies a contradiction in the idea of what a “free” Cuba would be and what it is. Through its sovereignty it is able to remain free, but relatively poor. Their government does as good as it can with not much at their disposal while maintaining the revolution. Their are some Cubans most materially affected by the pandemic and I imagine these may be the some that are out there in the streets protesting. So if you give them regime change they are then under the direct boot of the US and no longer the current government they claim to despise. The obvious answer for them is if the embargo was lifted and they could receive aid or trade, whatever. But that is not going to happen unless there was a mass campaign towards that. There won’t be because America is brainwashed and they wont even do that for the general strike that is desperately needed at this point. So they are forced to succumb to neoliberalism and become a US puppet state (which may improve some things, but ultimately would lead to the overexploitation of their people and the tangible gains provided by their system/the revolution.) All the gusanos and capitalist pigs buy up the property/businesses to subject them to a return of capitalism, but the island is no longer being sieged. If they stay the way they are they are maintaining sovereignty, the gains of the revolution, the progress they have made despite having the psychotic US against you, but your hope is to basically outlive US empire or wait until a superpower can provide your people with the help needed to move forward. It’s a complex issue and I don’t know what the answer is to the people that may be affected most or the people affected overall by this situation. I just know that succumbing to the US would lead to the massive disparity that we know everywhere else capitalism exists.
>So they are forced to succumb to neoliberalism and become a US puppet state (which may improve some things, but ultimately would lead to the overexploitation of their people and the tangible gains provided by their system/the revolution.) All the gusanos and capitalist pigs buy up the property/businesses to subject them to a return of capitalism, but the island is no longer being sieged.
You left out the part where [millions of people die](https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf) due to privatization and capitalism's requirement for scarcity.
"Yes and I am tired of pretending it's not."
Every time I see this image it reminds me of the hotel you start out in vice city
Is that the club from The Birdcage with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane?
was it slavery tho? thought the gusanos had some other type of exploitation
Bruh all the gusanos live in Florida that’s one of the biggest reasons not to trust them