Friday, April 3, 2020

Laughter will get us through!

I know that we all need to keep our spirits up, even those who are quite happy to be sitting at home, which fortunately my tribe is: as long as the Interwebby is running, if that fails we're talking Lord Of The Flies in 24 hours or less.

So in that spirit...

Too true.

The following might start a discussion, considering we already had a bit of a tiff about Animal Farm this morning on another post.

This last is only for those who appreciate deep irony or, if you're a little meaner, schadenfreude.

Caroline Cox

This is an actress named Caroline Cox, who is a Chilean actress, star of A Chilean Christmas, Chipe Libre and other movies you've never heard of.

Now like most actors Ms. Cox is quite the Leftist back in her home country of Chile - plaything of the dreaded Chicago School of Economics.

Predictably enough she's been quite the activist in her country over the last few months, promoting the protests against the government of Sebastian PiƱera and naturally has declared herself a supporter of leftist regimes throughout Latin American, holding them up as the standard societal model to which Chile should turn after decades of horrific treatment at the hands of the evil Friedmanites.

Places like Cuba, which she was thrilled to be able to visit and ply her trade just recently.

Until the Chinese Coronavirus hit with her still in-country and all the flights canned.

Well no matter. Given the outstanding health care system of Cuba that Leftists are constantly boasting about, especially in relation that cesspit of profit-making horrors in nearby America, being in Cuba with the virus should be a doddle.

Alas no.

"This is a center for infections, foreigners are constantly coming and going, there’s a plague of rats, this is a closed-down hotel,” 
Foreigners constantly coming and going? Bloody useless Cuban security forces! Maybe they're all self-isolating?
It’s super distressing being in a country where there’s shortages of soap, toilet paper, our accounts are blocked because of the blocks on Cuba, connecting to the internet is very difficult, our credit cards don’t work [,,,] There’s people who need medicine, among us are kids, elderly, families,” 
NO! You don't say! Given how things have been going in Chile recently, with the "right-wing" government yielding to many of the protestor's demands, perhaps Ms Cox won't want to return there soon. Frying pan -> Fire comes to mind.


Yes, I think that's the word I'll choose for this comedy of errors and idiots. Schadenfreude is the perfect word. 


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Anonymous said...

Cuba is doing OK but is not under lockdown yet. It bloody well should be. No food shortages yet just the usual stuff, toilet rolls etc.

Interesting article on Cuban doctors abroad. Unlike the Russian stuff that was sent to Italy this lot are actually useful.

Anonymous said...

Just when an alternative view comes along some fucker (sorry Feeker) deletes it..

Chris Morris