Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Is There a Mole On Granma?
Is there a mole on Granma's editorial staff?
What leads me to that conjecture?
Study this cartoon in today's edition of Granma. What does it say to you?
This is what it says to me: A superannuated rebel, in full regalia, including rifle, is casting his "vote." He looks a lot like Fidel would look if he could still eat solid food: old but fornido. Note that he is the only one voting. No one else in sight. Nor does it appear that there is much room for anybody else on the diminutive rock on which he stands, which is supposed to represent Cuba, a land big enough for just one man, one voice, one vote. The old rebel is pointing over his shoulder at the Florida peninsula, where the Republicans and Democrats are engaged in partisan politics, loudly and vehemently going at each other. Obviously, Raúl must be wrong when he said recently that there is not a whit's difference between both American political parties. The old rebel hails the "unity" of Cubans while scoffing at the "rebelliousness" of Americans. Weren't the Castroites suppose to be the rebels and the Americans the ones united in conformity?
See what else you can read into this cartoon.