Saturday, June 14, 2008

Will Freedom Come to Babalú Before It Comes to Cuba?

After several hundred posts with nary a comment among them, the Babalunians have arrived at an important conclusion. It is that dissent cannot be completely suppressed without silencing at the same time all commentary on their blog except from the "Hallelujah chorus" which is as well-rehearsed and redundant as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing carols in July.

Last night, a certain BoricuaEnLaLuna, a straw man if ever there was one, landed on Babalú and was welcomed with all the honors. Yes, they poured the usual abuse on him, which he received with perfect nonchalance while himself spouting more provocative nonsense than even Val could pack in ten of his "rants." But the Babalunians, led by George, also addressed and refuted, logically and methodologically, his ludicrous contention that it is possible to admire "Che" or Fidel for their putative "good intentions" while acknowledging (and dismissing) their actual deeds. But, as Martí said, a man's eloquence is in his deeds, not in his words (something to remember about Barack Obama, too). If deeds do not support the words, then the words are meaningless, or worse than meaningless, the smokescreen that facilitates the deeds.

There really is nothing to admire about "Che" Guevara. His words (BoricuaEnLaLuna is fond of bromides like "Hasta la victoria siempre") are barely intelligible except when he is rhapsodizing about man as a "killing machine." As for the myth of the "Heroic Guerrilla," it is impossible to reconcile it with the actual facts of Guevara's life. How "heroic" is a man who tried to commit suicide with his own rifle when he heard that the "Yankees had landed" in 1961 and begged for his life when captured in Bolivia as no prisoner that he executed ever did?

The Babalunians have too long been occupied with their Che-tee shirt fetish, fighting Guevara from department store to department store across this land, while ignoring the propaganda that is the basis of his legend. They argue (and it is true) that the pasty-faced fools who don them don't know for the most part who Guevara was and what he did. They don't realize, however, that the solution is not to take their tee-shirts away but to disabuse them of their illusions about Che's image. This requires, of course, acquainting them with the real Che, that is, replacing ignorance with knowledge.

On Friday, they showed that this is not beyond them. Or, at least, that it is not beyond most of them. We hold out no hope for Val, because, as we have seen in his recent exchanges with LittleGator, he considers calling a man an "asshole" to be a polemical coup de grace. Henry, who does have the debating skills, prefers to "refute" BoricuaEnLaLuna by offending all Puerto Ricans.

If BoricuaEnLaLuna will stick around and others of his ilk surface because of the tolerance shown to him, and if Val and Henry can control the urge to sabotage their own work, Babalú's "Comments" section may again be instinct with life and the blog itself recover some measure of respectability and relevance. If, however, the Babalunians continue to abuse but not refute others like BoricuaEnLaLuna, they will surrender the high ground to them and do the cause of Cuban freedom no service.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

manny: boricuaenlaluna looked a lot like a sockpuppet to me.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

I thought so too yesterday:

BoricuaEnLaLuna is an idiot and fair game for George and the other Babalunians. You don't need a Manuel Tellechea to peel back every layer of shit in his dialectics. Calling it all shit suffices. In fact, I am half inclined to think that this guy is a straw man. No one can be that stupid.

6/13/2008 9:02 PM


But I've decided to give them the benefit of the doubt in the hope that this may be a harbinger of
better things to come, or, at least, that a positive reaction to this possible charade may encourage them to practice what they mimic.

We'll see.

Mamey said...

Babaluenlaluna is the problem. We need clear and rational voices to stand up for Cuban freedom. But I guess you know that MAT...that is your blog's raison d'etre, n'est-ce pas? What a waste for our cause this Babalu.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

mamey:

Worse than merely a waste, it is a hindrance, a Cuban hater's idea of what an exile blog should be like: irrational, intolerant, and anti-Cuban as well as anti-Castro.

Anonymous said...

Fantomas: you are a good poet


Este blog de Tellechea
es para grupos de izquierda
lo digo yo, el que mas mea,
que este blog es una mierda

Se ha convertido en relajo
donde nada se discute
todo es un desparpajo
pa que nadie lo disfrute

Yo vine aqui a revisarlo
y emito mi decision
que despues de contemplarlo
este blog es un mojón

6/15/2008 12:37 AM

Vana said...

Babalunia is dead!

Vana said...

I have a feeling BoriquaEnLaLuna is fantomas, he sounds as dense as him.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

[I have been sent the following poem by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. It is obviously written in the character of fantomas (though not by him) and while reading it you may wish to imagine fantomas reciting it]

A mí me gusta la mierda,
Lo confieso sin pudor,
Por la derecha o la izquierda
Me la trago sin labor.

Por eso leo el Review
Del genio de Tellechea
Que nos trae de Babalú
La más preciosa diarrea

Y los mojones más grandes
De esos muy gran cagadores
Que en los olímpicos lides
Todos ganaron honores.

Él los pone en evidencia
Con lujo de antecedentes,
Y fija su trayectoria,
Y anuncia a los pendientes.

¡Doy gracias yo, una loca,
A ese cubano de oro,
Por descargar en mi boca
La mierda de ese inodoro!

Anonymous said...

Que bajo has llegado Manuel, que bajoi

Anonymous said...

Te visitaron del Dept de justicia y del vaticano ahora vendran del dept de sanitation de new jersey a buscarte, puerco

Anonymous said...

Who is Humberto, KC or Cb?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

If I sink a little more maybe I will reach your level.

Anonymous said...

xplain, i'm not fantomas

Anonymous said...

Since that poem is a work of genius it must be the work of the resident genius.

Anonymous said...

the poem was made by Manuel, can't fool anyone

Anonymous said...

Who is Humberto?

Anonymous said...

Did you write the other poem, fantomas?

Anonymous said...

It's not bad, but not the work of a genius.

Anonymous said...

Manuel is not genius

Boricua en la tierra said...

I have a feeling BoriquaEnLaLuna is fantomas, he sounds as dense as him.

Vana Fantomas has never worshiped el che guevara, sorry dear

la voz de raul said...

Verdad que Tellechea es un gran bardo. Me conmoví profundamente con este verso:

Me la trago sin labor.

Si no fuera un gusano lo hiciera El Poeta Nacional.

boricua en saturno said...

A manuel le gusta tragar muchas cosas que no se deben decir por aqui

tiene complejo de poeta martiano

solavaya

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

boricua en la tierra:

BoricuaEnLaLuna writes too well to be fantomas.

Anonymous said...

Yo soy Manuel Tallachea hombre

de pudor y culto

que cuando me doy 2 tragos


me viro sudo y doy el culo

Mi culo es un libro abierto

para todos disfrutar

me gusta difamar

aunque me la tenga que tragar

Y con esto me despido

Fantomas es mi pesadilla

lo acepto antes ustedes hoy dia

boricua en la tierra said...

BoricuaEnLaLuna writes too well to be fantomas

No Manuel, fantomas has never worshiped el che

rin tin tin said...

Manuel who is Humberto?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

You can't write as well as that other boricua. As for your feelings about Che, you don't wear his T-shirt because they don't make them in size 8X.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

By the way, fantomas, this latest doggerel of yours shows that you are definitely not the author of the first poem. Bad as it is, yours is far worse.

Is there anything that you can do well besides grovelling to Val & Henry?

Please explain.

Anonymous said...

How old are you Manuel?

serafin el carnicero said...

coñooooooooo

that's it I'm buying Caterpiller Inc. stock (symbol CAT). You need to dig really deep to sink this low.. can't be done without a backhoe ... and u be using lots of them... all of you..

Hugo C madrugador de kc y cb said...

Oye dile a tus sources en la Habana que busquen otro trabajo de operacion nada , paqueteros

El presidente venezolano visitará a Fidel Castro
The Associated Press

CARACAS --
El presidente Hugo Chávez anunció que se reunirá el lunes con el ex mandatario cubano, Fidel Castro en La Habana.

"Mañana voy a visitar a Fidel... mañana tengo reunión con Fidel, vamos a trabajar", dijo Chávez durante su programa dominical Aló Presidente.

El mandatario dijo que viajará para el encuentro con su estrecho aliado caribeño, quien fue reemplazado formalmente en febrero al frente del gobierno por su hermano Raúl Castro.

Fidel Castro cedió el poder y se ausentó de todo acto público desde que en julio de 2006 fue sometido a una delicada cirugía intestinal. En los últimos meses se ha dedicado a publicar artículos de opinión en la prensa cubana, pero no ha sido visto en persona, video o fotografías desde enero.

Chávez viaja frecuentemente a La Habana a encontrarse con el convaleciente ex presidente y las actuales autoridades de la isla.

Anonymous said...

Hey Manuel

Fantomas is still #2 at Babalu, and he is censored over there , Explain that one

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

The menagerie wouldn't be complete.

Angel Garzón said...

Happy fathers day to all!!!

El poeta de Hialeah said...

Que pena que Tellechea
haya caido tan bajo
y que ni siquiera vea
que este blog es un relajo

Como piensa revisar
otros blogs este huevón
cuando no puede arreglar
ni siquiera este mojon?

El infeliz de Manuel
se creia intelectual
pero era otro Fidel
empeñado en hacer mal

Un parlanchín envidioso
con estatura de enano,
un insecto vanidoso
mal hombre y mal cubano

Y asi terminó este intento
de Don manuel Tellechea
que se fue a tirar un viento
y se fue todo en diarea

Ms Calabaza said...

To el poeta de Hialeah,

congrats on your little vulgar poem, too bad you are so off base. Note that the fact that this poem has not been deleted is a testament to that. Fidel would not let this poem be printed and how long do think other blogs you frequent would keep this up if it were based on their thin-skins? As for the relajo, unfortunately a bunch of folks who want to hurt this blog come here on occasion. I would be willng to bet you are one of them.

Happy Father's Day to all and thanks Manuel for not being like Fidel and not censoring.

Anonymous said...

As for the relajo, unfortunately a bunch of folks who want to hurt this blog come here on occasion. I would be willng to bet you are one of them.


Este blog es un relajo desde el primer dia que se abrio. An ill idea de venir a destruir el trabajo de others por eso es que venimos a cagarnos aqui

Aqui los mojones siempre estaran flotando

Aqui vienen babalusians, killcastrolusians, fantomaslusians es decir la crema de la crema esta aqui siempre

verdad muchachos?

Anonymous said...

Viva Tellechea , abajo la censura de Kill Castro y de Babalu

Humberto said...

Happy Father's Day to all and thanks Manuel for not being like Fidel and not censoring.

KC and CB the biggest censors on the net

Fantomas said...

Para El poeta de Hialeah

Oyeme poeta cuando puedas dedicame un poema , pero no me suenes tan duro, mira que dicen por ahi que tengo dos tornillos flojos, no me hundas mas

serafin el carnicero said...

Oye fanto yo no soy poeta pero como te han dado tan duro ultimamente me voy a inspirar..

fantomita fantomia
que te besen la calvita

fantomita fantomon
que te besen el calvon

que te parese ?

Anonymous said...

por ahi esta el el hombre de NY de Commack preparado para atacar

boricua en saturno said...

Continua LA CENSURA EN EL BLOG DE KILL CASTRO , AHORA SOLO LE DARA EL ACCESO AL BLOG A PERSONAS AUTORIZADAS ES DECIR YA NO SERA UN BLOG PUBLICO DONDE FLUYEN LAS IDEAS

ESTE HOMBRE SE HA VUELTO LOCO DE REMATE

HASTA DONDE LLEGARA... ESPERAMOS QUE MANUEL NO SIGA LOS PASOS CENSURADORES DE LAS DOS URRACAS CHIVATAS Y PARLANCHINAS DE WASHIGNTON Y NY

Angel Garzón said...

KC and CB announced that they would be on the road, I guess they found it appropriate to close down access while they are away and not able to supervise their blogs, no more, no less, knowing how the usual suspects behave, I'd say they made the right decision, besides, they can choose to do whatever they want with their blogs, if certain insane outpatients don't like it, stick to your own blogs or go back to Mazorra.

Anonymous said...

The could have easily aguantado los comments instead of closing the blog. Easy to do

It is their loss, they will lose the few 80 or so daily readers they had

by the way Angel who are you , Manuel or CB, you also have your blogs closed . Do they really exist?

It seems Fantomas had your numbers

Anonymous said...

Manuel do you think Kill Castro decision to close down the blog due to travel was a smart move?

Vana said...

Por lo que veo se soltaron los locos de Mazorra, y todos vinieron para aca hoy.

Anonymous said...

Vana Mazorra no acepta in patients

Anonymous said...

Vana were you forbidden also to post at kill castro?, what would you do now. Will you go to fantomas blog more often

pedro el panadero said...

Vana:

Que es una libreta ?

pedro el panadero said...

Vana:

Are you sober ?

or are you still drinking ?

suelta la botella chica....

Anonymous said...

vana said:

"Por lo que veo se soltaron los locos de Mazorra, y todos vinieron para aca hoy."

how do you think fantomas got to the USA ? Mazorra got cleaned out during el Mariel....

guajiro del caney said...

Fantomas era presidente de la Cooperatica Calixto Garcia de mangos biscochuelos en la region de la montaña

pedro el panadero said...

angelito calzon

por que no te callas ?

pedro el panadero said...

Esto esta llenos de locos aqui. Pero les aseguro que Fantomas no es uno de ellos

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Poetisa de Hialeah,
La de poca inspiración
Y de menos instrucción,
¿Qué quieres conmigo, tía?

La virtud es lección viva
Que a la humanidad debemos:
A un pueblo que bien queremos,
No se pone en la hoguera.

El guisandero de Bayamo
Y sus dieciséis secuaces
Sus hermanos creen cobardes
Por no sangrar en su pro.

Ellos quieren la cosecha
De la sangre que no brindan,
Más sufrir y menos pan,
Y más extensa la brecha

Entre hermanos que se aman
Y que odian al tirano
Como todo buen cubano,
Pero jamás se difaman.

Boricua en Haiti said...

Manuel you are no Marti

Desastroso poema , lo siento

No tienes prosa, no tienes cultura, no tienes rima

Te aseguro que cualquier rapero boricua te destruye en un dos por 3

Tempo desde la carcel para Manuel said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uasGz7RS2sE&feature=related

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

boricua en Haití:

I am not completely unfamiliar with Puerto Rican rap. I happened once to see a video by Calle Trece on tv and I was impressed by the pyrotechnics which they can make the language perform.

You are, of course, free to prefer whomever you wish. We are not, moreover, in competition, and much less am I in competition with Martí.

My "competition" is your own embarrassing doggerel or Poet from Hialeah's slightly better verse.

Anonymous said...

What do you think of Cuban rapper Pitbull?

El poeta de Hialeah said...

Escucha muy bien Manolo
lo que te vengo a decir,
tu te estás quedando solo
no te auguro un porvenir

Fallaste como bloguero
fallaste como poeta
y este triste estercolero
ya no vale una peseta

Ya solo te queda Vana
y la vieja Calabaza
una parece una rana
la otra nadie la pasa

No seguiste mi consejo
que en un principio te di,
que no fueras tan pendejo
y hablaras mas de Martí

Pero lo que hicistes tú
y esto a mal no te lo tomes,
fue rajar de Babalu
de Val y de Henry Gomez

La envidia acabó contigo
y ya todo se perdió
todo el mundo aquí es testigo
de que este blog se jodió

Anonymous said...

The end is near. Lo unico que te salvaria es un SUPER POST hoy o mañana . With detail info , address, phone # , ip address etc de lo contrario estas acabado

Vana said...

El Poeta de Mierda AKA fantomas and multiple personalities:

Que equivocado estas de la vida mi hermano, lo siento por ti que no sabes reconocer ni apreciar a una persona que se le debe respetar, por todo lo que nos enseña, un Cubano sin tacha.

Esa poesia es un mojon, y ni tu mismo te la crees.

Angel Garzón said...

Vana, Manuel's merits are clearly obvious, debating them with the unworthy is folly. Don't waste your valuable time feeding his/their ego(s,) ignore the ignorant, it's the best policy.

Anonymous said...

Vana according to Manuel el poeta de hialeah no es fantomas, he already said that, plus he can check sitemeter

Anonymous said...

Angel Garzon= manuel tellechea

Angel Garzón said...

"Angel Garzon= manuel tellechea"

I consider that a compliment, Mr. Tellechea is older than I am and also wiser, additionally he is an intellectual scholar, I am on the other hand, experienced in other academic and professional fields.

For the record, I DO NOT respond to anonymous commentators, I've made this exception to my own rule because Manuel should get the credit that he deserves, he has not been sitting on his rear end being useless, his knowledge and wisdom take decades of hard work to acquire, I admire and respect him even if I don't always agree with him. Enough said.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Re: Pitbull

I am glad of his success as I am of all young Cubans who make good.

I do wish he would learn Spanish before rapping in Spanish, though that seems no impediment to him.

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