11 thoughts on “An Artist’s Opinion of the New USA-Cuba Accords

  • January 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Thank you for the link to that interesting website. I have learned something new. While there are no “pure blood” Taino in Cuba, many Cuban’s have Taino mtDNA. An article on the website spoke of rural communities east of Camagüey where traditional Taino cultural practices are still maintained, if often folded in with Spanish & African cultural influences.

    That said, I still think the painting would be more relevant to rent events if the figure on the right was a Cuban military officer, as the proposed normalization of US-Cuba relations seems to be driven by US business interest on one hand, and the Castro regime oligarchy on the other.

    Perhaps the artist could add ordinary Cubans (Creole, African & Taino) lying down on the bottom of the image, with the other figures, US dollar & FAR general, standing on them. That would be most appropriate.

  • January 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Given the imaginary definition of “real democracy” you have crafted all by yourself, it is safe to say I know as much about real democracy as you do. You have never experienced the fantasy bottom-up democracy that gives you the warm and fuzzies. No one has because it has never existed. So don’t prance around like you are the expert. You can imagine that brave new world until the cow come home. In the meantime you live in the US.

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