Rules in Cuba
Dear free-born, democratic country-living American friend…or stranger, here is something you can read before you once again utter the statement: “But at least in Cuba they have free health care and free education.”
Not really true. And at what cost?
Check out the photos from a 6th grade classroom in the Rocky Mountain state. They were sent by a friend whose daughter is on the hunt for a Middle School, and given that I’m their Cuban friend, they forwarded the photos.
I love them.
Check out some rules:
- No Talking Bad About the Government
- Must use Cash. No Mastercard/Visa
- Need Government Authority to Create a Group
- Anything You Write for Publication Must be Government Approved
- No Computers
- No Microwaves
- No ATMs
I am guessing the little American school children are horrified to learn there also are no iPods, no Phineas and Ferb and no Wii. And, that there is some dudes beyond Mom and Dad who are offering up ridiculous rules.
My friend’s note:
“The teacher has the students actually play out scenarios… She said there were some pretty unhappy students under Castro, but a few escaped.”
Oh hells yeah, I would want to escape to.
Glad my family did.
Anyway, happy to see a stark and realistic picture of Cuba’s daily reality being painted.
And, perhaps one day, I will live to see more Cubans standing up for themselves and creating change.
Cause, really, living without a DVR would suck.