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What's that you're wearing, Fidel? Nike's?
July 27, 2001 6:10 AM   Subscribe

What's that you're wearing, Fidel? Nike's?
posted by dagny (22 comments total)

 
I wonder what everyone thinks will happen when Castro passes on. Will communism continue with a new head of state? Will it fade away and see a return of US influenced democracy?
Just curious.
posted by a3matrix at 6:14 AM on July 27, 2001


a return of US influenced democracy?

a RETURN?
posted by ParisParamus at 6:18 AM on July 27, 2001


An old lefty once said to me, on hearing a reference to America "bringing freedom to Cuba" after Castro goes: "Yes, their sons will be free to be waiters, their daughters free to be whores". Probably putting it a bit strongly, but all the same...

Just quoting what an old lefty said to me. You don't have to respond.
posted by Grangousier at 6:50 AM on July 27, 2001


Actually, it's a pair of Adidas. I don't know if they have a better record than Nike when it comes to sweatshops, but the man was wearing Adidas
posted by matteo at 7:04 AM on July 27, 2001


behind Castro there is a strong party structure. Even tough leadership is not very well defined without him, the US (or gusanos living in Miami) must not assume that in the same day that Castro dies, life is going to return to "normal". excuse my 3rd world english...
posted by papalotl at 7:07 AM on July 27, 2001


Just Do It, Fidel.
posted by mecran01 at 7:12 AM on July 27, 2001


c'mon!!! It was a long walk from one extreme to El Malecón to the other! He's an old man...he was leading a million people... what where you expecting him to wear? Flip-flops? :)
posted by papalotl at 7:20 AM on July 27, 2001


Fidel is, without doubt, my favourite dicatator.
posted by Mocata at 7:33 AM on July 27, 2001


When Fidel enters that great socialist heaven in the sky, the plan is for his brother to take over
posted by panopticon at 7:34 AM on July 27, 2001


or dictator
or something
posted by Mocata at 7:34 AM on July 27, 2001


We're gonna have a revolution.....
posted by elsar at 7:36 AM on July 27, 2001


I just hope all those amazing buildings in Havana are preserved.
posted by ParisParamus at 8:05 AM on July 27, 2001


ParisParamus: a RETURN?

Yes, there was a Cuba before Castro, and it was ostensibly democratic and certainly U.S. influenced.
posted by Avogadro at 8:11 AM on July 27, 2001


Avogrado,

The Batista regime? Democratic?

I think you should consult you history book...
posted by preguicoso at 8:23 AM on July 27, 2001


US influenced democracy has just replaced the tired military intelligence as my example of an oxymoron. Thanks, MeFi.
posted by dithered at 8:42 AM on July 27, 2001


The Batista regime? Democratic?

Which is why I said ostensibly.
posted by Avogadro at 8:53 AM on July 27, 2001


Yes, there was a Cuba before Castro, and it was ostensibly democratic and certainly U.S. influenced.

Yep. By the Mafia.
posted by terrapin at 8:57 AM on July 27, 2001


Fidel has to keep in shape!

It's hard work living up to the myth pused on the citizens of the United State that Cuba is actually a big and scary threat to our way of life, when in fact they are a teeny weeny little island.

Damn good baseball players, though.

Also a good way ensure that Wim Wenders turns out interesting documentaries like Buena Vista Social Club and not complete and utter crap like The End Of Violence or The Million Dollar Hotel.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:51 AM on July 27, 2001


I love the fact Fidel Castro has been thumbing his nose at America for years and years now with no end in sight, and now he's got a webzine...
posted by owillis at 9:54 AM on July 27, 2001


US influenced democracy has just replaced the tired military intelligence as my example of an oxymoron. Thanks, MeFi.

I was scrolling down to post the exact same thing. Thanks, dithered.
posted by lia at 10:29 AM on July 27, 2001


here we have proof that a man fidel's age can still run marathons - even with his daily cigar habit.
posted by bwg at 10:33 AM on July 27, 2001


He actually stopped smoking a few years back, on doctors' advice. (Another thumbs-up to the Cuban health system...)
posted by holgate at 3:45 PM on July 28, 2001


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