If we listen to useful idiots like Sean Penn and Michael Moore, Cuba is a wonderful land of prosperity, freedom and free health care. However, someone neglected to tell the Cuban people who continue, for
some unknown reason freedom, to escape this paradise on Earth.
(Reuters) – Cuba’s Olympic football team took to the field with only 10 men on Thursday after up to seven of their players defected.
Five members of the communist state’s under-23 team defected after their Olympic qualifying game against the United States, a 1-1 draw, in Tampa on Tuesday.
A further two players, both reported to have defected, were absent from the line-up against Honduras on Thursday.
With one player already suspended following a red card, Cuba coach Raul Gonzalez had only ten players available to him and his team began the match with a one-man disadvantage and no substitutes.
Um, you mean they weren’t willing to return to the worker’s paradise? How very strange.
Of course, thousands of Cubans flee yearly, mostly to the US, but let’s ignore that, because Michel Moore was allowed to film some “Potemkin hospitals” for one of his mockumentaries.
And now, for a more ironic tale, imagine that a filmaker used Cuban actors in a movie about fleeing Cuba. Then, when those actors are to come to the US to promote the film, they defect! Here’s more from the Daily Mail…
Two actors that star in a film about escaping from the streets of Havana to America have vanished in Miami in a shining example of life imitating art.
Anailin de la Rua de la Torre and Javier Nunez Florian, both 20 years old, were flown from Cuba to the United States on Friday, scheduled to appear at their film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
But neither showed up in New York for the ‘Una Noche’ red carpet, leaving their co-star, Dariel Arrechada, 20, to explain what happened.
Friday was the first time any of the actors had ever been to the states, the film’s director, Lucy Mulloy, tweeted last month.
‘Actors are so excited to come to Tribeca FF!! First time out of Cuba to the US!’ she wrote.
Ms Mulloy had even been developing a sequel to the film, but plans will have to be altered to accommodate the missing stars.
Talk about life imitating art! Only one of the film’s three stars will return. I guess two out of three ain’t bad…
At any rate, the useful idiots will continue to claim that Cuba is great, and any problems there are caused by the US. (remember, when socialism fails, its ALWAYS someone else’s fault) But, at the same time, a steady stream of freedom-seekers will brave the sea to escape the island paradise. As usual, the left claims one thing, but the reality is very different.