Sep 24, 2009

Moscú no cree en lágrimas

And Havana either, Juanes. They don't believe in your tears, or in Bosé's nor in Olga's. They don't give a crap about your good intentions.

They didn't care about the way to let the steam out of the average Cubans for a few hours. They never had. And they never will.

I know this is like beating a dead horse, but, man, we've told you so!
None of you shouldn't have been surprised, at all.

I personally don't take any joy on bad experiences suffered by anybody - including all artists in the concert - in the hands of castro's political police.

But this is a hard-core evidence that most of the "radical, crazy Cuban exiles" that spoke against the way the concert was handled were... well... right on the money!

IMHO, two extraordinary positive things -like everything in life, that has a good and a bad part- happened because of the concert.

One: regular Cubans, like the slaves in the old times of the Spanish's colony, had a day off from their daily misery - eventhough we know (and knew) how the public was astroturfed, with the first rows filled with the communist militants, the students from los camilitos, the chavistas on duty and et al.

Two: the back door of the regimen was left wide open for the world to see how things really are in the animal farm. If the world does not want to see it, well, it is because they rather choose not to.

The most important thing Juanes and the other artists could really do for the Cuban people hasn't happened yet.

After this video, and after everything that is being reported the regimen did prior and after the concert, after so many people having been intimidated, I can't either help to ask the same question that Juan Abreu is asking in Emanaciones:


Why are not Juanes, Olga Tañón, Bosé and the rest publicly denouncing the backstage manipulations?

I mean, they are in freedom grounds now and it is not unusual for artists to conduct post-concert press conferences...

To answer Bosé's question with another question: Why are you not speaking out, as loud as you can, about it?

If none of you answer this simple question, the biggest response will be self-evident.

1 comment:

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

The fact that these famous influential Latinos are choosing to stay quiet rather than screaming from the roof tops makes me totally sick to my stomach.