It's hard to overstate how excited and entertained our media was in '08 when W was attacked by having a shoe thrown at him in Iraq.
Needless to say, the dressing down of BO by Fidel Castro and some of the articles showing up in Cuban papers like the linked one are not getting much coverage.
Referring to BO as a "dumb negro" is in line with the administration in Cuba:
In a video declaration in 2015, Ladies in White dissident leader Berta Soler explains that, of known political prisoners, 60 percent are black. Black people are often forced to live in segregated neighborhoods and kept far away from tourism industry jobs (except prostitution). “To the government, the black person is a thief, a bandit, a troublemaker,” Soler argues, noting that the Cuban people are significantly less racist than the regime.There is nothing surprising here. To the left, IDEOLOGY TRUMPS ALL -- consider the "love" for Islam which subjugates women and stones gays. I love the fact that in Cuba, if you want to call someone really stupid you refer to them as a "Swede":
The article is titled “Negro, ¿Tu Eres Sueco?” which roughly translates to “Black Man, Are You Dumb?” (The idiom “pretend to be a Swede” means to play dumb, hence the title is literally asking, “Are you Swedish?”)I happen to be of mostly Swedish descent, and the "big dumb Swede" putdown was a fairly common "friendly put-down" growing up in NW WI when I was young. Yes, in the days before PC, "friendly put down" among neighbors and friends was actually a common thing!
"Political Correctness" in Cuba is different -- the ONLY group you better be careful to not piss off is the government, or that will be the LAST time to make an insult!
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