Bad Handwriting in La Joven Cuba (17)

To Peralo relating to Pain and Frustration

Your photographs are very powerful. Very. I am going to make sure that they are real and correspond to the bombing of Libya. The reply gave the impression I wonder why that dystopian ex-leader who is Gaddafi didn’t stop of avoid the massacre and continue hiding in some place without showing his face (possibly modified by plastic surgery?).

Personally, before Gaddafi seemed to me to just be a ridiculous guy, but I didn’t know the half of it. I don’t know if you want to be branded the mass media as manipulative, the sharing of power with this sons and other family members, the survivors’ horrifying testimonies of their repression, the responsibility assumed for the terrorist Lockerbie plane bombing, the personal enrichment at the cost of the public exchequer. Ah! The enormous corruption of dictatorial regimes. I would have preferred that the information about Libya circulated in the national press had been more objective. But no. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. And this Mr. Gaddafi is an honored friend of our government.

Be careful of what you say to your students with these conspiracy theories that belong in a Le Carre novel rather than to real life. What will stop this government is the marabou weed; the marabou weed in the fields and in the minds of the stagnant.  Without a single bullet being fired.

September 27 2011

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