Sunday, September 4, 2016

By the Way, Cubaninsiders

Remember I Told You!!
        As I have said more than once in this forum, The Jamaica Observer consistently has the best Editorial Cartoons on the planet. This weekend -- on Sept. 3rd, 2016 -- the gem depicted above proves my point. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson is the world's best female sprinter. Last month in Rio she won both the 100-meter and 200-meter Gold Medals. This weekend she again defeated her competitors in the sprints in the world-class Diamond League event in Zurich, Switzerland, as indicated above. SO WHY, you ask, is Elaine crossing the finish line in Zurich mocking her top competitor, Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands? seems Elaine and The Jamaica Observer both believe she does not get the credit and accolades she deserves. And Elaine resents the acclaim accorded to Ms. Schippers, the 24-year-old statuesque Dutch beauty who is a talented sprinter but not as good as Elaine. So, study the image above and determine if it effectively makes the point that Jamaica's black beauty, Elaine, resents the Dutch white beauty, Dafne.
       In Zurich this weekend, the beautiful Dafne Schippers led much of this race but the beautiful Elaine Thompson, as usual, came from behind to win. Yet, Dafne...Elaine more plaudits from the fans.
The beautiful Dafne is great.
But not quite as great as the beautiful Elaine.
Dafne Schippers, the Netherlands.
Elaine Thompson, Jamaica.
Elaine Thompson is miffed.
And now YOU KNOW why Elaine is miffed at Dafne.
       As you can see on this Caribbean map, Jamaica is due south of Cuba. If you wonder why this is Cubaninsider and not Jamaicaninsider, it's because I indeed have a passion for Cuba because my greatest passions are America and democracy. I happen to believe that Cuba says a lot more about America than it says about Cuba, and that belief starts with the 1898 Spanish-American War that gave America its long-craved dominion over Cuba and continued with the 1903 U. S. theft of Guantanamo Bay; 1952 when the U. S. teamed with the Mafia to support the vile Batista dictatorship in Cuba; the 1959 resettlement of the Batista-Mafia dictatorship on U. S. soil after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution; the cowardly and embarrassing {for America} attack at the Bay of Pigs in 1961; the U. S. embargo of Cuba that began in 1962 and extends to this day as the longest and cruelest embargo ever administered by a strong nation against a weak one; and a vast array of extremely discriminatory and undemocratic U. S. laws designed to hurt Cubans on the island while greatly enticing and enriching Cuban-Americans. SO, for those reasons, I am the sole contributor to Cubaninsider but I do not have a compelling reason to create Jamaicaninsider.
      But I like Jamaica too, especially Montego Bay in the northwest and Kingston in the southeast of the gorgeous island.

And, yes, I think Elaine Thompson...
deserves much more credit for her unique greatness.

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