Now they hate Australia
The newspaper that describes itself as the official organ of the Cuban Communist Party, says Australia is an “immoral” nation that practices a type of apartheid against its indigenous population similar to that practised in South Africa in the past.
And we are supposed to be an abuser of human rights, too, locking up would-be migrants in “concentration camps”. And a US lackey, of course. Which is as you’d expect since according to the paper, we are all supposed to be descendants from convicts.
Hilarious, I know.
The reason for this hysteric little piece in Granma? You may recall that last week at the United Nations, Australia attempted to raise the issue of human rights under the Castro regime, calling on Havana to free all political prisoners.
Sadly, the proposed motion was lost 126 votes to 51 – but it infuriated the Cubans no end, especially as the motion was backed by the whole of the European Union, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Israel and most of the old Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe.
So, it’s pay back time.
Word of advice to the propagandists at Granma: do some basic research first.
The American bases in central Australia have been here since the 1960s. And while there are still pockets of poverty in Australia (much to our shame), low income families and the unemployed are entitled to welfare support. The detention centre for illegal entrants is in Baxter, not Baxta.
And the Maoris are not the original inhabitants of Australia. The Maoris are the very proud original inhabitants of New Zealand.