Thursday, May 29, 2008

Revelations

We are indebted (again) to our friends over at Penultimos Dias for this piece of marvellous Orwellian entertainment.

It’s an article published by the Castro regime’s propaganda sheet, Granma, explaining in great details the legal rights of Cubans when it comes to the privacy of their mail.

Without even a hint of irony, the reporter tells readers that one of the fundamental rights “granted by the Revolution” to its citizens is the right to absolute privacy when it comes to communicating by letter.

In other words, the post is inviolable. Sacrosanct.

Which will come as something of a shock to Cubans, most of whom are under the impression that just like in the old East Germany, their letters are often intercepted, opened and read by State security officials at will. same with telephone conversations. And emails.

Sadly, the article is only available in Spanish.

2 Comments:

Blogger Henry Louis Gomez said...

Yes sacrosanct unless they want to display your mail on Cuban state run TV to prove that you are a "mercenary" in the employ of the "empire".

2:24 pm  
Blogger manny said...

I love it.. I still het my letters from Cuba 2months after they are send ... complete with resealed glue marks.. Please! They are idiots.. and should rot in hell for the tourture they have cause their own people.

3:03 pm  

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