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    Mummies Against Prostitutes – The Last Revolutionary Combat

    Mummies Against Prostitutes: The Last Revolutionary Combat / Jose Hugo
    Fernandez
    Posted on November 25, 2013

    Havana, Cuba. November, www.cubanet/org — The prostitutes of Havana
    never inspire as much pity as when we see them accompanied by those
    mummies of European and US Stalinism who today constitute their VIP
    clientele. Really you have to have a heart of stone not only to go to
    bed with such a stinky and gassy old fogy but even to barely endure his
    proximity.

    As soon as they disembark on the Island, without shaking off the dust of
    the road, these old gentlemen feed their spirit going to the Plaza de la
    Revolution and the Che sanctuary in Santa Clara. Then, invariably, it is
    time for dessert. So they get naked in Obispo Street in Havana, around
    Central Park or on La Rampa, in pursuit of our little hookers, the last
    flashes of the beacon of America.

    “What a waste, buddy,” exclaim the gentlemen from around here on seeing
    them bargaining, while the women whisper, teasingly, and the oldest ones
    are scandalized at “the turns life has taken here.” But they continue on
    their way, business as usual, confident, it seems, that they have left
    respectability in safekeeping, beyond the sea, along with their ancient
    wives.

    If it were possible to take into account decency or common sense when
    dealing with this wildlife, you would have to ask why, at least, they do
    not attempt to take the prostitutes to some place apart, where they
    would be waiting for them without the need to expose themselves so
    boldly to absurdity and ridicule. But that’s not how they are. It is
    obvious that they have resolved to enjoy as God commands their last
    revolutionary orgy, now that only the devil knows the sacrifice that it
    cost to organize it, gathering for years the remnants of their salaries
    as retirees.

    What a pity that there are no statistics that reflect how many
    casualties the worldwide revolution has suffered as a consequence of the
    heart attacks provoked by these encounters between the mummy veterans
    and our mud blossoms of the Fidelist legacy. In any case, they would say
    they’d died for socialism, if they managed to say anything, before
    shutting their trap, in the end, forever.

    “Old age is an incurable disease,” Terentius warned us. But it may be
    that he was not right, at least in this situation. I believe that my
    grandmother was more accurate, and did not agree that people lose shame
    as they age because now nothing matters to them. He who has no shame in
    old age — she used to say — never had any.

    José Hugo Fernández

    Cubanet, 21 November 2013

    Translated by mlk.

    Source: “Mummies Against Prostitutes: The Last Revolutionary Combat /
    Jose Hugo Fernandez | Translating Cuba” –
    http://translatingcuba.com/mummies-against-prostitutes-the-last-revolutionary-combat-jose-hugo-fernandez/

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