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Friday, July 3, 2015


FRENTE AL ESPEJO / IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR

veo una pelicula francesa, l'espion (the defector, 1966, raoul lévy), la ultima donde trabaja montgomery clift, ya enfermo. fuera de epoca, genial. no solo en el logro visual sino intelectual. la trama es un cientifico ruso que trata de escapar a occidente y lo matan en alemania comunista. clift es su amigo el cientifico americano. en el climax el agente aleman (hardy krüger) que trata el caso, le confiesa a clift que el ruso es un bluff, creado por ellos mismos (kgb y stasi) para venderle a occidente su necesidad de disidencia. dice con cinismo: asi como ustedes cubren sus demandas de productos, nosotros les ponemos la traicion y desercion; que es mejor suministrarla a que aparezca fuera de nuestro control. semejante idea en esa epoca es interesante. la pelicula se basa en la novela homonima de paul thomas en 1965. de esa forma se repite la formula con cuba. leo un escrito de fariñas (diciembre 26) donde acusa a bruguera de ser creada por la seguridad cubana. a la misma vez en el exilio algunos aseguran que el coco es tambien invento del gobierno cubano, y yoani sanchez, y elizardo, y otros mas. es verdad? no puede surgir un disidente genuino? luce que en la sociedad totalitaria todo es controlado por el estado, hasta la oposicion. en ese caso el propio gobierno dice contra el lo banal, lo obvio, lo que el enemigo quiere oir. el proceso real que vive, jamas se sabe, y solo se revela cuando lo anuncia. asi paso con el affair americano. viviamos creyendo en la perenne confrontacion y estaban sentados conversando, casi siempre.©varela
i watch a french film, l'espion (the defector, 1966, raoul lévy), the last where montgomery clift works, already sick. ahead of time, great. not only in the visual but intellectual achievement. the plot is a russian scientist who tries to escape to the west and is killed in communist germany. clift is his american scientist friend. at the climax the german agent (hardy krüger), which attend to the case, admits to clift that the russian is a bluff, created by themselves (kgb and stasi) to sell to the west their need for dissent. he said with cynicism: as you cover your demands for products, we stock you treason and desertion; it's better to supply it that appears out of our control. similar idea at that time is interesting. the film is based on the novel on the same name by paul thomas in 1965. thus repeats the formula with cuba. i read a post from fariñas (december 26) where accuses bruguera to be created by cuban security of state. at the same time in exile, some say that the coco is also invention of the cuban government, and yoani sanchez, and elizardo, and others more. it's truth? can a genuine dissident not emerge? it looks that in totalitarian society everything is controlled by the state, even the opposition. in that case the government itself says against it the banal, the obvious, what the enemy wants to hear. the actual process that lives, never is known, and only reveals it when he announces it. so happened with the american affair. we lived believing in the perennial confrontation and were sitting chatting, almost always.©varela

ICHI

cuando la fiebre de ichi en los 60-70 en mi pais hice solo una historieta corta (11 cuadros) sobre el donde no habia texto sino sonidos y olor, para recrear el mundo del ciego. lo enfrente a un samurai en un puente colgante, que llevaba una mujer desnuda presa y se suponia era o su esclava o su esposa, pagando una traicion. nunca me gusto ver al esgrimista masajista fajado con muchos porque no era creible. sus mejores y mas tecnicos duelos fueron contra grandes guerreros: yojimbo (toshiro mifune), el chino manco (jimmy wang) y un ronin traumatizado por una mujer (tatsuya nakadai) en el que base mi comic. espero ahora lo disfruten extendido a 17 cuadros y con für elise de beethoven cuyas teclas me recuerdan las tablas del puente.©varela
when the fever of ichi in the 60-70 in my country i made only a short story (11 panels) about it where there was no text but sound and smell, to recreate the world of the blind. i put him against a samurai in a suspension bridge, who was carrying a tied naked woman and is supposed was or his slave or his wife, paying a betrayal. i never liked to see the fencer masseur cinched with many 'cause it was not credible. his best and most technical duels were against great warriors: yojimbo (toshiro mifune), the one-arm chinese (jimmy wang) and a ronin traumatized by a woman (tatsuya nakadai) in which i based my comic. i hope you enjoy it now extended to 17 panels and with beethoven's für elise which keys remember me the bridge woods.©varela 

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

CONSERVATIVE STATUS QUO

pataki, el hungaro de manhattan que esta en ultimo lugar del maraton republicano por la presidencia, es quien le propone publicamente hoy al partido sacar a trump de la contienda, por bocon. es logico, no tiene nada que perder. los demas hacen el silencio de los corderos (por no decir pendejos, cagados con el millonario). aqui, sorpresivamente, el conteo conservador de ayer: bush 19%, trump 12%, huckabee 9%, carson 8%, paul 7%, rubio 6%, walker 5%, santorum y perry 4%, cruz 3%, jindal 2%, kasich y firoina 1%, pataki 0%. el golden boy del herald ha caido estrepitosamente y cruz esta al retirarse porque esta poniendo dinero de su bufete. y el hindu jindal, para colmo, hace su anuncio desde el patio de su casa sentado a una mesa con su mujer y 2 hijos, donde la rama de una mata le tapa la cara porque pone foco fijo, ni camarografo tiene. y el comediante stewart hace la noche con el diciendo que usted tiene que estar bien jodido cuando no puede jalar el resto de su familia de su parte.©varela
pataki, the manhattan's hungarian tha's in last place of the republican presidency marathon, is who proposes publicly today to the party taking out trump of the contest, by big mouth. it's logical, there's nothing to lose. others make the silence of the lambs (for not saying assholes, shitty by the millionaire). here, surprisingly, the yesterday's conservative count: bush 19%, trump 12%, huckabee 9%, carson 8%, paul 7%, rubio 6%, walker 5%, santorum and perry 4%, cruz 3%, jindal 2%, kasich and firoina 1%, pataki 0%. the herald's golden boy has fallen sharply and cruz is about to retire 'cause is putting money from his law firm. and the hindu jindal, to make matters worse, makes his announcement from his backyard sitting at a table with his wife and 2 children, where the branch of a tree cover his face since it's fixed focus, having nor cameraman. and comedian stewart makes the night with him saying that you have to be well fucked when you can not pull the rest of your family on your side.©varela

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

VOLVIERON LOS AMERICANOS / THE AMERICANS ARE BACK

si el 26 kerry iza la bandera yuma en el malecon, es el choteo (en 1898 fue cerquitica, la subio pecos bill shafter en el morro). por muchos trapos que floten en el protestodromo, el americano se comera la vista de cualquiera. y dicen que van poner uno grande con cojones, como el que habia en la embajada de moscu durante reagan y creo por eso se cayo el comunismo. obama no solo anuncio las embajadas sino que el congreso debe quitar el embargo, eso, antes de firmar otra orden ejecutiva para que no lo jodan mas y a miami le de el ataque. cuando se iba del podio le preguntaron cuando iba a cuba y no respondio. es sorpresa. me lo imagino encaramado en limosina por la avenida de rancho boyeros y la gente gritandole: negro, resuelvenos! entro en la historia. se echo al pico al vil laden, dio seguro de salud para todos, hablo por telefono con el ayatola y se sento con la china. si encima le hace muecas al enano coreano, se mete en el libro de guinness como el negro mas conocido despues de mojamed ali y el presidente mas popular detras de kennedy. eso, si no le da por hacer el puente de las 90 millas (varadero-cayo hueso) que en ese caso lo hacen santo en el cabildo de los orishas.©varela
if on july 26 kerry hoits the yuma flag on the malecon, is the mocking (in 1898 was near, rised by pecos bill shafter in the morro castle). by many rags floating in the protestdome, the american will catch the attention of anyone. and it says they'll put a fucking big one, as they had at the moscow embassy during reagan and i think that's why communism fell. obama not only announced the embassies but that congress should remove the embargo, that's it, before signing another executive order so don't fuck with him any more and to provoke a miami heart attack. when he was going out from the podium they asked him when he's going to cuba and didn't answered. it's surprise. i imagine him perched on limousine through the rancho boyeros avenue and people screaming to him: black, resolve our problem! he entered in the history. he whacked the vile laden, gave health insurance to everybody, spoke on the phone with the ayatollah and was sat with the chinese lady. if do faces to the korean dwarf, gets into the guinness book as the most known nigga after muhammad ali and the most popular president behind kennedy. that, if not get to do build the 90 miles bridge (key west-varadero) that in that case will be make saint in the orishas council.©varela

REPLY TO ICHIKAWA

en una sociedad donde no se permite un cinecito particular porque puede rodar peliculas con matiz politico y un restaurante privado no debe tener mas de 50 comensales (ley del 2011) para evitar el enriquecimiento desmedido del dueño, el hijo del lider (devenido en lo que sea, contorsionista, prestidigitador o comecandela en jefe) debe comportarse con austeridad. tampoco andar descalzo como gandhi pero al menos coger las vacaciones en varadero como hace silvio rodriguez, los coroneles de la seguridad y los turistas de medio pelo. todo lo demas es abuso de poder. si tratamos de ver a cuba como un pais normal aunque tenga relaciones con los americanos, estamos jodidos porque los anormales seremos nosotros entonces. eso de querer justificar el empalme de tony castro en turquia como una portada de revista de peluqueria con un torero famoso en islas virgenes, lo da el sindrome de la autosuficicencia adquirida (y vayase a ver donde se contagio, porque en miami lo que hay es sida sino preguntele a mayito y a fructuosito). nuestra isla es y seguira siendo, por ahora, socialista. y en el socialismo no hay clases pudientes sino dirigentes. y dirigir no es abusar. es liderar, guiar, coordinar, en todo caso pastorear, como hace berta soler.©varela
NOTA AL PERSONAL
el sitio de la terminal de omnibus de sancti-spiritus es mio porque era la ferreteria de mi padre. lo mismo la casa de la playa aunque sea de madera asi que vayan desalojando la oficina del partido (el otro gaveto no lo reclamo porque alli pernocta mi madre)
in a society where a personal cinema is not allowed 'cause can shoot movies with political tinge and a private restaurant shouldn't have more than 50 clients (2011 law) to avoid the excessive enrichment of the owner, the son of the leader (becoming whatever, contortionist, magician or fire-eater in chief) must behaves with austerity. not walking barefoot like gandhi but at least taking holidays in varadero as silvio rodriguez, the colonels of the security and the small-time tourists. all the rest is abuse of power. if we try to see cuba as a normal country although having relations with the americans, we're screwed 'cause the abnormal will be us then. wanting to justify the joint of tony castro in turkey as a hairdresser magazine cover with a famous bullfighter in virgin islands, gives it the acquired self sufficiency syndrome (and go to see where is contagion, 'cause in miami there's aids, ask mayito and fructuosito). our island is and will continue to be, for now, socialist. and in socialism there aren't wealthy classes but leaders. and directing is not abusing. it's to lead, to guide, to coordinate, in any case pastoring, as berta soler does.©varela
NOTE TO THE PERSONNEL
the sancti-spiritus bus terminal site is mine since it was the hardware of my father. so the house from the beach although it's wooden so they've to be evicting the party office (i'm not claiming the other home since there overnights my mother)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CONFESIONES DE UN CHARRO A UN CURA PEDOFILO / CONFESSIONS OF A CHARRO TO A PEDOPHILE PRIEST

cuando gorbachov llego a estados unidos le preguntaron a cual americano queria conocer por encima de otros y dijo: donald trump. no se si 30 años despues siga pensando lo mismo aunque ya el millonario no sea dueño de medio manhattan. pero lo interesante del show actual del ricachon es que ni rubio ni cruz, hijos de inmigrantes, han dicho nada. y el silencio de bush es peor siendo yunta de mejicana. la reaccion de 2 cadenas de tv nacionales, univision y nbc, es unilateral (no se les une por solidaridad telemundo ni cnn, mucho menos fox). de todas formas a donald no le interesa la gente a favor sino en contra, de eso vive hasta en sus reality show, de la controversia. hillary menciono su discurso sin decir su nombre. todos le tienen miedo. hasta obama, que ya probo de su medicina cuando hace años le saco un certificado de nacimiento en otro pais con otro nombre. trump es dañino para ciertos politicos pero es necesario en la sociedad americana porque es un simbolo de ella. lo que dice de mejico lo dicen todos en la sala de su casa, hasta los mejicanos. es que trump no habla de la musica de los tigres del norte que parece de tiovivo, ni del jalapeño, ni del tequila con el gusano dentro, ni de jessica alba, eso es cuestion de gusto. habla de los salvajes. los que cuelgan gente sin cabeza de los puentes. y es cierto que lo que viene de alla es violencia, maldad, crimen (hasta hollywood, con toda su correccion politica, denuncia descarnadamente las pandillas de wetbacks aunque intercalen su policia tex-mex incorrompible). yo le tengo miedo a los vatos desde que vi la pelicula de bogart el tesoro de la sierra madre, como lo matan al final a machetazos para quitarle el oro. y segui temiendoles en la pelicula sabotage de schwarzenegger cuando al final llega a una cantina repleta de zetas y aunque los jode a todos le meten un balazo en la barriga (y se queda sentado esperando la muerte bebiendo y fumando entre los muertos). pero en la vida real cuando voy al pulguero de homestead les tengo miedo, gordos, cabecipelaos, en camiseta tatuados, con mirada vacia, torpe. ese tipo de gente te mata por instinto. mi jardinero es guatemalteco, igualito a un cuate, pero le tiene miedo a los mejicanos. un amigo mio fue a cancun, cogio una borrachera tan grande en el bar del hotel que amanecio 3 dias despues tirado en la playa desnudo con un corte al costado de 50 puntos, sin un riñon. se lo habian extirpado para venderlo en el mercado negro donde compran organos los ricos que estan enfermos. pero lo mismo te sacan el higado o el corazon, es segun la demanda. eso es mejico, el pais de mayor desigualdad en el continente. todo el mundo lo sabe pero no lo dice. trump si.©varela
when gorbachev came to the united states was asked which american wanted to know above others and said: donald trump. don't know if 30 years later still is thinking the same thing although the millionaire is no longer owner of half manhattan. but the interesting thing about the current show of the rich man is that neither rubio nor cruz, children of immigrants, have said nothing. and the silence of bush is worse being husband of a mexican. the reaction of 2 networks, univision and nbc, is one-sided (not binds solidarity telemundo or cnn, fox much less). anyway to donald doesn't interested people in favor but against, from that lives up to in his reality show, of the controversy. hillary mentioned his speech without saying his name. all are afraid of him. even obama, that already proved his medicine when years ago he got out a birth certificate from another country with a different name. trump is harmful to certain politicians but is necessary in american society 'cause he's a symbol of it. what he says of mexico says everyone in the living room of its house, even mexicans. it's that trump doesn't speak about tigres del norte music that seems of merry-go-round, or jalapeño, or tequila with the worm inside, or jessica alba, that's a matter of taste. speaks of the savages. those who hang people headless from bridges. and it's true that what comes from there is violence, wickedness and crime (up to hollywood, with all its political correctness, starkly denounces wetbacks gangs although they collated their tex-mex non-corrupt police officer). i've fear of the vatos since i watched bogart film the treasure of the sierra madre, as they kill him at the end with machetes to take his gold. and i still with fear in the  schwarzenegger movie sabotage when at the end he arrives at a cantina full of zetas and fuck all of them but gets a bullet in the stomach (and stays sat waiting for death drinking and smoking among the dead). but in real life when i go to the homestead flea market i've fear of them, fat, bolds, leaveless t-shirt, tattooed with empty, awkward eyes look. such people kill you by instinct. my gardener is guatemalan, looking like a cuate, but has afraid of mexicans. a friend of mine went to cancun, caught a so great drunkness in the hotel bar that awoke 3 days later lying on the beach naked with a cut on the side of 50 stitches, without a kidney. is it had been removed to be sold on the black market where the sick rich buy organs. but the same happens to you with the liver or the heart, according to demand. that's mexico, the most increasing inequality country in the continent. everyone knows that but not say it. trump does.©varela

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