Gorki Aguila Arrested in Cuba
August 28, 2008 4 Comments
Who is Gorki Aguila? I didn’t know until I saw this story online:
Cuba detains leading punk rocker
No punk for you!
Cuba has punk rockers? According to the story Aguila will stand trial for “social dangerousness”. This is defined by Cuban law as,
behavior contrary to “communist morality,” and police use it to detain offenders before they have a chance to commit a crime.
Communist morality… To be sure, I did think it interesting that an atheist State like the Soviet Union considered homosexuality a crime, wonder if it’s the same in Fidel’s worker’s paradise? And in the U.S.S.R. they did this without resorting to the Bible.
Of course in a totalitarian communist state worker’s paradise, “social dangerousness” can be whatever the hardest worker wants it to be, for example: criticizing Cuba’s hardest worker, Fidel Castro.
Apparently, Mr. Aguila’s lyrics do just that so his arrest is hardly a surprise.
If I were Aguila, I’d be asking where Tom Morello and Zach de la Rocha are.
UPDATE: Apparently Mr. Morello is in Denver at “at Nader’s campaign party singing Arlo Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”. (H/t: V.A.)