Forethoughts and Afterthoughts

  Forethoughts and Afterthoughts: And seemingly smart humans gather to formulate the inquiries. Do they ever ask: what changed the nation? Double Agent YEMOC. Liked first, then disliked, then liked again… by donkeys and pachyderms. Hopeless becomes a nation whose people “resist” common sense and glorify demagoguery and populism. The peculiar case of the foolish enemy colluding with the less probable instead of with the proven traitors. And that community “disorganizer” from Chicago endorsed Emmanuel in the french elections. Name coincidence? Indulgence is the addiction…

Las renuencias que nos sentencian

Las renuencias que nos sentencian Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz Hace unos días me llamó la atención un comentario que hizo un analista en la televisión: “la izquierda insiste en secularizar todas las facetas de la vida cotidiana y por ende queda limitada a politizarlo todo; mientras que la derecha, por lo general, dispone de dos opciones: política y religión -o creencia en Dios”. De ahí provienen el ligeramente más elevado grado de tolerancia de la diestra y la mayor intransigencia de la siniestra. La…

Adiós Fidel. ¡Hola Cordura!

Adiós Fidel. ¡Hola Cordura! Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz Otro asesino psicópata ha muerto. Fidel Castro, el gobernante totalitario de Cuba –camuflado durante más de medio siglo bajo auto adjudicadas etiquetas de Primer Ministro, Presidente y Comandante en Jefe- ha muerto a la edad de 90 años. Más allá  de la narrativa convencional de la historia –una historia que Castro indicara que habría de “absolverlo”- yace uno de los más horripilantes y complejos genocidios vividos por una agrupación humana. El saldo numérico de muertes y…

Adiós Fidel. Hola Sanity!

Adiós Fidel. Hola Sanity! By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz Another madman is dead. Fidel Castro, the totalitarian ruler of Cuba -camouflaged for over half a century und…er the self-adjudicated labels of Prime Minister, President and Commander in Chief -has died at the age of 90. Way past the conventional scripts of history -a history that Castro himself once pointed would “absolve” him- lays one of the most horrific and complex genocides ever experienced by any human conglomerate. The numerical death and torture tolls of Castro’s…

Forethoughts and Afterthoughts (A correspondent’s timeline to the election of a Washington outsider)

Forethoughts and Afterthoughts(A correspondent’s timeline to the election of a Washington outsider)   By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz   Forethoughts:   Summer 2015: The highly diversified field of republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election (which ironically seems more emblematic of the Democratic Party) includes a very colorful and undeniably controversial character whose name is Donald Trump. Here is a man that has openly criticized the President, attacked illegal immigration, underestimated the heroism of an authentic American patriot and former POW and chastised countries like…

Previsiones y Conclusiones (Reflexiones sobre la elección de un extraño en Washington)

Previsiones y Conclusiones (Reflexiones sobre la elección de un extraño en Washington) Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz Previsiones: Verano 2015: El altamente diverso campo de contendientes republicanos para las elecciones de Presidente del 2016 en los Estados Unidos (diversidad que, con un ápice de ironía, resultara más emblemática si existiera en el Partido Demócrata) incluye un personaje de gran colorido y de innegable controversia cuyo nombre es Donald Trump. He aquí un hombre que ha criticado abiertamente al Presidente, ha atacado la inmigración ilegal, ha…

America will still be here… barely.

America will still be here… barely. By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz On November 9th, the day after the most mystifying presidential elections in the history of the Uni…ted States, the country and its concept shall still be here… barely. Assuming that there is no recount of votes and the loser accepts (or concedes) defeat somewhat graciously, the nation will remain more divided than ever before in its history, with the sole exception of the days leading to and involving the Civil War, a domestic conflict…

Protesting Freedom: an American Paradox

Protesting Freedom: an American Paradox (Photo: Dallas News) By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz It is absolutely disheartening that a half century of gradual interracial progress and enormous societal evolution has practically evaporated under the watch of the man who simply could have been the most iconic president in the history of our nation. It is utterly frustrating to watch how the patriotic, dignified protests of the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties have been so completely adulterated by groups and individuals, whose sole purpose is…

Very little time left to stop Trump

Very little time left to stop Trump By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz It has been an incredible run for Donald Trump. It has been also quite an exhilarating period for my conspiracy theory friends. Just when it appeared that the notion of Donald Trump being derailed from the GOP contention by “occult forces” at work was evaporating, the democrat-like, vociferous, dismissive candidate has been performing like someone who has been “urged” to sabotage his own campaign with antics that may very well be too bombastic…

Celia

Celia: otra perspectiva Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz “Este programa es una serie de ficción basada en la vida de Celia Cruz y no es un recuento histórico, noticioso o documental. Aunque inspirado por eventos reales, algunos personajes, escenas y diálogos que aparecen en la serie son ficticios” Para comenzar: ¿Qué parte de la aclaración legal preventiva que limita la responsabilidad de los creadores de la serie de televisión y Telemundo es que no entienden muchos de nuestros compatriotas cubanos? Después de varias décadas sin…