QatzelOk wrote:The vast majority of people in any country DON'T live in large colonial mansions. Maintenance of these kinds of structures is extremely expensive.
So what's your point? It is ok for the government to cramp 10-12 families in one of those old houses which are in terrible conditions?
Please.... let's see if you are willing to cramp 2-3 families in your house and share a single bathroom across multiple families, and not have hot running water and having to have every single room of your house with a metal door as if it was a prison.
Your defense of the indefensible is pathetic.
The only thing that's more costly to maintain than large colonial mansions is the large colonial vassals who used to live in them.
You want to know whats most costly than maintaining a large colonial mansion? Human dignity, safety and well being. Treating people like cattle is inhuman... treating cattle like cattle is inhuman .... there is no justification for this, your poor attempt at giving an excuse is past pathetic, it is pathological. There are a zillion things you can do with those mansions, you could have destroyed them and build tall buildings for people to live in a reasonable (not necessarily luxurious) condition you could have converted them into museum or touristic attracting (some people like visiting old architectural buildings) and use the proceeds to make houses in other areas for the people. Again... you are trying to paint this as if the people willingly chose to live as dogs to be more "environmentally friendly" or as if the government shaped the situation in this way on purpose to be "environmentally friendly" but the truth cannot be farther. These are desperate people, living in desperate conditions because they haven't got a choice, and the second they do have a choice (like the woman in the video I linked) they leave! I'm happy for her.
No society can afford to maintain insatiable rich people who work with foreign countries against their own people. And no one has attacked the Cuban people in this thread more than you - a former large colonial.
LOL, you are nonsensical. First, I never attacked the Cuban people, I attacked the repressive Cuban GOVERNMENT. People are the victim. I was part of those people, I was a victim myself. My family had to cater to tourists like yourself and rent our own bedrooms to make some shitty $$ to survive. My mother had to drive tourists to the airport in our Lada to get $5 so she could spend it in a couple of pounds of beef to feed my US, risking her own neck to have her car confiscated and herself put in jail because killing cows, dealing beef or eating beef in Cuba for Cubans was (and possibly still is) illegal.