Yes, these are both images of current Cuba.
So, the NY Times had this to say ……
The lenses of fanatical socialism (there’s no other kind) are so fixed they will refuse to see reality. Many times, I’ve seen where leftards held Cuba up as some idiotic sort of example of the Utopia socialism will bring you. But, it’s all imaginary. None of it is real.
The poverty and hardships the Cuban people have had to go through since Castro took over is well documented, along with the loss of lives and freedom for people who wished for better.
The notion Cuba’s environment is somehow to be more desirable than a semi-socialist state (we all are living in a semi-socialist state, if not an outright socialist state) is beyond absurd, it is a patently false notion.
It’s difficult to distinguish between the ignorance of a leftard and the overt act of deception of a leftard. This is because they’re willfully ignorant, and have no qualms about lying to your face. One just never knows.
Twitchy documented several worthwhile responses. But, I think this is the best one ….
Yep, the Cuban Utopia is about to be wrecked by re-engaging with the US.
There is, of course, much more to say about all of this. But, I think it’s a good start to a lengthy thread for the commentators.