Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Zika on its way

I have not been well really since the chikungunya.

 That must be about two years now although it is hard to tell time here for me without the change of seasons. The pains in my joints have not really left me,  just as some had predicted might happen,

 Dona Gloria, my neighbor who has 25 years on me, stops in front of the bars on my ground floor apartment on her way to the market and we rub our respective wrists and complain about our ankles.

 Now there is another virus on the way. One that attacks new bornes. Called Zika. It gives them tiny heads. The women and girls are being told not to get pregnant.

But the Catholic Church, which rules here under the Papal Nuncio, forbids the use of contraceptives (ah yes, you think that they use them? that the machos spend their money on latex? that they take showers with raincoats? think again)

and abortion is prohibited in all cases.. well I think that there has been a bit of flexibiltiy,. perhaps if a ten year old mother is going to die.. something like that.

this is a bitchin hard island.. let me tell you

and if you think this side is hard..


the other side of the place

is really hit hard..

one blow ..

after another
after another

after another

they are trying to have elections

Puerto Rico is sinking - Puerto Ricans are coming HERE to look for work!
Cuba is being sold back to the sugar barons
and the Dominican Republic is sending Haitians back across the border to sit and starve. Pretending that they are white men.

Well,. Actually.. That is a pretty good imitation of a white man.,

They certainly learned from the best of them.

Everyone tries to imitate democracy

because uncle sam says democracy is the way to go.. well used to say that until Cizens United said that plutocracy was better

but now that we have

president trump

barnum bailey


who are we


GranolaGwen said...

Thank you for sharing. I am sorry about your joint pain. I am curious to see how Zika affects the states and then how the states do or do not mobilize relief... We will see...

Graham said...

Yes Chikungunya is a challenge. I had arthritic symptoms too for 3 months. I was having to walk down stairs like an old man. Movement where posssible even when a bit painful seemed to help, and drinking lots of water.
There are indeed major problems here. Colonisation, slavery & dictatorship, limited education all created a lack of opportunity provided by leadership from above or within people.
I appreciate your posts :-)