Michael Moore's: SICKO banned in Cuba!

United States
August 17, 2007 7:30pm CST
What? SICKO praised the Cuban health care system. Why did the Cuban government decide it was subversive? The answer may surprise you. Read about it here: http://www.miscelaneasdecuba.net/web/article.asp?artID=11127 What do you say? Is SICKO subversive of the communist Cuban regime?
3 responses
@procezx (76)
• India
18 Aug 07
Well I could well remember the same process of getting treated for illness abroad by Indian Top officials and senate post holders and still some times it is repeated. The Sico has talked about Cuban Communist Regime but had he been to India few years back he would have made same documentary and got nothing except wasting the money. What Dr Darsi has talked about is the general Condition of the Developing Economies where the elite post relieve the holder from the responsibility of serving and they enjoy the facilities to the level of ultimate corruption. I haven't seen the Movie but according to the article it is sure it is another attempt to make remember the Cubans governance that they are representative of Communist system so they have to rely on their fruits they have sowed way back may be sour may be sweet. Obviously they are good enough. And what to say about India a democratic country where almost every part of system is open for free and better development. Yet the top officials feel obnoxious to get admitted in the Top Notch Medical Institutions that are obviously world renowned for better researches. Their is a quote by some Statesman "Power Corrupts and absolute Power Corrupts absolutely". This quote applies to all such officials. Sico may have rightly remarked on some points but Cuban Communism still relies on the Totalitarian view and that is obviously last (perhaps) perfect Leninist country. And obviously when you rule by fear their also resides a fear inside what if this fear is out of the common people minds. That is where common mass is turned blind before state perks offered to elite mass. Or Castro is turning honest before public to accept that medical conditions are worse. The Sico documentary is false and no such better conditions exist. They are experimental. Probably Castro fears when a person is living in slums and you show him that he has some better bungalow in suburbs then he will demand and this could also lead to clash when you are not in position to offer.
• United States
18 Aug 07
So, it would seem some things are the same around the world.
• India
19 Aug 07
Politics and power games are same everywhere. The Concept of any thinker was never applied fully in practical world. Because it is very heavy to handle the power that is sure to go out or even destroy you when you have nothing. I find Sico more optimistic but that opitimism is proving some sort of deadly truth that can start an up-rage among the Public of Cuba. And Every power lover hates and tries to kill this optimistic deadly truth.
@Destiny007 (5819)
• United States
18 Aug 07
A documentary like that could be enough to cause an uprising amongst the Cuban populace and Castro and friends would be sorely embarrassed in the world stage if such a thing were to transpire. Micheal Moore would not want that to happen either, as he seems to love the Socialist Ideology so well. What amazes me is that so many Americans fall for his Socialist Propaganda and think it would be a better form of government than we have now. If these people think our leaders are out of touch with the people now, they have a real education coming if we ever went the route of countries such as Cuba. You ask if Sicko is subversive of the Cuban regime, and given the things that the article mentioned, I would say that it would be very subversive and damaging to not only the communist Cuban regime, but every other communist leader in the world. I am sure that this was unintended by Sicko Moore...and would have to say that he outsmarted himself yet again. Many people like to claim that Socialized Health Care is the answer, but that claim does not stand up to the ugly truth that reality reveals when an honest comparison is done to the system we now enjoy. I sincerely hope that his head will be ringing for a long time as a result of this slap that has just been dealt him by Cuba.
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• United States
18 Aug 07
"This was unintended by Sicko Moore...and would have to say that he outsmarted himself yet again." Nah, it was calculated on his part. He made the film for only a few million and it grossed just a few million more than that. This left him a few million profit. For that he is happy to let people know he is a liar and doesn't care.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
18 Aug 07
This reminds me of a story I heard in HS about Russia giving its citizens copies of the book "The Grapes of Wrath", to show how poor people were in the US. It backfired on them because the comments of the Russian Citizens was that in the US even the poor people had a car. It is interesting to see that the people who live in the US and promote Communisum never seem to realize that they are the ones the communist will eliminate first in any takeover.
• United States
18 Aug 07
"People who live in the US and promote Communisum never seem to realize that they are the ones the communist will eliminate first in any takeover." Yes, one wonders if these people did not see what happened in Vietnam when the north took over the south. The VC, the local communist supporters, were completely pushed out of power and sometimes killed. Many came to the USA to live! If Vietnam is not enough to convince these folks I suggest they check out Cambodia as to what the communists did there. Lastly, people forget that in Russia, the communists did not over throw the Czar, he'd already given up power to the people and there was a short lived democracy of the people. The communists killed the Czar, his family, and a large number of loyal patroitic Russians serving the new democracy, not a bunch of dictatorial tyrants. The communists absolutely will kill anyone who gets in their way or who they are done with.