Sure, Cuba is a failed state and a miserable socialist dictatorship. But it’s so quaint!
Hat tip to Michael C. Moynihan for spotting all these beneficiaries of capitalism with the same stupid joke and/or lament:
Hope you like Coke, McDonald's, & Bank Of America, Cuba! …and loathe your last undisturbed coral reef along an undeveloped coastline.
— Dan Brian (@DanielBrian) December 17, 2014
Looks like I'll be going to Cuba again sooner than I thought. I have to beat McDonald's there
— Son of my Actions (@RogueChieftan) December 17, 2014
coming next to #Cuba: drunken spring breakers, McDonalds and a couple more military bases
— Irina Galushko (@IrinaGalushkoRT) December 17, 2014
Cuba is going to look GREAT with McDonald's golden arches everywhere! pic.twitter.com/NgL7qctlqt
— Lazlo Morphine (@adammc123) December 17, 2014
I really hope I can make it to #Cuba before McDonald's, Starbucks, etc.
— Matt Bradley (@MattMcBradley) December 17, 2014
The US opening up Cuba is huge news. Cuba is an amazing country…hope it doesn't get ruined with Starbucks & McDonald's on every corner
— SPEAK (@speakz) December 17, 2014
I guess I'll have to revisit Cuba quickly if I want to see it again before it's fully americanized. #McDonalds
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) December 17, 2014
I just really really really want to go to #Cuba before there's a McDonald's and KFC on every third corner.
— afertig (@afertig) December 17, 2014
Should get down to Cuba right quick before there's a McDonalds on every corner and 350 lb U.S racists snapping their fingers at the locals.
— Mac Ball (@PitchforkTorchz) December 17, 2014
booking my Cuba vacation now before there's a Starbucks, a McDonald's, and a bank on every block
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) December 17, 2014
Or, more generally:
I'm very glad I was able to visit Cuba several times before US tourists try to turn it into Cancun
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) December 17, 2014
Yeah, you know who else doesn’t like this news? Cancun’s tourism industry.
Keeping brown people in grinding poverty is a small price to pay for autenticidad, no?