Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Necessity Doesn’t Understand Slogans

Necessity Doesn't Understand Slogans / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 20 June – The city walls emulate the political
billboards with regards to signs and slogans. However, the propaganda
painted on the facades is frequent interrupted by a doorway, a window or
a vent. Behind these changes to the exterior there is always the story
of a divorce, or the birth of a child, or even a relative who comes to
live with the family.

In these cases, respect for the slogan written on the wall means less
than necessity in most cases, as is shown in this photo in the town of
Regla , a few yards from the pier served by the ferries that link this
capital municipality to the historic heart of Havana.

The phrase on the wall marks the anniversary of the founding of the
Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) is now just a series
of letters with little sense. The phrase "long live" has been replaced
by a doorway leading to a new dwelling, where "life" has imposed its own

Source: Necessity Doesn't Understand Slogans / 14ymedio – Translating
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