Dmitri Prieto-Samsonov: I define myself as being either Cuban-Russian or Russian-Cuban, indiscriminately. I was born in Moscow in 1972 of a Russian mother and a Cuban father. I lived in the USSR until I was 13, although I was already familiar with Cuba-- where we would take our vacation almost every year. I currently live on the fifth floor of an apartment building in Santa Cruz del Norte, near the sea. I’ve studied biochemistry and law in Havana and anthropology in London. I’ve written about molecular biology, philosophy and anarchism, although I enjoy reading more than writing. I am currently teaching in the Agrarian University of Havana. I believe in God and in the possibility of a free society. Together with other people, that’s what we’re into: breaking down walls and routines.
The Death of the Blog
June 19, 2012 |
HAVANA TIMES — Blogs — this one, or any other one — bark into cyberspace.
One can go with their laptop to a rare place in Havana where they can catch a WiFi signal.
For example, Karl Marx Park, where we protested against capitalism.
Close by there’s the Design Institute, where they have WiFi.
Sitting in the park, open the laptop.
Write in the secret password to connect to WiFi.
Open the blog.
Pull out the pistol, or — better yet — a revolver. Like the one possessed by a member of the Critical Observatory.
(Can anyone doubt that a person in the Critical Observatory has a gun?)
Load the gun.
Shoot at the blog on the laptop screen.
Observe how it bleeds.
Now they will have no more chance of barking into cyberspace.