For awhile there I lost track of Ernesto Hernández Busto, but it seems that I’m not the only one. After his appearance in Texas at the George W. Bush Institute, where apparently W mentioned his invited guests one by one but passed EHB over (worried perhaps about team loyalty?), the bleating from Barcelona suddenly ceased. Now we know why. EHB closed his blog, “until further notice.” Who is Machetera going to kick around now?
Zoé Valdés, the ex-Cuban-wannabe-Parisian with the penchant for posting quarter century old photos of herself (age is kinder to some than others) isn’t half as tempting a target. Also, the fact that she’s turned her blog into some kind of aggregator where she posts nonsense about 90 times a day means that it’s work to read it now, instead of Machetera’s guilty pleasure. Honestly, where do these people find the time? Oh, I forget, they’re paid.
Well, here’s a good piece on EHB’s disappearance anyway:
Ernesto Hernández Bushto and the General Strike – español
Ernesto Pérez Castillo
Ernesto Hernández Bushto is a rascal, but a willing one. For mysterious and unexplained reasons he closed his blog –www.penultimosdias.com – some days ago and in the meantime has gone about teasing El País, promising them lemonade while delivering water, in the form of a new article (The Limits of Cyber-Dissidence) which is nothing more than a self-referential link to his own speech some months back in the auditorium of the Bush Institute.