miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009

"President of Spain" por Bill Sienkiewicz

Estimados lectores de tebeos. Un amigo que conoce los gustos de un servidor me ha demostrado que las barajas de cartas pueden servir para algo más que jugar al mus. A los aficionados a los leotardos seguro que el nombre de Bill Sienkiewicz les suena más que a mí. La baraja "Friendly Dictators" data de 1989 y justamente hoy me entero de su existencia donde aparece la burda imitación de este Gran Hombre. Hoy 9 del 9 del 9 que iba cierto juez a ser juzgado, que no sé qué manía tiene la gente con darle la vuelta a los números e invocar a no sé quién. Yo les pongo el pié que adorna semejante despropósito:
GENERAL FRANCISCO FRANCO.President of Spain
General Francisco Bahamonde Franco was not the most popular leader in Spain during the early 1930s. A man of humble origins, he had worked his way up the military ladder fighting colonial wars in Africa. He was hardly charismatic; Hitler once described meeting him as “less pleasurable than having four or five teeth pulled.” But Franco, a staunch conser vative, was infuriated when a Republican alliance of social ists, Marxists, and liberals won Spain’s first free elections in 1936. So the General decided to “restore order” by force.
Franco’s Nationalists were losing the civil war, but military support from Hitler, Mussolini, and the U. S. corporations that backed Hitler (see card 32) turned the tide in his favor. Italy and Germany sent 6,000 trucks to Franco’s fascists, but 12,000 were supplied by Ford, General Motors and Stude baker. The U.S. claimed neutrality but didn’t stop these com panies from aiding Franco. The failure of the U.S. and other democratic nations to assist Spain’s democratic government was ultimately responsible for Franco’s victory in 1939, and, sadly, American volunteers who had fought for the Republic were branded “premature anti-fascists” and relentlessly per secuted during the U.S. anti-communist hysteria of the 1950s.
Under Franco, all political parties and labor unions were banned, books were burned, and dissenters were tortured and executed. Spain was ostracized by the international community, but the U.S. considered Franco a Cold War ally and sank millions into the country. After Franco’s death in 1975, Spain became a democratic republic once again.
Como soy castizo no entiendo ni papas, se lo traduzcan ustedes.

3 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Don Erre, lo que dice es que revele su identidad y dé la cara sin seudónimos

Anónimo dijo...

Las ilustraciones son cojonudas, la verdad.

Don Erre dijo...

Señor Anónimo (me dirijo al primero), para usted soy Don Ramón Rodríguez y me dé usted las gracias de que mi perro no tenga rabo.