VICE meets a few of the last surviving members of Los Frikis, the Cuban punks who purposefully infected themselves with HIV so that they'd be sent to government-sanctioned sanatoriums.
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@moonwalker 9705 good riddance smart ass...lmao. Seriously, if you really wanna know get your shit together and go deep into it. You have no excuse to do your research and contrast info. Thank me later.
Ummm yeah no I'll pass on that all that bullshit. I grew up during the beginning of the Punk era and was a hardcore Punk Rocker dude but this is just insanity. Nothing punk about it in my opinion. Just a bunch of fear and desperation to live. What would have been truly Punk is NOT injecting yourself with a terrible virus that slowly kills you but instead going to the streets and kicking out a living in one way or another and living to get old enough to tell your grandchildren about it.
Even though we're punks and we hate the government we're gonna go out of our way to infect ourselves w HIV so the government we hate can take care of us. This is probably the dumbest punk movement I have ever seen. Were revolutionaries because we cant get aid so we infect ourselves with hiv to survive... the fuck? What's the point of doing that.. I feel like you would have a better chance of surviving HIV free in their situation then to ultimately giving yourself a possible death sentence just to get aid. There are hundreds of people in the same situation as them surviving without HIV or government aid that live in Cuba I feel like this is just their way of being free loaders like every other piece of shit free loadin gutter punk around the world who expects everything for free and bums around all day.
disgusting, stupid and selfish waste. nothing punk about this whatsoever.
I do not pity these people who infected themselves. they know the ethos of punk, diy culture means looking after yourself, your community.
I can’t wait for the Democrats to make America a Socialist or Communist country. A bottle of Bourbon and 5 packs of smokes each and every week. We would be on top of the world. A bag of rice and 3 gallons of water per week for all. I can’t wait. Best part is it will be free. Should I have capitalized country when used that way in a sentence? Sike Trump 2020
They didn't have to go to Cuba for this. It's called "Bug parties" here in the US where homosexuals get together to deliberately infect each other with the HIV virus. Some do it for the disability benefits others do it for attention / sympathy and others because of fatalistic thinking that they're going to get it eventually anyways so why not control time and place. It was very prevalent in the 90s and it still goes on today here in America.
So you're a punk outcast who willingly injects themselves with HIV, but you go and blame your shitty government? Fuck you. I lived on the streets and shot drugs for years. I have Hepatitis C. I think of myself as an empath, but after being through what I've been through i thank the universe every day that I didn't contract HIV. Fuck these guys man. There is no justifying ignorance.
It's weird that in one of these documentary type videos that I don't need subs to understand. I watch a lot of these short documentaries on YT, and they're usually from Asia lol.
Although I do have trouble understanding Cubans sometimes. Sometimes their accents are very muffled and on top of each other lol.
USA better wake up before it's to late or we will be wishing we had their choice. The southern border has been compromised & NOBODY seems to care? Texas is turning into India, Mosques are being built throughout the USA. The government is taking over 100,000 illegal citizens weekly and spreading them throughout cities & towns in USA while us USA citizens pay for it. SPEAK UP NOW before it's to late.
Just when you start to think you are going through some things, or are having a rough time, watch this video and remind yourself that these people intentionally injected themselves with HIV/AIDS, so that they could rise up and out of whatever hell they were entombed within.
Honestly I don’t feel bad for these people you have to rise up, fight back , and help your people out not infect yourself and feel bad for yourself just to die off without doing anything positive in life
Honestly, the US government is to blame for all of this. Cuba was starving solely because of the racist and imperialist blockade from the US and western capitalist punishment for the revolution. Socially the US and western nations are not and have not been better to the poor, the punks and queer folks. This doc should be more honest about that.