Sometimes, the gags write themselves.
You have to be fairly old to remember this incident. It occurred during the first period of Sandinsta political dominance in Nicaragua. One of the few newspapers remaining in operation tried to publish a piece detailing Sandinista censorship of the media — but the regime prevented them from doing so. When reporters from foreign media asked what had happened, Interior Minister Tomas Borge replied, “That was untrue and we could not let them print it.” True story.
Well, the so-called First World has caught up to the Sandinistas:
Yet the bien-pensants ask one another why we cling to our guns.