Posts Tagged ‘Fidel Castro’

Castro Speaks – Friedman Agrees

January 29, 2012

An endorsement for a presidential candidate from Fidel Castro is not something to be proud of unless one is ideologically blind to the reality of Castro’s murderous and dictatorial reign. Thus, we find NY Times’ Thomas Friedman quoting Castro in order to validate his own distaste of GOP presidential candidates.

Friedman cited Castro’s claim that: “The selection of a Republican candidate for president of that globalized and encompassing empire is – I say this seriously – the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been heard.”  Perhaps for a partisan ideologue such as Friedman, this is a slap in the face for those candidates. In reality, it should be treated as an asset that an enemy of the US who trampled human rights for decades does not agree with GOP principles.

What, then, does that say about those who love Castro? Not much, except that they will use anyone and anything to assist in bashing the country that protects the freedom to do so. They do not, of course, have the courage to go to Cuba and speak out against Castro’s human rights violations; therefore, they ignore them and, instead, treat Castro as a gallant hero of the people.

It is disgraceful; yet, it goes on and on, fueled by a self-righteous indignation toward anyone who does not drink the Kool-Aid of an ideology based on dependence of government to provide the needs of all. Those needs, of course, are to be determined by the chosen few who know best. Thus, Castro is revered as one who attained that goal.

It is pathetic.

David J. Hentosh


Did Castro Clear This With Hollywood?

September 9, 2010

In an interview with Fidel Castro, Atlantic magazine’s Jeffrey Goldberg asked if Cuba’s economic system was still worth exporting to other countries. Castro replied: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore”. This admission of failure of Cuba’s communist economic model is sure to send Hollywood reeling.

Admirers such as Michael Moore, Sean Penn, and other Hollywood political geniuses are going to have to figure out how to spin this transgression by their hero. They will have to hold a summit meeting where a timeline can be manufactured showing that Fidel became senile before this lucid admission. Then, they can mourn Fidel’s lost sanity while continuing to extol the virtues of his communist regime.

They will also have a problem with Fidel’s criticism of another one of their heroes, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. They have been ignoring the Iranian President’s crazed thoughts on this matter for quite awhile, so maybe they will just continue that ploy. After all, ignorance and denial have always been their best assets.

Hollywood’s insistence that Iran should be allowed to have the same nuclear capabilities as other nations also took a hit by Castro. He has been warning in recent speeches that tensions due to Iran’s nuclear quest could lead to nuclear war and every person on Earth should do what he or she can to avoid such a catastrophe. That, of course, goes against Hollywood’s declaration of support for a nuclear Iran.

Obama’s decreasing popularity combined with Castro’s increasing honesty certainly throws a monkey wrench into the delusional minds of Hollywood’s political experts. We can be sure, however, that they’ll just close the curtain and proceed to act two where none of this ever occurred. That’s how reality works in Hollywood.

(Please excuse the blatant, racist use of the word “monkey”. I am ignorantly unaware of the politically correct rhetorical equivalent for that tool – or animal.)

David J. Hentosh