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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Americans cheer while the media mourns Castro's death

They still don't get it. A real monster -- a real fascist - a real Hitler -- died last night and the American media praises him.


The tributes to to this dictator show why real Americans hate the media. The communism of the media never was more self-evident.

The Washington Post story made it sound like Cubans lost their best friend, rather than ending their worst nightmare:
Fidel Castro, whose Cuban revolution turned his Caribbean island into a potent symbol of the world’s greatest ideological and economic divides of the 20th century, has died, Cuban state media announced late Friday. He was 90. 
The death was announced on Cuban state TV by Castro’s younger brother, Raúl, who succeeded his sibling years ago as the country’s leader.
The son of a prosperous sugar planter, Mr. Castro took power in Cuba on New Year’s Day 1959 promising to share his nation’s wealth with its poorest citizens, who had suffered under the corrupt quarter-century dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. 
Mr. Castro, a romantic figure in olive-drab fatigues and combat boots, chomping monstrous cigars through a bushy black beard, became a spiritual beacon for the world’s political far left.
The New York Times paid tribute to this actual dictator:
Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90
No.

Wrong.

Factual error.

Fake news.

George Washington was a revolutionary. He created the national leader who serves two terms and then retires. Before him monarchs ruled until death.

From the Associated Press:
Cuba's Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90
You know who else defied the United States? Hitler.

From the Wall Street Journal:
Fidel Castro, Cuba Revolutionary, Dies at 90
Castro inspired millions with his promises of justice and progress but presided over an oppressive state
No Cuba was not oppressive. Castro was. Don't blame the victim. So much for the Wall Street Journal's reputation.

Castro was a power-seeking madman who executed thousands of political opponents and held on to power for a half-century.

Calling Castro a revolutionary is like calling Mussolini or Hitler revolutionaries. They seized power by force.

More from the New York Times obituary, no mention of the executions, instead this:
But it was more than repression and fear that kept him and his totalitarian government in power for so long. He had both admirers and detractors in Cuba and around the world. Some saw him as a ruthless despot who trampled rights and freedoms; many others hailed him as the crowds did that first night, as a revolutionary hero for the ages.
Hitler had admirers both home and abroad. He was still a monster.

The New York Times is the model of the mainstream -- Fake News -- media.

For more than a  year, Times columnists have implied that President Trump is Hitler and his supporters Nazis.

Here is real evil and the New York Times mourns his death. Seriously. The photo with the story shows Castro in black. The obituary is a wake, not a gleeful report of the death of a tyrant.

The obituary includes an ode to him, "My Three Days With Castro" by Richard Eder:
Mr. Castro was perhaps the most important leader to emerge from Latin America since the wars of independence in the early 19th century. He was decidedly the most influential shaper of Cuban history since his own hero, José Martí, struggled for Cuban independence in the late 19th century. Mr. Castro’s revolution transformed Cuban society and had a longer-lasting impact throughout the region than that of any other 20th-century Latin American insurrection, with the possible exception of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.
His legacy in Cuba and elsewhere has been a mixed record of social progress and abject poverty, of racial equality and political persecution, of medical advances and a degree of misery comparable to the conditions that existed in Cuba when he entered Havana as a victorious guerrilla commander in 1959.
How reminiscent of Marge Schott, who said: "Everybody knows [Hitler] was good at the beginning, but he just went too far."

She rightly lost her team over that.

Billionaires Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, and Carlos Slim keep their newspapers.

They can have them.

Meanwhile, bloggers tell the truth. Please read Silvio Canto Jr.'s "A very hot place awaits Fidel."
And then there is this:
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17 comments:

  1. I am sure my socialist cousin and his communist wife will be in mourning for the next month. I will celebrate and hope that Raul follows his brother's quickly.

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  2. If he was such a great leader why did people risk their lives to leave the island. If it was utopia, why haven't more leftist in our country moved their. Why hasn't the UN held any of it's IPCC global warming conferences there?

    Because he was a dictator and a murderer who took freedom from it's people. I do feel a little sad for Obama though, he lost one of the few friends he had in the world.

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  3. A senior VP that I worked with came from Cuba. He once told me that his father, before taking a shower, used to down a glass of rum. Why? Because there was no hot water. Fidel subjected his subjects to all manner of indignities while living like a king. Revolutionary, my ass. But I bet these Commiies at the NYT and WaPo would love all of us taking cold showers too. Party on, Little Havana! The NEW revolucion is coming!

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  4. Too bad our media darlings won't to go to Cuba and live the good life. What is holding them here?- Elric

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  5. This love that liberals and socialists have for vicious murdering dictators has always been a puzzle. Schott was right about Hitler. He and Mussolini were darlings of the left until they went to war with the leftists they loved more. The Russians.
    A lot of the psychological dynamic that drives the leftist psyche about absolute power may derive from the French Revolution. Burke in CotRiF notes the metaphysical and abstract origins of the ideas on government coming from the revolutionaries and says, "On the principles of this mechanic philosophy, our institutions can never be embodied, if I may use the expression, in persons; so as to create in us love, veneration, admiration, or attachment." This is true, but he never lived to see the result of this. The lack of personal embodiment of power left a psychological vacuum, and this natural human need or desire ended up being filled with persons who approximated the absolute power of the Kings of France prior to the revolution. Hannah Arendt, in On Revolution, explains why this did not happen in America. Our Founders were not subjects of an absolute monarch, but were ruled by local institutions of their own making under the tutelage of an absent constitutional king who ruled in concert with a parliament. The power displaced by our revolution was not absolute, but distant, and it was replaced by institutions that were already in place. Almost a non-revolution but for the attendant violence in achieving it.
    The international left still venerates the French Revolution, and never, to this day has understood ours. The only way we can ever enter into the same perversion of thought that the left wallers in would be for us to forget our own history. And this indeed is the goal of the educational establishments.

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    1. Clear thinking, as always, TP Doc.

      I have long wondered why so many actually intelligent and otherwise clear thinking - in their fields - scientists: say, for instance, Carl Sagan & Richard Feynman somehow absolutely lose touch with reality when it comes to political thought?

      It passeth all understanding.

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    2. They only have so much room in their heads.

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    3. They worked in universities, where to criticize communism was to court professional suicide. Academia is the only place where you can get tenure for advocating genocide.

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  6. Since Cuba is the workers paradise according to the Left, why haven't our celebrities, who were to leave our country if Trump won, not moved there. Whoops, I forgot they were lying as usual about leaving there US and certainly not to that workers paradise nor even Venezuela, the next best workers paradise.
    My Canadian friends go to Cuba because their dollar goes further there, so our very rich celebrities would live like kings in Havana. But alas, celebrities are like the hypocritical Code Pink ladies that chain themselves to Marine recruiting station doors and then scream baby killers, fully knowing they are safe from harm under the protection of the honorable US Marines.
    Both talk the good fight, but fail to live up to their supposed convictions since they just might have to sacrifice a bit to justify taking any actual actions.

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  7. Since Cuba is the workers paradise according to the Left, why haven't our celebrities, who were to leave our country if Trump won, not moved there. Whoops, I forgot they were lying as usual about leaving there US and certainly not to that workers paradise nor even Venezuela, the next best workers paradise.
    My Canadian friends go to Cuba because their dollar goes further there, so our very rich celebrities would live like kings in Havana. But alas, celebrities are like the hypocritical Code Pink ladies that chain themselves to Marine recruiting station doors and then scream baby killers, fully knowing they are safe from harm under the protection of the honorable US Marines.
    Both talk the good fight, but fail to live up to their supposed convictions since they just might have to sacrifice a bit to justify taking any actual actions.

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  8. "Watching the left mourn a murderous dictator while claiming Trump is going to destroy democracy is a perfect display of their duplicity."
    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheRalphRetort/status/802540014538092544

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  9. Baba Wawa may never recover.

    It's like Dan Blather when he realized the soviet Union was collapsing.

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  10. "Castro inspired millions with his promises of justice and progress but presided over an oppressive state." State, as in government, Don, though dictatorship is the most correct word.

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  11. "Under no circumstance should President Obama or VP Biden or Secstate Kerry go to Cuba for Castro's funeral. He was a tyrant."
    https://mobile.twitter.com/newtgingrich/status/802538867777826816
    I heartily disagree. They should not only go, but they should stay there.

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  12. https://bookishdave.blogspot.com/2015/06/day-6-havana-to-vinales.html?m=1

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  13. They still don't get it. A real monster -- a real fascist - a real Hitler -- died last night and the American media praises him.

    That is because many in the media are monsters themselves.

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