Castro, and no doubt plenty of self hating guilty liberal fools, want the US to pay them back for not trading with Cuba under Castro (after they murdered thousands, stole and nationalized American interests and property as well as Cuban interests and property)
That brings me to the thing that is the flaw of socialism enforced by the state--it relies on forced distribution of wealth and resources, according to the whims and vision of those with the guns. Legal theft and bullying. On a personal level, be as generous as you see fit. But do not put a gun to your neighbor's head forcing him to comply with your view of compassion, etc.
Really. Every time I see it I want to say it again: IDIOT!!
But I have noticed, even in my little nobody, nothing, corner of the music world, that there is often this assumption that you support mob action and whatever, just because. There is no real thought goes into it. But disagree and you are looked upon as worthy of the firing squad. Even if they have no real case in their favor beyond the intimidation of peer pressure.
So, a mass murdering, lying, thieving thug, who has lived well while the people he rules live in poverty, wants us to pay him. He does not want to return what he took, answer for the murder of defenseless innocents, or answer for why he misled the people who supported revolution, thinking they were getting a free constitutional republic.
this, I believe is Raul Castro--(the one standing)
Please send me in to take him out. I am fine with probably not living through it. I am the guy they need for this. Nothing to lose and I need to get out of here.
I haven't checked to see what dumbass things Kerry must be saying down there at the embassy opening. Already I sense the progressive slant is that "we" somehow did horrible stuff to Castro and his lunatics. He stole from everyone.
Our own government shut down every Cuban initiative to try to organize in S.Florida to go take their island back. It was some deal made in the early days by JFK. In order to keep them and Russia from thumbing their nose making us look bad, he threw the uprooted Cubans under the '53 Chevy.
Things I have seen from snarky internet badasses who love dictators like Fidel and the late great Hugo astound me. Obviously many of them have no idea the lengths our government went to, to prevent the Cubans from overthrowing the murdering bully rapist thug.
Why it is Hollywood chic to sidle up to thieving murdering thugs because they claim to champion the "little people" is beyond me. They ignore the blood on their heroes' hands entirely. Almost as if they tacitly relish the pain and torture inflicted by such dictators. They ignore the dissidents imprisoned and the people executed and mistreated. The seem to enjoy sharing the dais with the thugs and pretending those others had it coming.
One of my favs: Fidel discussing the finer points of agriculture with a local farmer along the way to Havana
In reality, Rodman going over to hang out with Kim Jong Un is no more stupid and crazy than Sean Penn with Hugo Chavez and others with Castro. It is purely the bigotry of the self hating wing of the progressive movement that draws a distinction; hispanic is currently cool and badass, bad haircut Korean is not cool. They are racists.
Anyway, I would be more comfortable being dropped into Cuba to do mischief than Korea, although N Korea is in greater need. I am bigoted too. People in that part of the world scare me. They eat bird's nests and cats-boiled alive.
So punish me for my bigotry and send me in to do something stupid with no chance I won't get shot.
I'll never change anyone's mind. The homespun, populist, "common sense" BS holds too much appeal for people. Usually because it justifies theft, vengeance and power over others in a homespun, feel-good, middle-of-the-crowd sense of safety and belonging.
“Hemingway hailed Castro’s revolution as ‘very pure and beautiful,'” Fontova said. “He was also a guest of honor at many of Che Guevara’s firing squad massacres. Hemingway loved to watch Che’s firing squads murder hundreds of Cubans. Hemingway would watch the massacres from a picnic chair while sipping Daiquiris.”Fontova’s source for this troubling detail of Hemingway’s life is a former employee of late Paris Review editor George Plimpton who says his traumatized boss once told him how Hemingway took him to one such fire squad social gathering.