We have prepared the following collage in honor of iconic Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Fidel’s name meant “Loyal” and that he was, throughout his life, to his revolutionary ideals of social justice, equality, anti-imperialism and people’s democracy. In a world dominated by the squalid and ignoble ideology of capitalism embedded in American culture, Fidel personified humanity’s aspiration to something superior, the Quixotesque impulse to fight injustice and self-seeking literally against impossible odds.
His legions of detractors, from the filthy U.S. media sycophants to the empire’s politicians and reactionaries worldwide —including from his own land—are busy denying and tarnishing his legacy, as they have done since he burst on the stage of history in the 1960s. Indeed, their joy at his passing, their dancing on his grave, only certifies their moral degeneracy. Yet the Cuban people, despite the erosion of revolutionary fervor due to the hardships imposed by the decades-long siege laid by the empire, and the innocence of the younger generation, remain believers in the goals of fidelismo and the revolution, bruised but not beaten, still marches on. The real test will come when the underhanded, corrosive influence of capitalism and consumerism force a re-entry of “Privatisation” and individualism into the lives of most Cubans, and starts to dismantle the socialist edifice that the revolutionaries built at so great a price. We begin this series with Stephen Lendman’s homage.
Long live Fidel and the Cuban revolution!—P. Greanville
Media Scoundrels Denigrate Fidel
Thousands of children died for lack of vital medicines and treatment. “Yankee monopolies” and rich Cubans owned the land, preventing agrarian reform he instituted.
BELOW: AMERICAN JOURNALISTS IDEA OF FAIR REPORTING
Outrageous as it is, this is just typical American disinformation masquerading as legitimate journalism. Where do you go for an unbiased view of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution? My, that’s easy, to a sworn enemy of the revolution, to an opportunist gusano like Marco Rubio , what else?
Cuba was a mafia-infested brothel, exploited for profit, resisters imprisoned or otherwise eliminated. Castro changed things, providing vital social services, including healthcare, education and employment, considered fundamental human rights. Imagine how much more was possible had illegal embargo not been imposed for 56 years. The New York Times turned truth on its head, saying he ruled by “repression and fear that kept him and his totalitarian government in power for so long.” What rubbish, typical Times misreporting.
Cubans Mourn Fidel’s Passing
“Dear people of Cuba:
With deep pain I appear to inform our people, the friends of our America and the world, that today November 25, 2016, at 10.29 p.m., the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, died.
In compliance with the expressed will of Comrade Fidel, his remains will be cremated.
In the early hours of Saturday 26, the Organizing Committee of the funeral will provide our people with detailed information on the organization of the posthumous tribute that will be taxed to the founder of the Cuban Revolution.
Hasta la victoria siempre (Ever onward to victory)!”
A Final Comment
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