Black People : My Man Castro Speaks on Bush

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  1. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In a televised Speech from Cuba, The Honorable Fidel Castro responded to Bush's false statements about the Cuban Government protecting a Child Sex Trade in Cuba:

    George W. Bush says that His favorite Childrens Book is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' however the book was published in 1979. He graduated from college in 1968.

    -- Paraphrase


    Aint Bush an Idiot?
     
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    How can you possibly say the "Honorable Castro." This man has kept his country in absolute poverty for 4 decades!!
     
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    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Can someone explain why people are not to thrilled about Fidel Castro?
     
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    the white Cubans in Florida have kept Cuba in poverty.
     
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    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well for one I consider Castro Honorable because I am of Cuban Descent and for two, It is the US policy towards Cuba that hinders it. Not Castro.

    And My man James is trying to tell you something too.

    People are not thrilled by the Honorable Fidel Castro because of they absorb too much US Propaganda about Cuba. Yet these are the same folks who call themselves helping our people go figure.
     
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    Sangofa, it's a long story, but one which I can offer from my vantage point as an African American with African Cuban friends... For one, no man should rule any nation for 40 years, because that's absolute power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely...

    In essence, Fidel Castro was right to act as he did in fomenting the revolution which ousted the dictator, Fulgencio Batista, from power... Batista was not only a dictator who kept African Cubans, as well as, others, in abject poverty, and murdered those who opposed him, but he was a puppet of the United States government, and it's Crime Kingpins... 45 years later, this man, who has been President since before I was born, has outlived his usefulness and effectiveness as a leader...

    Granted, he is one of those rare cats who has stood tall in the face of unrelenting economic and military threats and attacks on his country, which is his allure to many, but not to me... For one, I HATE charismatic leadership... Charismatic leaders rarely leave anyone who can fill the vacuum created after they leave... Most charismatic leaders are too damned egotistical to dare train anyone, or select someone, capable of fulfilling that role... Castro is no different... Lastly, I am of the belief that he has used Africans like a tool during his reign... Whether it be sending African Cubans to Angola to die on Angolan soil, or using African Americans to provide him support against the United States, the man has managed to maintain our support, despite presiding over a nation that still incarcerates Africans in Cuba at higher rates than ever before... It still amazes me how we will give our undying support to this man... So those are a few reasons why I am not to thrilled with Castro, my brother...

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  7. MANASIAC

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    I just would prefer Fidel than Fulgencio or a US elected Puppet.
     
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    i don't know much about Cuba.
    i do know that some seriously dope music comes out of there.
    i know Cuba has provided refuge to some folks who were fleeing the man.

    i would like to see the Cuban people determine their own destiny.

    lastly, i would like someone to explain why China is "most favored nation" and Cuba is on the **** list?
    could it be colour?
     
  9. Sangofa

    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for the info. I am a female.
     
  10. Sangofa

    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've been told that the revolution has been good especially to Cubans of African Descent. Fidel has good ties with African Americans. There used to be a Medical School in Cuba in which African American students and other minorities could go to school for free.
     
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