Fidel Castro is Dead - a complex legacy left behind or an inspiration for others to follow?

Catalpast

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Fidel Castro is Dead. The man who saw off US Presidents since the Age of Eisenhower to the coming Age of Trump is no more.

By all means a controversial figure he leaves behind a mixed legacy.

He confirmed Cuba's Independence from America and internally brough a fair degree of equality and a good Health service

- as well as more Ice Cream flavours the the USA had!

But he suppressed all internal opposition and many Cubans fled the country rather than live under his Rule.

He also gained the unremitting enmity of the greatest military and economic Power in the World

- one right on his doorstep!

But it is fair to say that his name will be long remembered around the World as an inspiring & charismatic revolutionary who drove others to rise against their oppressors
 


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Fidel was one of the most inspiring men of the 20th century. He rose up from that extraordinary generation after WW2 who would no longer accept the criminal empires of the 19th century and would no longer accept the subjugation their their peoples. And Cuba was one of the most subjugated lands in the world - a mafia hideout, where young girls and boys were prostituted for the pleasure of the rich, and the people had no hope or dignity. With Che Guevara and a small band of Comrades in the Sierra Madre mountains, Fidel set out to accomplish the impossible - to rise up his people from their knees and throw off the chains of Yankee imperialism. Against all odds, a People's Republic was born, that inspired people all over the world to cast off their own chains - not least here in Ireland. And, for that very reason, Fidel was feared and hated by the imperialist elites and their running dogs. Unlike today's trendy lefties, Fidel was a true Nationalist, who had strict border controls and respect for his nation's traditions. He was a Nationalist and an Inter-Nationalist. Today's lefties are No-Nationists - Globalists.

Fidel will be sadly missed. As with our dearest Hugo and Muammar, the world is a darker place without him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
 

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Tribute to Fidel by the brilliant Tango artist Osvaldo Pugliese (who was jailed by the Argentine military for paying his band the same money as himself - dreadful Communist subversion).

[video=youtube;R60lrqj3dms]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R60lrqj3dms[/video]
 

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Fidel was one of the most inspiring men of the 20th century. He rose up from that extraordinary generation after WW2 who would no longer accept the criminal empires of the 19th century and would no longer accept the subjugation their their peoples. And Cuba was one of the most subjugated lands in the world - a mafia hideout, where young girls and boys were prostituted for the pleasure of the rich, and the people had no hope or dignity. With Che Guevara and a small band of Comrades in the Sierra Madre mountains, Fidel set out to accomplish the impossible - to rise up his people from their knees and throw off the chains of Yankee imperialism. Against all odds, a People's Republic was born, that inspired people all over the world to cast off their own chains - not least here in Ireland. And, for that very reason, Fidel was feared and hated by the imperialist elites and their running dogs. Unlike today's trendy lefties, Fidel was a true Nationalist, who had strict border controls and respect for his nation's traditions. He was a Nationalist and an Inter-Nationalist. Today's lefties are No-Nationists - Globalists.

Fidel will be sadly missed. As with our dearest Hugo and Muammar, the world is a darker place without him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Yes Fidel was a true Patriot - Cuban for the Cubans!
 

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Fidel Castro is the personification of why you should never double-down when you're on the wrong track.

He undoubtedly wanted the best for his people, but I'm quite sure it dawned on him a very long time ago that his brand of rule didn't work.

Rather than admit his error, he decides to continue full-steam ahead.
Absolutely destroying the lives of his fellow countrymen in the process.

Today Cuba is a crumbling monument to his unrelenting ego.
The economy and infrastructure are in tatters.
But most importantly, he has destroyed countless generations by holding back their potential.

But the greatest crime of all is preventing his citizens from leaving.
That puts him in very unsavoury company.
To this day, doctors do not have the freedom to just up and leave.

Oh and who took over from Fidel when he was too sick to continue ?
Why his brother of course.

It's sickening how the left can be so blind to human rights abuses, crony politics/nepotism, poverty and the systematic withdrawal of an entire nations opportunity spanning generations, when it's one of 'theirs'.
Watch the upcoming 'justification' of his criminal actions by some posters on here.
 

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Fidel Castro is the personification of why you should never double-down when you're on the wrong track.

He undoubtedly wanted the best for his people, but I'm quite sure it dawned on him a very long time ago that his brand of rule didn't work.

Rather than admit his error, he decides to continue full-steam ahead.
Absolutely destroying the lives of his fellow countrymen in the process.

Today Cuba is a crumbling monument to his unrelenting ego.
The economy and infrastructure are in tatters.
But most importantly, he has destroyed countless generations by holding back their potential.

But the greatest crime of all is preventing his citizens from leaving.
That puts him in very unsavoury company.
To this day, doctors do not have the freedom to just up and leave.

Oh and who took over from Fidel when he was too sick to continue ?
Why his brother of course.

It's sickening how the left can be so blind to human rights abuses, crony politics/nepotism, poverty and the systematic withdrawal of an entire nations opportunity spanning generations, when it's one of 'theirs'.
Watch the upcoming 'justification' of his criminal actions by some posters on here.

By God but you talk some rot. What's your explanation for the fact that Jamaica, Haiti and Dominican Republic are absolute Capitalist shít holes? Barbados is not much better.
 

Catalpast

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Fidel Castro is the personification of why you should never double-down when you're on the wrong track.

He undoubtedly wanted the best for his people, but I'm quite sure it dawned on him a very long time ago that his brand of rule didn't work.

Rather than admit his error, he decides to continue full-steam ahead.
Absolutely destroying the lives of his fellow countrymen in the process.

Today Cuba is a crumbling monument to his unrelenting ego.
The economy and infrastructure are in tatters.
But most importantly, he has destroyed countless generations by holding back their potential.

But the greatest crime of all is preventing his citizens from leaving.
That puts him in very unsavoury company.
To this day, doctors do not have the freedom to just up and leave.

Oh and who took over from Fidel when he was too sick to continue ?
Why his brother of course.

It's sickening how the left can be so blind to human rights abuses, crony politics/nepotism, poverty and the systematic withdrawal of an entire nations opportunity spanning generations, when it's one of 'theirs'.
Watch the upcoming 'justification' of his criminal actions by some posters on here.
Most people would put Cuba's lack of economic progress down to the complete Trade Embargo by the USA on Cuba that stifled its ability to grow its economy

And what was the source of this Embargo - the seizure of certain Hotel properties in Cuba

- that belonged to a certain business organisation with HQ in New York City ...

As Fredo Corleone used to say: Havana is my kind o town.... :cool:

:evil:
 

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He held power for 5 decades and never held a fair and free election!
Was he ever actually elected to office?
Did he allow a free press in his country?

I bet there will be people on here today praising Castro that were on 3 weeks ago bashing Trump after him winning a fair election.
 


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