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Post If You Condemn One Dictator, You Should Condemn Them All
Created by John Eipper on 03/22/21 6:36 AM

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If You Condemn One Dictator, You Should Condemn Them All (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 03/22/21 6:36 am)

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, and I have no doubt that the dictators who took over countries like Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc. ad nauseam must have been ruthless, violent, and willing to do nasty things to their opponents.

However, if someone like Francisco Wong-Díaz who hates dictators like I do, expects to sound credible, (s)he must criticize all dictatorships of US foes and puppets alike. With his recent postings on Cuba, Francisco is revealing a one-track mind in a freeway with multiple lanes.

Having so much hate for someone or some ideology is very bad for your digestion. True, it is hard to comprehend how someone as despised in the West as the North Korean dictator might deserve any respect, let alone praise. But when you talk about Fidel Castro, he was from a wealthy family.  Why did he not do what most of us would have done, go back and forth to Miami with his wealth, live the high life, instead of going to risk death in the wilderness for an impossible dream: getting rid of another dictator puppet of the mighty USA?

Once Fidel Castro became dictator, what would have happened if the US government instead of trying to destroy his government now representing Cuba, would have thought: you are a little island deciding to misguidedly adopt some form of Marxism/Leninism right next door to me. I can crush you with my little finger. It is not going to work out for Castro because next to Cuba lives a giant nation of free people with a great standard of living, forever improving under democracy and Capitalism. In comparison the Cuban people will look terrible in a few years, just like the Chinese people have looked so terrible for a long time before looking so much better now.

No, the US government went the Francisco way: kill all the bastards, suffocate the Cuban people to destroy the dictatorial government. How many times did we try to assassinate Castro? How many tourists from all over the world or innocent Cubans got killed in Cuba by terrorists paid by external sources? Now we will never know if Cuba has suffered all these years because of these external efforts or because the Cuban government implemented a bad transition of power from the prior dictatorship. Of course, after reading some of his WAIS posts, Francisco might think that Batista was a great Presidente, not a bastard like the Castros.

JE comments:  Ah, the classic Our Bastard phenomenon...

Francisco Wong-Díaz recently wrote about Havana in the Batista years.  From this post, it's clear that Francisco was no admirer of El Hombre, although I'm sure he preferred Batista to what came after.



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