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But have you ever heard of Eusebio Penalver or any of the other black Cuban heroes? Ever see a CNN interview with them? Ever see any of them on “60 Minutes”? Ever read about them in The New York Times? The Washington Post? Ever hear them on NPR during Black History Month? Ever seen anything on them on the History Channel or A&E? Ever hear the NAACP or Congressional Black Caucus mention him?
Why do I bother asking? They were victims of the Left’s premier pin-up boys, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Nuff said.
Only six months before the Castroites invited Wynton Marsalis, they murdered black human rights activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo. This black Cuban had endured an 83-day hunger strike seeking (vainly, as usual) to alert the world to the Castro regime’s cowardly Stalinism and racism. Then in February of this year a series of savage beatings by his Communist jailers finished him off. Naturally the MSM was no more revelatory of his death than they’d been of his jailing or hunger strike.
Samizdats smuggled out of Cuba by eye-witnesses’ report that while gleefully kicking and bludgeoning Tamayo, his Castroite jailers yelled: “Worthless Ni**er!”
Today the prison population in Stalinist/Apartheid Cuba is 80% black while only 9% of the ruling Stalinist party is black. Many of a certain age will remember many of Wynton Marsalis’ musical colleagues mounting a campaign called “Artists United Against Apartheid,” aimed at boycotting South Africa, reviling any musicians who played there, and showcasing the human rights abuses suffered by South African Blacks.
Should we hold our breath for the same bunch to organize, “Artists United Against Castro-Stalinism?”
To top it all, for this heart-warming “Cultural Exchange” the Lincoln Center partnered with Castro’s Secret Police. Leftists, kindly stifle the shrieks of “McCarthyism at American Thinker!” and instead read the following :
Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s report on this “Cultural Exchange” with Stalinist Cuba: “(Wynton Marsalis’) invitation came under the auspices of the Cuban Institute of Music, an agency of the Cuban Ministry of Culture.”
Now here’s what Cuban Intelligence defector Jesus Perez-Mendes, during a debriefing in 1983, disclosed to the FBI about the Cuban Ministry of Culture: “the Circulo de Cultura Cubana (Cuban Ministry of Culture) is controlled by the Cuban DGI (Castro’s KGB -trained Directorio General de Intelligencia.)
Humberto Fontova is the author of four books, including Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara. Visit hfontova.com.
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