Che Guevara’s Regime Still Murdering the Young and the Defenseless


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In keeping with this fine tradition, after beating and arresting Wilman Villar, his Castroite jailers demanded he wear the uniform of a common criminal (a traditional Stalinist practice as elaborated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in his “Gulag Archipelago.”)

But Villar refused (a traditional response by many Cuban political prisoners as elaborated by Armando Valladares in his prison memoirs “Against all Hope.”)  “I refused to commit spiritual suicide,” explained Valladares’ prison-mate Eusebio Penalver, a black Cuban who suffered longer in Castro’s prisons and torture chambers than Nelson Mandela suffered in Apartheid South Africa’s Robben Island. Granted, you’d never know this from the media, or Hollywood — much less the Congressional Black Caucus.

“For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell,” recalled Penalver. “That’s 4 feet high, so you couldn’t stand. But they never succeeded in branding me as common criminal, so I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide.”

“They would leave him naked and handcuffed,” reports Wilman Villar’s widow in a recent samizdat from Cuba. “They beat him. They wrapped his body in chains so he could not take them off [and] they told me that they were not going to give him any medical attention, that if he died, his would be just another death.”

Villar died a week later of “multiple organ failure due to general sepsis,” as explained by the Stalinist regime, and dutifully disseminated by all mainstream media outlets graciously granted Havana press bureaus.

“Stalin tortured,” wrote Arthur Koestler, “not to force you to reveal a fact, but to force you to collude in a fiction.”

“The worst part of Communism,” wrote Solzhenitsyn, “is being forced to live a lie.”

At the risk of torture and death, Wilman Villar and his fellow Cuban prisoner-heroes refused to collude in this lie. So they enraged the torturers commanded by Jimmy Carter’s “old friend.” and Jesse Jackson’s good buddy. Through it all, they refused to wear the uniform of common criminals, standing tall, proud and defiant.

Many of the longest suffering political prisoners in modern history live as exiles in the U.S. today. Men (and women, many of them black) who suffered in Castro and Che’s gulag two and three times as long a Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Natan Sharansky suffered in Stalin’s live within a short cab ride of most mainstream media studios, including CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS.

As I recall, Nelson Mandela sure didn’t lack for U.S. media coverage. You’d think victims of Castroite torture might make ideal fodder for interviews on 60 Minutes, History Channel, A&E, Nightline, chat shows, etc.

Alas, these heroes were victims of the Left’s premier pin-up boys.

“Castro’s apologists,” said Eusebio Penalver shortly before his death during an interview with this writer, “those who excuse, downplay or hide his crimes–these people, be they ignorant, stupid, mendacious, whatever–they are accomplices in the bloody tyrant’s crimes, accomplices in the most repressive and murderous regime in the hemisphere.”

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  • Anamah

    Miserables comunistas. Son todos unos mal paridos.

    • PhillipGaley

      Yes, and USA could be such a great nation, except for the many instances of standing by and watching these killer types breathe free air and death—free air in, and death out, . . .

  • davarino

    Oh but Cuba has such great health care, plus they get to drive around those cool cars from the 50's. Sides, Sean Penn says Cuba is a great place. I wonder why all the hollywood types dont live there?

    Castro must be a vampire

    • jacob

      Sir :

      I wonder why do people here have such a wonderment of the so called
      "CELEBRITIES" plain braying, as besides their acting, they are usually
      as dumb as a black painted burned out light bulb….
      As to this SEAN PENN, did you know that both he and DANNY GLOVER
      are the Venezuelan dictator HUGO CHAVEZ bossom buddies ????
      And thatOLIVER STONE has gotten millions from him to make a film
      extolling the "accomplishments" of his ROBOLUTION..??????.
      And as to CUBA, well, we all know what descended on its people on Jan
      1959…
      What I will never be ablo to understand, is why all the US govmts. since,
      have allowed this cancer to fester…
      CASTRO has been 50 plus years in power and an abject, rotten media
      still has the gall to call him "PRESIDENT" ?????
      GIVE ME A BREAK.

  • Freedom Fighter

    Yes, Che was a murdering fool, but his legacy still lives because of useful idiots, Leftist Hollywood elites, and the dangerous liberal press. I would not walk across the street to see Sean Penn or Danny Glover unless it was to slap their stupid faces. It just tells me what these vermin are. Che had nothing to do with justice or freedom. He was simply a psycopath who was able to seize power for power's sake, nothing more, nothing less. And he is still being enabled in death by people who are of the same ilk. Americans who love real freedom are foolish to support any actor, writer, or educator who supports communist murderers. They should be cut off where it hurts….in their bank accounts and their celebrity…..with these tools they spread the evil philosophy that is socialism and tyranny……Sean Penn and Danny Glover would be the first to be lined up against a wall (Che's method) and shot. Che would have been the man to order it, or he might have done it himself as he was wont to do….What dangerous fools these people are……

  • BS77

    whenever you see someone wearing a Che t shirt, you know you are in the presence of an idiot. most folks have no idea how awful Che really was.

  • mrbean

    Thank John F Kennedy for his sealed "Hands Off Cuba" agreement with Khruschev in 1962 for all the Cuban victims of Communism. Yes blame John F. Kennedy for Cuba deaths. Nikita Khruschev got exactly what he wanted from a weak President who talked a good fight but behind the scenes was very weak. Because of Kennedy's weakness, the Berlin wall got built and the "Hand Off Cuba" agreement was signed and asealed for 100 years establishing a permanent Communist regime only 90 miles from Florida. Just think, had Kennedy not betrayed the Cuban freedom fighters at the Bay of Pigs none of these yjousands of deaths would have happened. That is the Kennedy legacy to Cubans.

  • Ghostwriter

    I hope the Castro regime disappears. It's a horrible regime that deserves to be overthrown. A shame it wasn't done long ago.

  • Deepak Sharma

    Typical American/Cuban-American attitude….for rest of the world he’s a hero…..Che Guevara was one of the greatest and true human of our time….He stood up to Americans and threw the corrupt Cubans out of the country ..he went to Congo to help the Africans while USA at the same time was racially abusing the African Americans ….Nelson Mandela was inspired by Che…even he was called a terrorist by the CIA …grow up kids and understand nobody likes USA…all you have done in the name of restoring democracy is installing proxy govts. in various nations for economic gains..try to read some unbiased books on world history and u ppl will get to know how evil ur govt. Is…..Just take it as an advice from a Guy from India….

    • MarxistHypocrisy101

      I'm sure we're all real ashamed to be talked down to by a mass murder-fetishizing moron who worships the same totalitarian dogma that killed 100 million people and enslaved many more.

  • Ian Beddowes

    Long Live Free Cuba! Long Live Fidel Catro! Long Live Raul Castro! long Live the memory of Che Ernesto Guevara de la Serna. cuba is the only country in Latin America with no child malnutrition. It has a higher life expectancy than the USA and a lower infant mortality rate. Cuba has free education from creche to university and argably the best free health service in the world. Anybody wishing to destroy this achievment deserves to be punished.