Fidel Castro Finally Appears in Public


Fidel-castro87 year old Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in six months and the mainstream media can hardly contain themselves.  This appearance coincides with the 55 anniversary of Castro’s “revolution.”

To read the media you’d think some effete and benevolent European monarch (from, say, Monaco or Liechtenstein) had made a brief cameo. Across the board the media refers to Fidel Castro as the “President” who “led” Cuba for almost fifty years. No hint of anything else happening in Cuba during that period.

You’d never guess Castro  killed more Cubans in the process of  “liberating” them than the Nazis killed French civilians  in the process of conquering and enslaving them, that he brought the world closest to Nuclear war of any “leader” on earth and that he sunk a nation with a standard of living higher than half of Europe’s and swamped with immigrants into a pesthole that repels Haitians.

From this base Fidel Castro created an island slum, sewer and prison ravaged by diseases unknown in Cuba since 1900, boasting the highest suicide rate in the hemisphere and repelling even Haitians. This after stealing $2 billion from U.S. businessmen, $25 billion from Cubans and being lavished with the equivalent of ten Marshall plans by the Soviets, and economic feat defies not only the laws of economics but seemingly the very laws of physics.

And, as mentioned, there’s the toll in lives.  According to the Cuba Archive Project, the Castro regime – with firing squads, forced-labor camps, torture and drownings at sea – has caused an estimated 102,000 Cuban deaths. According to the Harper Collins Atlas of the Second World War, Nazi repression caused 172,260 French civilian deaths during the occupation. France was nation of 42 million in 1940. Cuba was a nation of 6.5 million in 1960. So my calculator reveals that “President” Castro caused an enormously higher percentage of deaths among the people he “liberated” than Hitler caused among the French he set upon with his SS and Gestapo.

Sadly, none of this features in Godfather II, so its’ mostly unknown. Sadly none of it featured in any of the news items commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban “Revolution.” (catastrophe.)

But enough cold statistics. Among those tens of thousands of murdered Cubans was a 20-year-old boy named Tony Chao Flores who in 1962 took his place at La Cabana’s execution stake. But he hobbled to it on crutches. He’d taken 17 bullets from their Czech machine guns when the Castroites captured him. On the way to the execution stake at the old Spanish fort turned to a prison and execution ground by Che Guevara, Tony was forced to hobble down some cobblestone stairs. Tony tumbled down the long row of steps and finally lay on the cobblestones at the bottom, writhing and grimacing. One of Tony’s bullet-riddled legs had been amputated at the hospital, the other was gangrened and covered in pus. The Castroite guards cackled as they moved in to gag Tony with their tape.

Tony watched them approach while balling his good hand into a fist. Then as the first Commie reached him “BASH!!” Tony punched him right across his eyes.

“I’ll never understand how Tony survived that beating,” says eyewitness former political prisoner Hiram Gonzalez who watched from his window in la Cabana prison. The crippled Tony was almost killed in the kicking, punching, gun-bashing melee but finally his Soviet-trained captors stood off, panting and rubbing their scrapes and bruises. They’d managed to tape the battered boy’s mouth, but Tony pushed the guards away before they bound his hands. Their commander nodded, motioning for them to back off.

Now Tony started crawling towards the splintered and blood-spattered execution stake about 50 yards away, pushing and dragging himself with his hands as his stump of a leg left a trail of blood on the grass. As he neared the stake he’d stop and start pounding himself in the chest. His executioners seemed perplexed. The crippled boy was trying to say something. But his message was muzzled by the gag Dan Rather’s idol (“Fidel is Cuba’s Elvis!”) made obligatory for his thousands of execution victims.

Tony’s blazing eyes and grimace said enough. But no one could understand the boy’s mumblings. Tony kept pushing himself, shutting his eyes tightly from the agony of the effort. His executioners shuffled nervously, raised their rifles, lowered them. They looked towards their commander who shrugged. Finally Tony reached up to his face and ripped off the tape Diane Sawyer’s cuddle-bunny required for his condemned.

The 20 year-old freedom-fighter’s voice boomed out. “Shoot me RIGHT HERE!” roared Tony at his gaping executioners. His voice thundered and his head bobbed with the effort. “Right in the CHEST!” Tony yelled. “Like a MAN!” Tony stopped and ripped open his shirt, pounding his chest and grimacing as his gallant executioners gaped and shuffled. “Right HERE!” he pounded.

On his last day alive, Tony had received a letter in jail from his mother. “My dear son,” she counseled. “How often I’d warned you not to get involved in these things. But I knew my pleas were vain. You always demanded your freedom, Tony, even as a little boy. So I knew you’d never stand for communism. Well, Castro and Che finally caught you. Son, I love you with all my heart. My life is now shattered and will never be the same, but the only thing left now, Tony . . . is to die like a man.”

“FUEGO! “ Che Guevara’s lackey yelled the command and the bullets shattered Tony’s crippled body, just as he’d reached the stake, lifted him and stared resolutely at his murderers. But Che’s firing squads usually murdered a hero who was standing. The legless Tony presented an awkward target. So some of the volley went wild and missed the youngster. Time for the coup de grâce.

Normally it’s one .45 slug that shatters the skull. Eyewitnesses say Tony required . . . POW!-POW! . . . POW! — three. Seems the executioner’s hands were shaking pretty badly. But they finally managed. Castro and Che Guevara had another notch in their guns. Another enemy dispatched — bound and gagged as usual.

Compare Tony’s death to the arch-swine, arch-weasel and arch-coward Che Guevara’s. “Don’t shoot!” whimpered the arch-assassin to his captors. “I’m Che! I’m worth more to you alive than dead!”

Then ask yourselves: whose face belongs on T-shirts worn by youth who fancy themselves, rebellious, freedom-loving and brave?

Then fume and gag at the malignant stupidity of popular culture in our demented age.

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  • Bamaguje

    Humberto, if you’ve got any Tony Chao Flores T-shirts, sign me on.
    A monument should be erected for that brave soul.

  • Jackson

    Why won’t the old c*nt die already?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The Castro family dictatorship like
    - the Assad family dictatorship of Syria
    - the Kim/Sun/Crazy family dictatorship of North Korea

    are despotic regimes – as “progressive” as a stalin, fascist iran.

    Note that the finest medical treatment of Cuba, Castrocare, was unable to do more for Fidel, so he left Cuba for proper treatment in France.

    So much for Socialist Cuba’s healthcare system – good enough for the slobs, not good enough for Socialist elites.

    • Sonia Santana

      OK, so the Capitalism, wild, the private health insurance ( if you pay, ok, if not, “please, you can die”), the private, private and private everything, consumism ideology, the “King of the world” who loves f….k the Latin America and on are the better!! Oh, please, tell me , what’s the September 11 for you? I imagine that you – arrogantly – will talk about that of 2001, right? No, no, and no! This is YOUR date, not ours (worldwide) as the USA Governor and citizens wanted. REMEMBER: SEPTEMBER 11 1973 , when the USA killed Salvador Allende, can you remember? Oh, my God…irony… from executioner (1973) to victim (2001)… Oh…oh….oh….

      • Drakken

        No matter how many goddamn times you effing communist try communism, it always ends up with stacks of dead bodies. No we are all not Americans dumbazz, I am a United States citizen, not a citizen or the world, if you want to live in the 3rd world go spew your commi sh*t someplace else. It is obvious that the re-education camp you came out of educated you beyond your capability.

      • Drakken

        Oh by the way since your from Chile, all hail Pinochet who kept the communist out of that country for 30 years.

        • Sonia Santana

          Unfortunately…For the yankees it’s a victory, for Chileans not.

        • Sonia Santana

          Unfortunately…For the yankees it’s a victory, for Chileans not.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Victory for Chile? What is Victory for a Third World hellhole?

            Running water.

      • Omar

        The USA did not kill Salvador Allende. That was a lie invented by the Soviet Union and Communist Cuba, which made up that lie in order to cover up their embarrasment in Chile, since the Chilean people and most of the opposition in the government stood up to the Brezhnev doctrine. In fact, Allende took his own life by using a personal shotguen to him by his friend (and one of his puppeteers, Fidel Castro, you Stalinist/Maoist bitchlowlife. In 2011, the Chilean government did an autopsy that confirmed that Allende committed suicide. In fact, Nixon and Kissinger (they prefered to solve the proble in Chile by elections, instead of a coup) were caught by surprise by the coup in Chile, which was engineered by the opposition in the military led by Pinochet, not by the CIA. You also ignore the facts that Allende had a praised Stalin (who killed more people in peace time than Hitler) as a “role model” of the people. The point is that Allende was a Communist puppet of Moscow and Havana who only achieved a plurality, not a majority, of the popular vote in Chile’s presidential election in 1970. That was not a popular mandate. By 1973, the Communists were almost on the verge of completely conquering Chile, until the opposition led by the military stepped in and told the Brezhnev doctrine to get out. Learn from facts instead of repeating Stalinist/Maoist lies and propaganda, you lowlife.

        • Sonia Santana

          Chilean people will never forget their love for Allende and the benefits that he gave them and it was going to if the US hadn’t barged (as always did e do in worldwide). This is not my opinion, there are the facts. That’s really absurd and bleah : “Nixon and Kissinger (they prefered to solve the problem in Chile by elections, instead of a coup) were caught by surprise by the coup in Chile, which was engineered by the opposition in the military led by Pinochet, not by the CIA.” PREFERED?? Can you realize it? Prefered!?! You, US do not have to prefer about our lives, do not have to barge over all affairs. I do not want the US doing diktat, speaking about democracy and human rights ( hypocrits, you have the capital punishment, OMG, so the US CANNOT TALK ABOUT JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY, there’s a false one), I mean , the US must have to make their own business. We don’t call yhem, but they are arrogant and I and many of us are fed up!!!!!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Backward Chile is irrelevant. It might be a big deal in backward South America, but to the civilized World, Chile is IRRELEVANT – surrounded by other backward countries.

          • Sonia Santana

            This is my last comment: YOUR TIME, THE US, IS OVER! OH, YES…

          • Drakken

            Then why would a communist like you live in El Norte if our time is over?

          • Sonia Santana

            Your time of arrogance is over! Where do I live? For sure not in your country!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Crawl back to your Third World socialist dictatorship and beg your elites for a few crumbs of bread.

          • Sonia Santana

            Ok, thanks for the advice. and remember : regarding “3rd world socialist dictatorship blah blah” it ‘s not your problem. It could be ours, so be apart. Thank you. ( Remember Thomas Sankara, from Burkina Faso, that the US killed because of economic argues. Read about that but be cool, your country had done another bullshit as always).

          • Omar

            Remember Mohammed Daoud Khan, the President of Afghanistan who was killed by Soviet-backed Communist rebels (in an even known as the so-called “Sour Revolution”) and took over Afghanistan. How about the Soviet/Cuban Communist backed coup in Ethiopia that took out the popular emperor and installed the infamous Communist dictator Mengitsu, who is currently a fugitive living in Zimbabwe with the full support of the black supremacist, Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe. Fact-check.

          • Notalibfool

            LOL!

          • Drakken

            Nothing in life is for free moron, you will soon learn that, unless you have 5 children. Anytime one you effing commis talk about justice, watch your wallet and your back. All HAIL Pinochet!

          • Omar

            Oh, please. Chileans do not miss Allende. He is rightfully reviled for being a Soviet/Cuban Communist puppet. Until the opposition fought back against him, Allende sought to turn Chile into a Communist client state allied with the evil Brezhnev doctrine. The military led by Pinochet, for all of his misdeeds, prevented Brezhnev, Castro and their cronies in the Communist camp from conquering Chile. Anyway, you often complain about the USA having capital punishment. Well, did you know that Communist Cuba also has capital punishment? Most capital punishment victims in Cuba were innocent. The most infamous case of capital punishment in your beloved Castrogonia (a.k.a Communist Cuba) involved the case of Arnaldo Ochoa, the high ranking Cuban military officer who the Castro family dictatorship falsely accused of collaborating with the illegal drug trade. Ochoa was killed by the Castro dictatorship for a crime that he did not commit. It is hypocritical for the Castro dictatorship to accuse individual members of the regime of crimes like being involvedi the illegal druf trade, considering the fact that the Castro family dictatorship has been in the illegal drug trade for a long time. Havana has been involved with participating in the illegal drug business of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as aided and funded the Colombian Communist terrorist groups like the FARC and the ELN, both of which have participated in the illegal drug trade. The Castro family had also supported and financed the horrible radical left-wing, narcotic dictatorship of Manuel Noriega in Panama. Noriega, like the Castro dictatorship in Cuba and the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua, had also been involved in the illegal drug trade. So, it is the Communist dictatorship in Cuba that is the imperialist hypocrite. Fact-check.

          • Notalibfool

            Allende was Chile’s version of Iran’s Mossadegh. Good riidance to both.

          • Sonia Santana

            I was reading some replies. For US people The only solution is The USA. That is incredibile. I repeat and ask you kindly: start to make your own business, We do no not want you. We HAVE to tolerate your presence in our countries because of some agrees with our corrupt politics. Close your NATO basis in Europe, go away from that small piece of land in Amazon Forest (few people know that these jerk US have a portion there), stay out from Guantanamo, stop interfering on MW questions, MAKE YOUR OWN BUSINESS, you have your internal problems to solve. Excuse me, but for me the US have a jerk system and are so hypocrite and megalomaniac…..

          • Notalibfool

            “We do not want you.” Well Sonia, no one on this forum really wants YOU.

            “ask you kindly…” nothing of what you have said has been kind. Why are you pretending to be nice now?

            The US has a “jerk system and are so hypocrite…” Really? So you prefer the systems in place in Iran, Cuba, North Korea, etc. over ours?

            The NATO bases in Europe exist for a reason as does Guantanamo. Even if I were the one with the power to close those facilities I never would. Why? It’s common sense.

          • Omar

            Why don’t you tell your belovd neo-Communist Russia to get its military bases out of Syria, Sudan, Belarus, Venezuela and other countries.

          • Sonia Santana

            Mamma mia, how many liars!!! Ugh…

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Sonia Satana,

        No one cares about your Third World, backward Chile.

        You are a South American third worlder and inherently irrelevant.

        You are an ignorant, arrogant product of EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM (Spain) – unless you believe that Spanish was developed in South America.

        • Sonia Santana

          Hey, man, you wrote Satana, it’s wrong :-) Irony or a Writing wrongly or loosing the ability to argue? It’s typical… :)

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Satana fits you perfectly.

          • Sonia Santana

            Oh, it’s an Honour fo me. Thanks!!!!

          • Sonia Santana

            LOL!!!

          • Notalibfool

            Laugh on. Do you think for yourself? Where are you getting this ignorant propaganda?

          • Omar

            You are probably one of the closest people to Satan. Your mind must be a scary place to be in.

          • Sonia Santana

            I am not insane. I do not believe in Satan. Sorry…

          • Notalibfool

            “I am not insane.”

            Yes, you are. Re-read your posts and see what I mean.

          • Sonia Santana

            Hey! I do not believe on stupid things or characters, but if you think like this, just stop offending although, if you think I’m closest to this character, so you must be careful, mustn’t you? Stop, ok? I am what you think ’cause I declared what you do not like. As a defensor of “democracy”, you could defend the right of free opinion, be more “voltairistic” ( Voltaire)… Do not ofend me, or try to do – that is you intention – just because I do not think like you. Maybe that’s the reason I do not like a certain mentality that comes from a certain part of MY continent, esxcuse me, OUR continent. Oh, stop and stop! OK, Omar…….. ………? Argue, talk, tell about YOUR idea without condamning the others just because do not agree or aren’t in synthony with you. Is is dificult for you? Look likes, I suppose, but I cannnot decide for you!

      • Notalibfool

        So it’s ok for you to be proud of being Chilean but someone proud of being from the US is arrogant?

        Are you off your meds?

        • Sonia Santana

          No, being proud of this condition, US citizen is not arrogance. The arrogance is to think you are the solution. You are the problem, not the solution. Of course you can be proud of being an US citizen. As I am proud of being an American from a country of South America ( we are all Americans !!!!!) I don’t accept someone calls me ignorant, third world, and on just because I do not agree with a person or because I do not like the US Govern system and mentality.

          • Notalibfool

            What do you expect of bashing our country? Did you expect praise?

          • Sonia Santana

            Oh…how drammatic! Just because I don’t like the US jerk system, their false sense of superiority it does not mean I have to bash you! I’m just someone from the 3rd world hellhole, as someone here said! Unless 1+1+1+1 etc etc can multiply I’m a simple and fool one, always according someone here said. I do not care if I am. I know people not fool like me but with the same thaughts of mine, could bash, as you said, not me… I just can hope to applaud, as I did on Sep 11 2001! And you cannot do anything about that! Let’s stop this conversation! It became a box of offenses…I do not like the US and it’s my right! OK!! And I will ever defend Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Always! And it’s my right! And attack the liars like some writers who had been SWEPT away from Cuba!! Please, try to ignore wthout more offenses…Believe me, it’s better… ByE!!

          • Notalibfool

            So you applauded September 11th when so many children lost their beloved parents? You are a sick person.

            Please seek psychiatric care. You tend to ramble on and on, you are very paranoid, and bigoted.

            This arrogant, falsely superior, unwanted American will pray for you.

          • Sonia Santana

            Yes, I did…I remembered all the cruel deaths provacated by the many interferences by the US…Yes, I thought about your God , the God of punishment, and thought maybe He was just a little giving a few justice for million of persons…Not only those persons were human beings…I did not laugh, I applauded that kind of divine justice as the Christians used to say…

          • Notalibfool

            So have you given any thought to getting a psychiatrist yet? It could really make a positive difference in your life.

          • Omar

            What about all of the deaths and misery provoked by the many interferences of your beloved Soviet Union/neo-Communist Russia, Communist China and Communist Cuba, you evil Stalinist/Maoist. The Soviet Union got a taste of its own medicine when it collapsed in 1991. Unfortunately, you beloved Putin came to power in Russia in 2000 and established a somewhat neo-Communist foreign policy in Russia. Your evil role models will face justice one day.

          • Drakken

            Your lucky you did not celebrate 9/11 in front of me you commi POS. I guarantee you that it would have been a very rude awaking to you.

          • Sonia Santana

            SO I think WE both are lucky… All Sep 11 I remember my friends abouth two atrocities…I said 2…1973 and 2001. Remember: 9/11/2001 is not a world date , it’s an US date. So why do people do not have to remember and watch on TV and read about(??) the other Sep 11? If you want the information to be JUST, you have to talk and mention the both dates! :-)

          • Omar

            You are a mentally Ill person and a Stalinist/Maoist totalitarian. I bet that if you had lives during the time of the American Revolution, you would have sides with King George III’s Britain over the American patriot rebels led by George Washington, since you have such an unhealthy hatred of the United States and such an unhealthy love for Communist totalitarian that you would support any dictatorship over the greatest democracy in the world.

          • Notalibfool

            She does seem mentally ill. Her hatred of the US is irrational. She apparently needs a scapegoat for all of her problems. If there was no US, she would find someone else to hate.

          • Sonia Santana

            :-)… Great your Capacity of arguing … Lol!

          • Notalibfool

            Seriously Sonia, if you are attempting to anger me you have failed. I actually pity you, you poor, ill soul.

          • Drakken

            Well if you don’t like our system of govt, GTFO of my country wetback. We owe you exactly nothing, so get with the program or get out.

          • Sonia’s rant

            No way Sonia should get the GTFO of the country. She sounds like an excellent candiate for the Head of Chicano Studies at a leading American (oops I should specify United States) University. That girl’s got progressive, liberal potiental written all over her.

          • Notalibfool

            She would certainly fit in well at The Evergreen State College here in Washington State.

            Check out their website to see why…..

          • Sonia Santana

            Oh, I could be invited to do a seminary there. It will be a great contribution for the US students! I approve this college. You are sure, “Notalibfool”, unless your sarcarstic comment. :-)

          • Notalibfool

            Not surprised that you approve of a “college” for wealthy, low-IQ, America haters.

            Gone to counseling yet?

  • Mary B

    You can rest assured, when he does finally die obozo will attend the funeral with a glowing eulogy, praising himself as another Castro

  • Lorilu

    Mr. Fontova, thank you for writing this and other accounts of what really happened and is happening in Cuba. These stories counter the disgusting Castro-worship of our media.

  • v

    If I had the funds, I would take out a full page in every newspaper including leftist ones (N.Y.Times) and publish Humberto’s article. No one knows the atrocities Castro and Che meeted out. No one is aware of what has happened and history does not address this. Even when this is discussed in history classes in schools, it is only addressed that Castro and his revolution liberated Cuba. It is revolting indeed.

  • UCSPanther

    The Castro brothers are as old and decrepit as their regime is.

  • Craig Gorsuch

    Tony Chao Flores shirts need to be sold!

  • Sniper’s Blade – S.L. Rachford

    When is this old horrible turd going to die!!

    • Sonia Santana

      After you…

      • Drakken

        The fact that you defend Castro says it all really.

        • Sonia Santana

          OMG! I’ve just read “I’m a US citizen not a citizen…” It reminds me some US movies…The fisrt time I’ve heard this sentence, I was a child and I didn’t like that because it seemed so arrogant. And time went by and I and the world can see that, always and always ( ingerent)…Recently, question about spying the Brazil President ( I loved her answer “In the name of democracy, a country cannot use it – democracy – as a motivation to invade the “soberania” of another country), Iraq etc and all the times you country invaded the others nations administration (ideologically and phisically). 3rd world? Oh, yes, you the first one! Please…I do not love you, I don not want you in my country, I defend our continent – the AMERICAN CONTINENT – I’m as American as you are. American is not only the yankees, but all of us from Canada up to Chile and you can’t do anything about that!!! I defend Castro and everyone who combacted the arrogancy of a certain country in the north of MY continent! By the way, this country has to free the “Cuban Five” who has been in prison for 15 years. And why? Oh, just read about them! Free René, Fernando, Gerardo, Antonio e Ramòn. Injustice! And Guantànamo? Please, go away, US Governor!!!!!! We are waiting for it! I stopo here and do not want replies. We’ll never agree about anything. I’m against that part of MY/OUR continent! Haaaa!

          • LibertarianToo

            Whew! What a relief to know that when all the lefty trash squawks about American Imperialism they don’t me MY country.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Sonia, We forbid you to watch American movies. They are too complex for you to understand.

          • Sonia Santana

            Oh, my….And who are you to forbid anything? In matter of fact, some US movies are really stupid but non only US movies. And there are marvelous movies and productions as well lovely and wonderful actors and actresses… What does it have to do? Sorry, but I think YOU are a stupid and fool person…Forbid me? Oh, my, so funny!!! Poor jerk people…(Oh my God and they are from my continent…)

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            I FORBID YOU to benefit from American culture. Stop using your computer – based on AMERICAN technology, NOT your South American technology.

            Get back on your burro and go to town to buy American Fashion magazines.

          • Drakken

            It is time to get your wetback azz south of the US border. Good riddance to bad communist.

          • Tim N

            Huh??

  • Royce

    So tragic!

  • Goob

    Is Hiram Gonzalez still alive? If so can he be reached by email? Thank you for presenting this story.

  • Sonia Santana

    This is just an article AGAINST Fidel Castro. A lier one! Maybe written by a Baptistian adept or by someone whose family had been swept away from Cuba in 1958 and, of course, hates FIdel and pro USA! Viva Che Guevara! Viva Fidel Castro! Hasta la vitoria siempre! Cuba, finalmente libre en el 1958!! By the way, be careful if you buy some lier books written by MEMBERS of Baptista Governor, something like “the real story of Cuba revolution blah, blah, blah”!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

    • Omar

      Mr. Fontova’s family did not support Batista, who by the way, jailed Mr. Fontova’s uncle back in the 1930s during his first term as president of Cuba. In fact, the Fontova family were anti-Batistianos when anti-Batistianismo wasn’t cool. The so-called Platt Amendment was abrogated by 1934, a full quarter-century before Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, which was in 1959, not 1958. Besides, most people who were jailed by Castro’s Communist dictatorship were either supporters of his July 26th movement, opposed Batista by other means, or had no connection to Batista whatsoever. Contrary to Communist propaganda, there were three political forces in Cuba during the 1950s: Batista, Castro and a Cuban politician named Carlos Marquez-Sterling, who wanted to solve Cuba’s political problems by ballots, instead of bullets. You need to read the book Cuba 1952-1959: The True Story of Castro’s Rise to Power (which was written by Manuel Marquez-Sterling, the son of the constitutionalist politician Carlos Marquez-Sterling) to learn the truth about what really happened in Cuba during the 1950s and why the Cuban Revolution was/is a reactionary movement.

      • Notalibfool

        Funny how Sonia thinks everyone here is an idiot but yet she knows almost nothing about the “revolution” she loves so much.

    • Tim N

      What is this word salad anyway?

    • Notalibfool

      So you actually LIKE the murderous coward Che? What does that say about you?

  • Sonia Santana

    P.S. Just a question: In your opinion, the true story of Castro’s rise to power told by someone (and family) SWEPT away from Cuba in 1958 could be truthable/believable (sorry for the doubt about the right word) at all? Of course it’s not a historic document but only an opinion by someone who hates Castro, and so, you can read but that cnnot be considered the TRUE STORY of Castro’rise to power but the opportunity of someone to escape the hate for Fidel!!!!

    • Omar

      You have your facts wrong. For the record, Mr. Fontova’s family fled Cuba in 1961, not 1958 or 1959. They fled Cuba for the United States after it became clear that Fidel Castro was a Communist who turned Cuba into a Third World pesthole and a Soviet client state. Around the time that Mr.Fontova’s family was fleeing Cuba, his father was dragged away and detained by Castro’s security forces for three months before being released. Afterward, his father traveled to the United States to reunite with his family. Mr. Fontova’s father was very lucky to have escaped Cuba after being detained by the dictatorship’s authorities. At that point in 1961, there were 500,000 political prisoners in Communist Cuba’s prisons. This is out of the country’s then-population of 6.4 million. About 14,000 political prisoners perished in the Cuban prison system during the 1960s alone. You are simply an arrogant Communist who hates democracy and supports totalitarianism. Learn from facts.

      • Sonia Santana

        Finally, Baptista’d been ousted on January 1 1959.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          One dictator replaced by another dictator (Castro dictatorship).

          55 year socialist dictatorship.

          • Sonia Santana

            Cuba, a small island, so small that the US, like a wounded,a hurt lion, cannot tolerate their story!!!! I’m sorry for you……………… Viva el Comandante! Smack!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Kooba – a small backward island dictatorship, still driving AMERICAN cars first built in the 1950′s.

            Cheer your socialist masters – they will throw you a few pesos at you and laugh as they drive away.

          • Drakken

            You just can’t fix a communist like you, you have to give lead injections to fix the communist.

          • Omar

            What are you talking about? Cuba is the largest island country in the Caribbean, both in area and population. The Communist dictatorship has tried to destroy the United States many times over the course of over five decades. The Castro family dictatorship had tried to destroy New York City at least twice, once with nuclear weapons. Quit defending evil regimes.

          • Sonia Santana

            Oh, it’s a pity that he did not reach the aim. It would be a benefit for the humanity’!!!! Oh, it’s a pity….

          • Omar

            Thanks for posting and exposing who you really are, you Stalinist/Maoist. You just displayed the true nature of radical left reactionaries like yourself. Get a life.

          • Sonia Santana

            Oh, if you are thanking me, I just say…You’re welcome! :-)

          • Omar

            I am being sarcastic when I “thanked” you for making a horrible comment above about Communist Cuba’s desire to destroy the United States. You are simply a Stalinist/Maoist loon.

      • Sonia Santana

        It’s almost funny that someone ARROGANT call me arrogant. Regarding that book by C. M. Sterling, I’ve read that. That’s because I said I don’t care if the author is a professor or else, a ridicolous person is always a ridicolous person, a lier is always a lier, or I can’t have my own opinion and have to be considered an asshole just becuse I do not agree with all the b……ts that yankees, the real dictators, want? If you’d like to call me as the same way, I don’t care. I do no t hate democracy, i Do NOT want your falsef democracy. Whay, I say, WHAY the US don not make their own business without interfering in worldwide? I DO NOT ACCEPT AND WILL NEVER DO! JA!!!!!

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Sonia, You are an ARROGANT TOOL of socialist dictatorships.

          Tell us how many different men have been President of the US since 1959.

          Tell us how many different men have been President of Cuba.

        • Notalibfool

          Ironic that you consider yourself to be so wise when all you have done here is look like an idiot.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The brutal Castro DICTATORSHIP has been in power since 1959 – and NO ONE ELSE – no Non-Castro can be trusted to lead “the workers paradise”.

      Sonia, you are a FOOL.

      • Sonia Santana

        Oh…:-) Better fool than pro US!

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          You don’t like the US. Great. We don’t need any more ignorant fools like your Sonia. Stay in your Third World hellhole – it’s your “culture” after all.

        • Notalibfool

          You have spewed out a lot of anti-US filth in your rants. This irrational hatred of all things American reveals you to be an ignorant bigot.

          You should thank my country for rescuing yours from Allende and his supporters in Moscow and Havana (if indeed the “evil” US had anything to do with it).

          Go ahead and come back with one of your “clever” responses. With each of your posts you display your stupidity further.

          • Omar

            Actually, the CIA had nothing to do at all with the coup that brought Pinochet to power in Chile. In fact, both Nixon and Kissinger were completely caught by surprise to learn about what happened in Santiago. Nixon and Kissinger knew that Allende was a Communist puppet of the Soviet Union and Communist Cuba. However, both Nixon and Kissinger wanted to solve the Soviet/Cuban Communist-sponsored political crisis in Chile by elections, rather than a coup. The lie about the CIA being involved with the Chilean coup was propaganda invented by Moscow and Havana, whose leaders were embarrased by how an entire country’s population rejected Communism and the Brezhnev doctrine without any external help. The 1973 coup in Chile should be better remembered as the moment that Chile stood up to the Communist empire. Eventually, after a decade and a half of military rule and free market reforms, Chile returned to civilian democracy via electoral referendum in 1988.

          • Notalibfool

            That’s pretty much what I thought. Another “evil” CIA coup that wasn’t.

            Some day maybe people will start to appreciate just how much our country has done to help other countries in their quest for freedom. Until then we are stuck with idiots like Sonia barfing out their ignorance at any given chance.

  • ArizonaPaul

    Castro will die soon enough. To spend the rest of eternity in Hell, where he belongs- along with Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler, etc.

    • Sonia Santana

      Oh, kind…Maybe at that day, people like you will go to the church to pray to …God (?) and thank him for the gift…The US, the Imperialists, are the ruin of the world and I expect to see them making, pleaaaaaaaaaaase, their own business. Is it so difficult? Ohhhhhhhh…

      • ArizonaPaul

        Actually as a Christian, I pray that Fidel Castro, his brother Raul, and you too will turn to Jesus someday. The Castro brothers will have to answer to God for their sins on Judgement Day.

        • Notalibfool

          In which case you are displaying far more decency than the Castro brothers and their supporters ever could.

      • Omar

        Shut up, you Stalinist/Maoist. The Castro family dictatorship in Cuba are the real imperialists. In fact, they are the Latin American equivalent of the Soviet Union and Communist China. Why don’t you talk about how the Communists all over the world took out people who disagreed with their corrupt view of the world.

  • Sonia Santana

    Yankees is not a very good word for the US Government and their people. We don’t care about the real meaning, for us it’s a b…..t name!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Sonia, Go play soccer – then go to the well to pump water and carry jugs on your head for your home.

      Do you dream of having indoor plumbing?

      • Sonia Santana

        :-) I DO WHAT I DECIDE TO DO. YOU DO NOT TOLERATE PEOPLE LIKE ME AS I DO NOT ( AND DO NOT WANT) TOLERATE PERSONS LIKE YOU. I WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER DEFEND THE US AND I DO NOT WANT THEM AND THEIR DIRTY POLITICAL SYSTEM AND INTERFERENCE. PLAYING SOCCER? I LOVE IT! WHY NOT? :-) VIVA EL COMANDANTE! VIVA LA NUESTRA AMERICA LATINA, VIVA LA NOSTRA AMERICA! ABAJO EL IMPERIALISMO ESTADUNIDENSE!! BURP TO IT!

        Good night for all of you…I’m going to read a book ( not that b….t.by C. M. Sterling, of course, I’ve already done). Reading some poems by Pablo Neruda! ;-)

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Stay in your Imperialist European Spanish settlement..

          You will NEVER drag the US down to your Third World level.

        • Omar

          Here is my response to your evil Stalinist/Maoist lies and propaganda against the United States and democracy: “¡ABAJO EL IMPERIALISMO CUBANO EN LATINOAMERICA Y EL MUNDO! (“Down with Cuban imperialism in Latin America and the World!).

          • Notalibfool

            Amen!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Have you heard of Cubans who get on rafts to come to the USA?

      How many Americans get on rafts to go to Cuba?

      Sonia, you are a FOOL, a USEFUL IDIOT.

      • Sonia Santana

        Fool, me? Oh, is it a crime? :-) :-)

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          In your culture, being a FOOL is considered an honor.

    • Drakken

      If it wasn’t for us “YANKEES” you wetbacks still would be doing human sacrifice, your welcome. From a Goddamn Yankee.

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  • Steve Bryant

    awesome piece Humberto Fontova, that was the best description of what went on back then. Castro has always been a hero to those who think responsibility is no big deal. That the US let that thug do what he did to a whole population under the name of sovereignty should have given us a Get-out-of-jail-free card for at least 100 years. Compare where we were 55 years ago to the 7th century minded Putin of today. The problem is that Obama thinks this is a fucking academic exercise. Typical liberal living in the Utopia of all totalitarians.