An artist's curious portrayals of real mass-murderers and dictators.
In case you hadn’t heard, the American artist who drew President Trump as a murderous terrorist beheading Lady Liberty for Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine is a Cuban refugee. His name is Edel Rodriguez and he escaped Cuba as a 9 year old with his family in 1980 during the famous Mariel Boatlift.
Surely you remember the Mariel Boatlift? That’s also when Tony “Scarface” Montana came over. (“I kill communists for fun! For money I REALLY carve him up!...Say hello to my little friend!”)
Point is, if there’s one group of people on earth who can’t play “the ignorance card” on Che Guevara—who can’t wear his t-shirts, hang his posters, etc. while claiming: “Hey! Wasn’t this cool looking dude the lead singer for the Doors?...Didn’t he play bass for Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock?”—if there’s one group of people with no excuse for such an excuse it’s Cuban refugees.
Yet here’s how Edel Rodriguez depicts Che Guevara.
In the linked pictures please note the other depictions of President Trump by Rodriguez. You will probably note a marked contrast between the manner in which this “Cuban refugee” (whose family probably received multiple thousands in assorted benefits courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer) depicts the two historical figures shown in this post. So let’s briefly review the two:
The one on the left is the freely elected president of the free nation that enabled Edel Rodriguez to live freely and prosper financially.
The one on the right is the co-founder of the mass-murdering, war-mongering totalitarian regime that drove Rodriguez’ desperate family–-along with millions of other Cubans– to risk their lives to escape it. In fact, the terrorist on the right was filming his executions (murders, actually execution implies a judicial procedure) half a century before ISIS.
So in which pictures do we find the “warmonger blowing up the world,” the “hatemonger and terrorist” motif? Why naturally on the ones depicting U.S. President Trump. One even shows Trump holding a pen like a bazooka.
If the nuclear missiles had remained, we would have fired them against the very heart of the U.S., including New York! ... We reject any peaceful approach! Violence is inevitable!. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims! To establish socialism rivers of blood must flow!
In fact, Rodriguez had a picture-perfect cue—a softball lobbed over homeplate--for depicting one of his portrait subjects as a maniacal warmonger. The charming message above was raved by Che Guevara—that icon of flower children— proudly and for the record.
But instead, Rodriguez found it cheekier to link those hateful sentiments to U.S. President Trump, the freely elected president of the free nation that enabled Rodriguez to live freely and prosper financially.
Note that Edel Rodiguez also drew Mao Tse-Tung, who qualifies as the biggest mass-murderer in human history. Who’d guess this from Rodriguez’ depiction of Mao? Instead the mass-murdering monster that sent over 50 million Chinese to death looks like Jackie Chan’s kindly grandfather.
Hatred is the central element of our struggle. Hatred that is intransigent….Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him violent and cold- blooded killing machine!...My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood! Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands!
Rodriguez makes it easy to picture these bloodthirsty ravings shooting from the flaming mouth on President Trump’s hateful face.
Instead they were raved -- proudly and for the record -- by that famous icon of flower-children, Che Guevara, who Cuban refugee Edel Rodriguez depicts as an utterly harmless, even charming, Nike fan and headset-wearer.
Given the tenor of his artwork, it certainly does not appear that Edel Rodriguez can work up the same animosity towards mass-murdering, war-mongering communist/terrorists (even ones who supposedly persecuted his family) as he can for freely-elected president of the free nation that made it possible for him to live freely and prosper financially.
You will be astounded to learn that Edel Rodriguez’s artwork is very popular with the Castro regime. In fact, Edel Rodriguez is frequently welcomed in Cuba by the Castro regime. (Remember that regime? It’s the one that “oppressed and persecuted” Edel Rodriguez’s family, forcing them to escape Cuba and enabling them to collect financial assistance on the dime of the U.S. taxpayer.)
Edel Rodriguez seems immensely proud that the Castro regime (you remember them, right?) recently showcased his art-work in Havana. More specifically, Rodriguez’ artwork was recently hailed and showcased by the propaganda arm of the Castro regime known as “Casa de las Americas.”
In 1983 a high-ranking Cuban Intelligence officer named Jesus Perez Mendez defected to the U.S. and divulged much to the FBI during a de-briefing. Among his disclosures was the following:
“The Cuban DGI [Directorio General de Inteligencia, Castro’s KGB-trained Secret Police and Intelligence Service] controls Casa de las Americas”
In case you hadn’t heard Cuba’s intelligence services (who run Venezuela) were again caught forging Venezuelan passports for Islamic terrorists to enter Western countries including Canada (obviously not their ultimate destination.)
So let’s sum it up: A Cuban “refugee” artist in the U.S. depicts President Trump as a murderous mid-east terrorist. But he delights in being feted –and having his art work showcased--by a terror-sponsoring regime that made him a refugee and that issues passports for mid-east terrorists to enter the U.S.—the nation that enabled Rodriguez to live feely and prosper financially.
As the old saying goes: “Only in America!”