I find it ironic how many Democrats are fawning over a dictator who stifled democracy in his own country for over half a century.
If you ever read MAD magazine, you’ll surely remember the wordless “Spy vs. Spy” cartoons of Antonio Prohias. he was a renowned editorial cartoonist in Cuba until he was forced to flee for his life from “the People’s justice.” http://www.dloc.com/UF00086700/00001/thumbs
Modern left-liberal progressives are suckers for a good superficial social justice outcome… having universal substandard healthcare and universal substandard education was Castro’s saving grace. Tens of thousands, but only a drop in the bucket compared to Chairman Mao and Uncle Joe Stalin who even outrank Hitler, at least by the raw numbers.
Unlike Trump, he actually did shoot people, and got away with it.
Spy vs Spy was always one of my favorites, a very distinctive style. At the time I hadn’t appreciated he wasn’t a native speaker of English, but his art was one of few to no words.
Since Fidel achieved the Democrats’ objective for the US, are they not just flying their true colors during their fawning lament?
Remembering Prohias for his talented and prolific life’s work, I see a Spy vs Spy cartoon here that writes itself; with the central character praising Prohias while lobbing bombs, the second ready to stab him, and a third threatening to blow them all up, should the wrong words be uttered.
Since I don’t have cable, (with CNN, Fox, or MSNBC), I’m afraid I haven’t seen any reports of fawning for Fidel, nor have I heard anyone utter a word on the subject. I guess my community and PBS better get their shit together.
Ha! My Facebook feed was full of them, mostly from my friends on the left. My post on the subject generated quite a few comments, with many touting “free education and healthcare” as an acceptable trade off for the basic freedoms we take for granted. No thanks.
Sorry, no longer privy to your FB feed, and I only allow 35 actual friends to post on mine, so I guess I’ll have to take your word for it, (which, of course, I do). But you’re right, in that case; that’s disturbing.
My favorite part of Patria O Muerte was the interview of the rock band. Barred from performing in public, jailed and beaten, under constant surveillance, the band dude says it’s worth to be able to say “fuck you, Castro.” Long live rock ‘n’ roll!!! http://reason.com/archives/2016/12/03/hbo-documentaries–castros-cuba
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