Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fidel Castro Endorses Barack Obama

Fidel Castro was in quite a quandary. How to endorse Obama while at the same time not endorsing him? How to place himself historically on side of his redeemer while neutralizing the effects of his own endorsement, which can only be toxic to Obama? This, clearly, is one of those cases when prudence should trump all else and silence be more eloquent than words. But that, of course, is not Fidel's way. His reduced capacities have reinforced not diminished his personality. The vanquisher of free speech who denied all Cubans their say must always have his; the enemy of democracy who buried the ballot boxes in Cuba knows everything there is to know about the electoral process (elsewhere); the negrophobe who introduced divisions which had never before existed among Cubans knows what is required to achieve racial harmony in the U.S.; the despoiler who has never done anything but harm his country in every conceivable way knows what is in every other country's best interests.

It was inevitable, therefore, that Fidel would put in his two convertible centavos into the U.S. presidential race. The first thing he said in his latest "Reflection" in Granma is that Obama is guiltless of his country's original sin: "I feel no resentment towards [Obama] personally because he is not responsible for the crimes perpetrated [by the U.S.] against Cuba and humanity." He admits that were he to defend Obama "he would do his adversaries [Castro's and/or Obama's] an enormous favor" and prefers instead to "criticize him." You will find little or no direct criticism of Obama in Fidel's assessment of his speech to the Cuban-American National Foundation. Everybody else is criticized, however. Más Canosa is accused posthumously of trying to assassinate him, as is CANF's current director José ("Pepe") Hernández. Bill Clinton is reminded that he did not fulfill his commitment to Castro to lift the "blockade" (so that was the carrot used to implement the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy). Fidel even accuses the Más Canosa clan of betraying Clinton (he means Gore) by rigging the election in Florida for Bush in exchange for his promise to -- you gussed it -- assassinate Castro. Wow, it would seem that all American politics revolves around the question of assassinating him. I wonder if he has a taster to sample his IV drip?

Fidel is considerably more understanding of Obama's positions. In a speech which did not mention Fidel by name, he finds much that is commendable, even "magnificent definitions" and "beautiful phrases" informed by Obama's "acute intelligence" and displaying his "polemical gifts" and "spirit of hard work." Then, almost reflexively, he breaks the promise that he made to himself at the start of his Reflection and unequivocably endorses Obama: "[T]his man is doubtless, from a social and human perspective, the most progressive candidate for the presidency of the U.S."

Most U.S. media outlets are refusing to report Fidel's endorsement as an endorsement. Some are labelling it criticism and others even an attack on him. Just as Fidel refused to lay the blame for America's "crimes" on Obama, the MSM declined to saddle him with Fidel's praises. Has any man ever in the history of U.S. presidential politics been coddled more or protected more from himself and his friends than Barack Obama? Castro may have sensed this kindred feeling and decided that he could depend on their good offices to muddle what he said sufficiently to pass muster with the American public.

In any case his endorsement and the endorsement by proxy of Raúl will anoint Obama as Castro's organic heir in circles that have little enthusiasm for the clownish Hugo except as a moneybag while inspiring nothing more than amusement in most Americans who have yet to make the connection between Fidel and Obama because the MSM is intent that they should not know.

[In Part Two we will reveal the secret "Message to Fidel" contained in Obama's speech to CANF which Castro's "Reflection" indicates he immediately grasped and which was the occasion of his public endorsement of Obama].

41 comments:

Fantomas said...

BINGO

PLEASE CONCENTRATE IN REVIEWING LAS REFLEXIONES DE FIDEL , DAILY

instead of cuban A blogs

Either way, a louzy job is still expected

Fulano de Cal said...

OK, so lets recap the faces and personalities cheering on the Obama campaign: Ortega, Chavez, Fidel, and Che (through his modern useful idiots). Poor Marulanda missed the boat!

Anyway, I imagine (hope) Fidel's reflection came during the one hour during the day when he was not riding the bus of senility to another galaxy, recalculating E=MC^2, or drooling on himself.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

The fact that I reviewed your blog back in the day is what made it an "A Blog."

I could easily review it again and lower your ranking.

Fantomas said...

Manuel solo recuerdate que si gana Obama tienes que cerrar tu blog by Nov 5, 2008. No need to wait until 2009

I just got my $ 600.00 check estimulo economico today from Bush. For that Iam grateful

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fulano de cal:

Marulanda did not miss the boat. He's headed to Hades right now and not a minute too soon. He'll be waiting on the other side with "Che," Stalin and his particular favorite, Mao, to welcome Fidel when he joins them.

Fidel's brain, like water and electricity in Cuba, works only for three hours a day, which are consumed in making ass smears with his artificial anus (an earthy "art," but his own) and contemplating his place in the world which grows smaller with every passing day.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

You got the full $600?

You must be making next to nothing.

If you buy corn flakes and pasta, you can live on those $600 an entire year.

I am also looking forward to you closing your blog upon the defeat of Obama.

Ms Calabaza said...

"Fidel's brain, like water and electricity in Cuba, works only for three hours a day" ~ great line!!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

Just an idea: If you donated that
$600 to Babalú, maybe you could get on Val's good side again.

val said...

Yes you could, fantomas.

Anonymous said...

"Yes Papi, and we could get a new fancy panini maker for our new kitchen. I think you should just forgive the condom-guy after all you gave the little one with the k-mart pants, ah "the poodle" a second chance."

Mrs. Val

Fantomas said...

I have better plans with the 600 my president sent me

remember the purpose of it is to estimular la economia puertorriqueña so i will spend it here locally bying made in pr or usa goods

what happens in pr stays in pr

Fantomas said...

You got the full $600?

You must be making next to nothing

I only made 12k last year Mat , how much did you make?

maybe you can give some

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

"My president?"

$600 was all it took for you to warm up to George Bush?

pepe el carnicero said...

Fantomas is awesome. How does this condom guy do it ?

He participats here against George Moneo's will , he gets banned at bububalu blog and still his blog link is #2 on bubabolu blogroll This guy is amazing. I smell reconciliation by lagrimita

Were you ever linked at bububabolu blog Mat?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

Sorry to hear that. The cut off line for the full $600 is $75,000; but I had never imagined that you qualified on the basis of an income of $12,000. In the states that would put you at the poverty level. In Puerto Rico, you are doing somewhat better than that.

I almost feel like starting a collection for you at RCAB.

Fantomas said...

$600 was all it took for you to warm up to George Bush?

Manuel estamos en USA. Aun cuando yo lo llamo MR flush( cabeza de toilet) only when it comes to the cuban issue, still I adore him , respect him you know why

BECAUSE HE IS MY PRESIDENT ...

Are you US citizen yet? or are you still Cubano nacional

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

pepe el carnicero:

I was never linked to Babalú. But on every occasion that they have mentioned my name or even quoted a line from me their readers have flocked here in droves by way of Google.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

You adore Bush?

Would Obama have to give you $600, too, for you to adore him as well?

Fantomas said...

poverty level here MAnuel is exactly less than that 9000-11000 range

manuel so many people losing their homes and high paying jobs these days. Creo que burlarte de personas que ganen menos es algo detestable

recuerda hoy pueds tener todo y mañana perderlo todo, mira lo que paso en China con el earthqueake, en Burma, los tornados en Oklahoma etc, un problema familiar, un carjacking , un accidente

be grateful with what you have y ayuda a los mas necesitados, the more you give the more you will get in return

the man above is watching all of our comport , Manuel

Anonymous said...

Obama provides his own special "stimulation" for fantomas.

Fantomas said...

Would Obama have to give you $600, too, for you to adore him as well?


no manuel Obby does not have to give me anything , i will pay Obby the 600 to buy a nice suit and shoes to meet with raul

Anonymous said...

Obama provides his own special "stimulation" for fantomas.

It is the smile, fantomas likes it

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

Far from ridiculing you, I have offered to help you. Surely you are not giving the fullest berth to your talents. Your income is what a teenager earning minimum wage would get in a year. This is not good. What do Puerto Ricans think of you? Surely there are not many Cubans in Puerto Rico earning minimum wage.

Fantomas said...

Atencion Breaking news

I will be at Obamas headquarters Sunday here in PR election day , will be interviewed by either Geraldo Rivera Fox or Susanne Malveaux CNN

I will give you the details soon Cubanos for Obama is it , still i think hillary will obtain at least 36 delegates out of 55

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

Obama would look like a pauper in a $600 suit next to Raúl in his $3000 Armani.

Vana said...

Now I have abother big reason for not voting for Obama.

Vana said...

Ooooops another*

Fantomas said...

llego la mosca uninvited

hola vana

voice of raul said...

I don't care what Obama wears. The less he wears the better.

Fantomas said...

Señores obama is not Carter , no se confundan he is no peanuts

el hombre se lo va a introducir duro y con vaselina a raul

Beatriz said...

Raul,

No me vas a quitar a Baraquita. El papi esta chulisimo.

Anonymous said...

Vana what is a libreta?

Anonymous said...

fantomas,

No quires decir "sin vaselina."

Fantomas said...

es que a raul le gusta que lo aceiten primero

Vana said...

El problema es que a Raul le gustan duras y sin vaselina.

El dicho es sin, no con.

Anonymous said...

fantomas,

Doesn't Menudo need a new manager?

Maybe you could start your own boy band, SIN VASELINA.

Anonymous said...

Vana que es la libreta?

Ms Calabaza said...

MaT,

off subject but, do you know the genus of the word, nangara?

I know it is supposed to mean a "communist" but where did this word come from? Is it Spanish?

Agustin Farinas said...

Ms. Calabaza,
I think is a variation on the word "comuñanga", used in Cuba many years ago to describe comptemptuosly and in a deprecating way, those members or the fellow travelers, associated with the Partido Socialista Popular, the previous Cuban Communist party.

Ms Calabaza said...

Agustin,

thanks! I've got family staying here and that was a subject of discussion last night among a million others . . . you know how that is!

Anonymous said...

How does a corpse endorse anyone?