Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Father of José Martí

Last year, on Father's Day, we posted a tribute to José Martí's father, whose place in his son's life has often been diminished by historians. Some have even perpetrated the myth of an unsympathetic or indifferent father whose allegiance to his native Spain put him and kept him at odds with his son. There have even been those who have suggested that Mariano Martí was an abusive father. Nothing could be a greater injustice. The devotion of this simple man to his son was a source of strength and pride for Martí all his life:

Martí's Father (June 17, 2007)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Manuel Marti died 200 years ago

Por favor vamos a hablar algo contemporaneo

Marti no traera la liberacion de Cuba , su tiempo ya paso

Wake up man, live the present not the past

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

The past is always with us. This is true for no people more than for Cubans.

At this moment, you are the sum total of your past. You cannot add into that equation the future because you have no idea what it will hold until it has transpired.

The greatest men are so because even in death they impact the future. Such a man was José Martí. His life, what he said, what he wrote, and, most importantly, what he did, will impact the future more profoundly than the words and deeds of any living man.

Ms Calabaza said...

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

~ George Santayana

MaT,

I love these historical posts of yours, in particular. . .

Agustin Farinas said...

MAT,
what kind of Cubans are these that forget their history and comment that Jose Marti is irrelevant today?

Alex Hernandez said...

Hey, what happen to KillCastro blog only Invites...

Vana said...

Manuel:

Thank you for posting again last years tribute to Marti and his father, again it stirred my soul, reduced me to tears, no grater love for Cubans and Cuba has ever been penned or felt, our love for Cuba was felt tenfold by Marti who gave his life for us, too bad we squandered it.

May God have mercy on us, we have failed Marti, and all our heroes.

Angel Garzón said...

Manuel, I just read your linked post of June 17, 2007. My soul filled with pride, reverence and further understanding of the privilege that I have been bestowed by Divine Providence to be able to express my filial and platonic love for my father to my father on such a especial day and every day, for you see, for me my father is my own Mariano Martí and I hope and pray that God grants him many more years on this earth, not out of selfishness, but out of love, respect and further appreciation for the privilege. There is great difference between recounting, appreciating, learning from the past and living in the past, being able to tell the difference demands a sober and circumspect mind. We can learn much from the past and specifically from our fathers and our Apostle. Thank you Manuel.

Charlie Papa said...

Alex , no te hagas el sueco con lo del Blog de Kill Castro

It has been closed due to pendejitis aguda

They will be back

Anonymous said...

Hey, what happen to KillCastro blog only Invites...


Hopefully Manuel will not follow suit or Fantomas would have a nervioso breakdown

serafin el carnicero said...

Mat: thanks for the link to last years post. I love that poem by Jose Marti.

As the saying goes- "a picture is worth a thousand words". But, Marti could paint a thousand pictures with just a few words.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

ANNOUNCEMENT:

I will have a major post up shortly on what has transpired at Killcastro. The blame, of course, lies chiefly with Babalú.

Stay Tuned.

Anonymous said...

I can only hope you dont out anyone else ala kill castro. No te metas con la candela

steveocu said...

200 years ago?

He died in 1895.

As far as Valentina Chivata, there are other ways to deal with him. There are public records available on line through the county assessor.

It would be easy to locate his address and post it.

Humberto said...

I closed my blog because i am tired of the attacks against me and my relatives in Cuba. I'm thru with the blogs

Anonymous said...

The blame, of course, lies chiefly with the two magpies, for chivatas y breteras

Vana said...

The blame of course lies chiefly with Babalu:
Why am I not surprised, waiting for post Manuel

boricua on the moon said...

Waiting for post

Funeral Director said...

You still have not learned your lesson WJDC? or would you rather I called you Enrique Rubio?
WJDJ, do you hear the bell tolling for thee? You are a glutton for punishment.
Fantomas, hehhehhehhe

Fantomas said...

Commack , Shirley NY por ahi debe vivir un tremendo mariconaso enclosetao , I wonder who that is

funeral director said...

WJDC, now known as Fantomas, remember when you ran so fast from my forum that you left your shit stained underwear in the middle of the road?

Fantomas said...

WDJC

What the fuck is that, xplain again?