Friday, November 19, AD 2010
An English translation of the first portion of the above video.
Fidel Castro: Comrades, our nation is completely bankrupt! We have no choice but to abandon communism!
Castro’s Aide #1, Castro’s Associates: [sigh]
Fidel Castro: I know, I know, I know… but we all knew from day one this mumbo jumbo wouldn’t fly! I’ll call Washington and tell them they won.
Castro’s Aide #1: But presidente, America tried to kill you!
Fidel Castro: Ah, they’re not so bad. They even named a street after me in San Francisco!
[Aide #2 whispers something into his ear]
Fidel Castro: It’s full of what?
Hattip to the Babalu Blog, the go to blog on the net to keep advised of the follies of the Castro regime in Cuba. It seems the Bearded One views the Tea Party as “fascist”:
Speaking to a group of students visiting Havana, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused the Tea Party of leading the United States towards “fascism.”
In his comments, Castro chided the United States as a “ruined nation” and derided the Tea Party as “extreme right.”
Castro also announced that health concerns had forced him to step down from his position as head of the Cuban Communist Party.
Castro’s exchange with the students was published in Granma, the state-run newspaper.
“I got sick and did what I had to do — delegate my powers.” Granma reported.
Castro ceded the Presidency of Cuba in 2006 after 46 years in power. He was replaced by his younger brother Raúl.
Under both brothers, Cuba has been isolated from the international community, criticized for its lack of democratic elections and for its systematic abuse of human rights.
I can understand a Communist Butcher condemning the Tea Party, a modern day manifestation of the spirit that led to the American Revolution. Fake revolutionaries like Castro are always alarmed by the real revolutionary spirit of the American Revolution: transcendent God-given rights, limited government, ultimate power in the hands of the ordinary citizens, a right of revolution set forth in our foundation document. We in this country forget how truly revolutionary these concepts are. Despots like Castro never do.