Saturday, January 24, 2009

Castro's words from beyond the grave?

Fidel Castro published his latest "reflections" yesterday in the official paper of the Cuban Communist Party. He hadn't written one in over a month. This latest reflection is much shorter then his previous ones and is published at a time where the rumors of his death are once again surfacing all over the internet.

Havana Journal has published them in English for all of us to read. I find this latest "reflection" to be vastly different, not only in length, from his previous ones. It's written much more candidly and he actually praises the new President of the United States. Let's take look so you can see what I mean...

"No one can doubt the sincerity of his words when he affirms that he will convert his country into a model of freedom, respect for human rights in the world and the independence of other nations."

"The intelligent and noble face of the first black president of the United States since its founding two and one-third centuries ago as an independent republic had transformed itself under the inspiration of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King into a living symbol of the American dream."

Really? Have you ever heard Fidel or anyone in the CCP talk about the American dream like it was a good thing? Or for that matter say that "No one can doubt the sincerity of his words"? This is very unlike Fidel.

"I have reduced the Reflections as I had planned this year, so as not to interfere or get in the way of the (Communist) Party or government comrades"

Again, does this sound like Fidel Castro? Since when has he not interfered with affairs of government in Cuba?

"I am well, but I insist that none of them should feel bound by my occasional Reflections, my state of health or my death."

And this is where I start to think that he's not even writing these at all... Telling the Cuban government not to be swayed by the state of his health or his death? This doesn't sound like something he would write at all.

In fact I'm willing to bet that someone in CCP wrote this because El Comandante is no longer around to write these himself. They're just trying to set the stage for the announcement I'm sure... Oh well who knows.

Muchacho Enfermo

1 comment:

machinepolitick said...

I know it's not nice, but for the sake of the Cuban people, dead Castro would be a good thing. I know they still have a long way to go, but he's such an icon of oppression, it would be nice to see him go.
'His' comments regarding Obama are as ridiculous as Obama's behavior. I want to give the man the benefit of the doubt, but we all know I hate Big Brother and he's running the show now in my part of the world. I will have no shortage of inspiration from the coming circus in Washington.
On a side note, congrats on your award from Zurama.