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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by aaronvan, Nov 25, 2016.
Well, what can you say about a dead dictator without sounding churlish?
I'm gonna say this topic will eventually wind up in PRSI.
Aside from the scummy things that happen in a situation like that at least he made sure his people were not beholden to the slimy corporate interests that dominate the rest of the planet at the expense of the people.
There is nothing you say that doesn't sound churlish.
R.I.P. El Comandante.
You can try - if not always successfully - for a little balance and fairness when attempting to assess his life and legacy.
That means neither hagiography, nor myopic and reflexive condemnation.
Those who condemn Mr Castro so blithely fail to see that the deplorable and disgracefully corrupt conditions of Cuban society and the Cuban state under Mr Batista - whose regime was supported by the US, and organised crime - were precisely the conditions which enabled the rise of Mr Castro - and the successful revolution - led by Mr Castro.
Frankly, the other thread (in PRSI) discussing this very topic is an absolute disgrace - pretending neither to objectivity, nor any attempt at any sort of analysis, nor even acknowledgement, let alone mastery - of basic facts - but is merely an excuse to vent witless bile.
I agree with you wholeheartedly.
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