Humberto Fontova

Fidel Castro’s latest article in his captive (literally!) press mourns the Tucson shootings, as “An Atrocious Act.” “If only I could have gotten my hands on Loughner in time!” Castro must lament behind his crocodilian woe. “And made an intervention!...Why I might have made that poor boy’s picture into the most reproduced image of the century, gracing everything from T-shirts to posters, from thong undies to skateboards, from cellphones to infant onezies! I might have made him the topic of Hollywood hagiographies! I’d have Time magazine celebrating him among the "heroes and icons" of the century, alongside Mother Theresa!”

Fidel Castro has an excellent record in this regard. To wit:

The writings of a troubled young man who came to Fidel Castro’s attention in 1955 displayed tendencies not unlike Loughner’s: "My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!"

The term "hatred" was a constant in the troubled young man’s writings: "Hatred as the element of our struggle"; "hatred that is intransigent;" "hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine."

His deranged fantasies included a continental reign of Stalinism. To achieve this ideal, the troubled young man craved "millions of atomic victims."

The troubled young Argentine was aloof and contemptuous towards everyone around him: "I have no home, no woman, no father, no mother, no brothers. My friends are friends only when they think as I do ideologically."

Fortunately for the troubled young Argentine, while a vagabond in Mexico City, he had the good fortune to meet an exceedingly shrewd judge of the human psyche. This judge, a Cuban exile named Fidel Castro, properly diagnosed the Argentine's psychosis and made an "intervention" in the nick of time, channeling the troubled youth's talents and yearnings toward ends considered constructive by the worldwide intelligentsia: establishing Stalinism.

Shortly the Argentine found himself gainfully employed in Cuba. His raging bloodlust was amply indulged in the extermination of anti-communist Cubans, a species of mammal that enlightened opinion worldwide considers an insufferable pest.

Humberto Fontova

Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit