“Let’s overlook President Obama’s failures during his first term,” advised Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela to Congresspersons Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey and Sam Farr recently in Havana. “We must support him for a second term so that he can have a better opportunity to accomplish better things.”
While being feted by a Stalinist regime that shoots and imprisons labor leaders, outlaws strikes and burns Orwell’s Animal Farm as “seditious,” the three smitten U.S. legislators were acting as honored plenipotentiaries of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
While delighting in the company of a regime that jailed and tortured the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history, that to this day jails and tortures Cuban blacks for the crime of quoting Martin Luther King, and whose co-founder (Che Guevara) declared, "the Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities and drink, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent,” —while swooning in this august company, California Rep. Barbara Lee also acted as plenipotentiary of the Congressional Black Caucus.
This Congressional delegation’s respectful visit the Stalinist regime that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s, murdered them at a higher rate than pre-war Hitler’s and bans elections under penalty of torture chambers and firing squad was sponsored by The California-based Center for Democracy in the America’s.
Mariela Castro, 49, serves as head of The Cuban National Center for Sex Education, dedicated “to enlightening people against traditional sexual prejudices,” by the only regime in the modern history of Western hemisphere to herd gays into forced labor camps for the crime of being gay, and to herd HIV sufferers into isolation camps until they died.
Prior to last week’s visit Rep. Barbara Lee was in Cuba in April 2009 with a Congressional Black Caucus delegation that returned enraptured. Not since Ann Margaret's reaction to Conrad Birdie's kiss had anything been recorded to match these U.S. legislators' reaction to meeting the Castro brothers.
"He looked directly into my eyes!" gasped Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Ca.) "and then he asked: how can we help President Obama? Fidel Castro really wants President Obama to succeed."
"It was quite a moment to behold!" hyperventilated Rep. Barbara Lee. (D-Ca.) "Fidel Castro was very engaging and very energetic."
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 www.hfontova.com.