"Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans." (President Donald Trump, August, 14.)
I now call your attention to this video of a lynching (warning, graphic.) Please note the race of the members of the firing squad as compared to the race of the (untried) victim. This communist firing squad murdered this (untried) black man on the orders of the lily-white communist Raul Castro near Santiago, Cuba on Jan. 12, 1959.
Not that such Castroite lynchings (isn’t that the term liberals habitually apply to the scene captured in that video?) ended there. Far from it. Within a few years 16,000 men and boys (some of them U.S. citizens, who’d been horribly tortured beforehand) would fill mass graves after scenes like the ones in the video above. The figure for the Castroite murder tally is not difficult to find. Simply open "The Black Book of Communism," written by French scholars and published in English by Harvard University Press (neither exactly an outpost of “embittered right-wing Cuban exiles.”)
In fact the Stalinist/Apartheid regime co-founded by the Castro brothers and Che Guevara (most of whose apparatchiks still run Cuba) murdered more political prisoners in its first three years in power than Hitler's murdered in its first six; and jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror. Among these torture victims were (are) the longest-suffering black political prisoners in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere.
I now call your attention to a (small) sampling of the reaction by prominent Democrats (and their Fake News Media propaganda auxiliaries) to these racist mass-murderers, mass-torturers and mass jailers:
“Fidel Castro…educated (Cuban) kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society.” (Democrat Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.)
“Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Jesse Jackson, bellowed while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.)
"Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and regard him as a friend." (Democratic presidential candidate, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and “Conscience of the Democratic party,” George McGovern.)
“Fidel Castro first and foremost is and always has been a committed egalitarian. He wanted a system that provided the basic needs to all Cuba has superb systems of health care and universal education…We greeted each other as old friends.” (Former President of the United States and official "Elder Statesman” of the Democratic Party, Jimmy Carter.)
“Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly–even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.)
“Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.)
"Castro's personal magnetism is still powerful, his presence is still commanding. Cuba has very high literacy, and Castro has brought great health care to his country." (Barbara Walters.)
“The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities and drink, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent,” wrote Che Guevara in his diaries. Shortly after entering Havana, Che took a break from signing death warrants and blasting apart the skulls of defenseless men and boys, exhaled, wiped his brow and gave a radio conference. A black listener asked him what the revolution planned to do for Cuba’s blacks. “We’re going to do for Cuba’s blacks exactly what they did for the Cuban revolution. By which I mean nothing!”
Actually, Che was much too modest. “Nothing” is not an accurate description of Castroite treatment of Cuba’s blacks. Fidel and Raul Castro are sons of a European Imperial soldier (Angel Castro) who butchered Cuban patriots for pay by the King of Spain. Then came the son’s turn. First off, by media manipulation, terrorism and guile (NOT guerrilla war, as claimed by the Fake News Media) they overthrew a Cuban government where Cuban blacks had served as President of the Senate, Minister of Agriculture, Chief of Army, and Head of State (Fulgencio Batista a grandson of slaves who was born in a palm-roofed shack in the Cuban countryside.) These blacks had all served elective and appointed office in a nation 72 percent white, by the way.
Not that you’ll learn any of this from the liberals’ exclusive educational source on pre-Castro Cuba: the Godfather II movie, which is probably still an improvement over what the Ivy League and History Channel teaches.
“The Hottest Ticket in Manhattan!” read a Newsweek story in Nov. 1995 as Fidel Castro visited New York for the UN’s 50th anniversary festivities. The headline hailed the social swirl that engulfed Castro. After the mass-murderer’s whooping, hollering, foot-stomping ovation in the General Assembly, he was feted by the New York’s best and brightest, hob-knobbing with dozens of Manhattan’s glitterati, pundits and power brokers (many of whom spray spittle and grow red in the face shrieking against President Trump as a “RACIST!”)
First, there was dinner at the Council of Foreign Relations. After holding court there for a rapt David Rockefeller along with Robert McNamara, Dwayne Andreas and Random House’s Harold Evans, Castro flashed over to Mort Zuckerman’s 5th Avenue pad, where a throng of Beltway glitterati, including a breathless Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tina Brown, Bernard Shaw and Barbara Walters all jostled for brief tryst, cooing and gurgling to Castro’s every comment. All clamored for autographs and photo-ops. Feminist Diane Sawyer was so overcome in the presence of the racist mass-murderer who jailed and tortured the most women political prisoners in the Western hemisphere that she absolutely lost control! She rushed up, broke into that toothy smile of hers, wrapped her arms around Fidel Castro and smooched him warmly on the cheek.
“You people are the cream of the crop!” beamed the racist mass-murderer who (TWICE!) tried to incinerate and entomb everyone in that room.
“Hear-hear!” chirped the delighted guests (who barely escaped nuclear incineration at his hands) while tinkling their wine glasses in appreciation and glee.’ (The above scenes all thoroughly documented here.)