“Although he moved away from Minnesota almost two years ago, Crockett (a black protester) told his grandfather he needed to go. In response, his grandfather, a retired Marine, quoted Che Guevara. "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." That’s the BBC (very sympathetically) describing the motivation of a Minneapolis looter.
Well, we just knew his famous visage would be honored at protests (riots, actually) allegedly against “racism” and “police brutality” didn’t we?
I refer to the racist co-founder of a police state that jailed and tortured THE MOST BLACK POLITICAL PRISONERS in the modern history of Western Hemisphere.
“The negro,” sneered Che Guevara in his very diaries, “is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities and drink, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”
"N*gger!" taunted my jailers between tortures,” recalled one of Castro and Che Guevara’s black political prisoners to this writer. “We pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail!" they laughed at me, recalled Eusebio Penalver. “For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell. That’s 4 feet high, so you couldn’t stand. But they never succeeded in branding me as a common criminal, so I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide,” continued the late Mr. Penalver.
Eusebio Penalver could have easily escaped such lengthy suffering by playing Castro and Che Guevara’s little KGB-designed game, by agreeing to “rehabilitation” classes, by wearing the uniforms of common prisoners, by admitting to being a tool of the "Yankee Imperialists." Soviet satraps Castro and Che made the offer often.
The Soviet satraps got their answer from señor Penalver and his band of brothers as swiftly and as clearly as the German commander who surrounded Bastogne got his Col. McAuliffe and the 101st Airborne. These Cuban blacks scorned any "re-education" by their Castroite jailers. They knew it was the Castroites who desperately needed it. They refused to wear the uniform of common criminals. They knew it was the Castroites who should don it.
“It sounds strange but no man in Cuba is as free as a political prisoner in rebellion,” says longtime Castro political prisoner Francisco Chappi. “We were tortured, we were starved. But we lived in total defiance.”
Through almost 30 years of hell in Castro's dungeons, (longer than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s relative country club prisons) Eusebio Penalver stood tall, proud and defiant. Then he moved to the U.S.
So naturally you’ve never heard of him from the Fake News Media—for the simple reason that his heroic story doesn’t mesh with the mainstream media’s narrative on Cuba, which issues almost word for word from Castro’s propaganda ministry.
"Inside of our souls we were free,” recalled Sergio Carillo, another black Cuban who suffered in Castro and Che Guevara’s KGB-designed political prisons. Señor Carillo was a volunteer paratrooper at the heroic Bay of Pigs freedom-fight in 1961, and is a Catholic priest in America today. “We refused to commit spiritual suicide,” Father Carrillo stresses.
But again you’ve never heard of him. Because his genuinely inspirational and genuinely human–interest story clashes too grotesquely with what the U.S. “news” agencies with Havana bureaus transcribe from Castro’s propaganda ministry.
Many Cuban blacks suffered longer incarceration in the Castro brothers’ torture chambers than Nelson Mandela suffered in South Africa's (relatively comfortable prisons.) In fact, Castro’s victims qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history. Eusebio Penalver, Ignacio Cuesta Valle, Antonio Lopez Munoz, Ricardo Valdes Cancio, and many other Cuban blacks suffered for decades in Castro's prisons. These men were bloodied in their fight against the hero of Black Lives Matter but remained unbowed for almost thirty years in his dungeons and torture chambers.
But have you ever heard any of their names mentioned by the U.S. media? Eusebio Penalver became a U.S. citizen and lived in Miami for almost 20 years. He would have been a cinch for the media to track down. Ever see a CNN interview with any of them? Ever see any of them on "60 Minutes"? Ever read about them in The New York Times? CNN? Ever hear about them on NPR during Black History Month? Ever seen anything on them on the History Channel or A&E? Ever hear the NAACP or Congressional Black Caucus mention them?
Why do I bother asking? They were (are) victims of the Left's premier pin-up boys.
Barely four years ago the Castroites murdered black human rights activist Orlando Zapata-Tamayo. This black Cuban had endured an 83-day hunger strike seeking (vainly, as usual) to alert the world to the Castro regime's cowardly Stalinism and racism. Finally a series of savage beatings by his Communist jailers finished him off. Naturally, the U.S. media was no more revelatory of his death than they'd been of his jailing or hunger strike.
Samizdats, smuggled out of Cuba by eye-witnesses, reported that while gleefully kicking and bludgeoning Tamayo, his Castroite jailers yelled, "Worthless n*gger!" Dirty worthless n*gger!”
A few years ago black activist Roberto Rivalta Junco died from maltreatment in Castro’s dungeons. Did the Fake News Media inform you of any of this racist repression on our very borders? And yet Cuba hosts media bureaus from CNN to ABC and from the AP to NBC. I sure recall how these media outlets reported exhaustively on racist repression when it took place 8,000 miles away (Apartheid South Africa.)
A few years ago a black Cuban dissident named Jorge Garcia Perez better known as “Antunez” testified (via video-conference from Cuba) to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Antunez suffered 17 years in Castro’s dungeons and torture chambers essentially for the crime of quoting Martin Luther King Jr. and the UN Declaration on Human Rights.
Given the media’s neurotic hyper-sensitivity to the most microscopic hint of white on black racism here’s a question:
When would a black human-rights activist who was jailed and tortured by a lily-white regime for the crime of quoting Martin Luther King Jr. be totally ignored by this identical Fake News Media while he testified to a U.S. Senate Committee?
Answer: when his tortures were inflicted by the Left’s premier pin-up boys, that’s when.