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Trump Starting a ‘Race War’ in Portland, Claims Congressional Black Caucus Luminary

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Posted: Jul 25, 2020 12:01 AM
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Trump Starting a ‘Race War’ in Portland, Claims Congressional Black Caucus Luminary

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"Trump wants to instigate a race war," Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush said this week. "He want to have black folk fighting white folk so he can rise up and say, 'I'm the real Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and I'm the President. Reelect me.' That's what he's trying to do. He's trying to play to the fears, to the racial animus that exists among certain white people, and he will do everything and anything to do that because he wants to be reelected at all costs."

“I don’t believe in pontificating from a platform of superiority,” Rep. Rush (a former Black Panther) is also on record as boasting. “Every time you point a finger it’s pointed right back at you. I’m a person who can bear witness to significant human rights violations right here in America. In my own state there is strong, convincing evidence that there were people on death row who were tortured.”

When boasting of his non-pontificatorial nature, the former Black Panther and future accuser of Trump as a KKK Grand Wizard wannabe, had just returned from a red-carpet junket to Stalinist Cuba, where he was enthralled to be graced by a meeting with the top jailer and torturer of black political prisoners in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere. The meeting took place not far from the torture chambers where his revered hosts kept black Cuban dissidents for quoting the UN Declaration of Human Rights and Martin Luther King Jr.  

Rep. Rush was accompanied by five other members of the Congressional Black Caucus on that April 2009 trip to Stalinist Cuba.  All of these U.S. legislators met with then “President” Raul Castro while a lucky three, including Rep. Rush, secured back-stage passes to meet Fidel himself! …WHOO-WHOO!

Not since Ann Margaret’s reaction to Conrad Birdie’s kiss has anything been recorded to match these U.S. legislators’ reaction to these meetings.

“He looked directly into my eyes!” gasped Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.), “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-Calif.) “Fidel Castro was very engaging and very energetic."

“He’s one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever met!” gushed Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)

“Raul Castro was a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man,” according to Bobby Rush. “I think that what really surprised me, but also endeared me to him, was his keen sense of humor, his sense of history and his basic human qualities.”

"(Fidel Castro) is an icon of history” according to Rep. Rush, “and very affable.” Indeed, according to Rep. Rush, speaking with the jailer and torturer of the most and longest-suffering black political prisoners in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere “was like talking to an old friend!” (A Freudian slip, perhaps? Bobby Rush, after all, was a card-carrying Black Panther who did prison time, many Panthers received moral and material support from the Castro regime, often in Cuba itself.)

It can’t be repeated often enough: these black U.S. legislators were raving about a regime that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s and executed more people (out of a population of 6.4 million) in its first three years in power than Hitler’s executed (out of a population of 70 million) in its first six.

In fact, racism has always been one of the cornerstones of the Castro regime.  As Fidel’s close friend and ally, the murderous Ernesto “Che” Guevara, once said, "The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent… We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the Cuban revolution. By which I mean: nothing!” 

Che was much too modest. “Nothing” is not at all an accurate description of Castroite treatment of Cuba’s blacks. In fact, these lily-white European soldier's sons (Fidel and Raul) forcibly overthrew a Cuban government where Cuban blacks 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). Not that you’ll learn any of this from the liberals’ exclusive educational source on pre-Castro Cuba: the Godfather II movie.

Today the prison population in Stalinist/Apartheid Cuba is about 90 percent black while only 9 percent of the ruling Stalinist party is black. As Rep. Rush and his fellow black legislators cavorted in Cuba, a black Cuban anti-communist named Antunez, who suffered 17 years in Castro’s dungeons (essentially for quoting Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights in a public square), was on a hunger strike against Castroism. I will quote his sister from a samizdat smuggled out of Cuba last year while he was still in prison:

"The Cuban government tries to fool the world with siren songs depicting racial equality in our country. But it is all a farce, as I and my family can attest, having suffered from the systematic racism directed at us by Castro’s regime. My brother suffers the scourge of racial hatred every day. The beatings are always accompanied by racial epithets. They set dogs on him. They deny him medical attention. They kept him from attending his mother’s funeral."

"The racist mentality is so ingrained among Cuba’s agents of repression that when mixed race groups are stopped on the street, only the blacks are asked for their identification papers. The only thing I have to thank the Cuban revolution for," she quoted her brother, "is for restoring the yoke of slavery that my ancestors lived under."