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A Patriot to Freedom

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Thomas Jefferson

Orlando Zapata Tamayo is more than a martyr for a just cause. He is, and shall forever be, a patriot to freedom. Guillermo "Coco" Fariñas knows this all too well and has been on hunger strike since the death of his friend and colleague.

Reports are that Fariñas' health has deteriorated and may very well die as a result of his hunger strike. When asked if he was willing to die as a result of this hunger strike, he stated there are times when one must die for what is right.

What an incredible human being. Coco Fariñas is a humble, peaceful warrior for that which is most important to man: liberty.

Please keep Guillermo Coco Fariñas in your thoughts and prayers. And may God bless him and grant him that which he so selflessly gives his life so that others may have.

2 comments to A Patriot to Freedom

  • Rob

    I just attended a conference at Columbia University about the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Europe with a series
    of left-wing professors co-opting the issue and giving all credit to Gorby and not Reagan/Thatcher and suggesting that people were better off under communism. None of these "intellectuals" mentioned Cuba just as they did not care about Soviet dissidents
    thirty years ago. One journalist who was in a Hungarian prison in the 1970's for speaking out, spoke out again at Columbia U. and called them hypocrites.

  • Felixthe3rd

    The problem I see with Political prisoners dying for freedom is that sooner or later there will be none left and their and our cause will be in vein. They die, oppression continues. That's how heartless the regime is.