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Weapons for what?

I’m going to ask you all a question. Weapons for what? To fight against whom? Against the Revolutionary Government that is backed by the entire population?

Crowd: No!

Weapons for what? Is there a dictatorship here?

Crowd: No!

Are they going to fight against a free government that respects the rights of the citizenry?

Crowd: No!

Now that there is no censorship, and that the press is entirely free, more free than it’s ever been, and having the assurance that it will continue to be forever without there ever being censorship here again?

Crowd: Applause

Today, that the entire population can gather freely? Today, that there’s no tortures, or political prisoners, or assassinations, or terror? Today, that there’s nothing but happiness, that all the traitorous leaders have been sacked in the trade unions and that there will be immediate elections in all the trade unions?

Crowd: Applause

When all the rights of the citizen have been restored, when an election is being planned in the briefest time possible, weapons for what? Hiding weapons for what? To blackmail the President of the Republic? To threaten to disturb the peace? To create gangster organizations? Are we going to return to gangsterism? Are we going to return to daily shootouts in the streets of the capital?

Weapons for what?

 

Excerpts from fidel castro's address to the nation of Cuba on January 8, 1959 (immediately after coming to power) upon learning that a rival revolutionary group had seized a cache of weapons from the Cuban armed forces.

 

5 comments to Weapons for what?

  • FreedomForCuba

    And the rest is history...and others wonder why we're pro-gun ownership...

    I'll bet that if the Cuban people would have been allowed to own firearms after 1959 Fidel Castro would be long gone from power...

  • asombra

    "The press is entirely free, more free than it’s ever been, and...it will continue to be forever without there ever being censorship here again." What a WHOPPER.

    "An election is being planned in the briefest time possible." Never happened.

    "To create gangster organizations? Are we going to return to gangsterism? Are we going to return to daily shootouts in the streets of the capital?" He should know. He belonged to that gangsterism and engaged in those shootouts.

    But blatant lying is OK, as long as you meant well. Or claim you did.

    And they wonder why Cubans are so "paranoid."

  • asombra

    "Is there a dictatorship here?" You can't make this shit up. Unreal.

  • asombra

    "Weapons for what?" led straight to "Elections for what?"

  • Mambí

    How horrifying to read those manipulative, bold-faced lies used on an ignorant, uninformed populace full of hate, jealousy, and envy. To think how simple it was to mold an amoebic-minded mobocracy looking to tear down the more successful elements of a society. All I could picture was Obama, the Democrats, and their Party adjuncts in the mainstream media as they aggressively sell our pathetic citizenry the lies and distortions that help them impose their sick philosophy. As Nordlinger said, they control the shaping institutions and use them to pass on distortions and lies to achive their goals. In the meantime, our Republican establishment sits with their heads up their ass unwilling to fight back with the ferocity that these animals deserve/require. Geez, how fucking depressing. I feel like the Elois in the Time Machine - the siren is blaring and we are being hurded down into the underworld to become food for the Morlocks (aka Democrats and their leftist allies).