(Relating to the preceding post regarding the important book-presentation tomorrow night at FIU.)
As (the UNSPEAKABLE!!! FASCISTIC!!! SADISTIC!!! U.S.-Backed!!! DICTATOR!!!) Batista prepared to release the Castro brothers from jail in May 1955 (after being convicted by a scrupulously independent judiciary and serving a scant year and a half of their 15 year sentence for terrorism) one Cuban senator dissented:
“Fidel Castro and his group have repeatedly declared, from their comfortable prison, that they will be leaving prison only in order to continue plotting new acts of violence and whatever it takes to achieve the total power they seek.
They do not want peace. They do not want a national solution. They do not want democracy, or elections, or fraternity. Fidel Castro and his group seek only one thing: power, and total power at that. And they want to achieve that power through violence, so that their total power will enable them to destroy every vestige vestige of law in Cuba, to institute the most cruel, most barbaric tyranny, a totalitarian corrupt and murderous regime that would be difficult to overthrow for at least twenty years. This is because Fidel Castro is nothing more than a psychopathic fascist…I believe that this amnesty — so imprudently adopted– will bring days, many days, of mourning, pain, bloodshed, and misery to the Cuban people.” (Cuban Senator Rafael Diaz-Balart, May 1955.)
So you wanna hear some GENUINE Cuba Expertise? Then attend tomorrow’s book presentation.