Why Pick on Che Guevara Fans?
Every single murder committed by Che Guevara was ordered by Fidel Castro. In fact, most Cubans murdered by the Castro regime were murdered AFTER Che's Guevara "promotion" from La Cabana to other posts..
And it appears we're finally at a point where Che-philia provokes a few coughs behind the hand, even in "respectable" circles.
But what about Fidel-philia? Ever heard anyone denounce Himmler but not Hitler? Beria but not Stalin?
Why do we jump all over brain-damaged buffoons like Jay-Z and Carlos Santana for their Che-philia when--without a peep of protest--The Wall Street Journal holds a luncheon in their board room honoring Che Guevara's boss? And how can...etc. etc. etc.???
Take Bill de Blasio for instance:
By New York standards the city’s (probable) next mayor Bill De Blasio wouldn’t merit a backstage pass at a Castro concert. The Stalinist dictator’s fan base in the city he craved to incinerate is much too vast and passionate to allow room in the long queue for pictures and autographs to any but the genuinely smitten, who literally swarm in New York City.
“I have a huge critique of the current government there (in Cuba) because it’s undemocratic,” snapped de Blasio to a Cuban–American radio interviewer last week. “It doesn’t allow freedom of the press, and I think there’s a huge number of problems. I also think it’s well known that there’s some good things that happened — for example, in health care.”
“What a sniveling chump!” Manhattan’s elite must be snorting at this milktoast of a Castro-fan. Indeed, when it comes to Castro-mania, de Blasio hardly does justice to New York’s Best and Brightest.
“The Toast of Manhattan!” crowed Time magazine in January of 1996. “The Hottest Ticket in Manhattan!” also read a Newsweek story that week. Both articles referred to the social swirl and acclaim that engulfed Fidel Castro upon his visit to New York by the very Manhattan media and business luminaries who barely escaped incineration at his hand. The occasion was UN’s fiftieth anniversary celebration, but the Castromania almost recaptured the hysteria for Simon and Garfunkel’s 1981 reunion in Central Park.
First on the Stalinist dictator’s itinerary was a luncheon at the Council on Foreign Relations. After holding court there for a rapt David Rockefeller, along with Robert McNamara, Dwayne Andreas, and Random House’s Harold Evans, Castro flashed over to Mort Zuckerman’s Fifth Avenue pad, where a throng of Beltway glitterati, including Mike Wallace, Peter Jennings, Tina Brown, Bernard Shaw, and Barbara Walters, all jostled for photo-ops and stood in line for the warmongering mass-murderer's autograph.
Diane Sawyer was so overcome in the mass-murderer’s presence that she rushed up, broke into a toothy smile, wrapped her arms around Fidel Castro, and smooched him warmly on the cheek.
"You people are the cream of the crop!" beamed the mass-murderer to the rapt and smiling throng he’d coming within a hair of incinerating and now surrounded him.
"Hear, hear!" chirped the delighted guests while tinkling their wine glasses in appreciation and glee. But many more were left panting, because according to the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council Fidel Castro had gotten over 250 dinner invitations from Manhattan celebrities and power-brokers.
The jailer and torturer of the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history was bear-hugged by Charles Rangel. The jailer and torturer of the most female political prisoners in the modern history of the western hemisphere was hugged and smooched by feminist Diane Sawyer. The jailer and torturer of the most journalists in the modern history of the Western hemisphere found everyone from Dan Rather to Mike Wallace to Tina Brown lining up for his autograph. The jailer and torturer who abolished private property within his Stalinist fiefdom found David Rockefeller and Mort Zuckerman crowding around him for a handshake. The Communist dictator who abolished capitalism under penalty of firing squad and torture chamber was honored in the board room of the Wall Street Journal with a VIP luncheon.
Much more here from our friends at Townhall.
"Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly liked him and regard him as a friend." (George McGovern after his first Cuban visit in 1975.)
How can "The Elder Statesman" and "Conscience" of America's MAJORITY political party (as Jimmy Carter and the late George McGovern are respectively heralded) hail Che's boss without a peep of protest in Union City and Hialeah (both Democratic strongholds?)
("Humankind can't stand too much reality." T. S. Eliot.)