Good-bye Nelson Mandela. Gone is Fidel’s greatest admirer.

Cuban president Fidel Castro (R) express

Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.

Get ready for an endless barrage of saccharine drivel.

If the Western world could be said to have “saints” – secular ones – Mandela is one of them, canonized a long time ago by those who like to think of themselves as the intelligentsia, or thinking class.

“Santo subito!”, the crowd yelled in St. Peter’s Square back in 2005, when Pope John Paul II died. “Canonize him now,” is the rough translation. The same will inevitably happen with Mandela, though in his case it is redundant. He was canonized a long time ago, by the secular world’s equivalent of the Vatican: the academic-news media complex.

Mandela’s sainthood falls short of universal acclaim, especially among Cubans. While he dedicated himself to a noble and righteous cause – ending discrimination against black Africans in South Africa – Mandela was not at all opposed to employing violence as a means for his cause. Worse than that, he expressed nothing but admiration for Fidel Castro and his noxiously racist tyranny, and never stopped singing Fidel’s praises.

Fidel used Mandela and all of Africa in a deeply Machiavellian sense: insincerely, as a means of eliciting love and admiration, not because of any ethical principles. Siding with downtrodden Africans made Fidel beloved by the oppressed everywhere and by the liberals and eggheads who control the Western news media and the academic village that produces all journalists. Opposing apartheid in South Africa was a noble cause back in the 70’s and 80’s, perhaps the noblest cause of all in the entire West.

The cause became so noble that the Western World as a whole enforced an embargo on South Africa and forced its leaders to abandon apartheid.

Meanwhile, back in Castrogonia, Fidel and his henchmen were neck-deep in racist crimes worse than those in South Africa, controlling a nation through a more insidious sort of apartheid than that of South Africa.

Those who venerated Mandela back then and venerate him still ignore the fact that Mandela never spoke out for an end to apartheid in Castrogonia, or, even worse, that he kept praising Castrogonia until today, his dying day.

And we are a long way from the day when any mainstream media news outlet will focus on those brave Cubans – many of them of African descent – who struggle even more valiantly, and more peacefully than Mandela ever did, to end the racist totalitarian apartheid regime in Castrogonia, which is nothing more than a giant slave plantation.

Nelson Mandela is one of those “icons” of political correctness that make all Cubans writhe in exquisite pain. To us, he is worse than a monstrous kidney stone. He is an icon of our vivisection: a representative of the double standard that so-called intellectuals and self-righteous employ in their approach to repression and human rights.

Mandela is the scalpel with which we are cut open while still alive, without anesthesia, the saw applied to our bones as our limbs are severed.  He is the acid splashed in our eyes, the molten lead poured down our throats.

Mandela opposed a regime that was actually more benign than that of the Castro dynasty and he became the poster boy for a “righteous” boycott/embargo of South Africa. That embargo brought down the system he opposed. Yet, the very same people who hail Mandela as a saint and who backed that embargo often – if not always– fail to denounce his support for the apartheid in Castrogonia or his unending praise of the Castro dynasty. Worse than that, these very same people tend to argue that the embargo against Castrogonia is immoral.

Do you need any further proof that there is something awfully wrong with the human race, and Western culture in particular?

St. Augustine spoke of the human condition as “monstrous.” He was referring to the warping of the human intellect and will caused by original sin, a defect that turned all of us into moral monsters and made each of us a potential tyrant bent on nothing but self-gratification at the expense of everyone else.

Fidel and Raul Castro are prime exemplars of what St. Augustine taught us all to fear: the beast within. They are as far from sainthood as anyone ever has been. Yet, these devils incarnate were good friends of Mandela, and he venerated them as saints within his pantheon.

The self-righteous buffoons who will mourn Mandela –the very same ones who ostracized South Africa’s apartheid regime, but vacation in Castrolandia and call for an end to the “embargo” against that slave plantation — are Augustinian monsters too, proof positive of the blindness to evil that afflicts the human race.  Chances are that not one obituary or eulogy will hold up Mandela’s friendship with the Castro dynasty as a flaw in his character, or an indication of his own moral failures.

What does this say about Mandela? What does this say about the world we live in?.

Want to read the proper obituary on Mandela? Go HERE.

26 thoughts on “Good-bye Nelson Mandela. Gone is Fidel’s greatest admirer.

  1. All the “correct” people will of course say and do the “correct” things, and they will certainly not criticize now what they have not seen fit to criticize for many, many years. Let them knock themselves out, as no doubt they will. Mourning, after all, no matter how extravagant or even spectacular, may have far more to do with the mourners and their “issues” than with the person mourned (see North Korea). In any case, the truth, ultimately, cannot be altered. Anyone who not only condones but praises to the skies a totalitarian monster like Castro is despicable, period. I, born and raised Catholic, will not venerate or give a pass to the soon-to-be canonized Pope John Paul II for his conduct concerning Cuba, much less to Pope Benedict XVI for his, and neither of them was anywhere near as enamored of the tyrant who destroyed my country as Mandela was. Do the math.

    Fidel, by the way, never saw Mandela as any more than a “useful Negro” and a highly advantageous connection for international PR purposes. Of course, Fidel never actually cared about anyone, of any race, but he definitely knew how to get the most out of a good tool (such as, for instance, Che Guevara, who proved even more useful dead). His indisputably impressive track record of getting prominent black figures to fall for his racial BS is as much a testament to his gift for deception as it is to their desire or need to be deceived (and it’s hard to say which is more contemptible).

    And yes, even if Castro and Mandela hadn’t been especially chummy, South Africa and the world’s response to it, compared to its response to Cuba, is a classic example of the world’s hypocrisy and falseness. Cuba’s tragedy teaches many things, most of them ugly, nasty and depressing. Those lessons have not been lost on me, and they should not be lost on any Cuban. May Castro join Mandela as soon as possible.

  2. Prof Eire is so intellectually honest and brave. I wish that more “intellectuals” were like him. I am in Mexico on a business trip and I was watching CNN en español. I almost vomited. There has not been so much lionizing of a figure since the crucifixion. The worst part about it was that Carlos Alberto Montaner was interviewed and asked point blank what he thought about Mandela’s relationship with Fidel and the spineless jellyfish justified it! He said, and I paraphrase, well, I understand his relationship with castro after all castro helped him bring down apartheid! Can you imagine that? So it okay to be friendly with anyone, a mass murderer, a child molester, a racist, a NAZI, etc… if that person is good to oneself. Lovely world that we live in. By the way, the cannel keeps on showing 20 year old images of Cuban exiles in Miami protesting Mandela’s visit to that city. In the context of Spineless Montaner’s shit and the eulogizing of the dead terrorist, Cuban exiles protesting Mandela is not flattering.

  3. Montaner is “moderate,” and always careful not to sound too much like “those people.” It’s true that Mandela had cause for gratitude to Castro, even though Castro only helped him to help himself, but it’s just as true that he was quite oblivious to Castro’s real nature and horrific track record. In other words, Mandela was either really dense or a major hypocrite. Given that he also supported Idi Amin, Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Syria’s Assad and Libya’s Gaddafi, I’d say it was the latter. It goes without saying that he got a pass for supporting all those monsters, which means those who gave him the pass were/are equally full of it.

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