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Quote of the Day – The dictator that demands unanimity is an enemy of unanimity

This is simply too rich. Raul Castro, the self-appointed single and all-powerful dictator of Cuba who like his brother Fidel before him was never elected leader, let alone sole ruler of Cuba; who's  so-called revolution allows only one political party; one political ideology; one unelected supreme leader; demands one way of thinking; perpetuates one owner (the Castro family) of everything on the island; turns out is an enemy "unanimity."

In a speech yesterday where the dictator praised the extremely mild criticisms (more like meek suggestions) leveled at his "reforms" by hand-picked "officials" of Cuba's communist National Congress, the Cuban dictator let loose this gem (via Café Fuerte - my translation):

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"It is very good that they have expressed their opinions, although I do not agree with some of their criticisms. But I respect those who disagree. I am an enemy of absolute unanimity."

2 comments to Quote of the Day – The dictator that demands unanimity is an enemy of unanimity

  • asombra

    First, consider the source of the "criticisms." They're all screened, vetted and confirmed regime lackeys who would NOT be in their positions otherwise. They know perfectly well what is and is not allowed, and they will ONLY "criticize" in a safe, "proper" and approved manner. In other words, just as their positions are meaningless and purely decorative, what they say and do is along the exact same lines. Nobody with even average intelligence should take this obvious BS at face value, though many who know it's BS will still treat it as legitimate, because they themselves are full of it. And the farce goes on.

  • asombra

    Sometimes the faux general looks almost convincing. Still, I prefer his Marjorie Stoneman Douglas mode, which is more honest.