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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies: Can Fidel be far behind?

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Fidel's chum Gabo kicks the bucket

Ding dong the cretin's dead.  Estiró la pata, as Cubans used to say.

He was a great novelist, but a despicable human being.

Anyone who counts Fidel Castro as a close friend has to be a moral monster, a degenerate, and among the most despicable of human beings.

In addition to being Fidel's pal, Gabo also gave us "Lateeen-ohs" a reputation for being nonsensical and less than rational.  His so-called "magical realism" pegged us all as totally out of touch with reality, and tagged us as noble savages -- endearing, perhaps, but also annoyingly savage and inferior to rational North Americans and Europeans.

Good riddance.  Too bad he didn't have a suicide pact with his friend Fidel and the little brother who is now running the Castro Kingdom.

And here is what the New York Times had to say.  See below. Notice that -- as always -- this equally despicable newspaper applies the label "right wing dictator" to Augusto Pinochet, but fails to mention that Fidel Castro falls into the same category on the left.

Here's a question for the obituary editor at the New York Times: if Gabo had loved Pinochet would you even be mentioning his passing?   Or what if he had admired Hitler?

Bastards. Cabrones.  And do they care that Christ died for their sins?

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Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House, confirmed the death. Mr. García Márquez learned he had lymphatic cancer in 1999, and a brother said in 2012 that he had developed senile dementia.

Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers — Dickens, Tolstoy and Hemingway among them — who were embraced both by critics and by a mass audience.

“Each new work of his is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance,” the Swedish Academy of Letters said in awarding him the Nobel...

....Like many Latin American intellectuals and artists, Mr. García Márquez felt impelled to speak out on the political issues of his day. He viewed the world from a left-wing perspective, bitterly opposing Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the right-wing Chilean dictator, and unswervingly supporting Fidel Castro in Cuba. Mr. Castro became such a close friend that Mr. García Márquez showed him drafts of his unpublished books.

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6 comments to Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies: Can Fidel be far behind?

  • Rayarena

    You're absolutely right Dr. Eire, if Garcia-Marquez would have been an unabashed and close friend of Pinochet, as he was with fidel castro, the NYT's wouldn't have written than glowing editorial and let me add, Garcia-Marquez wouldn't have won the Nobel Prize either. The Nobel Prize committee is so racked with left-winged political activism that its high time that they stopped being viewed as arbitrators of what is good and brilliant and be seen more as an instrument of the international left. How else can we explain their refusal to rescind arch-fraud Rigoberta Menchu's Nobel prize or awarding a Nobel Prize to Obama?

    Let me add that Reinaldo Arenas's novel, "Celestino antes del alba" that was published one year before Garcia-Marquez's, "Cien anos de soledad" was magical realism a year before Garcia-Marquez who is given credit for creating Magical Realism.

    In the end, I'm glad that Garcia-Marquez is dead. Good riddance to bad rubbish. I'm glad to see castro's world crumbling as we speak. Let Garcia-Marquez warm the coals for castro as he awaits for the beast in Hell.

  • OmarD

    I don't read any of his books nor do I listen to Silvio Rodriguez' music. I've been called a few names as a result, and I don't care. Be happy.

  • George Moneo

    Not only was he a filthy fucking communist, he was an over-rated writer. Fuck his Nobel prize. I hope he and The Beast (and his rat fuck brother) have fun in hell.

  • asombra

    Good riddance, indeed. I doubt each new work was truly received "as an event of world importance" anywhere, but definitely NOT in the world I and most people live in. Still, having Fidel Castro as a personal editor of sorts is a Latrine wet dream, the very height of leftist literary fashion and cachet. As for the NYT, I suppose one should marvel the obit said "Mr. Castro" instead of the usual "President Castro." Otherwise, par for the course. Anyhow, another hypocritical sacred cow bites the dust, like Mandela. If "Gabo" was that false and perverse in terms of real-world ethics, how can one possibly trust his fiction? With so much indisputably great literarure by other writers waiting to be read, why on earth would I even consider spending a penny or a single minute on his stuff? The Latrines, and those whose condescension and feelings of superiority he encouraged, can keep him. All he can get from me is contempt.

  • asombra

    "Gabo" was not just generically sympathetic to Castro, Inc. like any Latrine leftist, which would have been so predictable it could hardly be wondered at. He was much more deeply "into" Fidel than that; it was personal, in a way that Oliver Stone can only fantasize about, despite carrying on like Fidel's his BFF, which is typical Stone BS. Of course, GGM knew his intimate Fidel connection was perfectly safe and "proper;" he would never have risked the consequences otherwise. But still, why go so far? Why push something so exceedingly dubious for someone supposedly so "enlightened"? He could have "done his duty" at a considerably greater remove, meaning he could have more or less had his cake and eaten it, too. It's not like he needed Fidel for the sake of his literary career, unlike quite a few "official" Cuban writers whose careers depended on being Castro lackeys. Some speculate that Fidel had serious dirt on GGM, like he may have on Cardinal Ortega, but I think it's more likely that "Gabo" was simply a perverse POS. Even if one accepts him as a great novelist, it's beyond proven that serious talent does NOT preclude being a horrible human being. Ask Alicia Alonso.

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