Stone Cold Communism

My parents and my in-laws asked me to record Oliver Stone’s “Looking for Fidel” documentary last night. I did not record it. I wanted to see the interview first, by myself without worrying about anything else. I am now glad I did not tape it.

My parents will never see it and I will beg them to not ask for anyone to record it for them. They have suffered enough in their lives at the hand of Castro to be subjected, in their 70’s and in exile, to more of the same.

I had written up an entry delineating the entire documentary with my thoughts and commentary but unfortunately it was lost while I linked to a article sent to me found in Slate. An interview with Oliver Stone about the “documentary.”

I really dont have the heart to rethink and retype everything I lost, but suffice it to say that Stone’s interview with Fidel Castro was nothing short of a farce. A troubling, sickening and obvious piece of pure revolutionary propaganda.

The answers were rehearsed and terse. Stone did not follow up on his queries, accepting the supreme leader’s responses are gospel. The questions were peripheral and soft. Unfortunately, Im sure there are some that will take this documentary at face value without really trying to delve into the reality of the situation.

You see, everyone that watched that documentary last night was told that Cuba had no biological weapons despite having the personnel and capacity to formulate them. Assured by the very same man who took the world to the brink of nuclear war by allowing Soviet missiles to be installed in his country and pointed at the US.

We were told that there is no such thing as a “dissident” on the island; there are no political prisoners. The few interviews with the “dissidents” were peripheral at best and seemed to be a side item. Like a cole slaw to go with the meal. Of course, Stone did not interview any real political prisoners, he did not ask any Biscets any questions, nor did he vsisit any of the numerous prisons scattered throughout the island.

We are assured the 8 Cuban men accused of hijacking an airplane are content with their treatment in prison and are please to receive whatever sentences handed down to them. Imagine being questioned about your crimes in front of Fidel Castro. In a country where the government (Castro) controls what you do, where you live, where you are allowed to go, who you may worship. These 8 men were saving their families’ lives by responding with the party line. Truly sickening.

My heart goes out to the Cuban people, not only for having to live under the jack boot of Fidel Castro, but because there are Oliver Stone’s in this world that serve to perpetuate their repression.

Despite Castro’s doctor’s claim that the leader has the health of a 32 year old man, the bearded one looked frail and very old. And, as Ive stated before, the only consolation I have is that he will die soon. I hope it’s an extremely painful death. I hope he suffers immensely in his last hours. I hope that he feels the pain he caused countless of Cubans, that he is awash in the blood he spilled for over forty years and that the devil greets him with open arms.

Fuck you Fidel. And fuck you Oliver Stone’s of the world.

UPDATE: My pal Zombyboy weighs in on Stone and his idiocy. As does the Ace of Ace of Spades HQ.

8 thoughts on “Stone Cold Communism”

  1. I saw the documentary.
    It’s a joke, especially the part where Castro says that he’d step “aside” and allow a younger leader to rule if he saw it was for the best of the country and the people…YEAH, RIGHT!!

    Every part of it was obviously staged, and all it did was anger me. Even now, reading Stone’s interview, I’m pissed off.
    Must stop commenting now, or it will severely ruin my day!

  2. I saw the “interview” last night and was horrified. When Stone conducted his “interview” with the prisoners in front of Castro I almost had to turn the TV off. Not only does Stone lack credibility, he is guilty of helping that (bearded, senile & obscene) murderer harrass and taunt those prisoners.

    Stone is despicable.

  3. Amen, Val.

    I saw that asshole on Charlie Rose (tuned to it by accident) and I couldn’t sleep afterward.

    Stone sounded like the stupid freak that he is. And Rose didn’t try to nail him as hard as I hoped for evading every question. And not making sense when he answered.

    Why are all these pseudo intellectuals going on about the free health care and the education always treated with kid gloves?

    What good is a free education in a place where you are told what and what not to read?

    What good is free health care when there are no medicines?

    How come Stone and Rose, who can come and go, whenever they want not question the tourist apartheid? The fact that a Cuban, even if I paid for it, couldn’t get on a plane to go on vacation in Tuscany. Or wherever the fuck.

    I’m getting crazy again. I better get back to work.

  4. This bastard should be tried as an accomplice when the Cuban mass-murderers get prosecuted. How I despise people living in the free world, enjoing that situation and aiding repressors at the same time. They are so disgusting. Another big one who should be tried too is Gabo, and quite a few others, unfortunately.

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