Nailing jello to the wall


A few years ago I recall purchasing a reprint of a 1959 Bohemia magazine from Cuba. Several Cuban-owned stores and cafeterias here in Miami were selling them as nostalgia items. Just for the heck of it, I purchased one since I had only heard of the magazine but had never read it.
Other than the articles and pictures about Cuban socialites, the majority of the magazine contained stories and pictures of the newly crowned leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro. I distinctly recall one article in particular that purported to explain how contrary to the rumors going around the island and the world, Fidel was not, and had never been a communist. The caption on one of the pictures of the bearded so-called revolutionary even had one of his quotes, which I believe said, “The revolution is not red; it is as green as the palms.”
It did not take long for Cubans to realize that was an outright lie. And along with the myriad of lies Castro said before and after that period, it did not take Cubans very long to realize that he would say anything he needed to say, and do whatever he needed to do, at any particular moment, to ensure he remained in power.
With that said, it is quite disturbing to see how similar Obama and his campaign are to the campaign led by Castro and his thugs fifty-years ago. Just like Castro, they will say anything they need to say to ensure an Obama victory. If the public does not like the language of one of their policies, they simply pull out the thesaurus and use a different word. If the McCain campaign hammers away at a weakness in one of their proposals, they just change it to take the argument away from their opponent. They are not changing these things because they believe it is right to do so–they are changing it so that they can win.
Here we have a major change in Obama’s tax plan done for no other reason than to take the argument away from McCain.
It is the most despicable trait a politician can have–no convictions other than to gain total power. Fidel Castro possesses that trait, and it seems Obama does, too.

6 thoughts on “Nailing jello to the wall”

  1. Didn’t the editor kill himself after he realized what he and his magazine had done, helping spread the Castro bullshit…Well I can name plenty of people in the media today, that probably will hang themselves or have us do it for them once the marxist comes to power…keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. This February 1958 article outlined all of Fidel Castro’s false promises.
    It’s incredible that people aware of his gangster and deceitful background bought into this.
    The Cuban opposition politicians thought that once Castro overthrew Batista, they would go back to their traditional roles and placate Castro with a post like chief of the army. After Castro’s supporters opened the Pandora’s box, they were incapable of closing it.
    Miguel Angel Quevedo was never repentant of his pro-Castro past. He committed suicide in his sister’s apartment in Caracas because he was broke and facing prison for issuing checks without funds. Quevedo was openly gay and always lived a high-roller lifestyle. After he sold Bohemia to the Capriles family, he quickly squandered all the money. He then wrote checks without funds that he got the Capriles firm to pay him. When the firm threatened to have him arrested, Quevedo committed suicide. He left a brief suicide note next to his body. A week later, Ernesto Montaner, father of Carlos Alberto Montaner, circulated a phony suicide letter from Quevedo. Agustin Tamargo, the first person on the scene of Quevedo’s suicide, denounced Montaner’s ruse as “una canallada.”

  3. I was 13 years old at the time (1959 or 1960) and fairly well read. Living in Guantanamo I remember a caption on an op/ed page of the local paper, it could have been a magazine, it was anti-castro, it showed a picture of a large hand coming out of the sky, the hand was covered with inch long spines and it had a hammer and a sickle on the sleeve. The words under the hand gave warning about taking aid from the soviets. I wish I knew who the artist was. Does anybody out there remember this picture, or, the newspaper/magazine artist?

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