It is a perception that the bearded one has tried to hide his entire life. From his childhood through his university days, and all throughout his so-called revolution, Fidel has been known to be a bully and a coward. Sixty years of talking tough and wearing army boots and fatigues with a pistol strapped to his belt have done nothing to dispel the truth that Fidel Castro Ruz is nothing more than a wimp. His revolution may have been red, but he was and is himself as yellow as a canary.
How fitting and appropriate to learn that as his vile existence comes to an end, Fidel is no less a coward than he was during his heydays. In a new book, “Without Fidel,” author Ann Louise Bardach gives us a glimpse of how bravely the Líder Máximo faced the symptoms of his illness.
After a life-saving colostomy was performed, Castro was deeply distraught. “Fidel was crying,” said a source who was present in the hospital. “He cried several times that first day. He was devastated.” Castro may well have been put on dialysis, as kidney failure is not uncommon in such surgical mishaps.