The embargo caused the persecution of gays in Cuba

In the second part of an interview with Fidel Castro printed in a Mexican magazine, the Cuban dictator admitted that his regime persecuted gays and lesbians in Cuba during the 60’s and 70’s.

It was a difficult time, the moribund tyrant explained, and with all the problems going on because of the embargo, they sort of, kind of, overlooked the fact that gays were being rounded up like animals and sent to reeducation camps.

You see, the real underlying reason that the Castro regime persecuted gays in Cuba was because they were distracted by the embargo.

“We had so many and such terrible problems, problems of life or death, that we didn’t pay it enough attention,” Castro said of the way gays and lesbians were treated.

“The biggest problem was always medicine and food, which is true even today,” he said.

“The fight, the battle that we had to carry out, led us to make greater efforts than we would have made without the blockade,” he explained.

Of course, that explains everything. It is perfectly natural that when you face a shortage of food and medicine, the first thing you want to do is round up all the gay people and put them in reeducation camps to do forced labor.

Almost as bizarre as this revelation is, CNN’s explanation of the embargo comes close to being just as strange:

While the embargo prevented Cuba from trading with much of the world, it also encouraged the country to be more creative, Castro said.

The United States imposed the embargo against Cuba in 1961 after Castro’s government began seizing private land and nationalizing private companies, and Havana levied heavy taxes on American goods.

Talk about revisionist history.

As Humberto would say, unreal!

11 thoughts on “The embargo caused the persecution of gays in Cuba”

  1. But of course. What else? I mean, you don’t think the system, let alone its Maximum Leader, could be to blame, now do you? Repeat after me: No actual crime has ever been committed by the revolution. Any evidence to the contrary is an imperialist fabrication, that’s all. Now move along.

  2. Medicine and food is always the biggest problem? Interesting that they are the two commodities not affected by the embargo.

  3. “It was a difficult time, the moribund tyrant explained, and with all the problems going on because of the embargo”

    Cagastro is not only a senile piece of crap but a pathological lair as well.

    What he does not tell you is that he loves to control, destroy, dictate, kill and punish people, otherwise he’s not happy with himself because that he feels he’s not following his Lord and Master Lucifer.

    “overlooked the fact that gays were being rounded up like animals and sent to reeducation camps.”

    I believe Cuba current RCC Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino spent time in one of these camps called la Uma in Santa Clara.

    My father once meet someone interned in this camp and told him that he had been punished by being buried up to his waist in the ground.

  4. Zhangliqun –

    Thank you for supplying a safe, gentle, proven effective bullshale remedy – next time some cagasstro apologist starts about the embargo, I will say, as you above note, that the embargo does not affect food and medicine, yet those are the items in short supply, and ask the apologist/useful idiota why they think that might be.

    Have read several times that the United States is still a preeminent trading partner with Cuba, supplying much of its grains and raw foods. So, again this begs the question that the leftist shill parrots dare not answer – if America ships mass quantities of food to cagasstro, why are the Cuban people hungry?

    Hmmm….blaming the embargo for all that’s wrong, for all the blunders and malicious acts of the regime.

    Sounds familiar, akin to ‘all Bush’s fault’ refrain of which we’ve heard oft repeated the past coupla years…..hmmmmmm……

  5. Not only the Embargo–but also relentless Yankee armed-attacks!!!

    From the ever dutiful BBC:

    “At the time we were being sabotaged systematically, there were armed attacks against us, we had too many problems,” said the 84-year-old Communist leader.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11147157

    Right! the UMAP forced-labor camps for gays cranked up in ’65 when the Kennedy-Khruschev-Mutually-Assured-Protection-for-Castro-deal was already three years old.

    Of course expecting an exalted journalist or Cuba-Expert to mention this–is kinda like expecting them to question: “Los Veinte Mil Muertos de Batista!!!!!!!!!!”

    Unreal

  6. Think: tourism, tourism, tourism. Gays travel and spend big time, and already target Cuba. Given Cuba’s economic crisis, Castro’s simply (biting his lip) and grimacing: “Bienvenidos, amigos!…Forget all that UMAP cold-war stuff–That’s history! didn’t really mean it anyway..ha-ha! Come on Down! Love to have ya!”

  7. And be sure to enjoy they sexual partners we provide you with.
    And we will be sure to enjoy the movies we take of your fun with them.

  8. Yes, Humberto, there’s potentially big money to be made off gay tourists, and Castro, Inc. is desperate for money (the fashionably “progressive” pro-gay thing is a nice bonus, too, for foreign PR purposes). Unfortunately, there are PLENTY of gays who will happily oblige and pay/play along, however undignified and demeaning that may be. Castro, of course, is not even remotely sorry for anything he’s ever done to screw anybody, gay or not. He is simply incapable of feeling that way, but he’s perfectly willing to lie, distort and/or mislead if there’s benefit to be had from doing so. He has no shame and no scruples. It’s always the end justifies the means. Always.

  9. Humberto Fontova
    August 31st, 2010 at 10:34 PM
    Think: tourism, tourism, tourism. Gays travel and spend big time, and already target Cuba. Given Cuba’s economic crisis, Castro’s simply (biting his lip) and grimacing: “Bienvenidos, amigos!…Forget all that UMAP cold-war stuff–That’s history! didn’t really mean it anyway..ha-ha! Come on Down! Love to have ya!”

    BINGO

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