UN Honors Book-Burners, Mass-Murderers/Torturers

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At a ceremony in Havana last week UNESCO (U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) honored Che Guevara by enshrining his writings in its hallowed “Memory of the World Register.” The ceremony included several members of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s family

“UNESCO’s work is part of our support for freedom of expression as an inalienable human right set down in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” declares the UN’s mission statement.
But not far from where this UNESCO/Guevara ceremony took place Cubans were being starved and beaten in pestiferous torture chambers for the crime of quoting the UN Declaration of Human Rights in public.

“UNESCO is known as the intellectual agency of the United Nation’s while “Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity,” reads the UN charter.

But not far from where this UNESCO/Guevara ceremony took place, the regime being honored by UNESCO burned hundreds of books and documents in a ceremony on slightly less spectacular than the one hosted by Joseph Goebbels in Berlin’s Opera Square in 1933. The bonfire was accompanied by the beating and jailing of the owners and purveyors of these works. The Castroite bonfire was fueled by such works as Orwell’s Animal Farm, the works of Martin Luther King and the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Our friends at Frontpage Magazine helps dissimnate some stuff you simply can’t make up.

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And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight

3 thoughts on “UN Honors Book-Burners, Mass-Murderers/Torturers”

  1. The UN is a perfect example of how lack of integrity and lack of shame make one’s life easier, because there’s no need to spend time or trouble giving a shit. You just do whatever suits you and effectively give the finger to anyone who objects.

  2. Btw, I’m working on my review of Luque Escalona’s Che bio, which was illuminating (and depressing) in a way I did not expect and its author did not intend.

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