“Fidel and Che Guevara had a beautiful concept that obviously went awry.” (Diana Nyad, Aug 24, 2010)

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“For crying out loud, Humberto!” come the complaints. “She’s a swimmer, not a scholar! Why nit-pick?

In fact she graduated with honors in English. She’s the author of three books, and a long-time New York Times, NPR, CBS, etc. contributor. She even claims to have read the Communist manifesto to try and understand Castro’s politics.”

“Fidel and Che [Guevara] had a beautiful concept that obviously went awry.”

OK, but how?

“The solutions to the world’s problems lie behind the Iron Curtain,” wrote Ernesto Guevara during the very Soviet invasion of Hungary.

“I am a Marxist Leninist and will be till the day I die,” boasted Fidel Castro in Dec. 1961. He went on to boast how he’d hidden his Marxism-Leninism to fool the public. Earlier he had boasted: “For now we use a lot of sleight of hand and smiles with everybody. There will be plenty of time later to crush all the cockroaches together.”

Point is, Fidel and Che’s “beautiful concept”–far from “going awry”–was fulfilled exactly according to their plan.

Now, it might be proper to claim that the concept attributed to Fidel and Che by many of their deluded followers from Julio Lobo to Pepin Bosch, from Manuel Urrutia to Miro Cardona, from Huber Matos to Ed Sullivan certainly “went awry.” But I guess it’s too much to expect a media superstar with an English degree to actually understand the meaning of English words.

4 thoughts on “<em>“Fidel and Che Guevara had a beautiful concept that obviously went awry.” </em>(Diana Nyad, Aug 24, 2010)”

  1. Bingo! Fidel’s “revolution” was never betrayed; it turned out the way it was always intended: a means to give him (or his designee, eventually) absolute power for life. It was NEVER about or for Cuba or Cubans; they were merely tools, objects, glorified cattle. As for “Che,” he was ALL about the IDEOLOGY, the abstract theory, NOT actual, individual, real people as such. The main difference between the two SOBs is that one knew the BS was just that, and the other one apparently believed it.

  2. “Oh, whatta load of commie bull…” That’s what General Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott) said in “Dr. Strangelove”, a wonderful film if you turn everything around and realize General Ripper was right. Can’t think of a better way to put it.

    Isn’t this the oldest line of BS in the whole commie conjob? Sure, ‘communism is really good it’s just in Russia they took a militaristic approach….Mao was too heavy handed but otherwise it really was good..”

    Blah blah blah. Communists lie. Their apologists co-sign their lies.

  3. That “beautiful concept” would be TOTALITARIANISM. Either Nyad is VERY stupid or she’s rather worse, and I expect the latter.

    So how old’s that photo of her, anyway? From the Helen Reddy era?

  4. She read the Communist Manifesto? How diligent. Has she read anything by “those people,” to understand THEM? After all, she’s supposed to have all kinds of friends in Florida and everything. Man, it’s just like they say: the more you stir up shit, the more it stinks.

    And btw, I doubt Fidel ever actually read the Communist Manifesto, though he may have glanced at a Cliff Notes version. He knew it was bunk, albeit useful bunk. Che, of course, would have read it, and taken it seriously. I still think Che looks vaguely retarded.

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