Remembering Fidel Castro for what he really was: a fascist admirer of Hitler

Most Cubans on the island along with many of his foreign supporters have no idea that murderous tyrant Fidel Castro was a fascist and an admirer of Adolf Hitler.

Roberto Alvarez Quiñones explains in Diario de Cuba: (my translation)

On the Fidel Castro unknown in Cuba: the fascist and admirer of Hitler

The crisis suffocating Cuba today is the most serious one it has suffered since the national flag was raised over the tower of El Morro. Who was and continues to be the principle person responsible for all this? It’s the third child Lina Ruz gave the owner of the house where she was a maid: Fidel Hipólito.

This is why on the the 96th anniversary of his arrival in this world, which he almost pulverized in 1962 (when he urged Nikita Khrushchev to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.), regardless of how distasteful it is to mention his name, there is no place for “Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember..,” the famous opening line of Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

It is not possible to bury in oblivion the man who assassinated thousands of Cubans, forced more than two million to emigrate, and in the process, destroyed Cuba. It is the same way that it’s historically impossible to ignore Caligula, Ivan the Terrible, or Adolf Hitler.

And it is precisely why the similarities between Fidel Castro and Hitler, the fascist core of the Caribbean, today is an opportune time to address and look at the true Commander in Chief, the one the people on the Island do not really know.

Fidel Castro warned, as did Hitler, that dramatization can hypnotize the “masses.”

Very few people in Cuba today know that Castro admired Hitler and studied him thoroughly. Armando Llorente, the Spanish Jesuit priest, professor, mentor, and friend of Fidel at the Belen School years ago told the story of how Castro requested Hitler’s Mein Kampf at the school library, and that it “very much influenced him.”

Llorente added: “[Fidel] studied and read a lot, and especially had a predilection for books about Spanish conquistadors and the writers of Nazi and fascists leaders, such as Hitler, Mussolini, and Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera.” He also emphasized that “[Fidel] sang ‘Face to the Sun’ (the hymn of the Spanish Falange) twenty thousands times with me with his arm held high.”

According to Jose Ignacio Rasco, a friend and classmate of Fidel at Belen and the University of Havana, when Castro arrived at the Law School, he had memorized Mein Kampf almost in its the entirety. And he would recite fragments of speeches by Mussolini and Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of the Spanish Falange, the fascist party of Spain.

There’s no doubt the alienating passion Hitler aroused in people with his fiery speeches left a mark on Castro. That was not the case with the “clownish” speeches made by Mussolini. In 1930s Germany, many women would faint from emotion upon listening to Hitler.

The clever Cuban egomaniac realized that taking advantage of his oratorical and histrionic talent, he could as well hypnotize Cubans with dramatized and grandiose speeches and convince them that black was white, and vice versa.

In documentaries from that time, one can see how in his fiery speeches, Castro looked surprisingly a lot like Hitler. Both adopted the same hysterical poses and had a Hollywood-like presence in their speeches in front of the masses. Neither Stalin, Brezhnev, nor any other communist dictator was ever able to do anything like that and convince anyone of anything.

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2 thoughts on “Remembering Fidel Castro for what he really was: a fascist admirer of Hitler”

  1. Alas, it makes no difference to the usual suspects, who are intrinsically hypocritical and very selective as to their “morals.” They will either ignore this or rationalize it, as they do with “Che” Guevara’s racism and homophobia. But yes, FC was a Hitler knock-off, only he knew he had to veer left to get what he wanted.

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