“Within the Revolution, everything; against the Revolution, nothing”
says Castro, and the American Library Association smiles when they hear it.
Part III of Castro’s Library Pass at FrontPage Mag today.
I’ve changed the bookshelf to feature books that have been burned by Castro’s regime, and that would earn you a stint in a concentration camp if you owned them in Cuba. More on books here
Also at FrontPage, part iv of their Leftwing Monsters series, Fidel’s Executioner: Che Guevara, who said,
“Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”
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Two weeks after Che entered Havana and took his post at La Cabana fortress, Castro saw his instincts as a personnel manager fully vindicated. The “acrid odor of gunpowder and blood” never reached Guevara’s nostrils from actual combat. It always came from the close range murder of bound, gagged and blindfolded men. “We must create the pedagogy of the paredon (firing squad.)” Che instructed his Revolutionary Tribunals: “We don’t need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him. A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”
Update And so they have in Caracas a monument to “a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate”, on the Avenida Bolívar, Paseo Los Insignes, as of October 8.