My latest post, Cuba: A Photograph as Metaphor is up at Real Clear World Blog. Please read it and leave a comment.
Today’s must-read by Humberto Fontova: Cuban Stalinism at 50–and the Media Lies Continue
“Cuban mothers let me assure you that I will solve all Cuba’s problems without spilling a drop of blood.” Upon entering Havana on January 7, 1959, Cuba’s new leader Fidel Castro broadcast that promise into a phalanx of microphones. As the jubilant crowd erupted with joy, Castro continued. “Cuban mothers let me assure you that because of me you will never have to cry.”
The following day, just below San Juan Hill in eastern Cuba, a bulldozer rumbled to a start, clanked into position, and started pushing dirt into a huge pit with blood pooling at the bottom from the still-twitching bodies of more than a hundred men and boys who’d been machine-gunned without trial on the Castro brothers’ orders. Their wives and mothers wept hysterically from a nearby road.
Read every word.
Humberto was my podcast guest last November. You can listen to the podcast here.