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Fidel and Che: A Revolutionary Friendship

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Murderers Romanticized!

    I become incensed whenever I see some idiot with a che tattoo or t-shirt! We have romanticized this villain. Fidel and che were and are murderers! They didn't just kill the wealthy in their quest for supposed freedom! They killed innocent, poor children, struggling families! Somehow throughout the years some people have become enamored with che the poet, the revolutionary leader and I don't understand why! I personally know people that were far from wealthy that lost young family members to these freaks! My grandfather was born dirt poor and only had a 2nd grade education but managed to work his way into owning his own grocery store and home in cuba before che and fidel's takeover, only to have it all taken away for "the people"! Which translated then and still now into the leaders having it all and the people having none! He had to leave cuba with his wife and children to the usa with nothing but the clothes on their backs in the black of night on a small boat! How is this fair? How is this romantic? They took from everyone for their own gain and power. Our nation thrives with stories like my grandfathers, people who came from nothing and made it against all odds yet these "legends" are being lauded for stealing his hard work and everyone elses! Fidel today lives surrounded by beauty, wealth, and everything his heart desires while cubas infrastructure falls around "the peoples" ears. He has the access to the best medical care proven by his long life while the people of cuba do not even have access to local anesthesia during medical procedures. While the people struggle to feed their families because there is not enough to go around! While families put their lives on the line and die trying to reach americas shores to try and live decent lives! To try to live in a country where you are not arrested and jailed for speaking your mind! If this author wanted to write a book exhaulting a cuban man, he could've written a book about many an honorable, hard working, exceptional men including my grandfather! Yet here we go again, hearing about che! Since we do live in a nation where there is freedom, I will grant that they can write what they want but damn I wish they would do their homework and portray these villains as they really were! Ask any cuban not currently living under castros thumb fearing retribution about che and fidel, and you can get a more accurate picture of these men. Revolution? Freedom? No people, take a closer look and see what really happened in cuba and what these men really did and what their dreams really accomplished! Communism by means of murder, repression, fear! Yet we, that live in a country that is the epitomy of freedom, can romanticize these men that are contrary to all our nation stands for! Disgraceful!

    Sincerely,
    Second generation exiled cuban and proud american woman!

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