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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Russell “Texas” Bentley on Trump

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“Texas” Bentley tells it like it is about Trump…

BMD

Comrade Fidel on REAL Human Rights

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There’s often talk of human rights, but it’s also necessary to talk of the rights of humanity. Why should some people walk barefoot, so that others can travel in luxurious cars? Why should some live for thirty-five years, so that others can live for seventy years? Why should some be miserably poor so that others can be hugely rich? I speak on behalf of the children in the world who don’t have a piece of bread. I speak on the behalf of the sick that have no medicine, of those denied their rights to life and human dignity.

Fidel Castro Ruz

Address to the UN General Assembly, 1979

Editor:

Note well that the Western poseurs want us to feel sorry for the rich and bloated… and to kick aside the poor and destitute. Indeed, the “conservative” mindset is unutterably and irredeemably evil… the worst being the so-called “neocons” and “paleocons”. The former believe in violence and rapine in foreign parts; the latter believe in violence and rapine confined to the domestic sphere. Note well that the so-called “paleocons” all defend the Confederacy… a polity that committed political suicide because it wouldn’t abolish human chattel slavery.

Comrade Fidel kept his word and do note how restrained his funeral was; it was without needless pomp and without public puffery. It was as modest as the man himself was. You can emulate Comrade Fidel or you can emulate Donald Trump… it’s clear to me that decency calls out for only one of those named… it sure isn’t “The Donald”…

BMD

Russell “Texas” Bentley on the One Percent

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The “murderous dictator” Fidel Castro Ruz provided free medical, housing, and education to all Cuban citizens, and did that whilst under an economic blockade by the world’s most powerful nation. The “madman” and “terrorist” Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi used the wealth from Libya’s natural resources to provide free housing, medical care, and education to every Libyan citizen. He subsidised food and fuel prices (gasoline was 0.14 USD (9 Roubles. 1 Renminbi. 10 INR. 0.19 CAD. 0.19 AUD. 0.13 Euro. 0.11 UK Pound) a gallon) and electricity was free for domestic use. He also gave every newlywed couple a wedding present of 50,000 USD (3.21 million Roubles. 347,500 Renminbi. 3.41 million INR. 66,750 CAD. 67,200 AUD. 47,500 Euros. 39,400 UK Pounds), and a 5,000 USD (321,000 Roubles. 34,750 Renminbi. 341,000 INR. 6,675 CAD. 6,720 AUD. 4,750 Euros. 3,940 UK Pounds) birthday present to the parents of every newborn child. Think about that for a minute. In addition, don’t try to tell me that we can’t do it, because it has been. Some might say it only worked on a small-scale, for 11 million in Cuba and 6 million in Libya, but they conveniently forget about the USSR, which with all its imperfections did basically the same for hundreds of millions of people for generations. Therefore, yeah, it’s been done, and what’s been done once, can be done again. Moreover, this time, even better. There’s much that we can do, and much to be done, but the starting point is to understand the real conflict and who the real enemy is. The richest One Percent considers us as their livestock, their inferiors. They intend to exploit those of us who are profitable, and to dispose of the rest. They’re the true enemy of Humanity, and it’s up to us, the vast majority of Humanity, to understand this and to do something about it.

4 December 2016

Russell “Texas” Bentley

This is an excerpt… the rest of the post is here, for those who wish to see the whole banana.

Editor:

I heartily recommend ANYTHING by Russell Bentley… he’s put his life on the line for his principles… unlike rightwing mercenary filth like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Rod Dreher, and Bill O’Reilly… all loudmouthed shills for war… all gutless yellow cowards who refused to serve their country (that’s right, none of them served in the forces… all of them earned the “white feather” for that). Bookmark this link and this one, and you’ll stay in touch with one of the heroes of our time.

Yes… the Affluent Effluent are our enemies, and the sooner that we realise that, the better off we all shall be.

BMD

“Viva Fidel!” Castro’s Ashes Interred in Santiago de Cuba

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On Sunday, nine days of mourning and a four-day procession across the country ended in eastern Cuba, as they laid Fidel Castro to rest next to independence hero José Martí. Crowds lining the streets of Santiago de Cuba (Cuba’s second-biggest city) shouted “Viva Fidel!” and “I am Fidel!” as a camouflage-green hearse made its way to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, the resting place of numerous national figures, where a tomb had been secretly constructed during the past months. Artillery fired a 21-gun salute as the ashes, in an urn wrapped in the Cuban flag, disappeared beyond the gates of the cemetery. They didn’t televise the ceremony, and they didn’t allow journalists inside. The 500-mile journey from Havana, where Castro (who led his country for 49 years) died on 25 November, was a reverse of his 1959 march on Havana that ended with Castro assuming control of the island. Reportedly, Fidel himself planned every aspect of the procession before his death at the age of 90, including the night the hearse spent outside the mausoleum of Che Guevara. The public display of mourning culminated on Saturday night, when his brother, 85-year-old Raúl Castro, delivered a speech on a square in Santiago packed with tens of thousands of Cubans, many of whom were crying. Castro, who assumed full control of Cuba in 2008, following a series of medical setbacks to his brother said:

The unconquered Fidel calls us with his example. We’ll overcome any obstacle, turmoil, or threat in the building of socialism in Cuba.

An assembly of current and former world leaders, including Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Jacob Zuma of South Africa, and Brazilian ex-presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff looked on, or addressed the crowd. Raúl Castro announced that they’d name no places after Fidel, and erect no monuments to him, since “the leader of the revolution strongly opposed any manifestation of cult of personality”.

4 December 2016

RT

 https://www.rt.com/news/369154-fidel-cuba-funeral-santiago/

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