Fidel is Dead – only Trumpists could claim that Orange Gasbag’s election killed Castro

 

 By ann summers
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Trumpian post-truth trolling by MSM. Oh, if only the event had occurred a few days earlier, but at least we know the CIA’s beard poison works… albeit slowly. A Trumpian discourse makes itself known in interesting ways, embedded in a Miami sports reporter’s obnoxiousness before the 49ers -Tampa Bay NFL game…

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The August evening the nation first noticed Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem at an NFL game, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback held a postgame news conference, as is typical league policy. At that news conference Kaepernick wore a T-shirt emblazoned with photos from a 1960 meeting between Malcolm X and Fidel Castro.

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So after his first notable protest against what last week he called the “systematic oppression” of minorities in the United States, and saying he wants “freedom for all people,” Colin Kaepernick put on a T-shirt that featured a supportive image of one of the 20th century’s most enduring oppressors.

This absurd contradiction between what Kaepernick said and does was only a distant annoyance to me because, although I was born into Cuba’s imprisonment, I don’t often write about Kaepernick or his team. This wasn’t my fight…

At this point I hope Kaepernick is starting to realize how untenable his position is relative to the Castros. Even Malcolm X, who met with Castro in New York, for years afterward declined invitations to visit him in Cuba. I’m hoping Kaepernick understands one should not make broad statements about standing up for people’s rights, then slip into a Fidel Castro shirt, suggesting approval for a man who has spent his days on the planet stifling people’s rights.

And that’s exactly the moment Kaepernick shows how lost he truly is. Because in the next breath, Kaepernick, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, explains to me, the guy born in Havana, how great Castro really is.

“One thing Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here even though we’re fully capable of doing that,” Kaepernick said…

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So wear your Malcolm X shirt that features Fidel Castro, Colin Kaepernick. Wear it around a town where hundreds of thousands of Cuban exiles live with memories similar to mine. Wear it on the field Sunday during pregame if you’re so proud of it.

Show everyone what an unrepentant hypocrite you are.

 

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4 Responses to Fidel is Dead – only Trumpists could claim that Orange Gasbag’s election killed Castro

  1. wordcloud9 says:

    How out of touch are these folks? Fidel has been old, sick and out of power for some time now.

  2. Love Mrs. Betty Bowers. I like this tweet:

  3. pete says:

    Well give Donald a cracker.

    p.s. there is more than one way to read that sentence.

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