Castro Out, De Castro In?

19 02 2008

Now that Fidel Castro has “resigned” from being Cuba’s president due to intestinal woes, his brother who has been the interim president since 2006 is expected to get the official title.  The man in green fatigues has survived countless assassination attempts, the hostile stance of the US and many others.  His speeches have elicited a million and one mixed reactions all across the globe.  But throughout almost half a century of rule in Cuba, the man has stood the test of time. 

Now that the octagenarian has called it quits, the “moderately greedy” Filipino politicos are wishing that the Philippine president would do the same.  The veep seems to be enjoying the limelight as well, as parties are “welcoming” him left and right.  People are even pairing him up with vice presidentiables. 

Now that Castro’s out of the picture and our local political henchmen are calling for the president’s ouster, is it De Castro’s turn?  Hmmmm…. I’m not sure the shoe fits, really.  One thing’s certain, Willie Revillame will enjoy a good cigar or two if and when De Castro makes it. 

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6 responses

19 02 2008
dorfl

“But throughout almost half a century of rule in Cuba, the man has stood the test of time. ”

You make it sound like a good thing.

He may not be the best leader out there and he may not have been the ideal president by common standards, but who are we to judge? My entry is not for any politician or world leader but for another human being who has weathered a whole lot in his lifetime.

Thanks for dropping by.

19 02 2008
dorfl

“but who are we to judge?”

Well, I don’t know who you are, but I at least have all the right in the wrold, as a human and as a humanitarian and democrat, to judge a totalitarian diktator who has ruined his country and opressed his people.

“another human being who has weathered a whole lot in his lifetime. ”

He hasn’t weathered much compared to the people who has had to weather him. You’d be better off giving respect to the Cuban people that has had to suffer Castros rule instead.

Castro has has nothing but a negative influence on Cuba.

Thank you for your time.

Your candor is your right but I’m not here to argue with you or anybody. And I believe the one of the perks about being a democrat in a democratic world is pluralism. We can’t think alike and we can’t expect other people to feel the same about the things that we are passionate about.

20 02 2008
Durano Lawayan

Iamsorceress,

I did a post on Fidel Castro last night. We have the same sentiments about this man.

The dorfl cannot take your view, but you are right about pluralism. Dorfl has contradictions in his beliefs like everyone else. It is his take, let’s leave it at that and respect his opinion. –Durano, done!

Amen, comrade.

21 02 2008
Mr Dorfl

“And I believe the one of the perks about being a democrat in a democratic world is pluralism.”

Absolutely. But being a democrat is not only about perks, but also about responsability. And as a democrat, I have the responsability to fight against and condemn dictators wherever they occur. And that includes Castro.

So, arguing or not, as long as you don’t condemn Castro, and in fact seems to give even a bit of support, you are no democrat.

“We can’t think alike and we can’t expect other people to feel the same about the things that we are passionate about.”

You have all the right in the world to not be a democrat. That is fully and completely up to you.

21 02 2008
Mr Dorfl

“Dorfl has contradictions in his beliefs like everyone else.”

That’s possible, but it’s more likely that you have misunderstood something (or imly are making things up). What contradictions are you thinking about?

29 02 2008
alphasensei

Is Romulo Neri Gay?—> u bet your ass he is!

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