Barack and Fidel: A Beyond Bizarre Comparison | Black Agenda Report

eu.startpage.com_2016-11-30_00-16-50.pngBarack and Fidel: A Beyond Bizarre Comparison | Black Agenda Report – by Netfa Freeman “Fidel provided political asylum for freedom fighters who were targets of the F.B.I.’s COINTELPRO, like Assata Shakur, Nehanda Abiodun, Robert and Mable Williams, Guillermo Morales, Charlie Hill and others.” With less than a month left before the end of the Obama administration the barrage of Western, particularly U.S., “news” media desecrating the legacy of Fidel Castro should come as no surprise. El Comandante Fidel Castro transitioned on November 25th, at 10:29 p.m. It is a reflection of decades of U.S. media induced psychosis that compels even leftist progressives to add a caveat, when speaking favorably about the late Cuban leader, asserting that he had some “bad” and was not all “good.” If that goes without saying for every human on the planet, that no one is all bad or good, what makes it necessary to include such a disclaimer when speaking about Fidel? On a recent string of comments on a social media post, one person wrote “Fidel Castro not all bad not all good. Barack Obama not all bad not all good. It’s called being in power.” Any comparison of Barak Obama and Fidel Castro that reduces it to the constraints of leaders dealing with being “in power,” and therefore having to do some ugly things, is a bizarre and over simplified comparison. There is more to it than that. The least of which is, that Obama was only about two years old when a young Fidel led the Cuban revolution to power in 1959. At that time Fidel was 33 years old and 14 years younger than Obama was when he became POTUS.

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