By Rich Kozlovich
I hope everyone has been following this series because I am still waiting to hear someone tell me when ‘civil rights activists’, like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are going to call Congressmen and women on the carpet for supporting Castro. Oh…wait…. I forgot they think Castro is the cat’s pajamas, along with Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel.
Does anyone remember when “Rep. Marcia Fudge returned today from a five-day Congressional Black Caucus trip to Cuba… organized by Black Caucus Chair Barbara Lee of California, who said she organized it to explore lifting the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Fidel Castro met with Lee, along with Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and California Rep. Laura Richardson…[proclaiming] "He is really a very intelligent, a very engaging, entertaining guy, actually," Fudge said of the Cuban leader, who told childhood stories about his exploits with brother, Fidel, during a meeting that stretched into dinner.”’ I guess it really isn’t about civil rights for blacks after all. However, I think it might be a worthwhile effort to explore what they really are all about.
There is one more point I would like to make. It is silly of me of course, but did anyone notice the year that the Congressional Black Caucus members met with the Castros? No? It was in 2009! In what year did Castro's boys murder the civil rights activist Orlando Zapata-Tamayo? The year was 2010! Wow! They really impressed those "very intelligent, a very engaging, entertaining', Castro boys....didn't they?
Black Civil Rights Activist Murdered by Castro Regime
By Humberto Fontova
Originally published on February 27, 2010
On Feb 23, black human rights activist Orlando Zapata-Tamayo died after an 83-day hunger strike and a series of savage beatings by his Castroite jailers/torturers.
Some background: Shortly after Jimmy Carter (famous for his "human rights"-flavored foreign policy as president) visited Castro in 2002, played baseball with him, and returned home proclaiming Castro "a committed egalitarian who despises any system in which one class or group of people lives much better than another," Zapata-Tamayo was beaten and arrested by Castro's police for the crime of "disobedience." Castro's KGB/STASI-trained secret police had a point. Tamayo, a humble rural plumber and bricklayer, had studied the (smuggled) works of Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi and had attempted some "civil disobedience" to protest the Stalinism imposed on Cuba by the Castro brothers, Che Guevara, and their Soviet puppeteers.