Despite the obvious propaganda attempting to demonize him, Fidel Castro will always remain an icon, a warrior for the poor and disenfranchised. He will forever be a symbol of revolution against Western imperialism, colonialism, subjugation, human exploitation and profit before people.
The legendary Fidel Castro fought against Western subjugation and exploitation of the poor and won. He died [on 26 November] at 90 years old, unbroken, undefeated. Castro was the David who beat Goliath on behalf of the poor. He was the revolutionary hero of the twentieth century who supported the liberation of African peoples all over the world.
And yes there's still racism in Cuba and freedom of the press and choice were limited. But Castro put man and material to liberate South Africa when the Israelis were giving nuclear weapons to racist and apartheid South Africa and supporting racism and Western imperialism throughout the world.
Despite the obvious propaganda attempting to demonize him, Fidel Castro will always remain an icon, a warrior for the poor and disenfranchised. Castro did the simplest yet the most complicated -what the Western "civilization" powers only talk about but are too amoral, greedy and incompetent to put into application. He made the rights to high quality medical care, the right to work, to relevant education and literacy, to adequate shelter, security and food, inalienable human rights - and the primary reason for having a government. For that unparalleled but concrete leadership, Castro shines like Desalin and Toya, from afar now. A new star. Forever a symbol of revolution against Western imperialism, colonialism, subjugation, human exploitation and profit before people.
These universal human rights were protected by Castro's Cuba. He didn't define good governance by the George Soros' standards - that is, by elevating tertiary identity politics rights, non-white tokenism, fake trojan horse charity that establishes imperial dependency and the oligarchy's control of a multitude of media megaphones and political parties, which all uniformly act on behalf the Duopoly and globalists elite. No, that wasn't his first priority. He was not so deceitful, degenerate or a gross Western "progressive" hypocrite. He really did fight the status quo. Fidel Castro's life has inspired and will continue to inspire revolutions around the world.
Journey in peace, El Commandante! Condolences to the people of Cuba and revolutionaries everywhere.
Long live the spirit of Fidel Castro!
* Èzili Dantò is a Haitian-born lawyer and activist.
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