Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fidel Castro and the Last Colonial Massacre

In response to my post on the resignation of Fidel Castro.

I received this comment....or poem:

Interesting angle. Cool. Castro is human garbage who has killed thousands of Cubans in his failed pursuit of a communist paradise.

absurd thought
God of the Universe
says Castro was BRILLIANT

like Marx, Lenin and Mao
he helped redefine EVIL

absurd thought-
God of the Universe says
celebrities are GUILTY

of having talent and luck
so they must praise dictators

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never admit you were wrong

Communism’s FANTASTIC
BEST false ideology

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says keep your people poor

deny them decent health care
convince them they have it GREAT

Fidel Castro murderous tyrant-
fools' hero

communist freedom killer
imprisons many poets...

To which I reply with this story:

On 5 December 1982, Ronald Reagan met the Guatemalan president, Efraín Ríos Montt, in Honduras....Montt. Reagan declared him ‘a man of great personal integrity . . . totally dedicated to democracy....The next day, one of Guatemala’s elite platoons entered a jungle village called Las Dos Erres and killed 162 of its inhabitants, 67 of them children. Soldiers grabbed babies and toddlers by their legs, swung them in the air, and smashed their heads against a wall. Older children and adults were forced to kneel at the edge of a well, where a single blow from a sledgehammer sent them plummeting below. The platoon then raped a selection of women and girls it had saved for last, pummelling their stomachs in order to force the pregnant among them to miscarry. They tossed the women into the well and filled it with dirt, burying an unlucky few alive. The only traces of the bodies later visitors would find were blood on the walls and placentas and umbilical cords on the ground...

And this Steve Bell cartoon....

Steve Bell.

And of course my own poem:

Rivers of blood and baby brains.

Muffled screams in a well. Raped women forgotten.

Mass murderers and torturers who build barbed wire houses.

Shouldn't throw stones.

Because if there was any justice for poor people. Absurd thought.

The real killers should be BURNING in hell.

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