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Humberto Fontova
Fidel Castro Apologizes to Gays, MSM Accepts
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The oldest gay-rights organization in Latin America is taking Fidel
Castro to the International Court of justice in The Hague for "crimes
against humanity."

"What?!" snort the "enlightened." This clown got the news exactly
bass-ackwards! In fact, last week Fidel Castro apologized graciously for
his regime's past mistreatment of gays. His graciousness has been
accepted graciously by all enlightened parties. The AP, Reuters and CNN
picked up the story and it went media-viral. Any Google search finds it
in spades. Where have you been, Townhall?"

The "news" agencies to which Fidel Castro bestowed Havana "press"
bureaus indeed ran with his "apology" regarding his historic jailing,
torture and murder of gays. But true to their Cuba-"reporting" the MSM
has completely "overlooked" the World Court complaint by Brazil's Grupo
Gay da Bahía, which is to say, what prompted the apology in the first place.

Again, true to form, the MSM pack—yipping, yapping, tails wagging,
tongues hanging — followed the snickering Castro's every cue as he led
them off the trail of this damaging accusation in the World Court.
Again, dutiful to their mission as outlined by Castro upon granting
their Havana Bureaus, they rushed to bark up every wrong tree and report
bald misinformation.

"Castro, 84, said he was busy in those days (of repressing Cuban gays,
as documented here) fending off threats from the United States,
including attempts on his life, and trying to maintain the revolution
that put him in power in 1959," dutifully reports (i.e. transcribes from
Castro's hand-out) Reuters.

"What threats, Mr Castro?" a genuine reporting agency might ask him.
"The forced-labor camps and torture-chambers, for Cuban gays went up in
1965. Yet on Oct. 1962 the U.S. vowed to –not only refrain from
molesting you—but to protect you. "We ended up getting exactly what we'd
wanted all along," snickered Nikita Khrushchev in his memoirs regarding
the Missile "Crisis" resolution: "security for Fidel Castro's regime and
American missiles removed from Turkey. Until today the U.S. has complied
with her promise not to interfere with Castro and not to allow anyone
else to interfere with Castro. After Kennedy's death, his successor
Lyndon Johnson assured us that he would keep the promise not to invade Cuba.

Evading the massive U.S. dragnet ordered by JFK, intrepid Cuban exile
freedom-fighters moved their operations to the Bahamas. But JFK was
quickly on the phone to Harold Macmillan, alerting the British Prime
Minister to the presence of these pesky Cubans and requesting the
solidarity of Her Majesty's Navy in nabbing them. Macmillan was quick to

So let's step back and consider a key article of the MSM mantra on
Castro, how this "valiant" and "plucky underdog defied ten U.S. presidents!"

In fact, as well known by the historically literate, far from "defying"
anyone, Castro survived by hiding behind the skirts of the three most
powerful nations in modern history: the U.S., the Soviet Union and the
British Empire. The genuine "plucky underdogs" were the Cuban exile
freedom-fighters defying these super-powers while trying to free their
homeland with small arms and while persecuted by powerful
"freedom-loving" nations allied (again) with the Soviet Union.

"Castro is responsible for the persecution, imprisonment in forced labor
concentration camps, torture, banishment, and death of thousands of
gays, transvestites and lesbians," reads the recent Grupo Gay da Bahía's

But Reuter's transcription of their Cuban propaganda ministry hand-out
"reports" that the Castro regime decriminalized homosexual activity in 1979.

A better judge might be the Spanish Gay organization Fundación LGBT
Reinaldo Arenas that reports tens of thousands of Cuba gays recently
fined, imprisoned or forcibly deported from Havana to the countryside
along with 600 HIV positive men in Cuban prisons for the crime of being
HIV positive. (Castro's regime is widely lauded in Hollywood , by the
way, the Red-Ribbon capitol of the world.)

Might the last half century have given news agencies cause to doubt a
Castro pronouncement? After watching this short YouTube, of Fidel Castro
addressing the National press club in Washington D.C. (in English, a
rare honor) you be the judge.

For months by the time of the above speech, Fidel, Raul, and Che had
been repairing to their respective (stolen) Havana mansions nightly and
conferring with Soviet GRU Agents to button the Stalinization of Cuba.
Raul Castro had been supervised by a KGB handler since 1953 and when
arrested in Mexico in 1956, Ernesto 'Che" Guevara was found to have, in
his very wallet, the calling card of the KGB's top Latin American agent,
Nikolai Leonov.

But the MSM of the day, rolled up their sleeves, spit on their hands and
plunged head-long into their investigative labors!

"This is not a Communist Revolution in any sense of the term. Fidel
Castro is not only not a Communist, he is decidedly anti-Communist."
(Herbert Matthews, New York Times, July 1959)

"It would be a great mistake even to intimate that Castro's Cuba has any
real prospect of becoming a Soviet satellite." (Walter Lippmann,
Washington Post July, 1959)

"That's a cute Puppy, Fidelito! When will you visit us again? And will
that be with the beard or without the beard?" (Edward Murrow, CBS Feb.

"Castro is honest, and an honest government is something unique in Cuba.
Castro is not himself even remotely a Communist." (Newsweek, April 1959)

"We can thank our lucky stars Castro is no Communist," (Look Magazine,
March 1959),_msm_accepts/page/full/

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