Neill Macaulay: The Professor Who Lynched ‘Negroes’
September 30, 2013 By Humberto Fontova
Any professor in the U.S. who utters the “N-word” even offhandedly gets
cashiered instantly. Examples abound. Nowadays even using the perfectly
proper term “Negro” can get an educator fired, as in the case of a Bronx
The trick to—not only keeping one’s academic job—but catapulting to
emeritus status apparently involves using the term “Negro” only for
anti-communist black people that you lynched. I use the word “lynch”
here—not in the current conservative context referring to liberal
handling of Herman Cain, Allen West, Clarence Thomas, etc.—but
literally, as in murdering. An example exists:
The first (victim) was a tall handsome mulatto. He stood blindfolded
before the paredon (firing squad wall), his hands bound in front of him.
“Muchachos,” he said calmly, “The only crime you are going to commit is
to kill me, because I am innocent.”
I stepped into the field shouted: “Ready!..Aim!–FIRE!”…the man went down
and I went up to him immediately, commanding the firing squad to order
arms as I walked. There were bullet holes in his shirt and he seemed
dead, but I wasted no time in putting the automatic to his head and
pulled the trigger. It made a neat round hole.
Next (victim) to die was a Negro who was hauled kicking and screaming to
the paredon…I told the jailers to throw him up against the wall and get
out of the way…the condemned man froze in terror when he saw his
executioners arrayed before him.
“READY!” My command jolted him out of his trance.
“NO!–NO!” he cried. “Do NOT Get ready.” He tried to climb the wall.
“NO!” he yelled while trying to hide behind one of the execution stakes,
but the gun muzzles tracked him relentlessly.
“FIRE!” He turned his head and ducked just as the guns went off. Most of
the bullets struck him in profile, tearing his nose, lips, chin and most
of his cheeks. His face was transformed into a raw, red mass of flesh
and bone that contrasted sharply to the smooth black skin bordering it.
He lay on his back with what was left of his face turned to the firing
squad. Anyone that hideously blasted, I thought, had to be
dead…”[W]ell,” I commented to the firing squad, “it is not necessary to
give to give him the tiro de gracia.”
“Yes, Americano!” shouted one of my men. “He still lives! Give him the
shot!” His arms and legs were twitching. His movement ceased only when a
bullet from my pistol entered his skull.
The above comes from University of Florida Professor Emeritus Neill
Macaulay’s memoirs titled, A Rebel in Cuba, published in 1970. The
judicial process these black Cubans had undergone was best described by
Fidel and Che themselves:
“Judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution,
We execute from Revolutionary conviction.” (Che Guevara, Feb. 1959)
“Legal proof is impossible to obtain against war criminals. So we
sentence them based on moral conviction.” (Fidel Castro Feb. 1959)
“The whole procedure was sickening,” wrote New York Times (no less)
correspondent, Ruby Hart Phillips, about a trial she attended in Havana
in early 1959. “The defense attorney made absolutely no defense, instead
he apologized to the court for defending the prisoner.”
Edwin Tetlow, Havana correspondent for London’s Daily Telegraph, wrote
about a “trial” by Che Guevara’s judicial dream — team where he noticed
the dozens of death sentences posted on a board – before the trial had
The future professor Emeritus who gleefully carried out these death
sentences continued gloating:
Escalona (a communist commander later notorious for exterminating rural
Cuban rebel with Soviet arms and officers) introduced me to Fidel as
“the man who is training the firing squads.” Fidel threw his head back
and roared with laughter. As I stretched out my hand, he grabbed me by
my shoulders and gave me a bear hug. Everybody was happy. At the
University (of Havana) he was known as Greaseball. To me, however, he
(Fidel) was very attractive.
This attraction probably grew when Fidel Castro gifted Yankee
executioner Neill Macaulay with property stolen from rightful Cuban
owners under penalty of firing squad and torture chamber. More from
professor Macaulay’s book:
Fidel says to give the Americano what he wants. So I selected a plot of
about sixty-five acres from an immense plantation that had been jointly
owned by some friends of Batista. The INRA (Che Guevara’s Instituto
Nacional de Reforma Agraria) gave me virtually unlimited credit…there
was no house on my land so I chose as a residence the former country
home of Pepe Fraga, Batista’s former chief of parking meters in Havana.
Late in July my wife and infant son joined me there.
An American mercenary joins Castro and Che Guevara’s criminal band,
executes (murders, actually) Cubans without trial, steals the property
of Cubans at gunpoint. Then he serves for decades as Professor Emeritus
of Latin American Studies at University of Florida, apparently with
nobody batting an eye.
The University of Florida is a state college, so there’s a good chance
his salary was paid partly by his victims’ families. And again
apparently nobody bats an eye.
Upon Macaulay’s death in 2007 (some suspect from suicide) Leftist
professor and documentarian Glenn Gebhard wrote: “He (Macaulay) was not
a socialist or a communist, and he left (Cuba) after he realized he
couldn’t make a living…He was a man of action and really smart.”
Che Guevara, whatever else we can say about him, seemed to actually
believe in the Communist holy book. Macaulay apparently murdered Cubans
for fun and profit.
Quite fittingly, among Professor Neill Macaulay’s final academic duties
was to hail a book by Castro “agent-of- influence” (also the Council on
Foreign Relations Latin American “expert”) Julia Sweig as: “the best
book ever written about Fidel Castro’s revolutionary movement.”
In the early 1960s South Carolinian Neill Macaulay briefly lost his US
citizenship for serving in a foreign nation’s military. Then “family
friend” Strom Thurmond pulled some strings to get it back. In brief: a
“good ‘ole southern boy” boasts of murdering “Negroes” as a mercenary.
Then among the nation’s most prominent segregationists of the time
(Strom Thurmond) retrieves his U.S. citizenship. Then a southern
institute of higher learning hires and honors him.
And not one liberal peeps in protest. Who but a gleeful servant of Fidel
Castro and Che Guevara could get away with something like this in the
eyes of U.S. media and academia?
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