Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Obama Compares Cuban Revolution To American Revolution

by JASmius

He didn't commit this sacrilege for his Cuban hosts and/or audience; he said it to piss off the Americans he knew would be listening back Stateside:

The communist revolution that catapulted Fidel Castro and brother Raúl into power in Cuba was a "liberation movement" — just like the American Revolution, Barack Obama said Tuesday during a speech in Havana.

In a manner of speaking; the American Revolution was a liberation from nominal tyranny to freedom and the constitutional republic that preserved it for 219 years; the communist revolution in Cuba was a "liberation" from nominal tyranny to totalitarian dictatorship.  It all depends on one's definition of "tyranny".  But clearly it cannot apply to both revolutions in question.

"Here's my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people....

Who are the prisoners of their government and have absolutely no say in it.

....The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America's revolution, Cuba's revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy," Obama said, National Review reports.

Again, not every revolution is the same, or has "ideals".  And America's had nothing to do with "democracy," which any actual "constitutional law professor" would know and not be shy about shouting from the rooftops, especially in a communist craphole like Cuba.

And, of course, Cuba is a "democracy" like Trump has an inferiority complex.

"Not because American democracy is perfect, but because we're not, and we like every country need the space that democracy gives us to change. . . .

i.e. Finish the transition to socialism.

Many suggested that I come here and ask the people of Cuba to tear something down....

You mean like this, Barry?

Of course, the Cuban people will have to tear down the Castro regime in order to, yes, liberate themselves and create a Cuban "revolution" anything like its American counterpart.  Which explains the rest of O's sentence:

....but I'm appealing to the young people of Cuba who will lift something up, build something new."....

Building anything "new" means a second Cuban revolution, Majesty.  There's no "democratic" system in which for them to "build" anything, other than more statues of the Castros and more gulags and political prisons and slave labor camps and Sino-Russian military bases and listening posts.

"There's still enormous problems in our society.

Yeah, especially over the past seven years.

But democracy is the way that we solve them. That's how we got health care for more of our people. That's how we made enormous gains in women's rights and gay rights," he said.

Those were not the "solving" of problems, they were the creation and exacerbation of them, imposed corruptly, extraconstitutionally, and therefore tyrannically.

You could almost say that America needs another revolution almost as badly as Cuba does.

Instead, we're committing Trumplicide.

Oh, I almost forgot, here's what The One had to say about the latest ISIS attack on Brussels today:

Revolutionary, wasn't it?

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