Few national leaders have been as divisive, damaging to their countries, and proud supporters of the Socialist ideal as Barack Obama and Fidel Castro. With news of Fidel Castro’s death escaping the island of Cuba last night, it is worth remembering the similarities between both leaders, how they both rose to power as young, charismatic men who absolutely, entirely, hated American freedom.
Obama and Castro hold unique places in political history. They both had dynamic personalities, led to irreparable damage to their respective countries, and changed the course of their countries dynasty’s for generations to come. In both cases, Obama and Castro used, manipulated, and lied through the mainstream media to gain power and to keep power.
The examples of Obama using the American mainstream media to manipulate the American public are the stuff of daily life for most reading this story. The dastardly, devious, dishonest, and thoroughly corrupt would-be dictator has been using the media as the fourth branch of government for his entire presidency. As detailed in just this one example in the left-leaning Politico, Obama’s “cold and casual control of the media” is legendary.
“Mr. Clean our president is not. The Samuels piece shows an Obama administration no less willing to assemble insider teams to construct elaborate sales pitches for its controversial policies…this is the latest chapter in how the Obama administration manipulates the facts and deceive reporters to advance the president’s fortunes.”
One of Obama’s favorite mouthpieces has been the New York Times, an old favorite of Fidel Castro’s. Fidel Castro used the New York Slimes to help take control of the island of Cuba for over 50 years – interesting isn’t it that two Socialist “comrades” knew to use the same media outlet to get their message out and control a population?
The following example of Castro using the New York Times to seize power in Cuba illustrates the point perfectly. As reported in the Miami Herald:
“On Dec. 2, 1956, Castro, Guevara and 80 followers reached the shore of Cuba’s Oriente province in a battered American cabin cruiser, the Granma, wretchedly seasick after a seven-day voyage. The men leaped into hip-deep mud and struggled through a mangrove swamp to reach land. Most were killed or captured in the first hours.
There they began a guerrilla campaign to oust Batista, who was backed by a 40,000-strong security force equipped with tanks, artillery and U.S.-supplied warplanes.
Castro’s force, however, slowly began to grow. He recruited peasants as guerrilla fighters and organized intellectuals and middle-class followers into an urban underground railroad of funds and supplies.
His recruiting was aided immeasurably by his skills at propaganda and psychological warfare. Castro’s greatest ploy was luring a New York Times correspondent named Herbert Matthews to his mountain camp. Though the rebels had barely 20 bedraggled men, Castro marched the same group past Matthews several times and also staged the arrival of “messengers” reporting the movement of other (nonexistent) units.
Matthews, convinced Castro controlled a huge army, wrote: “From the look of things, General Batista cannot possibly hope to suppress the Castro revolt.” A wave of favorable coverage followed in the foreign press, and with it, international support.”
The story of Castro lying to the world, using the Socialist-controlled New York Times, and creating a fake “movie set”, complete with characters and fake stories, is straight out of the Barack Obama playbook nearly 40 years later. It makes one wonder if Castro and Obama were trained by the same mentor, or at least whether that mentor, Saul Alinsky the infamous Communist radical and mentor of Obama’s, directly influenced both young, charismatic leaders.
The connection between Obama and Castro has been made before numerous times. In a speech to a Cuban audience in New York City early in his presidency, Obama said:
The NYT’s helped stalin to power and covered up for his war crimes against the ukraine with the help of Water Duranty and Castro’s crimes was also covered up by the Times with Herb Mathews so its not surprising that Obama the Fink was in league with Castro I just wonder who Obama will send to Castros funeral?
Sadly, this media does not have to be coerced or even fooled into supporting the lying liberal agenda.
@Bill… Deplorable Me: True, they’re all in the tank and pulling those who offer them a lifeline, into the tank with them (at least trying to)