Saturday, November 26, 2016

I remember seeing this political cartoon in the newspapers way back in the 90s.   And it stuck with me because it showed just exactly how many Presidents Fidel Castro had outlasted (and since this cartoon was originally published, we can add two- more to that list), and it reminded me just how confident all of these Presidents were that Castro was always on the brink of being overthrown by his own people.

I don't want to defend Castro too much. His legacy was on the whole a negative one.  But it's worth remembering that the US government was always trying to exaggerate how unpopular he was.

But then, that doesn't make him a good guy either:

(Digital form of this cartoon was found using a Google Image search, and came from this webpage here.)

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