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August 29, 2010 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Fidel Castro has a blog. via
posted by lazaruslong (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can't wait for bill gates and fidel to get into a catty comment fight of livejournal levels.

Or for a MARC RAVALOMANANA HAS A FURRY DEVIANTART post.
posted by beardlace at 10:34 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


too articulate for a blog!
posted by valdesm at 10:43 AM on August 29, 2010


Oh great, and he's pointing to that silly annual list of "things this year's freshman class doesn't know" as proof of American ignorance. Thanks a lot, Beloit.
posted by Bromius at 10:44 AM on August 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


To think that there are still people in their right mind capable of believing that my warnings are exaggerated!

Jesus Christ, Fidel, it's a list about Kids Today, not the Necronomicon.
posted by griphus at 10:51 AM on August 29, 2010


I learned of it through Aristotle, the most famous philosopher in the history of humankind.

yeah forget that Kung fu tzu guy
posted by clavdivs at 10:53 AM on August 29, 2010


A friend once produced a documentary on the meeting of Cuban, Soviet and American policy makers during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was in Cuba and Fidel participated. He gave her cigars and presided over a banquet, where he spoke non-stop, extemperaneously, for three hours.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:57 AM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


He gave her cigars and presided over a banquet, where he spoke non-stop, extemperaneously, for three hours

But did he have anything at all interesting or memorable to say?
posted by IndigoJones at 10:59 AM on August 29, 2010


I was wondering (1) why we haven't seen this here before since it's been going on for three years, and (2) why on Earth Fidel Castro would be blogging in English on the Monthly Review, but a quick Google reveals that these appear to just be reposts from the official blog (in multiple languages!) on the Cuban government's site.

Still wondering how MetaFilter missed out on this for three years, though.
posted by Gator at 11:05 AM on August 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I am just amazed.

Fidel Castro is fluent in English and he takes PayPal donations.

We are truly living in the future.
posted by mmrtnt at 11:37 AM on August 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


Fidel Castro claims Osama bin Laden is a US spy
posted by homunculus at 12:02 PM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Only one entry with the JFK tag.
posted by hortense at 12:08 PM on August 29, 2010


Oh great, and he's pointing to that silly annual list of "things this year's freshman class doesn't know" as proof of American ignorance. Thanks a lot, Beloit.
I tend to defend Castro and the Cuban regime against certain kinds of attacks, because they typically denote a lack of comparative understanding, but the degree to which the Cuban press misrepresented the Beloit list, and then the degree to which Castro went with it, is pretty embarrassing. Granma presented it as a "study," when it was nothing of the kind, and statements from the Beloit list like "American companies have always done business in Vietnam" were taken by the Granma reporters to reflect the opinions of the incoming class (i.e., "Incoming freshmen believe that American companies have always done business in Vietnam") as opposed to reflecting historical certain facts about the era in which these freshmen have lived. The phrasing is, I admit, a bit confusing for a non-native speaker, but Castro really dropped the ball here.
posted by outlandishmarxist at 12:41 PM on August 29, 2010


Fidel Castro claims Osama bin Laden is a US spy

George W. Bush claims that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
posted by outlandishmarxist at 12:49 PM on August 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


Fidel Castro is fluent in English and he takes PayPal donations.

We are truly living in the future.
posted by mmrtnt at 2:37 PM on August 29



DUDE! WTF! being the master image manipulator, he rarely speaks English in public (although i have seen reels of him speaking rather well in French).
posted by liza at 1:05 PM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dude writes like an asshole, though.
posted by basicchannel at 1:21 PM on August 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


SPOILER ALERT.

In the end he becomes dictator of a small island in the Carribbean.
posted by storybored at 4:44 PM on August 29, 2010


In the end he becomes dictator of a small island in the Carribbean.

Not according to the Time Explorer.

Apparently he becomes a stock analyst.
posted by mmrtnt at 5:12 PM on August 29, 2010


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