The 20th Century’s last great revolutionary, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, died on November 25.
And the age of revolution died with him.
Loved and respected by many, hated by some, there is no questioning that Fidel played a pivotal role in shaping the world in which we currently live.
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I suspect Thomas Jefferson might have liked Fidel. After all, didn't TJ pen the following advice to his countrymen?
What country before ever existed a century & a half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure.
Any man who would write such words is a man who favors continual revolution; not anarchy, but a healthy struggle to prevent tyrants from ruling the world.
And history has proven TJ right - for in suppressing our right to rebel, the US government has stripped us of our liberties.
By the way, Fidel and Che tried to export revolution to the world. Here's what the US replaced it with:
That's right - you can have nutmeg and Africans can have the Internet, but no one can have true liberty.
How's that working for you?