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Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant Hardcover – February 25, 2005
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Fidel: Hollywoods Favorite Tyrant is a stunning exposé of the real Fidel Castro and of the hypocrisy, ignorance, and inexcusable appeasement that makes his liberal admirers notorious.
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Instead, the people who have fled Castro's brutal tyranny are denounced. They are inconvenient to a liberal agenda that wants to believe that Castro's brand of socialism works. So, these refugees are ignored as much as possible, mischaracterized as rich exploiters who only want to get back properties they had long ago stolen "from the people". What nonsense! For every well to do refugee, there are thousands with nothing who fled for a chance at freedom. It is not an accident that so many Cuban refugees have done well in this country. They wanted to be free and have taken full advantage of what freedom offers to those who work diligently.
This useful book by Humberto Fontova, a child of the Cuban exile, is a cry of the heart. It gives passionate voice to those heroes who were tortured and murdered by Fidel and Che. He rails against the "useful idiots" who end up sustaining Castro's brutality. He cites so many of our politicians who find this whole Cuban episode so inconvenient and who want it to simply go away. These politicians and media elites denounce the exile community and try to discredit their voice in order to undermine its powerful political effect.
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If you've ever wondered why those stubborn, revanchist, conservative cuban-americans in Miami are so outraged at the U.S. governments bizarre "Cuba-policy" and it's failed "embargo" and are always so out of step with all the other "hispanics" in the U.S.; why they fought so fiercely to try to patriate Elian Gonzalez, why they work so hard, achieve so much as U.S. citizens and have successfully maintained their history, culture and values in the face of a full court press of political-correctness you'll find the answers in Fidel, Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant by Humberto Fontova. HINT: It's because Cuban-americans understand Fidel Castro.
Get this astonishingly well-written and eye-opening book and you too will understand who it is that keeps this tyrant Fidel in power - Hollywood Leftists.
Castro tried to get Nikita Khrushchev to nuke several southern cities in the US in the early 1960's, including New Orleans and probably Baton Rouge. He incarcerates more people as a percentage of population than [...] or Stalin. He murdered 17,000 Cubans and (several dozen U.S. citizens) with firing squads and dumped their bullet-riddled bodies in mass graves. He has impoverished and brutalized Cuba to the point where 20 percent of its population risked their lives to flee. And prior to his glorious reign, Cuba took in more immigrants per capita than any country in the Western Hemisphere. More Americans lived in Cuba than Cubans in the U.S., and Cuba even had to turn away European immigrants. Castro sent his agents to torture to death American POWs in North Vietnam's Cu Loc POW camp outside Hanoi in 1967. The list goes on and on, as it always does with tyrants. All of whom, I'll add, always call themselves benefactors. And this is a man cheered on by leftists everywhere, especially the nitwits in Hollywood?
- Life under Castro is better than it was under Bautista.
- 1950s Cuba was poorer and more repressive than Cuba today, and thus, it is necessary to have a dictator like Fidel.
- Fidel is a "revolutionary communist leader" who cares about his own poor.
- Fidel is an idealist who wants to help the Third World, and should be praised for "standing up to the U.S.".
- Che Guevara is an idealist, humanistic hero of guerilla wars, and should be looked up to.
- The Cuban Revolution helped the poor in Cuba
- Fidel made Cuba less racist.
- Left-wing Europeans and Americans are right to support Fidel in his "struggle" against the U.S.
- The embargo by the U.S. is wrong
- 1950s Cuba was a fairer, more thriving society than modern Cuba, with more freedoms (sure, Bautista was repressive, but not as much as Fidel).
- Fidel and Co. killed 15,000 people who opposed them (mostly by firing .45 caliber handguns into their heads at close range).
- Fidel looked up to Adolf Hitler and modelled some of his writing on what Hitler had written ("History will absolve me").
- There have been 500,000 people (mostly poor, mostly black) in Cuba's Gulags
- Fidel's thugs regularly use torture on prisoners
- Che was an Argentine who personally sent 1,890 men to death - without trial, by firing squad. Che's office had a window where he could look out on the firing squads shooting men in the head with .45 handguns. One after another after another. Che once said, "we don't need evidence", and "we have to become cold-blooded killers".Read more ›
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FANTASTIC TO SEE THE TRUTH IN PRINT. I find it amazing that so few people know how bad these people really are. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Alan McTeer
Humberto Fontova's book is a good summary of what everyone knows about Fidel Castro: (1) El Comandante was a dictator; (2) he defied the US, and he became a client state of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Vahe Demirjian
Very poor citations written by one who obviously had much hatred towards Castro which leads to a biased documentary. Read morePublished 11 months ago by martin dwyer
The author is a Cuban American who resides in New Orleans. He examines why the liberal establishment has come to venerate both Fidel, Raul,and Che, when in reality they murdered... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
As A Cuban American, I am so pained when I see someone who obviously hasn't got a clue, wear a Che t-shirt, or speaks about how wonderful Cuba's healthcare or literacy rate it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mayra
This work depicts properly the nature of the Cuban dictator and the many shortcomings of his Hollywood's following. Informing and interesting.Published 21 months ago by Hugo J. Byrne
Mr. Fontova is doing us all a favor with his take on the Cuban tragedy. I highly recommend his works.
Just one example: Steven Spielberg stating that the best eight hours of his life were those spent with Fidel Castro. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Armando P. Merino
It was about time a book like this was written when this came out in 2005. Humberto Fontova strips away the lies we have been told by the mainstream media and universities about... Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by Gary Selikow