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prayin4rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-04 01:59 PM
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Why do people hate Castro so much? Still?
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I just don't know enough about it. I have tried to look some things up and I haven't found anything to justify the hate. I mean I do remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, and I do think he was wrong. But I hear people talk like he is a monster, and I just don't find any evidence of that. I actually wasn't alive during the missile crisis, maybe it was scary enough for the animosity to last this long. I don't know I'm not saying he should win a prize or anything (although he has for healthcare), I just don't get it---any thoughts would be appreciated.
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  -Why do people hate Castro so much? Still? prayin4rain  Oct-21-04 01:59 PM   #0 
  - Florida is a swing state  shoelace414   Oct-21-04 02:00 PM   #1 
  - whoa  shoelace414   Oct-21-04 02:01 PM   #2 
  - Good old fashioned hubris. They just can't stomach that he's WINNING  soothsayer   Oct-21-04 02:01 PM   #3 
  - It's that whole pesky...  Heyo   Oct-21-04 02:02 PM   #4 
  - You talking about the U.S or Cuba?  trumad   Oct-21-04 02:04 PM   #5 
  - US--Not everyone in Cuba does hate him do they?  prayin4rain   Oct-21-04 02:06 PM   #7 
     - No...I was talking about executing people and arresting folks for dissent  trumad   Oct-21-04 02:09 PM   #10 
        - Oh right....sorry ; )  prayin4rain   Oct-21-04 02:13 PM   #14 
  - Maybe Castro is the monster he is portrayed as.  indigobusiness   Oct-21-04 02:12 PM   #12 
  - really  Djinn   Oct-21-04 11:01 PM   #37 
  - If you are planning to try to defend  101er   Oct-21-04 02:05 PM   #6 
  - Disagree  trumad   Oct-21-04 02:06 PM   #9 
  - this is what I am repeating:  101er   Oct-21-04 02:13 PM   #13 
  - Well I am not intending to "defend" him. I really want to know.  prayin4rain   Oct-21-04 02:10 PM   #11 
  - They don't...it is a load of propaganda.  indigobusiness   Oct-21-04 02:06 PM   #8 
  - Hey, let's do that here!  ArkDem   Oct-21-04 02:56 PM   #20 
  - Yeah my friend was talking about Cuba and made the comment it was sad  prayin4rain   Oct-21-04 03:20 PM   #26 
     - Thoughtful post, thanks...  indigobusiness   Oct-21-04 03:34 PM   #27 
        - Thank you for the welcome.  prayin4rain   Oct-22-04 02:59 PM   #56 
  - I was young back then but I remember we were perhaps  barb1622000   Oct-21-04 02:14 PM   #15 
  - What the hell is the difference between Castro and Saddam?  Dangerman   Oct-21-04 02:17 PM   #16 
  - more appropos, what is the difference between cuba & china?  maxsolomon   Oct-21-04 03:09 PM   #24 
  - That's not the only reason  eridani   Oct-21-04 11:01 PM   #38 
  - elections?  Djinn   Oct-21-04 11:04 PM   #39 
  - Does anyone have a legitimate and objective site that claims he has killed  prayin4rain   Oct-21-04 02:22 PM   #17 
  - Castro has a beard .....  H2O Man   Oct-21-04 02:23 PM   #18 
  - Because they are woefully misinformed about Castro and Cuba in general.  Zhade   Oct-21-04 02:43 PM   #19 
  - Quite right. But, it's so much easier and PC to remain ignorant.  bandera   Oct-21-04 03:04 PM   #23 
  - IMHO, it's pretty cowardly to accept the propaganda.  Zhade   Oct-22-04 02:18 PM   #52 
     - I totally agree. But, they need a bogeyman.  bandera   Oct-22-04 02:59 PM   #57 
  - It is possible to visit Cuba legally.  indigobusiness   Oct-21-04 03:37 PM   #28 
  - Faux & friends were laughing this morning when they showed castro falling  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-21-04 02:59 PM   #21 
  - So, the "moderates" can show the RW'rs they're not one of them Reds.  bandera   Oct-21-04 03:00 PM   #22 
  - Whatever his merits, he has been in office too long  AngryAmish   Oct-21-04 03:09 PM   #25 
  - As dictators go, he's not all that bad  eridani   Oct-21-04 11:04 PM   #40 
     - But still a dictator  AngryAmish   Oct-22-04 07:28 AM   #48 
  - Castro tumbled and broke some bones.  cat_girl25   Oct-21-04 04:19 PM   #29 
  - Rich Cuban Expatriots  porphyrian   Oct-21-04 04:46 PM   #30 
  - Yeah, the aristocrats of the Batista regime  ButterflyBlood   Oct-21-04 10:13 PM   #31 
  - I don't hate Castro, in fact I respect him.  stavka   Oct-21-04 10:15 PM   #32 
  - Castro's a monster.  Dangerman   Oct-22-04 01:36 AM   #45 
     - Why do you say that?  MsTryska   Oct-22-04 02:25 PM   #54 
  - Because he stole their profiteering constructs in favor of the populace's  leesa   Oct-21-04 10:20 PM   #33 
  - Because the Miami Crybabies cry long and loud  mitchum   Oct-21-04 10:29 PM   #34 
  - Because he pissed on the parade.  nine23   Oct-21-04 10:45 PM   #35 
  - same reason we hate everyone else  jdjkkse   Oct-21-04 10:48 PM   #36 
  - Here's why Cuba is "bad" and China is "good," even though  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-21-04 11:26 PM   #41 
  - Yup  charlie   Oct-22-04 12:01 AM   #43 
  - Or other Latin American countries...  murdoch   Oct-22-04 12:18 AM   #44 
     - ta-daa!  MisterP   Oct-22-04 02:43 PM   #55 
  - I'm going to Cuba for Christmas  LiberteToujours   Oct-21-04 11:32 PM   #42 
  - I do not respect any dictator  Dangerman   Oct-22-04 01:56 AM   #46 
  - I have zero respect for thugs - left, right or center  secular_warrior   Oct-22-04 02:14 AM   #47 
  - They're pissed off at all the money they could have made the last 50 years  AP   Oct-22-04 07:31 AM   #49 
  - I am not sure most people  Marx_redux   Oct-22-04 07:39 AM   #50 
  - Castro this Castro that  Mika   Oct-22-04 07:56 AM   #51 
  - Castri isn't a paragon of virtue  catbert836   Oct-22-04 02:23 PM   #53 
 

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