Zealous apostle of revolution Fidel Castro in quotes
Fidel Castro, father of communist Cuba and zealous apostle of revolution, who had led the Cuba nearly five decades be no more. The words of the revolutionary admire the youth and rebel movements.
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Here are some of his admiring quotes and views.
“Condemn me, it does not matter. History will absolve me.”
October 16, 1953, at his trial for his near-suicidal assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba.
“A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.”
January 1961, Havana, speech on the second anniversary of the Cuban revolution.
“I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action.”
Castro in 1959.
“Just imagine what would happen in the world if the socialist community were to disappear … if this were possible and I don’t believe it is possible.”
Castro in 1989.
“I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba’s political crisis long before becoming a fully-fledged Communist … discovering Marxism was like finding a map in the forest”.
November 18, 1971, Chile.
“I have a heart of steel”.
June 7, 1972, in response, reports that he had been diagnosed with a heart condition.
“With what morality can the [US] leaders talk of human rights in a country where there are millionaires and beggars, where blacks face discrimination, women are prostituted, and great masses of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Latin Americans are deprecated, exploited and humiliated?”
July 26, 1978, world Communist youth conference.
“All criticism is opposition. All opposition is counter-revolutionary.”
1992, as quoted in Socialism of Death by John Newhouse in the New Yorker
“The leading symbol of the hagiography of US mercantilism.”
December 1998, on Santa Claus
“One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.”
Castro to director Oliver Stone in 2003 documentary “Comandante.”
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