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Tea Party moving U.S. towards fascism: Fidel Castro
C News / AFP ^ | November 18, 2010

Posted on 12/03/2010 7:49:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

HAVANA - The conservative Tea Party movement, credited for a recent Republican resurgence in U.S. politics, is moving the United States towards fascism, Cuban leader Fidel Castro said in remarks published on Thursday.

Speaking to a group of visiting students in Havana on Wednesday, Castro called his powerful neighbor a ruined nation "on the road toward fascism" thanks to the Tea Party, which he derided as an "extreme right" movement.

Castro, 84, communism's most visible living figure, led Cuba from the 1959 Revolution until he stepped down for health reasons in 2006.

His brother Raul is currently the president of the Marxist nation.

The former Cuban president heaped scorn upon the upstart Tea Party movement led by conservative political darling Sarah Palin and several other insurgent politicians bent on upending the political establishment and "reclaiming" power from the President Barack Obama and his Democratic party....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnews.canoe.ca ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: 2012; castro; communism; obama; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
Funny how he sounds like more than half of the talking heads on TV.
1 posted on 12/03/2010 7:49:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Facism is not a “right” movement. It is just not as “left” as socialism. It is not on the side of liberty and freedom, which is “right”


2 posted on 12/03/2010 7:53:13 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My dictionary says fascism must include rigid one party dictatorship and private ownership of production under centralized government control. Sounds like TARP and the Obama administration to me.
3 posted on 12/03/2010 7:56:52 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: FatherofFive

“Fascist” is just what Commies call people they disagree with and who oppose the communist version of “peace” (i.e. oppose communism).


4 posted on 12/03/2010 7:56:52 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fascism is socialism. Sooo Castro old buddy, how can that be?


5 posted on 12/03/2010 7:57:18 PM PST by Cisco Nix
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To: Retain Mike

Libtards make their own definitions.


6 posted on 12/03/2010 7:58:58 PM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well there you go.. Fidel is Not more stupid than use to be hes pretty much the same...


7 posted on 12/03/2010 8:01:32 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Little Ray

“Fascist” is just what Commies call people they disagree with and who oppose the communist version of “peace” (i.e. oppose communism)

Yep, an edict of Stalin’s at the second international. “If it isn’t pure communism, call it fascism”


8 posted on 12/03/2010 8:01:43 PM PST by Cisco Nix
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To: Soothesayer

Oh, that is right. I forgot to consult Libipedia. They do have their own “living document.”


9 posted on 12/03/2010 8:03:04 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: Retain Mike

This administration is fascist in almost every regard. The lone exception is that Obama doesn’t often describe America as being superior to every other nation. But then again he is seeking to nationalize everything (including our bodies) so I don’t think it would be to unfair to categorize him as a nationalist. At least in as much as it can segue into his globalist agenda.

The really funny thing is how often the phrase “the third way” has been creeping into the lexicon. With almost the exact same meaning it had in the 1930’s . . . even if what they used to call national socialism they are now calling “state capitalism”.


10 posted on 12/03/2010 8:05:06 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

11 posted on 12/03/2010 8:06:44 PM PST by OCC
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To: Little Ray
“Fascist” is just what Commies call people they disagree with

That is exactly right. Fascists are big government advocates with a slightly different flavor. Fascists are "left" wings. The opposite of freedom and liberty.

12 posted on 12/03/2010 8:08:26 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tea Party moving U.S. towards fascism: Fidel Castro

Great Rule: Go in any direction Castro opposes.

13 posted on 12/03/2010 8:09:57 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Just understand this: To a Communist, "fascism" is the opposite end of their spectrum. They have no concept of anarchy, liberty, or constitutional republicanism.

To a commie, hell is fascism.

To a free man, hell is statism, regardless of whether it calls itself communism, fascism, or democracy.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

14 posted on 12/03/2010 8:13:30 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Soothesayer
Libtards make their own definitions.

A tyrant is a tyrant .. PERIOD!

Left or Right or Sideways or InBetween or whatever -- *ANY* polit who seeks to impose restrictions on God given freedom while basking in their own plunder, is, dare I say it -- a Tyrant.

Fidel gets no pass whatsoever on this, no matter his 'age' ......

15 posted on 12/03/2010 8:20:05 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fidel is never going to make it as a standup comedian. He needs to stick to his day job as the world’s #1 fascist dictator.


16 posted on 12/03/2010 8:22:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shrivel up and die you old Communist bat.


17 posted on 12/03/2010 8:32:26 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fascism is an economic system where the government controls the means of production while still allowing private ownership. With the banks, insurance companies, medical care and pharma, and two of the three car companies controlled or on their way to being controlled by the government it is pretty clear which party (and president) is the fascist one.
18 posted on 12/03/2010 8:35:54 PM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fascism is a system of nationalistic, oppressive, military government dictatorship...

For example, like Cuba.


19 posted on 12/03/2010 8:36:26 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy Was Right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is this human hemorrhoid still breathing?
20 posted on 12/03/2010 8:37:47 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: Cisco Nix

But the pro-democracy dissidents in the USSR referred to the Soviet regime itself as “fascist.” They knew there was no real difference.


21 posted on 12/03/2010 8:40:55 PM PST by hellbender
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Pshaw...

The ones who attempt to be the zookeepers whine when the animals don’t wish to be caged and cared for by their all knowing selves.

So to them— yep, I reckon we do seem fascist.

They are the directors in this grand play and all would be right if only we mere actors cooperated.

They can see it, it would be bootiful maaan...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ux3-a9RE1Q


22 posted on 12/03/2010 8:41:24 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Little Ray

Pretty much nail on the head. Back in Germany the communists were competing with the Nazis for the very same types of recruits. Fascist vs. communist is really just socialist infighting. The big fascist himself, Benito Mussolini, was very much admired by American Progressives of the 20’s and 30’s. It seems they never learn.


23 posted on 12/03/2010 8:45:37 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: FatherofFive

It is. Fascism is one flavor of socialism, and only in a totally abstract sense is any flavor of socialism right or left of another.

ALL flavors of Socialism are dedicated to the minimization of Man and the glorification of the State. And ALL of them are dedicated to the removal of traditional religion from the life of Man; it must be removed to make room for the religion of the State.

NO flavor of socialism recognizes the inherent autonomy of the individual, neither does socialism make room for individual talents, abilities, tendencies, like, dislikes, enthusiasms, goals, or foibles, or allow for how these take us in different directions, and to different life situations.

Socialism is unnatural, forced, synthetic and artificial, and disallows the possibility of living an authentic life.

It is a death sentence to the spirit of man, no matter what flavor it is served up as.


24 posted on 12/03/2010 8:46:06 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Facism can be seen in government seizing corporations and propping them up with trillions of dollars.


25 posted on 12/03/2010 9:02:17 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Little Ray

They call then then that and they call them Nazis, while completely ignoring that Nazi was short for National SOCIALISTS.


26 posted on 12/03/2010 9:15:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fidel needs to get to room temparature..


27 posted on 12/03/2010 9:21:10 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: GeronL

Like the airlines after 9/11 — though some would say that wasn’t ‘seizing’ little else seamlessly explains their utter acquiescence to the TSA.
Or, more recently, GM.


28 posted on 12/03/2010 9:35:25 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Trod Upon

I think the "look" is right here in the WH!

29 posted on 12/03/2010 9:48:20 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not discuss it with the Black Congressional Caucus, Sean Penn and Danny Glover, they understand Marxism the way you do.


30 posted on 12/03/2010 9:58:20 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No greater compliment than caustic criticism from comrade Fidel!


31 posted on 12/03/2010 10:10:20 PM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Borders, laws and language are what define us (USA) as a country. Let's guard them well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Things happen to a person's brain when they sleep too close to a rice cooker while watching CNN.


32 posted on 12/03/2010 10:55:16 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: John Valentine

Facists are actually socialist that have realized that socialism does not work. Thus they have decided to let capitolism exist and take a large percentage of the profits to build a quasi socialistic state.

China is the perfect example of that today. They are the worlds second largest economic power. Their leaders are communists but realize that communism will self destruct. Thus they have become pragmatic Facists. Unfortunatly it works.

Facism is a far greater threat than communism.


33 posted on 12/03/2010 11:05:56 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I always get Fidel Castro and Bruce Springsteen quotes mixed up.


34 posted on 12/04/2010 2:00:37 PM PST by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: Trod Upon

“Fascist vs. communist is really just socialist infighting.”

Well put.


35 posted on 12/04/2010 2:05:55 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Later former Supreme Dictator* Castro stated that he thought he say smurfs running around his bedroom floor at night while oatmeal dripped into his beard.

*Sean Penn says that no one is allowed to call Fidel a dictator.


36 posted on 12/10/2010 7:35:17 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: PATRIOT1876

^saw...not “say”


37 posted on 12/10/2010 7:37:15 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Fidel Castro doesn’t like what you’re doing, keep doing it!


38 posted on 12/10/2010 3:01:44 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Right_Wing_Madman
I always get Fidel Castro and Bruce Springsteen quotes mixed up.

Are you sure they're not the same person?

39 posted on 12/10/2010 3:10:24 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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