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Where Have all the Flower (Children) Gone?
Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2014 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 02/22/2014 8:13:40 AM PST by Kaslin

That silence you hear issues from the media/celebrity axis regarding the massive protests in Venezuela where hip college kids are being beaten, tear-gassed and shot down in a manner to shame anything done by Mayor Daley’s police in 1968 or the Ohio National Guard in 1970. Six Venezuelan youths are confirmed dead and hundreds have been injured and/or arrested.

Forget looking in the mainstream media for the nitty-gritty of this communist repression. The Venezuelan regime —under the (literal!) and expert tutelage of their Cuban colonial overlords--is easily censoring the sheeplike mainstream media. The truth is getting out through social media. Please don’t miss these dramatic videos.

But these are Communist police and National Guardsmen doing the beating, gassing and shooting, you see. Hence the silence. Worse still, these Venezuelan storm-troopers are “practiced at the art of repression” thanks to hands-on training by the best in the business: Castro’s police.

There is no place in the media-celebrity narrative on Latin American police repression for this sort of thing. Pinochet? Somoza? Batista?—sure! These Latin American dictators thrived on repressing young hipsters. But they were all “right-wingers.” So it was only natural. A good word regarding any of those regimes by a rocker celebrity would have lead to instant and permanent blacklisting.

On the other hand, a good word regarding the Castro regime serves almost as password into the uppermost reaches of celebrity-rocker status, especially it’s “thinking” echelons (as such things are measured among rockers.)

The notion of Castro’s Cuba as stiflingly Stalinist nation never quite caught on among ‘the enlightened.” Instead the island often inspires hazy visions of a vast commune, rock-fest or Occupy site, studded with free health clinics and with Wavy Gravy handing out love-beads at the entrance. The regime was founded by beatniks, after all. In 1960 Jean Paul Sartre hailed Cuba’s Stalinist rulers as “les Enfants au Pouvoir” (the children in power). A few months earlier Fidel Castro spoke at Harvard the same bill as beat poet Allen Ginsberg. And ever since then, long-haired Che Guevara has reigned worldwide as top icon of youthful rebellion.

“They saw in him (Fidel Castro,)” writes Camelot court scribe Arthur Schlesinger Jr. “the hipster who in the era of the Organization Man had joyfully defied the system.”

In fact the brain-shackled robot Fidel Castro and Che Guevara tried to create with their firing squads, forced labor camps and Stalinist indoctrination makes the Eisenhower era’s “Organization Man” look like a combination of Jimmy Hendrix and Jack Kerouac.

As exhibit A. in this grotesque ideological disconnect let’s take the famous rockers and “political thinkers” responsible for the songs “Four Dead in Ohio” and “Chicago.

In 1979 when Fidel Castro (whose regime murdered more political prisoners than pre-war Hitler's and jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin's) invited Stephen Stills to perform in Cuba at a Communist propaganda-palooza known as “Havana-Jam,” the famous Woodstocker could hardly contain his elation. The fervent champion of human-rights, civil rights and free-speech (indeed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s last tour was titled “The Free-Speech Tour”) not only took up the offer to perform at this “Havana-Jam,” but also composed a song in Castro’s honor, titled “Cuba al Fin!” (Cuba at Last!)

Jazz-master and Cuban exile Paquito‘d Rivera, living in Cuba at the time, recalls watching Stephen Stills on stage at Havana’s Karl Marx theatre lovingly crooning his songs to the families of Cuba’s Stalinist nomenklatura as if Havana-Jam were a personal performance for the mass-murderer - in-chief himself. Within blocks of this cheeky “Havana-Jam,” (which also included Human-Rights activist Kris Kristofferson along with Billy Joel) Cuban youths, black and white, languished in dungeons suffering longer prison sentences than Nelson Mandela’s. The Cubans’ crimes were attempting free speech.

“They (Castro’s Stalinist regime) invited me because they knew I was politically astute,” gloated Stephen Stills regarding the acumen and good taste of his Cuban hosts, who to this day jail and torture youths for the crime of saying “Down with Fidel!”

There’s a man with a gun over there, ’tellin me I gotta beware,” wrote Stepen Stills in the 1967 hit For What it’s Worth.” Indeed, Stephen Stills: Cuban youths have much to teach regarding that scenario. If only you’d deigned to part briefly from your Stalinist hosts (the gunmen) in Havana and asked around.

“Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid, you step out of line, the man come and take you away.” The “man who came to take away” Cubans at a higher rate than Russians were taken away by Stalin and Germans were taken away by Hitler was your very host on your Cuban visit, Stephen Stills.

“Young people speaking their minds—a getting SO much resistance from behind..”

“Exactly Stephen Stills, from the people right behind your stage, from the Stalinists who were sponsoring you, who you were brownnosing with you, who were jailing and torturing us, for the crime of listening to YOUR music!” Might reply many Cuban youths of the time.

“You have to give them (Cuba’s Stalinists) due respect because they have a unique form of socialism that’s very significant in the scheme of world history,” Stephen Stills gloated while explaining his Cuba visit.

Oh, it’s unique alright, Mr. Stills. Few 20th Century regimes jailed and tortured youths en-masse for the crime of growing long hair and craving rock music.


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1 posted on 02/22/2014 8:13:40 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

gone to hospitals everywhere.......


2 posted on 02/22/2014 8:14:39 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Kaslin

They’re all teaching at places like Oberlin.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 8:19:17 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kaslin

They are Grey Beard Pony Tail Professors at our Colleges and Universities.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 8:20:46 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Kaslin

Long time passing.....


5 posted on 02/22/2014 8:26:57 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Kaslin
I recall reading somewhere about a school in Cuba that was named Los Martires de Kent in honor of the four "martyrs" killed in the protest at Kent State University in 1970.
6 posted on 02/22/2014 8:36:03 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin

The White House, Senate, Congress, courts.....etc.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 8:38:36 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy


8 posted on 02/22/2014 8:41:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Kaslin

The Soros, the Clintons, the Pelosis, the Reads, the Buffets, the Yellens, the Kerrys.....seems to me their running or ruining the show


9 posted on 02/22/2014 8:44:36 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: Kaslin

My husband’s flower child cousin is living under a bridge somewhere in California. He did come out for a while,got married, had 2 kids, attempted to work a while I heard but........... back under the bridge.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 8:45:13 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Kaslin

” The children of doom told my master to throw down his sword and return to the earth. HA, time enough for the earth in the grave”

[URL=http://s984.photobucket.com/user/mbruneaux/media/Conan-the-Barbarian_Screengrab_Flowers_zpsd7b83bef.jpg.html][IMG]http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/mbruneaux/Conan-the-Barbarian_Screengrab_Flowers_zpsd7b83bef.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


11 posted on 02/22/2014 8:54:40 AM PST by RareCTCnstve
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To: RareCTCnstve
 photo Conan-the-Barbarian_Screengrab_Flowers_zpsd7b83bef.jpg
12 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:36 AM PST by RareCTCnstve
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To: Kaslin

San Francisco,still, Oregon, Hawaii, there are still plenty of them around and some look quite conventional on the outside now but remain the same inside.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:08:15 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Kaslin

At the DNC with a few at the RNC!


14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:11:42 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Mastador1
San Francisco,still, Oregon, Hawaii, there are still plenty of them around and some look quite conventional on the outside now but remain the same inside.

Bisbee, AZ also has a colony of them. For the most part, they still retain their original appearance.

15 posted on 02/22/2014 9:19:59 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Kaslin

Castro’s island prison is what every liberal craves. Liberals are violent thugs. Period.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:15 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

— Thomas Jefferson “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

CUBA, Venezuela.. A disarmed people are an easy prey for tyrants... AMERICANS DON’T ALLOW ANY APPRENTICE OF TYRANT DISARM YOU!!!


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:43:58 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

— Thomas Jefferson “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

According to http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/strongest-reason-people-to-retain-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms-quotation, this is a spurious Jefferson quotation.

Instead, try using this one:

And 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 and 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 and tyrants.

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/tree-liberty-quotation


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:51:02 AM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to lawlessness.)
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To: Kaslin

19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:52:27 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: piroque

The Flower Children are in DC buying up millions of rounds of ammunition for the various federal police forces.

Ironic, huh?


20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:55:12 AM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to lawlessness.)
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To: Kaslin

Where is Sean Penn? He can go down there and straighten things out.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 10:00:55 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Dqban22

Many nations have millions of ex military men that are now civilians but possess the skills needed for rebellion. Only the United States has millions of ex military that are armed as civilians.

That is why they want our weapons. They fear a free people.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 10:18:07 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Ditter

A man’s got to know his limitations.


23 posted on 02/22/2014 2:14:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kaslin

They’re all away, grooving on the beatings being given by their communist brothers. (They’re loving it too, because the right wingers are getting it.)

Dontcha know.

IMHO


24 posted on 02/22/2014 3:34:36 PM PST by ripley
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