Hey, Jaded_Prole, just as we discussed on TD, your comments and blog are right on target, and mine are in agreement with you:
My first comment at 6:30 this morning to the NYT article on Castro's death as a Revolutionary:
"Fidel Castro was a lifelong Political Revolutionary against Empire.
While he initially employed violent militarist means to overthrow a foreign imperialist; gangsterism, violence, and financial looting that all Empires employ against 'subject' people, Castro ultimately was able to employ the simple non-violent power of truth to continue to 'call-out' and expose Empire, even though a sophisticated new form of disguised global capitalist Empire appeared to be winning the war."
And here's my second comment later this morning posted on NYT comments re Castro and Bernie:
“Finally, white doves were released to signal Cuba’s new peace. When one landed on Mr. Castro, perching on a shoulder, the crowd erupted, chanting “Fidel! Fidel!” To the war-weary Cubans gathered there and those watching on television, it was an electrifying sign that their young, bearded guerrilla leader was destined to be their savior.”
Surprisingly akin to when Bernie was making a speech and a bird landed on his podium in Portland Oregon:
One young Socialist Revolutionary against Empire and one older advocate of a “Political Revolution” without an 'object', yet to be defined as 'against Empire'.