Kerala, the Left-leaning state and its ardent admirers of every thing Left, be it personalities, policies, books and even films, did not take kindly to US President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Trump wrote on Facebook: "Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights."
Facebook exploded with angry reactions from Malayalis voicing their admiration for Castro. Like this one ardent supporter: "There won’t be anyone [except for Fidel Castro] who has had interactions with 10 American presidents from Eisenhower to George W Bush. George Bush Junior waited for a dawn where there would not be Castro — who exerted significant influence on the Left in Latin American politics — and had to leave office without seeing that wish being fulfilled. Are you a man, you fool, who was scared of even the shadow of Castro?"
Those pulling down America’s might had a field day. Sample this: "Cuba is a small country right under America’s nose whose people were unafraid and refused to bow down to America’s might. Though they [America] made over 600 attempts to kill him, they could not."
A Che Guevara supporter took on a Castro supporter by methodically reasoning out:
Castro was stupid. Just because some Communist journalists said he was great, that does not make him great. It would be good to read the history of Castro wresting power and killing and jailing many people. Castro loved power. The real Communist was only one man and he was Che. Castro cannot even be compared to Che. That is why Che is compared to Jesus Christ’s star power. Before he was shot dead, Che’s words were: “You are only killing a man. My ideas will be there forever.”
Che did not desire power. Like Gandhi, Che was the greatest humanist. Even though I am not a Communist, I love Che. People love Jesus Christ not because he was a Communist but because he is the world’s biggest ever humanist. Love you Che.
To the guy who made the above acidic response against Castro, another Facebook commentator said: Those who could not even utter a sound when Fidel Castro was alive are now babbling!
Trump was trolled on this post: Just run, you stupid and stop babbling. The world has been seeing Castro for a long time. What kind of an American are you, you who sprouted yesterday. Just because the earthworm came out when it rained, it cannot dare to go to the snake’s house asking for a bride!
First Published On : Nov 29, 2016 14:05 IST