A Review by Andrew J. Rodriguez of The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate
by David Freddoso (Author)
After reading the book I realized it is the kind of writing that people either ferociously agree with its message or hate the author for undermining someone whose qualifications make him worthy of being elected president of the most powerful nation on Earth.
I am not going to agree with either side. All I wish to express as a former Cuban exile, is that Barack Obama and Fidel Castro share many personality traits, ie:
Both were abandoned by their fathers at an early age.
Both are charming, eloquent lawyers that say exactly what people want to hear at the right time and place.
One never led the nation to suspect he was a communist at heart, the other doesn't mention the word socialism when in reality this is exactly what his agenda stands for.
Neither Obama nor Fidel ever held a real job either in government or in private enterprise for they think of themselves as demigods unworthy of soiling their hands when their destiny is much larger than their own realities.
Both were virtually unknown until they began to use the word "change" as their main political motto.
Both have egos as tall as the twin towers, yet they manage to present themselves humbly, one in soiled military fatigues and the other sweating and with an undone tie.
Both have the unique ability to distort truth and lies as if they were the same.
Both have the ability to hypnotize the ignorant and fool the wishful thinker and to divide a nation in classes, (divide and you shall win) In Fidel's case he divided the rich against the poor, the illiterate against the educated and the black against the white.
In Obama's case even if by omission, he's de-facto dividing the races already.
Another resemblance between Obama and Fidel and one that shall never be forgotten is that the American media supported the "Twentieth Century Latin American Liberator" (Time Magazine) with the same degree of irresponsibility devoted to Barack Obama today.
And lastly I'll use the words of Jorge Santayana to finish my case in point: "Those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
And in the words of Sir Winston Churchill: "The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal distribution of blessings, the inherent vice of Socialism is the equal distribution of misery.
GOD SAVE AMERICA!
Signed: Andrew J. Rodriguez, Author of "Adios, Havana," a memoir.
from a description of the book Adios, Havana: A Memoir, Andrew J. Rodriguez, Outskirts Press, Paperback, 272 pages, August 2005
"The captivating beauty and delightful climate of their land, the allure of its countryside, and their own naievety seeded unto their society a careless joie de vivre and never-ending sense of humor that eventually weakened their concept of civic responsibility...they didn't do much to extricate themselves from opportunists, demagogues, and chocolate soldiers. They talked, and talked loud, even waving their hands as they talked, but that was all...they were endorsing corruption by neglect; always allowing the inevitable to occur before doing something about it...They realized freedom was costly, fragile, and volatile, but only a few understood the catastrophic effects of its abuse and neglect."
Note: " . . . they were . . . allowing the inevitable to occur before doing something about it...They realized freedom was costly, fragile, and volatile, but only a few understood the catastrophic effects of its abuse and neglect.
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