“The liberal’s arm cannot strike with consistent firmness against communism — because the liberal dimly feels that in doing so he would be somehow wounding himself,” said James Burnham in his classic “Suicide of the West” in 1964.
“We can get bogged down discussing all the changes by the Kennedy administration that doomed the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight, which was planned under the Eisenhower administration with President Nixon as its main booster. But the bottom line is that underlying all those changes was the American liberal’s guilt-complex.. In brief, Kennedy and his people didn’t have their hearts in a mission to forcibly overthrow the communist Castro regime,” yours truly said during a Q&A session with the House Committee on Foreign Relations, Capitol Hill, Aug.1, 2007.
And nobody ever accused the Castro regime of being unperceptive about who their friends are To wit:
“We’d better hope Kennedy wins this election,” Fidel Castro confided to a subaltern in 1960. “If Nixon wins our
revolution won’t last.” The Bay of Pigs boondoggle, where a Democratic president denied vital support to Cuban Freedom-fighters trying to topple Castro found Fidel nodding smugly. A year later the Missile Crisis “resolution” where JFK pledged the U.S. to protect Cuban Communism, had Castro slapping his knee and high-fiving his Soviet patrons in vindication and glee.
In 2011 former Democratic president Jimmy Carter visited Cuba. “We greeted each other as old friends,” gushed Carter regarding his meeting with Fidel Castro.
“In 2002, we received him warmly,” reciprocated Castro. “Now, I reiterated to him our respect and esteem.”
“Jimmy Carter was the best of all U.S. presidents,” gushed Raul Castro while seeing his American guest off personally and jovially.
In fact for many prominent Democrats Castro’s Cuba resembles the very Land of Oz, with Cubans laughing the days away—“ha-ha-ha! ho-ho-ho! and a couple of tra-la-las!” If this sounds hyperbolic here’s Conscience of the Democratic Party George McGovern after a visit to Cuba in 1975: “Everywhere we were surrounded by laughing children who obviously loved Fidel.”
Here’s the late Frank Mankiewics, a lifelong Democratic factotum who served as campaign chairman for pxresidential candidate George McGovern, press secretary for Senator Robert Kennedy and as head of NPR from 1977-1983. Mankiewics was greatly impressed by “the enthusiasm and unity of the Cuban people…they are proud of their accomplishments and sing songs about themselves and their country that reflect this self-pride.”
Author : Humberto Fontova
Source : Town Hall : Democrat-Media Complex Highly Embarrassed by Anti-Socialist Uprising