Saturday, November 26, 2016


What do Dwight D Eisenhower – John F Kennedy – Lyndon Baines Johnson –Richard Nixon – Gerald Ford – Jimmy Carter – Ronald Reagan – George Bush – Bill Clinton – George Bush 2 and Barack Obama have in common? --- They all had the misfortune to be presidents of America while Fidel Castro was in power in Cuba; Fidel has also managed to steal the thunder of President elect Donald Trump by himself passing away, thus knocking the serial crook Trump off the front pages of the newspapers and the TV news screens all around the world. None of the men traditionally referred to as the most powerful men in the world 'The Presidents of America' was never able to get the better of a revolutionary Socialist leader who dominated them from 90 miles away in the tiny island of Cuba with ease. Despite the efforts of the mightiest nation on Earth’s attempts to invade Cuba, to destroy their revolution with sanctions and even assassinate Fidel many times he was able to ridicule and laugh at them for over 5 decades. 

His poverty stricken 3rd world country managed to provide better health care completely free to everyone, and better education, free to all from infancy through to university, better infant mortality rates and so much more than the world’s richest country America.

Cuba exported healthcare throughout Latin America and Africa, 325, 710 Cuban health workers have worked in 158 countries since 19 69. And they also gave military aid to the ANC in their revolutionary struggle. 

Castro and the Cuban revolution above all brought hope to the downtrodden of this world, in every corner of the earth people heard and learned from Cuba that they could in fact defy the odds and win the struggle against the exploiters, capitalist crooks and colonialists if they stood together, displayed loyalty to the cause and believed in solidarity. We may never see his like again, and he joins the list of heroes who have gone before him who were fighters for justice for the poor and downtrodden, like Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Robespierre, Danton, (La Pasionaria - Dolores Irraburi), Rosa Luxembourg, James Connolly, John MacLean and so many more who fought for the greatest cause in the history of the world, Socialism, it was a privilege to have shared this earth with him and to have supported him and his revolution.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016


“Struggling Americans never admit to being poor, they are brainwashed into thinking that they are only temporarily embarrassed millionaires” – John Steinbeck. This is the “American Dream” which is of course one of the cruellest and biggest lies in history.

Donald Trump, President of the United States! It has really happened; we now know that Americans can indeed be that dim-witted. It’s time to warn immigrants that they will be hunted and deported, Women will be punished for having an abortion if they can find a doctor to perform one, The LGBT community can expect to be hounded and their marriages classed as illegal and those who are not WASPS (white Anglo Saxon Protestants) will face greater discrimination and persecution.   
Climate change will now be relegated, and Muslims will be banned and those already in America will be abused. These things will come to pass because a man who is a racist bigot, a misogynistic pig, and a practiced liar and crook is now the President elect of the USA.
There can be no doubt that these events have occurred because the political establishment in America; Democrat and Republican, have abandoned millions of regular Americans to their fate in the worst ‘dog eat dog’ capitalist society in the world, a place where there is no mercy, no matter how many times they salute the flag or rehearse the mantra that they live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Trump’s political instincts and his temperament will show them no mercy, the rich are about to get richer and the poor about to get poorer. And the poorest of the poor, Indigenous Indians, African Americans and Latinos will be trampled on; as Orwell said in 19 84 “imagine a boot stamping on a human face — for ever”.

It hardly seems possible that America could become more lawless, more brutal or more unequal but we are about to see that it will. There is a price to be paid ultimately for exploiting millions of your own people and replacing aspirations with flag waving and national anthems and we will I think see that. America above all is about to pay the price for its failure to properly educate its own people, they are the richest as well as the dumbest country in the world and they could be about to pay a heavy price for their corporate greed and their negligence of their ‘fellow Americans’, God Help America.