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Former Cuban president Fidel Castro says American society is marked by "profound racism" and it is a "pure miracle" that US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has not been assassinated.
"Profound racism exists in the United States," Mr Castro wrote in a commentary that appeared on the website Cubadebate as he weighed in on the US presidential race ahead of the November 4 election.
The prejudice of Englishmen, in favor of their own government by king, lords, and commons, arises as much or more from national pride than reason. Individuals are undoubtedly safer in England than in some other countries, but the will of the king is as much the law of the land in Britain as in France, with this difference, that instead of proceeding directly from his mouth, it is handed to the people under the most formidable shape of an act of parliament. For the fate of Charles the First, hath only made kings more subtle not more just.
Common Sense - Thomas Paine (1776)
Castro is an atheist and has not been a practicing Roman Catholic since his childhood. Pope John XXIII excommunicated Castro on January 3, 1962 on the basis of a 1949 decree by Pope Pius XII forbidding Catholics from supporting communist governments. For Castro, who had previously renounced his Catholic faith, this was an event of very little consequence, nor was it expected to be otherwise.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
What are you talking about? Can you provide any links to support that?
Originally posted by LibertyOrDeath008
Mr Castro also mocked Senator McCain's poor grades at the naval academy and said Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin "knew nothing at all about anything."
Hahaha wow that is classic. That pretty much sums up Palin.
Originally posted by justme2
McCain/Palin's "Just who is Obama????" strategy has failed, and at least McCain finally recognized that enough to come out and publicly defend Obama to try and calm down his (McCain's) riotous followers. I honestly don't think they thought it would be taken to the level that it was by certain fringes of their supporters.
[edit on 10/13/2008 by justme2]
Originally posted by dgtempe
There he is rearing his ugly head just for a photo op.
Like his opinion matters. He should know about racism, Cuba is a very racist country. It always was and it always will be.
Blacks still sit at the rear of the bus down there.