Reset watch: Cuban op-ed asks of ‘Negro’ Obama: ‘Are you dumb?’

Reset watch: Cuban op-ed asks of ‘Negro’ Obama: ‘Are you dumb?’
Castro raises Obama's limp wrist (Image: YouTube screen grab, via New York Daily News)

[Ed. – Hey, at least all the op-ed’s talking points came from the American left, right?  That’s not progress, of course; the communist totalitarian countries’ talking points against America have always been supplied for them from the ever-obliging American left.  But let’s give ’em the old “Made in America” stamp, what say?]

The Havana Tribune, a state-controlled Cuban newspaper, has added insult to injury following Fidel Castro’s scathing criticism of President Barack Obama upon his departure from the island. In an editorial, the title of which refers to President Obama as “negro,” an opinion columnist has accused him of “inciting rebellion.”

The article is titled “Negro, ¿Tu Eres Sueco?” which roughly translates to “Black Man, Are You Dumb?” (The idiom “pretend to be a Swede” means to play dumb, hence the title is literally asking, “Are you Swedish?”) The author, who is black, goes on to condemn President Obama for meeting with Cuban pro-democracy activists and “subtly” suggesting that the Cuban Revolution needed to change. “Obama came, saw, but unfortunately, with the pretend gesture of lending a hand, tried to conquer,” Elias Argudín writes. …

Argudín’s article later accuses President Obama of presiding over a racist country–mocking the calls for freedom in Cuba by stating, “Which freedom–the freedom enjoyed by white police to massacre and manhandle black people?”–and issue demands parroted straight from the Castro regime: the end of the “genocidal” embargo and giving the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, which has belonged to the United States since before Cuban independence, to the Castros.

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