Castro Si, Bushwacker No !!!
Hating Castro is kind of like hating the guy in your town who sits in a wheelchair on the street corner singing songs to space aliens and shaking his paper cup at you in an attempt to get your spare change. Neither one of them ever hurt you, nor could they if they wanted to.
As usual MJP hits a bullseye. I decided a long time ago that there are enough enemies for me in the good old US of A. Why look abroad for media created "monsters"? What did Muhhamed Ali say, " I ain't got no quarrel against the Viet Cong." Today Ali is a hero everywhere in the world but in the 1960's, like Castro, he became an object of villification in the good old US of A. A black Muslim heavyweight champion was too bitter a pill for white America to swallow since the boxing arena, even for unathletic men is the ultimate symbol of manhood. Thus Floyd Patterson, the incarnation of the subordinate black,ironically became the "White Hope'' in 1967 when he fought Ali. What Patterson and others could not do in the ring was done by the US Boxing Commission that stripped Ali for three and one-half years for refusing to make war against other Third-World peoples. Ali 's title was returned to him after the black rebellion of 1964-1967 faded into another dark period of American history. But the recognition of Cuba still waits for reasons best known to the CIA and American Presidents. Shit, even that crooked bastard Nixon recognized China so American workers could be displaced by greedy American corporations who outsource their products like lead based fucking toys for children so they can turn an even bigger profit.
To continue my bastardized Freudian analysis, the only reason JFK launched the so called " space race" so quickly in the 1960's was to regain his balls after the invasion of Cuba was such a disaster. To paraphrase Ali, "I ain't got no quarrel with the Cubans or Castro." Bushwacker and the slimey cocksuckers he brought consume all my hatered (except of course for formalistic and rhyming poets and the NY Yankees).
But peace to all you brothers and sisters.