Most decent Americans over the age
of 40, and certainly all readers of The Anti-New York Times, already know that Fidel Castro
was a brutal communist dictator who ruined the once-developing island nation of Cuba -- driving its mostly White upper and
middle classes to flee to Florida while the communist state and its rabble hordes dispossessed any productive Cubans who stayed.
All we care to say about the unrepentant old bastard is "good riddance" and "rot in Hell."
Of more interest and value to our beloved students of real history
is the long-since forgotten story of the mighty media organization that dusted off the badly defeated rebel, put him back
on his feet, and helped to install him as dictator. That's right, boys and girls. Without the maneuvering of Sulzberger's
Slimes -- namely the pro-communist correspondent Herbert Matthews (cough cough) -- and
the Evil Eisenhower State Department, Fidel Castro's Marxist revolution of 1959 would never have succeeded.
Herb & Fidel: a true love-story!
February 1957, the fugitive Castro invited Matthews down to Cuba for a one-on-one interview. Ruby Phillips, the Slimes' correspondent
in Cuba, was told through a communist contact that Castro wanted to meet with a big name reporter. An interview with Matthews
was arranged and held in secret so that Cuban President Fulgencio Batista would not find out about their
meeting place and thus capture Castro.
interview confirmed that Castro, contrary to what the Cuban government had been claiming for strategic purposes, was indeed
still alive. This news gave the demoralized communists of Cuba hope that the revolution could continue. Matthews also claimed
that Castro's force was much bigger and more powerful than previously thought. Because Castro and Matthews understood how
surprising the news of his survival would be, they took a picture together. Batista, still trying to crush the communist
revolution, claimed the photo was a fake and that Castro really was dead.
The secret interview with Matthews
saved and resurrected the "rebel" Castro's dying communist revolution -- a fact which Castro and his Argentinian
sidekick Che Guevara (with Castro in image 3) openly admitted later on.
"When the world had given us up for dead, the interview with Matthews put
the lie to our disappearance."
— Che Guevara, January 1958
Keep in mind that the interview, later published in a 3-part part series, took place
during the era of the Cold War. Therefore, any hint of Castro being an actual communist had to be suppressed by the Red rascals
at Sulzberger's Slimes. Referring to Castro only as a "rebel" and his gang of thugs as a "revolutionary force,"
Matthews wrote in the article published February 24, 1957, that:
“[Castro's] program is vague and couched in generalities, but it amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical,
democratic, and therefore anti-Communist. The real core of its strength is that it is fighting against
the military dictatorship of President Batista.”
More of Matthews' lies romanticizing Castro followed:
“Fidel Castro has strong ideas of liberty, democracy, social justice, the need to restore the Constitution….but
it amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical, democratic and therefore anti-Communist.” (February 1957)
After the 1959 overthrow, back when National Review
was still somewhat conservative, the magazine published a caricature of Castro over the caption, “I got
my job through the New York Times,”
A subsequent book by Anthony DePalma
referred to Matthews in the title as “The Man Who Invented Fidel.”
1- "The Man Who Invented Fidel"
was about Herbert Matthews of the Slimes.
The once-influential Slime Magazine also lionized Fidel Castro while concealing his communism
Of course, The Slimes' lies, on their own, would not have been
sufficient to topple the pro-American, anti-communist government of Cuba. Newspapers only make propaganda, not the actual
policy. The Slimes' goal was to give the lame duck communist-loving President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower
the protective cover that he needed to turn Cuba Marxist -- just as he, as "General Eisenhower" had done to eastern
Europe at the end of World War II. Eisenhower's treason was resented by the man who would follow him -- the anti-communist
John F. Kennedy.
The "Jackie Kennedy tapes"
later revealed that JFK agreed with the view of one of their family friends, Ambassador Earl E.T. Smith,
--- that the Slimes and the State Department were mainly responsible for the fall of Batista and the triumph
of Castro. Smith wrote that the Eisenhower State Department facilitated Batista’s
downfall by withdrawing support for his government. Smith also claimed that, “Until certain portions of the
American press began to write derogatory articles against the Batista government, the Castro revolution never got off
He added: “Matthews eulogized Fidel Castro, portrayed him as a political Robin
Hood, and compared him to Abraham Lincoln" and that the Fourth Floor
(at the State Department) had a “close association” with Matthews, “who gave the impression
by his editorial conduct of advocating Batista’s downfall.”
Jackie revealed how her husband thought
it was “awful” that Eisenhower had allowed Castro to visit the U.S. after his seizure of power in Cuba. She went
on to cite Smith’s book, The Fourth Floor, on how the State Department (emboldened since
Eisenhower's destruction and murder of Joe McCarthy just a few years earlier) had paved the way for Castro’s takeover.
1- 1945: Supreme Allied Commander Eisenhower
parties atop Lenin's tomb with Stalin himself in a parade which featured doomed German prisoners being force-marched through
2- 1959: Just months after
Castro's overthrow of Batista, Eisenhower allowed Castro to visit the USA --- he is shown above chatting with Eisenhower's
Vice President, Richard Nixon.
and McCarthy" details how the Globalist-Leftist Eisenhower destroyed Joe McCarthy from "behind the scenes."
The decline and unexpected sudden death of the heroic Senator emboldened the communists in the State Department who would
later sell out Cuba.
Ambassador Smith and the Kennedys knew the
truth about the Eisenhower State Department's betrayal of Cuba.
cannot be maintained that the government of the United States was unaware that Raul Castro and Che Guevara, the top men
of the 26th of July movement, are Communists, affiliated with international communism. There was ample evidence
to that effect. I have shown in this book that it was impossible for Assistant Secretary of State Roy Rubottom, his associate
William Wieland, and the Fourth Floor not to be aware of Fidel Castro’s communist affiliations.”
Earl Smith then, who’d been Eisenhower’s ambassador at the time. When
we were in Florida—that’s all Earl could talk about. Yeah, then Jack was really sort of sick that the Eisenhower
administration had let him [Castro] come in and then The New York Times—what was his name, Herbert Matthews?”
Ambassador Smith also wrote:
“To make my point clear, let me say that we helped
to overthrow the Batista dictatorship, which was pro-American and anti-communist, only to install the Castro dictatorship
which was Communist and anti-American.”
and fast-forwarding for a moment, JFK authorized an invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961.
Jackie talks about the failure to follow through with adequate military force. “I mean, the invasion in the beginning
and then no air strike—half doing it and not doing it all the way…” The result of the CIA's betrayal
of both JFK and the anti-communist Cubans was a slaughter of the invasion force and a huge propaganda victory for Castro.
Matthews' Marxist mendacity continued even after the revolution
had succeeded in January, 1959. Addressing claims that the new boss in Cuba was actually a communist, Matthews wrote:
“In Cuba there are
no Communists in positions of control.... Fidel Castro is not only not a Communist, he’s decidedly anti-Communist.” (July 1959)
his service to Castro's communism, both before and after the revolution, Fidel presented his friend at the Slimes with a medal
during his 1959 visit to New York. That's the sad but real history of what happened to Cuba -- and you'll not find it mentioned
in today's Slimes, which is still playing the same game of deadly deception.
"Thank you Comrade Matthews."
Castro was so grateful
for Matthews' help in overthrowing the pro-American Batista (Image 2) that he awarded him a medal. Cuba has been a backwards
communist hell-hole ever since.