Monday, November 28, 2016

Scot Goes Pop mourns the passing of Fidel Castro

We interrupt your normal programming with a special message for our resident troll, who had this to say earlier -

"Not even a mention of Fidel on this fash right wing Nat si blog."

Consider Fidel mentioned by this commie left-wing anti-YoonYoon-sis blog.

Actually, the serious answer is that the record of Castro and Cuban communism is a mixed one.  There have been appalling human rights violations, and Cuba is now basically the only outright dictatorship in the American hemisphere - but there have also been extraordinary gains in health care and literacy.  Which side of the coin matters more?  They both matter.

31 comments:

  1. Glasgow Working Class 2November 28, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Well I hope you Nat sis do realise the world is not flat and falls over in Sunny Govan where Knickerless made her money and has done f all for the community except for a new bus station! While the USA and the various Mafia groups were indulging in their casinos and brothels the Cuban people were a commodity to be abused. Fidel and Co intervened much to the annoyance of the criminals.

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    1. Theresa Mayjor and her Bumblefuck Tory Party of BrexitearsNovember 28, 2016 at 9:22 PM

      The SunVerified account @TheSun

      PM: My faith in God will guide our path out of Europe

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  2. Racist Tory Twit Class 2November 28, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    The sockpuppet tory troll from Stormfront Lite is no more left wing, labour or working class than Cameron or Osborne were.

    But by all means let him keep posting racist bullshit and hate speech on here because....

    Something, something, can't be bothered?

    lol

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  3. UKIP elect an anti-scottish bigot as their temporary leader while Farage plots his 'triumphant' return a few years down the line.

    plus ca change? Perhaps, but since the tories clearly haven't finished lurching to the far-right as they try to copy the kippers every thought and deed, it should prove most amusing to see how they plan to outdo Paul Nutters 'no more NHS' and anti-foreigner rhetoric.

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    1. I thought May & Co. were doing that already.

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    2. Theresa Mayjor and her Bumblefuck Tory Party of BrexitearsNovember 28, 2016 at 10:27 PM

      It's a question of degree as always.

      The fundamental mistake the clueless chattering class pundits and out of touch westminster media keep making when it comes to the kippers is to what their purpose is under Farage and his minions like Nuttal.

      It's not to get more MPs or MEPs and get power that way and it never was.

      Even a public school twit like Farage knew that.

      It is to force the tories to turn into UKIP in all but name.

      And it's worked because the tory party keeps electing weak and incompetent leaders who will always cave in to their far right fringes when push comes to shove.

      Hence, the entire EU referendum shambles in the first place.

      Why the hell would Farage care about the hard work and complexity of growing a party or mutiple elections when he knows a few extreme anti-foreigner and far-right noises is all he needs to do to make the tory party cave in?

      It's also why anyone who knows anything about scottish politics just laughs and laughs and laughs when out of touch cretins claim that the SNP and the kippers are the same.


      Farage also doesn't give a shit what kind of shambles the kippers are in because he's doing exactly what Trump has told him to do and completely ignoring that aspect except to get headlines.

      In a few years when the time is right and the tories are ripping each others throats out over Europe (yet again), in will swoop Farage.

      Theresa May will have no choice but to either cave in to Farage and do exactly what he wants or to finally take a stand against the tory party fruitcakes and loonies.

      The mere fact that she was and still is utterly terrified of her own party electorate and ran a mile from the leadership being decided by them should tell you all you need to know about how that will turn out.

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    3. Glasgow Working Class 2November 28, 2016 at 10:50 PM

      You are not the brightest light in the Nat si obedient machine, are you?

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    4. The poster above is a far-right racist tory sockpuppetNovember 29, 2016 at 6:30 AM

      The troll calls scottish people "jocks", advocates arming Leave campaigners, claimed Jo Cox's husband was a fascist, uses racial and ethnic slurs, pretends to be Labour (badly) while espousing far-right racist hate-speech, praises Theresa May and the tories and displays a perverted poisonous obsession with Scotland's First Minister & her predecessor

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  4. Glasgow Working Class 2November 28, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Usual bile from the above boring Nat sis. Nae policies nae nuffin ya bunch of Unionist promoters.

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    1. The Britnat si considers Scotland a colony and calls scottish people "jocks", advocates arming Leave campaigners, armed militias in every workplace and armed insurrection, claimed Jo Cox's husband was a fascist, uses racial and ethnic slurs while claiming they're not derogatory, pretends to be Labour (badly) while espousing far-right racist hate-speech, praises Theresa May and the tories, wishes suicide on anyone disagreeing with it, and displays a perverted poisonous obsession with Scotland's First Minister & her predecessor.

      The ultra-right-wing authoritarian colonial mouthpiece can trot off snivelling back to its overlords at the Daily Suppress whenever it's finished arguing with itself.

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  5. Perhaps we will see the return of the gangsters to Havana now that relations with the USA are "normalised".
    Human rights abuses without the benefits of free education and health.

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  6. In spite of a pretty horrendous record at home, there is no denying that it was Castro who came to the defence of Mendela, who sent huge amounts of aid to suffering nations, and incidentally have not bombed nine nations in the Middle East into shambles. Nor do did Castro maintain a torture camp on another nation's soil. So as much as there is bad to say about Castro, there is also a lot of good, and a great deal of evil that we are in denial about regarding our own nations. That makes the knee jerk 'he was a monster' hypocrisy a bit hard to swallow.

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    1. I meant a horrendous civil rights record at home. In some ways, the Castro record at home, in increasing health care, etc, is very good.

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    2. Interestingly, you can say similar things about Adolf Hitler's Germany.

      Before the war broke out, if you weren't in one of the designated scapegoat groups (gypsies, jews, etc...), life improved: there was work, and he got them out of hyperinflation by nationalising the currency and pissing off the banks.

      If he'd not had those designated scapegoat groups, then he would have been a massive positive influence on the world.

      Sounds like Castro was similar.

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    3. Did Castro commit genocide like Hitler? You say similar, in what way, evidence?

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    4. Yes, that was going to be my question as well. Even apart from the genocide, Hitler regarded other groups of people as so inferior that their only worth was as slave labour. What did Castro do that was remotely on a par with all of that?

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  7. Glasgow Working Class 2November 29, 2016 at 2:06 AM

    Ye hiv tae laugh at the politicians arguing whether or not they should attend the funeral. Such is the state of the left. Most will decline.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2November 29, 2016 at 6:33 AM

      Usual bile from the above fake.
      He is not the real Glasgow wurkin class and is a tory twat.

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    2. Glasgow Working Class 2November 29, 2016 at 10:34 AM

      I've been sectioned again.

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    3. The Britnat si considers Scotland a colony and calls scottish people "jocks", advocates arming Leave campaigners, armed militias in every workplace and armed insurrection, claimed Jo Cox's husband was a fascist, uses racial and ethnic slurs while claiming they're not derogatory, pretends to be Labour (badly) while espousing far-right racist hate-speech, praises Theresa May and the tories, wishes suicide on anyone disagreeing with it, and displays a perverted poisonous obsession with Scotland's First Minister & her predecessor.

      The ultra-right-wing authoritarian colonial mouthpiece can trot off snivelling back to its overlords at the Daily Suppress whenever it's finished arguing with itself.

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  8. "There have been appalling human rights violations, and America is now basically the only outright dictatorship in the American hemisphere", much more accurate.

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  9. SNP win Arbroath by-election!

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    1. Good win. The Tory Westminster candidate stood with a bit of name recognition. The unknown SNP candidate polled less than 2012 but did not have the large personal vote that the SNP Councillors have accrued over the years. This vote is one that has the SNP attracting a good amount of 2nd preference votes.

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  10. Dear Scot Goes Pop,

    why do you give your resident Troll this oxygen? You only encourage him/them, as he/they'll delusionally think anyone gives a flying f--k about him/them.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2November 29, 2016 at 8:10 PM

      No one gives a toss for you ya fash Nat si loser. Up yer kilt.

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    2. The Britnat si considers Scotland a colony and calls scottish people "jocks", advocates arming Leave campaigners, armed militias in every workplace and armed insurrection, claimed Jo Cox's husband was a fascist, uses racial and ethnic slurs while claiming they're not derogatory, pretends to be Labour (badly) while espousing far-right racist hate-speech, praises Theresa May and the tories, wishes suicide on anyone disagreeing with it, and displays a perverted poisonous obsession with Scotland's First Minister & her predecessor.

      The ultra-right-wing authoritarian colonial mouthpiece can trot off snivelling back to its overlords at the Daily Suppress whenever it's finished arguing with itself.

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  11. I know little about Cuba, but do look into what is happening in many S.American countries via various news/environmental sites etc. Discovered this one fairly recently.
    http://www.telesurtv.net/SubSecciones/en/news/latinaamerica/index.html

    Just click on the links to any of the countries listed on the right hand margin, and you will see just exactly how human rights are almost non existent in many S.American countries. Any left wing, social democratic administration, no matter how popular, falls rather quickly. Replaced by right wing, funded by the US and other countries, they impose on the people such abuses, and create division, create gang wars and drugs wars, all to land grab and resource grab. The people are sidelined, tortured, murdered if they dare get in the way. More and more disappearances, severed heads, corpses being found in mass graves. Young people are at risk, students, often go missing never to be seen again. Castro may have ruled with a iron fist, but he kept the wolves, no, the vultures away from seizing control of his country for resources etc. The vultures are still at large and it is getting worse by the day. Take a look, and it is happening in Africa and Asia, all oil rich, diamond rich, palm oil rich, mineral rich countries.

    See this site for news on environmental abuses and destruction. It is not pretty.

    http://www.yestolifenotomining.org/category/campaigns/

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2November 29, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      Poor Hetty you are certainly not a socialist if you know little about Cuba. Just a narrowback Nat si old thing waiting to be discovered.

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    2. Glasgow Working Class 2November 29, 2016 at 7:08 PM

      My therapist has now been sectioned.

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    3. The Britnat si considers Scotland a colony and calls scottish people "jocks", advocates arming Leave campaigners, armed militias in every workplace and armed insurrection, claimed Jo Cox's husband was a fascist, uses racial and ethnic slurs while claiming they're not derogatory, pretends to be Labour (badly) while espousing far-right racist hate-speech, praises Theresa May and the tories, wishes suicide on anyone disagreeing with it, and displays a perverted poisonous obsession with Scotland's First Minister & her predecessor.

      The ultra-right-wing authoritarian colonial mouthpiece can trot off snivelling back to its overlords at the Daily Suppress whenever it's finished arguing with itself.

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  12. Been a few months since I last visited, but I see Laurel and Hardy are continuing to treat the comments section as their own personal cesspool.

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