Fidel Castro Denounces Media Deception, Lies
22 October, 2012 – Prensa Latina
The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, said today that although many people in the world are deceived by the media which is almost completely in the hands of privileged and wealthy owners who publish garbage, generally speaking, people are less and less taken in by such lies.
“All it took was a message to the graduates from the first course of the Victoria de Girón Institute Medical Sciences to set it off”, the Cuban leader said in a note published at the Cubadebate website entitled “Fidel Castro esta agonizando” (Fidel Castro is on his deathbed).
In the article, Fidel also noted that the news agencies “added the most unusual stupidities in their dispatches.” Similarly, he stated that Spain‘s ABC newspaper had reported that a Venezuelan doctor, “residing who knows where,” claimed that the Cuban leader had suffered a massive embolism in his right cerebral artery.
Fidel pointed out that the doctor had insisted, “I can say we will not see him again publicly,” and added that “nobody likes to be deceived, even the most incorrigible liar who is waiting for the truth to be told.”
Fidel Castro pointed out how “in April 1961, everybody believed the news published by the wire services that the Bay of Pigs mercenary invaders were on their way to Havana, when in fact certain of them were struggling to board boats back to the Yankee warships that had escorted them.”
The Cuban leader added, “people learn and resistance is growing against the capitalist crises that recur with increasing frequency; no lies, repression or new weapons, will prevent the collapse of an increasingly unequal and unjust system of production.”
In another part of his note, Fidel Castro referred to the October missile crisis and how agencies had identified three culprits: “Kennedy, a newcomer to the empire‘s leadership, Khrushchev and Castro. Cuba had nothing to do with nuclear weapons, nor the needless slaughter at Hiroshima and Nagasaki perpetrated by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, where the tyranny of nuclear weapons was established. Cuba was defending its right to independence and social justice,” the revolutionary leader said.
In the final paragraphs of his remarks, the Cuban leader said “I enjoy writing and so I do, I enjoy studying and so I do. There is plenty to do when it comes to knowledge. Never, for example, have the sciences advanced at such astonishing speed.”
Fidel Castro stated that he stopped publishing his Reflections “because my role is certainly not to take up space in our press, which is devoted to other tasks required by the country.”
“Vultures! I don’t even remember what a headache is. As an evidence of what liars they are, I am furnishing some photos along with this article,” the Cuban leader stated.