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... then their hearts & minds will follow

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Feb 19, 2008

The BBC site has a slide-show on the career of Fidel Castro captioned by the following text:

Many liberal Cubans considered him an oppressive dictator. Thousands fled their homeland for the US, often on dangerous makeshift rafts. But Fidel Castro retained enough public support to become one of the world's longest-serving leaders.

In the case of a single-party state, when all opposition is subject to arrest and sundry forms of duress, it's not especially difficult to "retain enough public support" to serve as a "leader." A specimen of that witty British understatement, right?

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 30, 2009 9:55 AM ET USA

    Look on the bright side: they're not mandating the Adhan. For he who is not against us is on our side.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 29, 2009 11:43 PM ET USA

    This was actually pretty funny to read!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 29, 2009 10:16 PM ET USA

    Father, forgive them their trespasses.

  • Posted by: thecrossreference8142 - Oct. 29, 2009 8:55 PM ET USA

    What was that thing God said about people honoring Him with their lips while their hearts and minds are far from Him?

  • Posted by: adamah - Oct. 29, 2009 7:46 PM ET USA

    Stupid, yes....but also highly entertaining.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Oct. 29, 2009 6:27 PM ET USA

    When stupid people say stupid things to avoid offending people with more time on their hands than they need, it is stupid to listen to them.