Comissiong remembers Castro

The Clement Payne movement today paid tribute to the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died last night, describing him as a man “whose actions, spirit, intellect and personality have so positively and profoundly impacted so many millions of lives”.

A statement issued by president of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, said “Castro cannot really die”, adding that he has completed his work in this material realm, “and like a good and dutiful revolutionary soldier has been honourably discharged”.

“It is now left up to those of us who remain committed to the revolutionary struggle for the triumph of humanity over inhumanity, the victory of good over evil, to ensure that the living presence of Fidel Castro resonates with ever increasing brightness and power in all of our actions and affairs,” Comissiong said.

Fidel Castro died last night at age 90.

In January 1959, at age 32, Castro became the youngest leader in Latin America when after leading a revolution that toppled the government.

He survived a crippling trade embargo imposed by the United States, as well as several attempted assassinations.

Castro ceded power to his younger brother Raul ten years ago due to ill health.

“More than  half a century ago Fidel proved to the world that once a cause is rooted in truth and righteousness, and is pursued with courage and passion, it is guaranteed victory – no matter how powerful the forces arrayed against it!

“And so, we have no doubt that Fidel took his leave from our earthly realm with a spirit of calm and assurance in his heart, confident that the millions of “children of the Revolution”– in Cuba and in every other corner of the earth– are more than equal to the task of inflicting a crushing defeat on the evil forces of Fascism and racism that, even now, are reconstituting themselves in our world,” Comissiong said.


3 Responses to Comissiong remembers Castro

  1. Wade Gibbons
    Wade Gibbons November 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    well said.

  2. Hal Austin November 27, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Have our political leaders sent their condolences to the Castro family and the Cuban nation? Or are they waiting to see what the US embassy tells them what to say?

  3. Sheron Inniss November 27, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Castro did some good stuff and some bad. In the face of adversity he proved that it was possible to survive without the good old/is it the bad old USA. It never ceases to amaze me that they have the highest debt in the world and a host of other woes yet they want to be the international police. When will they get it through their thick sculls that they do not own the world? I fault Castro for not allowing all Cubans to share in the wealth, the persecutions, etc. Then again we have some of that going on right here in Bim, hmmm. The person wearing the shoe feels the pinch and that is a fact.


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