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    Fidel Castro has died

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    Edited by: "darthkee" 26th Nov 2016

    Ole!

    “The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger.”
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    RIP. He was a great leader for Cuba

    Iconic figure of the 20th Century.

    dtovey89

    Iconic figure of the 20th Century.



    A bit of an insult to icons.

    airfix

    A bit of an insult to icons.



    He was an icon to many. What's wrong in stating that?

    It wasn't a compliment nor was it an insult.

    Rest in peace comrade. He made Cuba a great country instead of just the play thing of America.

    He managed to provide free medical care, insure everyone had rations so they didnt starve and a roof over head, he managed to keep the countries infrastructure running and maintain the people in relatively modern living, with motorised transport, washing machines and TV via ingenuity that put make do and mend to shame, He did all of it while under the thumb of the most powerful country on earth that was hellbent on breaking Cuba.
    He is a inspiration to us all, he did so much with so little, while our politicians do very little with so very, very much.

    Life for Cubans under Castro has been very hard, but at least they knew they their lives meant something in that poverty stricken island.

    Unfortunately, just as oligarchs appeared in post-communist Russia, so too shall individuals rise in Cuba having claimed it and sold it off, leaving the people in the same position as the poor in any part of the world i.e. they will know that their lives mean nothing.

    tryn2help

    Life for Cubans under Castro has been very hard, but at least they knew … Life for Cubans under Castro has been very hard, but at least they knew they their lives meant something in that poverty stricken island.Unfortunately, just as oligarchs appeared in post-communist Russia, so too shall individuals rise in Cuba having claimed it and sold it off, leaving the people in the same position as the poor in any part of the world i.e. they will know that their lives mean nothing.




    We can only hope that doesn't happen, but they had revolution before they could have it again. One thing is for sure too much change from the cuban way will impact tourism I doubt anyone there wants cuba to be las vegas surrounded by sea.

    Error440

    Rest in peace comrade. He made Cuba a great country instead of just the … Rest in peace comrade. He made Cuba a great country instead of just the play thing of America.He managed to provide free medical care, insure everyone had rations so they didnt starve and a roof over head, he managed to keep the countries infrastructure running and maintain the people in relatively modern living, with motorised transport, washing machines and TV via ingenuity that put make do and mend to shame, He did all of it while under the thumb of the most powerful country on earth that was hellbent on breaking Cuba.He is a inspiration to us all, he did so much with so little, while our politicians do very little with so very, very much.


    His actions also inspired one of the best films ever.

    Shengis

    His actions also inspired one of the best films ever.




    ?

    Error440

    ?


    Saturday Night Fever.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyMiXRqWIAILJHg.jpg

    archer1204



    ​Trump killed Castro? oO

    Error440

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    Last Action Hero?

    Only film I can think of is Bananas.

    How long before the big bully USA shows Cuba freedom and democracy now that Castro has died

    Error440

    We can only hope that doesn't happen, but they had revolution before they … We can only hope that doesn't happen, but they had revolution before they could have it again. One thing is for sure too much change from the cuban way will impact tourism I doubt anyone there wants cuba to be las vegas surrounded by sea.


    Sorry, Error, but it's almost a certainty greedy weak and less principled figures will emerge from the shadows and be quick to take fools gold from American 'interests'.

    The luxury hotels for cash laden foreigners will be crashing up through the quaint Cuban buildings this time next year; local residents will be kicked out and for the first time in decades homelessness will be back in Cuba - welcome back rich Americans.

    tryn2help

    Sorry, Error, but it's almost a certainty greedy weak and less principled … Sorry, Error, but it's almost a certainty greedy weak and less principled figures will emerge from the shadows and be quick to take fools gold from American 'interests'.The luxury hotels for cash laden foreigners will be crashing up through the quaint Cuban buildings this time next year; local residents will be kicked out and for the first time in decades homelessness will be back in Cuba - welcome back rich Americans.




    You do know fidel hasnt been in power for years, I doubt his brother is going to suddenly sign an agreement with Disney to turn the country into a theme park, the future all depends on how he bows out who's gonna take the reigns then.

    Error440

    You do know fidel hasnt been in power for years, I doubt his brother is … You do know fidel hasnt been in power for years, I doubt his brother is going to suddenly sign an agreement with Disney to turn the country into a theme park, the future all depends on how he bows out who's gonna take the reigns then.


    Yes, I know he hasn't been in power, but he's been 'there' - and now that he's not 'there' watch for the activity of the ghouls between now and next year.

    Obviously, I could very easily be wrong, but American interests have never taken their eyes off Cuba, they know who the weak-willed are, and with the presence of Castro now absent they will exploit those weak and greedy individuals quickly as they make their moves to steal Cuba from the Cubans.

    2016 in general has reminded me of this video everybodies dead

    dtovey89

    He was an icon to many. What's wrong in stating that? It wasn't a … He was an icon to many. What's wrong in stating that? It wasn't a compliment nor was it an insult.



    Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic figures too?

    airfix

    Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic … Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic figures too?



    "iconic
    ʌɪˈkɒnɪk/
    adjective
    adjective: iconic

    1.
    relating to or of the nature of an icon.
    "he became an iconic figure for directors around the world"
    2.
    (of a classical Greek statue) depicting a victorious athlete in a conventional style."

    just swap a few of the letters in directors

    airfix

    Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic … Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic figures too?



    Yes.

    You seem not to understand the use of the word 'iconic' in this sense.

    airfix

    Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic … Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic figures too?



    Do you agree that Hitler was a iconic figure yes or no.

    Error440

    Do you agree that Hitler was a iconic figure yes or no.


    you mean an idol or hero? no not really

    airfix

    you mean an idol or hero? no not really



    You don't think Hitler was an iconic figure of the 20th Century?

    airfix

    you mean an idol or hero? no not really



    I said iconic, you say idol and hero so you acknowledge that some idolise him as a hero then but deny he is iconic?

    Well here are some icons for you, Mao, Che, Nixon, Powell. you have heard of all those people yes? , their names cause their images and actions to spring to mind instantly yes?

    they are iconic then, their actions have gone down in history, their name and image eternally etched into the brains of people born after their death.

    airfix

    Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic … Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic figures too?





    very famous or popular, especially being considered to represent … very famous or popular, especially being considered to represent particular opinions or a particular time


    dictionary.cambridge.org/dic…nic

    Yes. Their opinions, atrocities, beliefs and actions will continue be known to world history long after you and I are both gone.
    Edited by: "a3lawy" 27th Nov 2016

    airfix

    Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic … Do you think Saddam Hussain, Osama bin Laden and Gadaffi were iconic figures too?



    Castro cannot be compared to those.

    But yes they were iconic.
    As others have suggested I think it would be wise if you looked up the definition of iconic.
    Edited by: "dtovey89" 27th Nov 2016

    He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers death a few years ago. I think it is in the eye of the beholder.

    airfix

    He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers … He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers death a few years ago. I think it is in the eye of the beholder.



    And people who know what the word actually means.

    airfix

    He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers … He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers death a few years ago. I think it is in the eye of the beholder.


    Do you want to borrow my spade mate ?

    airfix

    He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers … He's only iconic to those same deluded people who applauded Thatchers death a few years ago. I think it is in the eye of the beholder.



    Right lets try this one Iast time, iconic doesn't mean you like someone or not, it means they are very, very famous instantly recognisable. example of iconography, if I say big black rimmed glasses, cigar, bushy eyebrows and moustache do you know who I'm talking about?

    You should have a image in your head now of groucho marx, it doesn't matter if you found him funny or not, you know him instantly just from a description thus he has proven himself to be iconic.

    dtovey89

    Castro cannot be compared to those. But yes they were iconic. As others … Castro cannot be compared to those. But yes they were iconic. As others have suggested I think it would be wise if you looked up the definition of iconic.



    No he was more like Mao and Stalin but with a smaller population to oppress, send to gulags, starve, execute etc... and none of this was a reaction to 'Yankee imperialism'.
    Oh well he did wonders for education, pity mostly the only occupations open to the poor were/are selling your body to tourists or working as a virtual slave to the wives of generals.

    Shame this isn't going to be their Berlin Wall moment

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    And people who know what the word actually means.




    1
    :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon
    2
    a :  widely recognized and well-established
    b :  widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence

    Did I mention the violent persecution of homosexuals and the religious? You would have to really hate America to idolise Castro or view Cuba as some socialist utopia.
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