“[The Internet] has put an end to secrets… We are seeing a high level of investigative journalism, that is within reach of the whole world.”
-Fidel Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party (Cuba)
Those who have seen the JFK movie are, no doubt, intimately familiar with the ominous, deep ops know-it-all Mr. X. The role was, of course — played by the veteran actor Donald Sutherland — and the character was based upon the real life U.S. Army Colonel Fletcher Prouty. Another star of an Oliver Stone movie and military man, Fidel Castro, seems to be making his own attempt to be a kind of wide-ranging Mr. X of a certain variety, exposing hidden truth and subterranean information for the benefit of all of those who would care to hear. The Comandante seems to have gotten into the business of prognosticating events, exposing elite clandestine gatherings, and in general opining about the dark and shadowy forces that are coalescing behind closed doors.
Fidel recently invited the Lithuanian investigative journalist Daniel Estulin down to Havana to meet with him — and his entourage — and entertain questions from the Cuban press. Additionally, El Comandante has foretold of a U.S war with Iran, that he has even suggested could culminate in a planetary nuclear holocaust. Fidel of the crystal ball, is indeed a rejuvenated politico and world meta-theorist/observer; and although I don’t recall Lenin’s oeuvre talking about reading the tea leaves; with Marxist-Leninism, subsisting at an all-time nadir, who knows what tracts Fidel is drawing intellectual sustenance and inspiration from these days.
It’s been reported that Wikileaks is an online favorite, and that Fidel believes in the world wide web as a vehicle to break through the consolidated media empires that exist throughout the world. He speaks openly of the “world dictatorship”, and creating an international force to militate against it; and is optimistic that despite all of said dictatorship’s machinations and malevolent intentions that a shared world of plenty — can be had by all.
Julia Sweig, Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, doesn’t think that Fidel is trying to remold himself as a deep political observer, but; instead, as an international statesman of some dignity and repute. According to Dr. Sweig, “Fidel is at an early stage of reinventing himself as a senior statesman, not as head of state, on the domestic stage, but primarily on the international stage, which has always been a priority for him.” Additionally, Sweig opines that, “Matters of war, peace and international security are a central focus: nuclear proliferation, climate change, these are the major issues for him, and he’s really just getting started, using any potential media platform to communicate his views. He has time on his hands now that he didn’t expect to have. And he’s revisiting history, and revisiting his own history.”
But not only reading history, Fidel seems to be reading through the lines of history, to ferret out the hidden facts and truth; and uncover surreptitious information. Combing history for the grains, that many other respectable observers might move right on past, or leave entirely out. This, of course, does not describe simply a statesman, but a whistle-blower of sorts on what Fidel deems to be dishonorable intentions and impeachable targets. Only time will tell if he can establish any credibility in this new vocation, but it’s certainly an unexpected for role for a man who just recently told an interviewer from The Atlantic, “I’m still a dialectical materialist.” Fidel certainly dances to the beat of his own drummer, when it comes to the fraternity of dialecticians, though.
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive who would like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current, and future U.S. military, economic, foreign and domestic policies. He has been published by a number of websites, and publications throughout the alternative media.