Steven, Cliff can speak for himself, but I for one will not be intimidated by
spiritual harrassment. My testimony is not up to you to define with idiosyncratic
and isolated proof-texts.  In any case, the claim wasn't whether Castro *said*
he'd been a Communist all his life, it's whether it was a fact or not. Naturally
by 1962 he would have said something like this because he'd signed the treaty of
friendship with the Soviet Union. This is the second time I've addressed this.
You can choose to believe me or not, but the courtesy of a response would be
appreciated, rather than just repeating the same old charge.

Just think: Cuba could have been a democracy except for your meddling.

Steven Montgomery wrote:

> At 12:25 AM 10/21/2002, you wrote:
> >No, Clifford -- ask Steven to reveal his sources.
> Don't know about your sources, but I take mine from Prophets of God:
> Just a short time ago Fidel Castro broadcast to the world his boastful
> confession that he had been a hard-core communist all of his adult life. He
> gloried in the fact that he had been able to confuse and deceive many
> people simply by saying he was not a communist. And because there were
> gullible people in this and other countries who believed his false
> assertions, he was able to establish a Soviet beachhead—"A communist
> satellite under active Russian control."
>   (10233elder Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, October 1962, First
> Day—Morning Meeting 15.)
> --
> Steven Montgomery
> Those of us who take note of and criticize abuses of power by the federal
> bureaucracy are often accused of being "anti-government." This is not only
> untrue, it is the exact opposite of the truth. The John Birch Society and
> those
> who share our constitutionalist point of view are emphatically
> pro-government ­
> so much so, in fact, that we want to see as many governments as possible
> dividing power and responsibilities, and keeping each other in check. What we
> oppose is the alternative ­ the effective abolition of local, county, and
> state
> governments and their absorption into a monolithic federal state, which in
> turn
> would ultimately be subsumed into a global leviathan directed by the United
> Nations.--WNG The Review of the News Oct 13, 2002
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“We do not think that there is an incompatibility between words and deeds; the
worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly
debated…To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was
a coward; any idea of moderation was just an attempt to disguise one’s unmanly
character; ability to understand a question from all sides meant that one was
totally unfitted for action.” – Pericles about his fellow-Athenians, as quoted by
Thucydides in “The Peloponessian Wars”

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