Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Castro on Rahm

In a truly bizarre editorial, Fidel Castro - assuming he is alive - ponders the heritage and derivation of Rahm Emanuel's surname, before discussing German philosophy and railing against the down falls of American capitalism. The editorial contains a unique flow of conscious requiring mental gymnastics in order to form a cohesive argument, if one is even possible. Money Quote:
WHAT a strange surname! It appears Spanish, easy to pronounce, but it’s not. Never in my life have I heard or read about any student or compatriot with that name, among tens of thousands.

Where does it come from? I wondered. Over and over, the name came to mind of the brilliant German thinker, Immanuel Kant, who together with Aristotle and Plato, formed a trio of philosophers that have most influenced human thinking. Doubtless he was not very far, as I discovered later, from the philosophy of the man closest to the current president of the United States, Barack Obama.

(h/t The Huffington Post)

1 comment:

Darren Staley said...

What irony. Castro, the secular athiest (and former Catholic) has no clue that Emanuel, in Hebrew, means "God is with us," yet is fascinated with the name. HA!