It’s almost certain Jesse Jackson would find nothing ironic about the fact that his Twitter feed, which was recently concerned mainly with alleged voter suppression in the United States, suddenly pivoted to unabashed praise for deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Cubans, of course, have been free to vote for Castro for decades.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) November 28, 2016
Jackson was insistent that his Twitter followers read and share the Chicago Sun-Times’ nuanced reflection on Castro’s life, an amalgam of paradoxes that could not possibly be portrayed accurately in stark black-and-white terms.
— Sandra Morello (@sandra_morello1) November 29, 2016
Judging by his own Twitter posts and retweets, though, it seems Jackson was perfectly comfortable with a one-sided view.
In many ways, after 1959, the oppressed the world over joined Castro's cause of fighting for freedom & liberation-he changed the world. RIP pic.twitter.com/ReOLnMCxE7
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) November 26, 2016
— Dr. Benjamin Chavis (@DrBenChavis) November 27, 2016
Jackson, who first visited Cuba in 1984 as a candidate for president, returned there Wednesday in advance of a Thursday memorial service at which he was invited to speak.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) November 30, 2016
The place sounds too good to leave. Maybe Jackson will take some time off from fixing the dysfunctional United States to really get to know Cuba; he really ought to consider an extended stay as a reward for all of his hard work. Maybe he can hit a ball game and do the wave with Raul — we’ve got things handled here.
Look at all of these well-wishers!
— Trump WON (@drdrjojo) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson please stay there
— Colin (@coronadorukus) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson Stay there
— Jimmy Busby (@jimmybusby) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson You should stay.
— Steven Blondois (@stevben) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson Please say you're moving there.
— Michael (@FSU1001) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson what a jackass jackson is. stay over there please rev! lol
— Mindy (@mindyaz68) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson If it's so wonderful why not stay. You going to the Communist butchers funeral says more about you than him. You're irrelevant.
— Deplorable 1371 (@groworx) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson ask my grandmother what she thinks of that butcher? You're deranged and mentally ill if you think he stands for any of that.
— Mandi Dickey (@Angoramom) December 1, 2016
@RevJJackson Lord have mercy, you're terrible.
— Lester Townsend (@bones_mckinney) December 1, 2016