Thursday, December 01, 2016

In Memory of Castro

Interesting hearing the lovefest, or what was meant to be a lovefest, over Fidel Castro the few days after his death. I suppose it's human nature that we all must seem to grieve over someone's death no matter who it might be.

This Faithwire news site went the opposite direction and wrote this "Handy List of Atrocities For Everyone Glorifying Fidel Castro". They start off by summing up Castro's accomplishments:

"Fidel Castro jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six."

" In the above process Fidel Castro converted a highly-civilized nation with a higher standard of living than much of Europe and swamped with immigrants into a slum/sewer ravaged by tropical diseases and with  the highest suicide rate in the Western hemisphere.
Over TWENTY TIMES as many people (and counting) have died trying to escape Castro’s Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany. Yet prior to Castroism Cuba received more immigrants per-capita than almost any nation on earth—more than the U.S. did including the Ellis Island years, in fact."

I do agree with at least one point brought up by his admirers: Listening to Democracy Now on the radio the other day, an admirer pointed out he was just one man who stood up to the United States and survived. He made a point, I thought. After all, the United States is to most aggressive and blood thirsty county in the world- at least since Castro died- and it was never able to take Castro out. I'll give Castro credit for that.

Out of perhaps a misguided sense of decency, I offer condolences to The Left for the death of their hero. The only world class leader of Castro quality they have to look up to now is North Korea's Kim Jong Un.


At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please. Although there are some on the left that as you say look up to" Castro, to suggest this is the general feeling of the left is nonsense. Remember, it was Kennedy who stood up to Castro, albeit poorly. In my opinion, our isolation of Castro likely exacerbated the conditions in Cuba that lead to his assault on his political enemies. The US promoted revolution against Castro and was directly involved with the many assassination attempts on Castro's life. As expected, Castro feared for his life and pro-democracy supporters paid a heavy price. Our embargo and isolation promoted the poverty in Cuba in the hope that the Cuban people would rise up against their dictator. It was an arrogant and horribly disastrous experiment on how to promote an anti-communist, pro-democratic revolution.

Additionally, I would challenge you to name a single liberal that admires NK's Kim Jong Un.

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only good thing Castro did was take on the Federal Reserves. Had he of kept his mind, Cuba would have recovered. Instead, he totally lost it. I'm curious to learn his drug prescription & advisory committee background, & compare with Hitler's. There's always an evil slinking around underfoot, it seems. The one world govt wants the ultimate power, all the other tyrants are just useful idiots under micromanagement of a "trusted" doctor's care. They infiltrated everywhere.

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only reason castro survived all those years is because he had 2 million russian soldiers standing behind him and russian threat of global war


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