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.