I’m nauseated by the “respect” being shown Fidel Castro in the wake of his death, particularly by hard-leftist Americans who are either stupid, cold-hearted or devoutly in the tank of pure communism. Yes, “Stupid” because if educated Americans haven’t the knowledge of the atrocities this man committed, they can only be stupid.
Here we go:
President Barack Obama – How’s this for selective ambiguity?
“Today we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family.” And… “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and the world around him.”
Oh really? Did any president ever offer condolences to the families of Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, Josef Stalin or Saddam Hussein? Castro belongs in that grouping. History will record Castro as a vicious murderer and oppressor of millions of people who were afforded no freedoms of expression, speech, political choices, sexual orientation, etc., yet private ownership, unless it conformed to the Castro mantra of communistic control. Condolences, my ass.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter: “Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country.”
Oh really? Fondly? Again, this man embarrasses America. Ex-president Carter – who champions human rights like he was a self-styled Jesus – must be living under a rock. Cuba is listed in most reports as being among countries in the world with the worst record on human rights. That includes the total repression of freedoms we take for granted, including speech, press, assembly, free elections and much more. The numbers vary depending on what study is accessed, but it’s safe to conclude that up to 100,000 people have been executed in Castro’s reign, not to mention thousands more who have died in prisons, who have gone missing and who have died trying to reach the United States in a mass exodus. Add to that, thousands who languish in squalor prisons for years, uncharged with crime other than being dissidents. Some journalists have cited Castro’s victims in the hundreds of thousands.
Remember him fondly?
Whatever happened to Cajones?
Jesse Jackson – Here’s his tweet: “In many ways, after 1959, the oppressed the world over joined Castro’s cause of fighting for freedom & liberation-he changed the world. RIP”
Jackson urges us all to celebrate “the life of a liberator who fought and won against the rich and oligarch rule of Batista.” Castro liberated plenty, all right. More than 1.5 million desperate Cubans risked their lives over the last 56 years to flee the island nation — many in rickety boats that didn’t make it – in the wake of Castro’s rule seeking freedom in America from oppression in their home nation.
Geraldo Rivera (Yes, the news commentator) — “I think the Cubans have a tremendous sense of pride over his legacy (what legacy? murder? torture? Missing persons?) and I think he will be remembered fondly.” Rivera was also a “friend” having visited with Castro several times. Rivera often cited education and health care in Cuba as a major achievement. But there’s another side to that image – a truthful side – which was revealed by Cuban-born Yale professor, Carlos Eire, and published in the Washington Post: (Pay attention, Geraldo)
“He established a fraudulent school system that provided indoctrination rather than education, and created a two-tier health-care system, with inferior medical care for the majority of Cubans and superior care for himself and his oligarchy, and then claimed that all his repressive measures were absolutely necessary to ensure the survival of these two ostensibly “free” social welfare projects.”
Geraldo Rivera has lost all credibility with me. Such ignorance cannot produce a competent journalist.
Colin Kaepernick, controversial 49er’s quarterback: This now-famous anti-American – who makes $19 million a year for playing a game – recently showed up after a game in Miami wearing a tee-shirt with a picture of his hero, Fidel Castro. He, too, praised Castro’s education system.
Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister: “It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honor to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba
How could the leader of a free nation be so dumb?
Here are some more prominent folks who have thought so highly of the mass murderer:
Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate
Barbara Lee, congresswoman, (D-Ca.)
John Kerry, Secretary of State
Bashar Al-Assad, Syrian president
Kim Jong Un, North Korea president
Vladimir Putin, Dictator, Russia.
When I think of Castro, I think of Hitler, only on a smaller scale. The masses of exiles trying to reach a free America, were like the Jews trying to escape the Nazi Regime, only their crime was not about being Jewish, it was about being free. We forget that Castro chummied up with the USSR allowing Russian missiles to be pointed at our people, on the ready. Add to that, in 2011, the terrorist group from Lebanon known as Hezbollah, opened a base in Cuba, compliments of the Castro regime, 90 miles from our shores. And get this: in 2015, Obama had Cuba removed from the U.S. terrorist Watch List, despite Hezbollah. (Read the link to Judicial Watch, below).
Keep in mind, when people travel as tourists to the oasis on the bright side of Cuba, that economic jolt helps to support Hezbollah and any other terror activities enjoined by the Castros.
As a Miami cop who was there when the first waves of desperate Cuban people fled to America with nothing but the clothing on their backs, I remember the fear and hatred they expressed, in unison, about Fidel Castro. I worked alongside many Cuban cops and other friends whose families struggled in fear of repression and torture for their loved ones still living on the island.
Over the last three generations, with Marxist propaganda routinely spoon fed to children through the ‘70s, ‘80’s, 90’s and more, the indigenous Cubans would become indoctrinated as loyal communists because they knew nothing else to compare to.
But the people who truly know, who were there, do NOT love Fidel Castro. They do NOT mourn for him or his family. Rather, he is seen as a monster as was Hitler and Stalin, only with a smaller country. Praising Castro is like praising Charles Manson or Ted Bundy, only they never killed, tortured or imprisoned the masses like Fidel and his brother, Raul.
Google “Castro firing squads, video” and watch the compassion of Fidel in the form of bullets into the bodies of anyone who would speak out against the regime. Remember, there is no free press there. There is no free speech there.
And for those of you who praise Castro’s Cuban health care, remember, everything is not as it seems. Read this article in the National Review, particularly the section titled, “Separate and Unequal”…and learn how there is a three-tiered health care system in Cuba. Here’s the link:
Marco Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants. His opinions are worth listening:
Praise Castro? Are you kidding me?
A few more links worth learning from: