Remembering Castro, left vs. right, good vs. evil

It has been an astonishing few days since Fidel Castro died.  Of course, the Cubans of Miami and elsewhere in America are elated, celebratory.  The man who took over their island nation in 1959 and turned it into a gulag has finally died.  Under his dictatorial rule, he murdered thousands of his own citizens for opposing his communist policies, imprisoned thousands of others, tortured them, starved them, killed them by firing squads, and put them on rafts out to sea when his prisons became too full.  The man was one of the most horrific, barbaric dictators on the planet.  That his crimes were limited to a small island nation does not make his inhumanity any less vile.  He survived because, for inexplicable reasons, he became the darling of the left   the American left, the Central and South American left, and the global left.  From the beginning of his "revolution," leftists around the world loved this enemy of freedom and democracy.  Why?

This terrible man's death, and the American left's response to it, explains Trump's victory.  Our Democrats do not recognize the difference between good and evil.  Therein lies the fundamental division between the American left and right.  There are few national leaders in the twentieth century more malevolent than Fidel Castro.  And yet some of our most famous celebrities fell under his sway: Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, Chevy Chase, Michael Moore, etc.  The list is long and bleak.  That these people who produce our entertainment are so easily seduced by evil is profoundly depressing.  We think they are smart, but they are not.  Their expertise is limited to one or two areas, outside of which they are clueless about right and wrong, good versus evil.

Known fabulist Brian Williams of MSNBC pronounced that the Cuban people prefer their donkey-drawn carts to cars!  Sure, they do.  They like the donkey carts and eschew Chevys, Fords, and BMWs.  Anyone who has ever visited Cuba knows that this is patently untrue.  The Cuban people make the best of the few resources they have in the most enterprising ways, but they did not choose their deprivation.

The always pathetic Andrea Mitchell waxed rhapsodic about the demise of this murderous cur, perhaps because she "knew him."   Who are these people who can canonize such a terrible man?  Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apparently has never read a history book.  He could not say enough about this "larger than life leader who served his people."  Can this man be this ignorant of Castro's crimes against his own people?  Apparently.  Either that or he approves of Castro's human rights abuses.

Chris Matthews remembers Castro as a "romantic figure," a "folk hero" who overthrew a "dictator."  Fulgencio Batista, the ruler Castro displaced, was not near as corrupt, presided over a thriving economy,  and had been in power for only seven years; Castro ruled and robbed his people for nearly fifty.  Matthews did admit that Castro turned to the Soviets, but he was hard pressed to admit to the level of evil Castro administered to his island nation.  

The always witless Geraldo Rivera of Fox News swore that Castro would be remembered "fondly" by the Cuban people.  He said as well, "Obama's outreach would help to crumble Castro's legacy."  Geraldo always wants it both ways.  Obama's outreach, by the way, has been a disaster, because he asked for exactly nothing in return for his economic overture.

Raúl Castro has continued to tyrannize Cuba as his brother did.  He controls every aspect of the economy, imprisons anyone who opposes the regime, and has refused to release countless political prisoners held in Castro's dungeons.  Obama undeniably admires tyrants like Fidel, which is why he wants to enable them without asking anything in return.

Obama's statement on Castro's death was predictably vacuous.  His words obliquely acknowledged that Castro was not a perfect leader but then offered "condolences to Fidel Castro's family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people."  As if they are sad that this monster has finally passed away. 

Donald Trump had one of the most succinct and accurate statements on Castro: 

"Fidel Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights," the statement said.

"While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve."

Trump added: "Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty."

It does not get more accurate than that.  That Trump knows this and says it in public means we elected the right man at the right time.  America and the West need a turnaround expert who knows the difference between good and evil.

It has been an astonishing few days since Fidel Castro died.  Of course, the Cubans of Miami and elsewhere in America are elated, celebratory.  The man who took over their island nation in 1959 and turned it into a gulag has finally died.  Under his dictatorial rule, he murdered thousands of his own citizens for opposing his communist policies, imprisoned thousands of others, tortured them, starved them, killed them by firing squads, and put them on rafts out to sea when his prisons became too full.  The man was one of the most horrific, barbaric dictators on the planet.  That his crimes were limited to a small island nation does not make his inhumanity any less vile.  He survived because, for inexplicable reasons, he became the darling of the left   the American left, the Central and South American left, and the global left.  From the beginning of his "revolution," leftists around the world loved this enemy of freedom and democracy.  Why?

This terrible man's death, and the American left's response to it, explains Trump's victory.  Our Democrats do not recognize the difference between good and evil.  Therein lies the fundamental division between the American left and right.  There are few national leaders in the twentieth century more malevolent than Fidel Castro.  And yet some of our most famous celebrities fell under his sway: Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, Chevy Chase, Michael Moore, etc.  The list is long and bleak.  That these people who produce our entertainment are so easily seduced by evil is profoundly depressing.  We think they are smart, but they are not.  Their expertise is limited to one or two areas, outside of which they are clueless about right and wrong, good versus evil.

Known fabulist Brian Williams of MSNBC pronounced that the Cuban people prefer their donkey-drawn carts to cars!  Sure, they do.  They like the donkey carts and eschew Chevys, Fords, and BMWs.  Anyone who has ever visited Cuba knows that this is patently untrue.  The Cuban people make the best of the few resources they have in the most enterprising ways, but they did not choose their deprivation.

The always pathetic Andrea Mitchell waxed rhapsodic about the demise of this murderous cur, perhaps because she "knew him."   Who are these people who can canonize such a terrible man?  Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apparently has never read a history book.  He could not say enough about this "larger than life leader who served his people."  Can this man be this ignorant of Castro's crimes against his own people?  Apparently.  Either that or he approves of Castro's human rights abuses.

Chris Matthews remembers Castro as a "romantic figure," a "folk hero" who overthrew a "dictator."  Fulgencio Batista, the ruler Castro displaced, was not near as corrupt, presided over a thriving economy,  and had been in power for only seven years; Castro ruled and robbed his people for nearly fifty.  Matthews did admit that Castro turned to the Soviets, but he was hard pressed to admit to the level of evil Castro administered to his island nation.  

The always witless Geraldo Rivera of Fox News swore that Castro would be remembered "fondly" by the Cuban people.  He said as well, "Obama's outreach would help to crumble Castro's legacy."  Geraldo always wants it both ways.  Obama's outreach, by the way, has been a disaster, because he asked for exactly nothing in return for his economic overture.

Raúl Castro has continued to tyrannize Cuba as his brother did.  He controls every aspect of the economy, imprisons anyone who opposes the regime, and has refused to release countless political prisoners held in Castro's dungeons.  Obama undeniably admires tyrants like Fidel, which is why he wants to enable them without asking anything in return.

Obama's statement on Castro's death was predictably vacuous.  His words obliquely acknowledged that Castro was not a perfect leader but then offered "condolences to Fidel Castro's family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people."  As if they are sad that this monster has finally passed away. 

Donald Trump had one of the most succinct and accurate statements on Castro: 

"Fidel Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights," the statement said.

"While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve."

Trump added: "Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty."

It does not get more accurate than that.  That Trump knows this and says it in public means we elected the right man at the right time.  America and the West need a turnaround expert who knows the difference between good and evil.

RECENT VIDEOS