Because of Fidel Castro, Cuba remains today a living, breathing testament to the failure of Socialist Political and Economic philosophy. He transformed the richest nation in the Caribbean into an island gulag from which people routinely risked their lives trying to escape.
Ironic as it may seem, Capitalism may have had no better friend than Castro over the past 57 years. His little Marxist experiment in his homeland failed so completely and spectacularly, that one wonders why that philosophy has not yet been given its rightful home in the Ash Heap of History. I’m patient. I’ll wait a bit longer.
Predictably, world leaders weighed in with somewhat predictable remarks. President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry each managed to say goodbye with only a hint of the five decades of horrifying human rights abuses that were needed to make the Communistic economy hum. But it quickly got worse.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s statement today is pure tripe. It is a perfect example of the leftist apologists who revere Communistic Dictators, but spew venom at domestic opponents who disagree with them. If I wanted to parody the modern-day left, I’m not sure I could have done a better job.
Let us break down this pile of pablum while it is still steaming fresh.
“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 larger-than-life leader? Yea…most dictators are. Mostly because they must run the lives of so many to be a dictator. It is also interesting that Trudeau noted that Castro “served” his people for a half-century. Funny. It sure as hell appears to me that the exact opposite was true.
“A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.”
I will stop short of invoking Godwin’s law here and simply note that history is littered with revolutionary orators who were very bad people. As for improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. Wow. This is undoubtedly why people from across the globe flock to Cuban Universities and Medical Schools to earn degrees that are unrivaled worldwide.
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
A controversial figure. Yes. Much like Pol Pot was controversial. Stalin was also controversial. And Castro had a curious way of expressing love and dedication to the Cuban people—what with the murders, secret police, dissident jailings and other massive human rights violation. Other than that, he loved them, I tell ya!
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”
Sometimes, words are not necessary and completely inadequate to parody Communism’s apologists. The amount of evidence you have to overlook to come to any conclusion other than that Cuba is a hellish shithole is vast. These are the same people who will pull a muscle explaining how Capitalists are responsible for all of the world’s ills.