The Left Loves Castro

Saturday, January 6th, 2007 1:17 pm by Neal
Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev — two peas in a pod.

Jeff Jacoby’s article last week at on Cuban dictator and mass-murderer Fidel Castro is worth reading if only for it’s short account of praises and admirations heaped-on the mass-murderer by famous emissaries of the morally-bankrupt left. We have assembled this list of Castro-gushing from Jacoby’s article:

“the first and greatest hero to appear in the world since the Second World War.”
— Norman Mailer

“one of the earth’s wisest people, one of the people we should consult.”
— Oliver Stone

“A beacon of success for much of Latin America and the Third World.”
— Giselle Fernandez of CBS

“For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on earth.”
— Barbara Walters
[Yeah, and if oppression alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the most successful nations on earth. — ed.]

“a system President Castro boasts is the most democratic and cleanest in the world.”
— CNN’s Lucia Newman, 1998.

OK, I think I’m going to be sick now.

Jacoby describes Castro’s sordid history: his rise to power, his nationalization of the economy, his transformation “of Cuba into a totalitarian hellhole,” his Arafat-like thievery, and his mass-murdering habits.

According to the Cuba Archive, which is meticulously documenting the deaths of each person killed by Cuba’s rulers since 1952, Batista [Cuba’s previous dictator — ed.] was responsible for killing approximately 3,000 people. Castro’s toll has been far higher. So far the archive has documented more than 8,000 specific victims of the Castro regime — including 5,775 firing squad executions, 1,231 extrajudicial assassinations, and 984 deaths in prison. When fully documented, the body count is expected to reach 17,000 — not counting the tens of thousands of Cubans who lost their lives at sea while fleeing Castro’s Caribbean nightmare.

“Condemn me, it doesn’t matter,” Castro said long ago. “History will absolve me.” But Castro’s ultimate day of judgment draws near, and history is not likely to be so kind.

What’s up with the bearded bastard these days, anyway? Val Prieto has this to say:

Waiting. Hurry up and waiting. That’s what it seems we are all doing these days. Just waiting. Waiting for the bearded bastard to either die or for his minions to let the world know he’s already down in hell with Beelzebub.

Stay tuned. Castro can’t die soon enough.

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