While liberals and progressives were sorry to see him go and I was much more sad to see the deaths of Florence Henderson and Ron Glass over the weekend that a Dictator that has been there my entire life.
Fidel Castro. May he rot in his own hell.
I was born during the Cuban Missile Crisis. That was the world I was born into.
Thanks, Fidel. I won’t miss you.
But Liberals will. They love oppressive Communist Dictators.
And of course, it’s all about HIM. 🙂
But I’m more in tune with our President-Elect:
“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” the statement read. “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.”
“Though the tragedies, death 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,” the president-elect added.
Sen. Marco Rubio (a Cuban American): “President Obama issued a pathetic statement on death of dictator #FidelCastro with no mention of thousands he killed & imprisoned,” he wrote on Twitter Saturday morning.
Fidel Castro seized power promising to bring freedom and prosperity to Cuba, but his communist regime turned it into an impoverished island prison. Over six decades, millions of Cubans were forced to flee their own country, and those accused of opposing the regime were routinely jailed and even killed.
Sadly, Fidel Castro’s death does not mean freedom for the Cuban people or justice for the democratic activists, religious leaders, and political opponents he and his brother have jailed and persecuted. The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not. And one thing is clear, history will not absolve Fidel Castro; it will remember him as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people.
The future of Cuba ultimately remains in the hands of the Cuban people, and now more than ever Congress and the new administration must stand with them against their brutal rulers and support their struggle for freedom and basic human rights.
His brother Raul and Liberals everywhere are standing in the way.