Communism Again Gets A Free Pass – Setting The Record Straight On Castro
With well over 100 million direct casualties and countless other social, economic and environmental disasters under its name, communism is arguably the worst human experiment in history. And yet, how many communist leaders have been formally prosecuted in a court of law for their crimes?
This week with the passing of Fidel Castro – another ‘distinguished’ -butcher comrade with all the assorted hypocrisies – we were reminded of how that scourge of humanity got a free pass yet again. The world by and large missed a great opportunity to set the historical record straight.
The bulk of international media and Western leaders for the most part reminded us of his important deeds and contribution to 20th century history. In fact you could almost be forgiven for thinking that it was Ghandi who had passed away.
The top prize for adulation undoubtedly went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the glamour poster boy of Western progressivism, who wrote ‘Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century.’
Perhaps he should have detailed exactly what ‘service’ Castro performed. That Cuba is a tropical version of totalitarian hell is beyond dispute. One in five Cubans left their homeland by any means possible after Castro took over power – eventually including his own daughter. Those who stayed behind either played along or ended up in jail, joining thousands of other dissidents. Homosexuals were assaulted and persecuted, as documented in movies such as ‘When Night Falls’ (with an awesome performance by Javier Bardem in the leading role).
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2016.