But They're Still Communists...
When first we were treated to the visages of Fidel Castro he was a young nasty, hairy, dirty revolutionary wearing fatigues and combat boots. He’s no longer young. Raul, the younger brother, cut from the same radical cloth, has the same demeanor and the same goals, aims, intentions and methods as his brother. Nice guys. . .
Fidel took power on the island country at the point of a communist gun, bayonets fixed not at some evil hegemon bent on invading and enslaving; he shot his own people. Lots of them. He’s still at it. The reports are legion of dissidents being imprisoned on a whim, or worse, just drug from their meager abodes and shot in the streets, there being a zero tolerance for dissent in all communist countries; and Cuba is no exception. To this day such a fate is a real possibility for those who transgress the tight behavior and thought codes of Fidel’s realm. The dictatorship of his proletariat begins and ends with his regime’s murderous methods.
We wonder ad nauseam why the American media and the Left in general remain so enamored with and blinded by such scoundrels, but enamored they are; and so they will remain. But the truth is otherwise, and let us remember as yet another lost ball Leftist, this one our sitting president demonstrates his own delusion, that Cubans continue to risk life and limb to make the 90 mile open sea trek from their homeland to Florida. And if they get caught, their captors take them back and punish them mercilessly. One has to wonder how bad it must be for people to take such perilous steps just to escape. But such blunt realities are lost on so many among the Left, it’s almost as if a few scattered assassinations, drownings, and acts of torture are to be overlooked in the broader scheme of things. Especially where the greater good of institutional communism is the result.
Truth be told we are making nice with a vicious tyrant, a bloodthirsty butcher of his own people, and a radical thug who is the enemy of liberty. And seeing our leadership cuddling up to that same “dirty revolutionary” so they can do obeisance to their delusional image of what real leadership should be speaks volumes about just how far from the truth they have wandered.
To recognize such riffraff in favor of better cigars, a view of Cuban beaches and the fantasy of “normalization” with a Russian pawn and enemy of the United States, is a true travesty. But then at a time when we are force fed a steady diet executive amnesty, racist demagoguery and de facto monarchy at home, who could be surprised?