I agree wholeheartedly with Simon Heffer, in the Telegraph who rightly asks, Why the tears for an oppressive Stalinist?
for that horrible tyrant Fidel Castro, whom some "apparently sane and intelligent people" somehow revere.
He is so popular because America hates him, and America is now the most hated country in the world. Americans have a choice about whether they stay in their country or not: Cubans don't. Sure, you can have a nice holiday there, just as you could have done in Germany in 1938. Castro is a tyrant, plain and simple, and those who revere him are either wicked or stupid. I wish him a short illness.
I get so ticked off at people who will bitch about this or another dictator, and then will make some excuse for Castro. Guy is a abomination, doesn't matter how good a health care system there is in Cuba. When the party controls every single aspect of people's lives and smashes dissent, that is tyranny. It is plain immoral to use his population as guinea pigs for the stupidest economic idea ever. And of course, he has killed and imprisoned thousands in the Island. The guy has done all this for 47 years, there is nothing defensible there, anyone doing so is an idiot.
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