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Embracing Evil: How the Progressive Left Proved its (Im)Moral Hypocrisy

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Castro became “the last Communist, railing on the empty, decrepit street corner that Cuba became under his rule.”

Castro “reneged on his promise of free elections, executed thousands imprisoned tens of thousands…and made his isle a pawn in the Cold War.”

Castro “rigidly controlled the arts, the press, the airwaves. [His] efficient secret police force was aided by neighborhood spies & mobs…”

Even his daughter said Fidel was “a tyrant–an absolute ruler unrestrained by law.”

Senator Ben Sasse quoting the Miami Herald

I am a first-generation American. I am the son and grandson of immigrants who arrived on America’s golden shores with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Literally.

The liberal outpouring of grief for Fidel Castro is both disgusting and disrespectful to me and to the millions of other Cuban-Americans whose lives were uprooted by the communist strongman today’s liberals seem infatuated with. The man was a Monster in the same vein as Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Benito Mussolini, the Khmer Rouge, Idi Amin, and every other dictator whom liberals have pretended to detest. The people of Ireland and Canada, in particular, should be embarrassed at the displays of condolences delivered by their elected leaders. Fidel was not a “controversial” figure — he was a mass murdering oppressor who only cared about himself.

Perhaps you don’t believe me because you’ve been hearing such great things about Castro in the news lately. Click the link and meet all of the documented and verified victims, see the actual record of deaths, disappearances, and torture carried out by Castro. Be warned – it’s gut-wrenching.

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Both my father and my mother arrived in Miami in the late 1960s on “Freedom Flights” from Cuba. After Castro’s overthrow of the Batista regime, the beautiful island nation that was once known as the “Pearl of the Antilles” became an island prison. By the mid-60’s you could not leave the nation, nor travel within the country freely. Castro even invented an ingenious method to line his pockets with money from America: “Freedom Flights.” Essentially, the Cuban people had become Castro’s personal hostages, and if they wanted to be free of him, the hostage had to find a sponsor in America willing and able to pay for their freedom from Cuba.

This was how both sides of my family tree escaped Communism; their freedom was purchased for them by hard working loved ones already living in America. Castro didn’t just stoop to demanding a ransom, he also wouldn’t allow anyone leaving Cuba to take their possessions with them. When they applied to leave the island nation, the government branded them as traitors and the local “block leaders” (essentially government gang lieutenants) led the neighborhood in shunning them for their indiscretion. When the day finally came for their journey to freedom, the government would not allow the fleeing refugees to take their family heirlooms or their prized possessions. No, only the clothes they needed to travel would make the journey with them; the home and all of its belongings would be divided up among those loyal to the revolution.

Mariano Gonzalez arrived on a Freedom Flight from Havana with his wife and three young daughters in January of 1967. Mariano had been a white-collar employee of an accounting firm in Cespedes, Camaguey, Cuba. Within days of applying for his family’s exit to the United States, my grandfather Mariano lost his job at the accounting firm. He went from wearing a shirt and tie as a bookkeeper, to holding a machete and working long hours in the sugarcane fields where the government had sent him to work. If he was going to leave Cuba, then they would make him pay the price of his rebellion. He toiled under the hot Cuban sun for months waiting for the paperwork (and the money) from his brother-in-law in America to make its way through the red tape and government bureaucracy, and when it finally did, he and his family (including my mother) fled for the safety of Miami’s Freedom Tower.

Ramon Coca brought his wife, two daughters and two sons from Cuba in 1968 by way of a Freedom Flight as well. Ramon was a devout protestant Christian who had met his wife, Loida, at a Christian campground in rural Cuba. He was also a farmer in a small town southeast of Havana called San Jose de las Lajas, who loved to work with his hands and took great pleasure in tilling the soil and tending to his livestock. However, life under the Castro regime was difficult for the faithful in Cuba, as atheism had become the state religion and Christians across the island were now being persecuted. Over the course of Castro’s dictatorship, tens of thousands of Christians would be sent to prison for their crime of faith, thousands would be killed by their government, and many more tortured for their beliefs. Ramon understood the danger, but the final “straw” in his decision to take his family and flee Cuba was one of economic oppression. My grandfather Ramon was forced to hide his animals in the forest land surrounding his property in a last-ditch effort to protect them from his neighbors. He told stories of finding neighbors on his property searching for his milk cows because they wanted milk and now that Fidel was in charge he no longer had a “right” to keep that milk for himself. The dual threats of religious and economic persecution forced him onto a plane and to America.

I tell you a small bit of their stories as a prologue to the main point of what I have to say today.

In the days after the death of the dictator and tyrant, Fidel Castro, we have seen some amazing commentary from our media. Stories that would paint Castro as some average world leader who just happened to hang on to power longer than most. There were even obituaries written by Western political leaders praising Castro for his life and his leadership.

Irish President Michael D. Higgins called Castro “a giant among global leaders.” “I have learned with great sadness of the death of Fidel Castro, founder of modern Cuba, and its Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, as well as its President from 1976 to 2008.” He added that Castro’s “view was not only one of freedom for his people but for all of the oppressed and excluded people on the planet.” Another Irish leader, Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, added that Castro was a “good friend to the Irish people and an admirer of our struggle.”

“Freedom for his people?”

If Fidel Castro wanted “freedom for his people,” he could have given it to them. With these idiotic words, President Higgins reveals himself to be either a complete fool or an evil and callous degenerate. Fidel Castro spent five decades brutally crushing the hopes, dreams, and opportunities of millions of Cubans. He poured money into violent conflicts across the globe from Latin America, to Africa and Asia. He cozied up to other ruthless and violent dictators and assisted in the mass murder of thousands of innocent people across the planet. In fact, I can’t believe that Mr. Higgins could be stupid enough to believe his own words, which lead me to believe that he is simply a horrible and malevolent person.

However, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is just probably just a withering idiot. How do I know? From his comments on Fidel’s death.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante’,” Trudeau said in the statement.

He called Castro “larger than life” and “a legendary revolutionary and orator”…

“While a controversial figure, both Mr Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante’,” Trudeau said in the statement.

He called Castro “larger than life” and “a legendary revolutionary and orator”.

These rather ridiculous comments led to some very deserved mockery and even a trending Twitter hashtag #TrudaeuEulogies.

It hasn’t just been the leaders of Ireland and Canada saying stupid things about Fidel Castro, though. Even the mainstream media has been caught up in the eulogizing of a monster. CNN and PBS called Castro a “leader,” the BBC and the Daily Mail called him a “President,” ABC News called him a “Revolutionary Leader,” and the LA Times called him a “Revolutionary Icon.” He was none of these things. He was a tyrant, a dictator, a brutal mass murderer, a war criminal, and a human rights abuser.

As Senator Ted Cruz explains, liberals are fools to admire and praise Fidel Castro, who should be remembered as a villain, the same way we remember other murderous dictators in history.

The honest-to-goodness facts are that Fidel Castro was a horrible and monstrous man who lived a life of devastation, destruction, and debauchery. He persecuted, maimed, tortured, and murdered tens of thousands of people, and he took pleasure in doing so. He did not “love” his country, he did not “love” his people, he only did for himself and for the people that helped to keep him entrenched in power. This is the truest picture of who Fidel Castro is – see him in all of his glory, doing the one thing that he should be most famous for… destroying life.

In fact, see if you can wrap your mind around this, the liberals currently praising Castro are the same people who are wringing their hands about Donald Trump! How can anyone take them seriously?

Frank Luntz, Fidel Castro

I cannot express to you just how infuriating it is to see the world’s Western media, particularly here in America, contorting themselves and distorting history in an effort to paint Castro as some sort of heroic and misunderstood figure. It brings literal pain as I think of the family members I’ll never meet, the loved ones who were persecuted, and the millions of imprisoned, tortured, and murdered Cubans who will never have justice… all because of Fidel Castro’s “revolution.” What did his revolution bring Cuba? Poverty, a crumbling infrastructure, starvation, repression, oppression, a police state, and an appearance of a world stuck in the 1950s.

Don’t let the media and the liberals fool you, America. Don’t buy their revisionist version of history. Fidel Castro was an evil, monstrous man who deserved much worse than his recent death. Let us together consign him to the trashbin of history and remember him only as the disturbed and ugly footnote of evil that he was.

For more on how Castro should actually be remembered click these links:

The Telegraph UK: How can anyone committed to human rights mourn Fidel Castro – a man who killed and repressed his own people?

The Miami Herald: Fidel Castro is Dead.

He also was a ruthless dictator, the Maximum Leader who reneged on his promise of free elections, executed thousands of opponents, imprisoned tens of thousands, installed a Communist regime and made his island a pawn in the Cold War. His alliance with the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of nuclear war in 1962.

George J. Borjas a professor of Economics and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School: Vignettes from a Communist Utopia.

As an epilogue to the Castro saga from the weekend, we have the story of Castro-supporting America-hating 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick being greeted with a deluge of BOOs when he took the field of play in Miami on Sunday.

Perhaps the best part of Kaepernick’s time in Miami this weekend was the final seconds of the game when Kaepernick was tackled by the Dolphins Kiko Alonso… a Cuban-American.

 

 

For his part, Kaepernick now claims that his comments on Castro were taken “out of context.”

And now, as a public service to our readers… Fidel Castro is STILL Dead. Good riddance.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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