Celebrate the death of Fidel Castro! 13

Obama over. Hillary out. Merkel, Juncker, Hollande soon to go. Maduro done for. FIDEL CASTRO DEAD.

It’s over. The terrible century of Socialist idealism in practice, whether just depressingly as in the United States under Obama, or with totalitarian horror elsewhere under Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, is coming to its end.

There are still a few Socialists in power – to mourn the death of the Monster of Cuba. Instead of abominating him as he deserves and condemning his cruel tyranny, they will heap praise on him.

As does the prime minister of Canada:

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:

November 26, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

“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”.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

This punchinello must fall – and will of course.

The Left has nowhere to go but into oblivion. It has proved its own ideas to be disastrously wrong over and over again. It is utterly discredited.

Hundreds of cheers for the death of Fidel Castro!

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Fabiola Santiago writes at the Miami Herald:

During the six decades of the Castro brothers totalitarian rule, more than two million Cubans fled their beloved island

One of Castro’s most heinous crimes was the massacre of 41 men, women and children attempting to flee Cuba on a tugboat on July 13, 1994. Cuban authorities sprayed the vessel with water hoses, rammed and sank it. This is not something I read. I interviewed survivors at the Guantanamo Cuban refugee camps months later. The Cuban Coast Guard refused to rescue the drowning, they told me.

There were so many other crimes and human rights abuses, largely ignored or benignly viewed by a world that gave Castro the benefit of the doubt, and only slapped him on the wrist occasionally at some forums like the United Nations.

Fidel Castro, myth and legend to the international left, has died without being brought to justice for his crimes against his people — the passing of the torch and title of president to his brother in 2006 challenged only by brave dissidents who are beaten and detained daily. The Castros have installed their children and grandchildren in government roles, an indication they plan to sustain the family dynasty beyond Raúl’s promised retirement in 2018.

There’s joy, excitement — and hope — at the news of Fidel Castro’s death at 90. I’m skeptical. Castro didn’t govern alone. He had accomplices. …

Still, it won’t be the same without the patriarch. With his death, it feels as if an evil curse — the heaviest of weights — has been lifted on a nation whose children are scattered all over the world. The bogeyman is gone.

At the break of morning, the streets of Havana were deserted. People were told to stay inside, refrain from playing music, close their doors.

Miami never went to sleep, some of the arteries that run through its Cuban heart closed so that people could express the accumulation of 58 years of loss and separation, of disillusionment and never-ending hope.

Cuba , Castro no more.

There will be no farewell comandante from us, only a good riddance.

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CELEBRATING THE DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO IN MIAMI

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Here is President-elect Trump’s official statement on the death of Fidel Castro. It deserves applause:

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve. Though the tragedies, deaths 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. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”

  • Cogito

    Even the most cursory reading of history demonstrates that the authoritarian/totalitarian temptation runs deep in the human psyche. This is lamentable but true.
    There have been brief flashes of human creativity – Periclean Athens, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of reason and the Enlightenment.
    But always totalitarianism lurks. In our age, having overcome the bloody regimes of Fascism and Communism, we now face yet another monstrous creed which threatens to extinguish all these accomplishments of the free human mind. Islam, of course. Islam which is profoundly abetted by progressives throughout the Western World.
    Will Mr. Trump be our Sobieski or Martel?

    • And “the glory that was Greece.”

      • Cogito

        Yes, I agree which is why I mentioned Periclean Athens!

    • liz

      Good question – it remains to be seen, but Trump certainly ran and won on the need for, and anticipation of a Martel. And I think he will approach national security and foreign policy in that spirit.

  • Cogito

    Yes, I agree. The Prime Minister of my Canada demonstrates the moral vacuity of the progressive movement in the West. Trump’s statement, on the other hand, has the inspiring ring of moral truth, and so many of us here applaud him.
    Whether or not the left has breathed its last, we can celebrate boisterously the death of this monstrous tyrant.

    • The Left – the Marxist Left – hasn’t yet breathed its last. But it is on its last legs.

      Of course, fresh political hells will emerge. Islam remains as the biggest threat to freedom in the world today.

      • liz

        And it’s a threat because it’s being aided and abetted by the Left.

    • There will be no change. Huge margins of safety for Trump. Can’t imagine why they’re doing it except to be obstreperous and obstructionist.

  • liz

    Trudeau’s tribute (which I’m sure Obama would endorse) makes me want to vomit. I’m glad the totalitarian bastard is dead, but the Left has succeeded in poisoning the minds of generations who see him as a hero.
    I hope you’re right that they and their ideology are on the way out, but we thought that when the Soviet Union collapsed, too… At least they are on the way out of power for now. In the meantime, we need to figure out a better way to KEEP them out.

  • Robbie
    • liz

      Great! Proof that the Miami Cubans got their wish, and he’s getting “what he deserves”! (Hell really should be real for those who deserve it.)

  • Azgael

    you must completely delusional if you think that socialism is dead or defeated, as long as there is a leftist still alive, the left WILL NEVER be defeated, it just sits and waits for its opportunity to pounce, castro is dead but his government remain, raul is still alive as are all other communists in cuba, this is meaningless celebration of a evil mans death when what he built still exist, as strong as ever.

    America was 1 election away from being EXACTLY like the USSR, Trump won, but ALL the leftists are still there, alive, waiting 4 years to finally take over for good. The longer they wait to wipe out the left, the longer the war will last, the more pain there will be, more loss of human life (leftists are NOT HUMAN thus don`t count) there will be.