Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fidel Castro Steps Down...

The ailing dictator,81 finally decided to retire in favor of his brother Raul after being Presidente' For life for forty odd years.

I can just hear the tearful plaudits of the Hollywood Left,who have been Fidel's fan club for years.Check out these quotes on Hollywood's favorite tyrant:

“Very selfless and moral. One of the world’s wisest men.” –Oliver Stone.

“Cuba’s Elvis.” –Dan Rather.

“Castro is at the same time the island, the men, the cattle, and the earth. He is the whole island.” –Jean Paul-Sartre.

“A dream come true!” –Naomi Campbell.

“If you believe in freedom, if you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, you have no choice but to support Fidel Castro!” –Harry Belafonte.

“A genius.” –Jack Nicholson.

“Fidel, I love you. We both have beards. We both have power and want to use it for good purposes.” –Francis Ford Coppola.

“The first and greatest hero to appear in the world since the Second World War.” –Norman Mailer.

“Socialism works. I think Cuba might prove that.” –Chevy Chase.

“Castro is an extraordinary man. He is warm and understanding and seems extremely humane.” –Gina Lollobrigida.

Interesting that none of these cretins chose to actually reside in Fidel's Paradisio.

It's such a pleasant place that over 20% of the population risked their lives in small boats over the open sea in shark infested waters to get away from it.

At this point, a country that used to export food is a major food importer that needs heavy rationing to survive, the number of hospitals and clinics has shrunk since Batiste from 334 to about 200, and civil liberties are non-existant.

And as for the amenities, I wonder if any of these people ever got the chance to visit Fidel's gulag on the Isle of Pines, with the gallows, the torture chambers,the forced labor camps and the shark pens reserved for Fidel's `enemies of the state'? Or were they too busy having the vapors about Gitmo and waterboarding?

Now here's a poser...many if not all of these people would easily say that one of the reasons they feel the US is despised around the world is that 'we torture.' So, what's their explanation for the esteem they have for the Castro regime in Cuba?

It's the same sort of morally disgusting love affair the Left had with Stalin.

As for El Jefe, he probably won't be around too much longer and will probably not face any earthly justice...but I wouldn't want to be him on the other side of this life.

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