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Reactions To Death of Tyrant Fidel Castro Shows How Far-Gone Many On Left Are

As you probably already heard, Fidel Castro died yesterday.

While for many he was a champion of the poor and symbol of liberation who overthrew a dictator and brought free education and health care to the masses, he was ultimately a brutal dictator and thug who executed thousands of opponents, imprisoned tens of thousands, suppressed freedom and democracy and destroyed the Cuban national economy.

So it is no wonder Cuban exiles in Florida took to the streets to show how they really felt.

Naturally, he palled around and found common cause with other brutual thugs and terrorists of the 20th century, including arch terrorist Yasser Arafat.

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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, with Fidel Castro.

10 Jun 1994, Johannesburg, South Africa --- PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at the inauguration ceremony for South African president Nelson Mandela. --- Image by © Peter Turnley/Corbis
Image by © Peter Turnley/Corbis

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So it is no surprise the palestinians mourn the passing of this evil tyrant.

Palestinian leaders on Saturday expressed their condolences for the death of Fidel Castro, a Cuban leader and revolutionary who passed away late Friday at the age of 90, and remembered his stark support for the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom and independence.

The head of the Palestinian National Council (PNC), Salim al-Zanun highlighted in a statement the historical relationship between the Palestinian struggle and Cuba, and recognized the late President Yasser Arafat’s relationship with the deceased Cuban leader, who broke off diplomatic ties with the state of Israel in 1973 and was one the first countries to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) after its founding in 1964.

Al-Zanun added that Cuba today still believes in the justice of the Palestinian cause and continues to support the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, return, and an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) memorialized the late leader in a statement, underscoring that Castro had “consistently stood with the oppressed peoples of the world in their confrontation with imperialism, Zionism, racism and capitalism.”

The PFLP celebrated the Cuban revolution, which ousted the US-backed Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, saying that the revolution “belonged to the entire people,” and united workers and peasants to ensure the victory of their revolution, adding that Cuba has remained “an example of the nationalization of production, the division of wealth, and the construction of exceptional free education and health care systems.”

“From Angola to South Africa, Palestine to Mozambique, Bolivia to El Salvador, Castro’s legacy of international revolutionary solidarity and struggle continues to serve as an example in practice that transcends borders toward revolution, democracy and socialism,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Democratic Union also expressed sadness over the death of the celebrated leader, with the group’s Secretary-General Zahira Kamal saying that Castro’s death was an important moment for the Palestinian people, and extended their condolences to the Cuban people and all of his supporters around the world.

Similarly, Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), Nayif Hawatmeh said that “the departure of the comrade, the leader, the friend, the great revolutionist, the patriot, and the nationalist Fidel Castro is a great loss for all revolutionist and nationalist forces around the world.”

Similarly, many on the Left, and those who otherwise lack any moral compass, paid tribute to him – I guess free healthcare trumps all the executions and repression of his own people (including gay people).

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Including Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, who might wear a yamulke like a boss, but seems to lack a thinking cap.

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And while the current US President put out this lame statement:

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His soon-to-be-successor impressed me with his moral clarity on this:

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/posts/10158189787375725

Unfortunately, none of this is parody. This is the bizarro world in which we live, where evil is touted as good, and good is touted as evil.

7 thoughts on “Reactions To Death of Tyrant Fidel Castro Shows How Far-Gone Many On Left Are”

  1. The Torah forbids us from celebrating the death of the wicked. We are, rather, meant to bear in mind that all human beings are G-d’s children, and that G-d prefers that each human being choose goodness and life. So, even the death of a wicked man is a tragedy – for what they might otherwise have been, had they chosen a better way of life for themselves.
    (None of this means we cannot give thanks to G-d for his salvation when the death of the wicked results in the salvation and liberation of us. The two concepts are distinct.)
    That said, it is surely a good thing that Fidel is gone, and may his brother Raul soon follow. It’s probably naive of me to imagine that the oppressive regime in Cuba will fall apart as soon as the Castro family does, but it will bring us that much closer, at least, to freedom for Cuba.

  2. I vote thug and tyrant. But that said, how useful or forward-looking is it to dance in the streets upon hearing of Castro’s death? Many Democrats are using this opportunity to strike a constructive tone to encourage Trump to continue Obama’s efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

  3. Curious that all these people praising the resistance to empire conveniently overlook resistance to the Sunni Arab empire.

  4. obama is trying to normalize relations, so his comments made sense
    trump is a thug who has embraced putin…who has imprisoned hundreds and killed hundreds more…and persecuted jews
    my rebbe is married to a cuban jew, so i know what castro did when he came to power
    he was an evil man and im glad he is dead
    but im sure as hell not going to praise trump for acting the ahole

    1. “obama is trying to normalize relations, so his comments made sense”

      Perhaps. But nowhere in his statement does he mention the “D” word.
      The word being “democracy”, i.e. the idea that Cuba should be moving towards that and not “business as usual”.

  5. I’m starting to like Donald Trump more and more.
    Sure, he might have a big mouth, and a foul one at that, but there’s NOTHING that he has ever said that’s anywhere near as disgusting as what these other world “leaders” just did.

    Thank you to The Donald for saying it like it is.

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