Fidel Castro held quite a few formal titles: El Presidente, El Comandante, and El Primero. Now the only title he holds is sólo otro matón comunista muerto.
With the death of the Communist dictator comes basically the same question asked of liberals not all that long ago, “If it comes down between defending Islam or gays, who will you stand by?”
History has proven that the political Left has thrown their LGBT allies under the bus when it comes to radical Islamic terrorists throwing homosexuals off of rooftops or lopping off their heads.
Now with the death of one of the Western Hemisphere’s first rate tyrants, it’s quite clear where the Left stands in regards to the quite reliable homosexual constituents.
Nonetheless, Fidel’s track record of Imprisonment, torture, and killing thousands of human rights advocates, Catholic priests, dissidents and independent journalists has been rivaled only by the likes of Chairman Mao and Comrade Lenin, the Left’s abandonment of homosexuals is not only extremely hypocritical, but quite telling of their character… or lack thereof.
As noted by the Chicago Tribune from 1989, it was noted that “In Fidel Castro`s Cuba, protection of the society always comes before individual rights. Cuba is the only country known to isolate its AIDS patients.”
Unfortunately, the Tribune chose to use the word “isolate” when the correct word is “imprison.” Regardless of whatever words were used, it’s clear Western liberalism then and still does give Castro a pass.
But if the blurb from Chi-Town isn’t enough, there’s always this excerpt from the World Affairs Journal; (Emphasis mine)
Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, played by the magnificent Javier Bardem in the film Before Night Falls, spent some unpleasant time in Fidel and Che’s dungeons. Artists tend to be anti-authoritarian, and naturally police states fear and loathe them, so Arenas was hauled off to prison. A memorable bit of dialogue from the film sums up Cuban due process for him in eight words.
“You’re under arrest.”
“Because I say so.”
Arenas, in his book of the same name, writes about the conditions inside. “It was a sweltering place without a bathroom. Gays were not treated like human beings, they were treated like beasts. They were the last ones to come out for meals, so we saw them walk by, and the most insignificant incident was an excuse to beat them mercilessly.”
While I personally consider the homosexual lifestyle to be morally repugnant and the inclination to be a grave moral disorder, anything I say or do pales in comparison to the blatant hypocrisy of Western liberals.
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And while U.S. President-elect Donald Trump frankly called Castro a “brutal dictator,” other eminent figures around the world queued up to ooze praise. A quick round-up:
Jill Stein. The Green Party presidential candidate tweeted: “Fidel Castro was a symbol of the struggle for justice in the shadow of empire. Presente!”
Justin Trudeau. Applauding Castro’s “love for the Cuban people,” Canada’s PM said that the tyrant’s demise caused him “deep sorrow,” noted that his father (late PM Pierre Trudeau) “was very proud to call [Castro] a friend,” and mourned “the loss of this remarkable leader.”
George Galloway. The former British MP tweeted: “You were the greatest man I ever met Comandante Fidel. You were the man of the century.”Jean-Claude Juncker. The EU Commission president tweeted: “With the death of #FidelCastro, the world has lost a man who was a hero for many.”
Michael D. Higgins. Ireland’s president gushed that “equality and poverty are much less pronounced in Cuba than in surrounding nations” and that Castro stood not only for “freedom for his people but for all of the oppressed and excluded peoples on the planet.”
Jesse Jackson. The veteran shakedown artist cheered Castro the “freedom fighter,” “poor people’s hero,” and “liberator.”
Jimmy Carter. The retired peanut farmer wrote: “Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people….We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country.”
Ban Ki-Moon. The UN honcho professed to be “saddened” by the death of Castro, whom he credited with “advances…in the fields of education, literacy and health” and touted as “a strong voice for social justice.”
Jeremy Corbyn. The head of the British Labour Party hailed Castro as a “champion of social justice.”