|"I can't quite put my finger on it, Fidel, but I feel like I'm closing in on JFK's real killer."|
Obama's androgynous statement was creepy in an amoral, anodyne way, like he could have been talking about either Mother Teresa or Hitler. Kerry's non-judgmental tone was similarly cringe-worthy. Carter's was like a Christmas card. Jesse Jackson's mental bilge-water was full radical chic.
Obama: "History will record and judge, but I hear Mao was a scratch bowler. And Pol Pot made a smokin' Kung Pao chicken. The enormous impact of this singular chicken dish on the people and world around my morning constitutional...well, let's just say it was impactful."
Jesse Jackson: "In many ways, after 1959, the oppressed the world over joined Castro's cause of fighting for freedom & liberation-but he didn't like the way they did it, so he lined them up against the wall and shot them."
Jimmy Carter: "Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the bin Laden bigamist family and the al Qaedish people on the death of our "Big Bin". We remember fondly our visits with him in his compound and his love of caves. We got out of the compound just in time. But not before I made that helicopter crash. Again."
John Kerry: "As our two countries of Oceania and Eurasia continue to move forward on the process of normalization--restoring the economic, diplomatic and cultural ties severed by a troubled past--we do so in a spirit of big brotherly friendship and with an earnest desire not to ignore history but to re-write it until it comes out correctly. Do I get another medal now?
Justin Trudeau: "Although controversial, Auric Goldfinger helped audit America's gold bullion reserves and was ahead of his times, hiring women with funny names such as "Miss Galore"."
"A legendary revolutionary and orator, Napoleon the Pig made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his barnyard at Animal Farm."
"While a controversial figure, both Mr. Snidely Whiplash's supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for both train-wrecking and Miss Nell Fenwick, who, in turn, had a deep and lasting affection for "el Comandante", Dudley Do-Right's horse--not unlike the complicated relationship between my parents and the man Mommy told me to call "Uncle Fidel". On behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, I apologize for being a semi-educated, over-stimulated juvenile delinquent masquerading as a head of state. Go Red Wings!" ..................
Mark Steyn's A Monster and his Suck-Ups:
"Who knows when Fidel Castro actually kicked the bucket? But this weekend his brother decided to let us in on the secret. His presidential term lasted, gosh, an awfully long time, as The New York Times reminded us:
Fidel Castro had held on to power longer than any other living national leader except Queen Elizabeth II.That's one way of putting it. But in the end, when it comes to ruthlessly holding on to power, no one can compete with Her Majesty, and so that piker Castro got relegated to second place, while millions of English, Canadians, Jamaicans, Bahamians, Barbadians, Grenadians, etc, still groan under the jackboot of the Queen. ...
"Saying he is no longer healthy enough to hold office, Cuban leader Fidel Castro has announced he will not seek re-election after 49 years in power" — the Miami Herald.
Hmm. Castro didn't really have to "seek" re-election, did he? He's a — what's the word? Oh, yeah — "dictator." If he "seeks" re-election, he's pretty much guaranteed to find it — assuming for the purposes of argument you can be "re-elected" if you've never been freely or fairly elected in the first place. In its own "news report," the satirical website The Nose on Your Face got closer to reality:
"Fidel Castro announced today that he would not seek a new term as Cuba's president, citing concerns that at 81, it may be difficult for him to serve the full, constitutionally-mandated 49-year term." ...
At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans - in Cuba and in the United States - with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives...Indeed. He "altered the course of individual lives" by ending them. Of those he didn't end, 20 per cent of the population fled the country. Some made it to Miami, others had the course of their lives altered by winding up in a watery grave. Among the many "individual lives" he "altered" was Mercedes Fernandez's, who before taking up residence in Castro's prison had never before had to "defecate parasites six centimeters long". As the Swedish author Johan Norberg remarked:
When I die, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like Fidel Castro, not screaming in terror, like his victims. "........Speaking of screaming, this via Fausta:
"The Inter-American Commission on Human reported in 1966 that 166 Cuban prisoners were executed on a day in May of that year. But before they were killed, they were forced to undergo the forced extraction of an average of seven pints of blood from their bodies. This blood was sold to Communist Vietnam at a of $50 per pint. Those who underwent the bloodletting suffered cerebral anemia and a state of unconsciousness and paralysis. But that didn’t stop the executions; the victims were carried on a stretcher to the killing where they were then shot." .......
Or as Justin Trudeau would say about his
Remember this one when they talk about how he "fought for freedom". He didn't shoot them and then take their blood--HE DRAINED THEIR BLOOD WHILE THEY WERE ALIVE, AND THEN SHOT THEM, BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO VOTE OR READ A NEWSPAPER.
This is the much-vaunted Cuban Health Care and Cuban Literacy; we'll teach you to read but ban your books, and, like Obamacare on cyanide, If Your Doctor Likes You, He Can Keep You.
|"Thanks for all the kind words, guys. Want some Cuban Health Care(tm)?|
But all it really says is Americans got to choose their leader eleven times while Cubans never got to choose once. In the Election Game, we're winning eleven to zip.
So when we hear various leaders and journalists, all of whom have enjoyed freedom and should know better, heap praise on a psychopath, it makes us wonder: at some level, in some small, dark corner of the Gulag in their Mind, they haven't quite ruled out using Castro's methods on the rest of us.
That's when they find out what a "freedom fighter" really is.