Adios, Castro

February 24, 2008

Via J.D. Rhoades, I found the quotation that perfectly sums up my reaction to the news that Fidel Castro had stepped down as El Presidente of Cuba:

He killed thousands of innocent people without cause, outlawed music, tapped the phones of his enemies, and threw poets into jail without trial.

I don’t know why Jesse Helms didn’t love this guy. Maybe it was the free education and health care.

Castro was a dictator with blood on his hands and lies on his lips. And we all know damned well that if he’d allowed the landowners to go on screwing peasants and flown Milton Friedman into Havana for a conference on free-market economics, he could have done twice as much evil as he did, only William Kristol would be showering him with flower petals and National Review would be saluting him as a hero in the cause of liberty.

The wingers hate the ultra-civilized Scandinavian socialist-democracies because of taxes, but they sob into their hankies whenever sonsofabitches like Franco or Pinochet drop dead because of the great investment climate they created. Whenever you read or hear a conservative intoning against Fidel for his offenses against human rights, be sure to add your own laugh track, just to complete the performance.

2 Responses to “Adios, Castro”

  1. Caveat Says:

    Well, at least he didn’t ban ‘pit bulls’ – got us beat there :>)

  2. J.D. Rhoades Says:

    Thanks for the shoutout, but I do need to admit that the quote’s from my good buddy and awesome thriller writer David Terrenoire.

    Glad to have you on the blogroll.

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