The Murderous Kleptocrat Fidel Castro is Dead

Fidel Castro (Photo credit: Antonio Milena)

Fidel Castro (Photo credit: Antonio Milena)

The left was effusive with praise this week in the wake of the death of that brutal dictator Fidel Castro. “It wasn’t just liberal politicians who lavished praise.… Major newspapers, network television shows and celebrities also offered their adulation. But why is the political left so enamored with a man who killed more than 100,000 people, stifled basic rights and even canceled Christmas?…

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pulled few punches in outlining his opinion of Castro’s reign.

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,” stated Trump.

“While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve,”

Many people don’t know that, “Prior to Castro, Cuba took in more immigrants as a percentage of population than the United States, including the Ellis Island years. Most of these immigrants came from the first world. More Americans lived in Cuba prior to Castro than Cubans lived in the U.S. And that was at a time when Cubans were perfectly free to leave.”

The Castro record pales in comparison.

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“He took that prosperous and happy country that attracted immigrants from around the world and turned it into a place where 20 times as many people have died trying to escape it as died trying to escape East Germany.”

Anyone not on board with Fidel’s rule was ripe for execution, imprisonment or persecution.”[1]


Fidel was a Stalinist to the core turning a new page in the Marxist mantra, ‘from each according to his ability to each according to his need.’ What this looked like in real time was “According to the scholars and researchers at the Cuba Archive, the Castro regime’s total death toll–from torture, prison beatings, firing squads, machine gunning of escapees, drownings, etc.–approaches 100,000. Cuba’s population in 1960 was 6.4 million. According to the human rights group Freedom House, 500,000 Cubans (young and old, male and female) have passed through Castro’s prison and forced-labor camps. This puts Fidel Castro political incarceration rate right up there with his hero Stalin’s.[2] In reality the Marxist maxim is this ‘from each according to his ability to enrich the ruling elite who live in luxury while everyone else is ground to powder.’ What is Castro’s legacy? Suspension of human rights, no freedom to travel, speak, publish, read and see media, imprisonment, torture and summary executions, massive theft of everyone’s property and among other human rights violations, forcing one neighbor to spy on the other. That, is Fidel’s Legacy.

Castro was a murderous outlaw, a vicious torturer and as of this Friday he begins to receive a just reward for all of his evil. His wicked tyrannical rule raises this question what is human civil government for? Is it for the powerful thieving, murdering, torturing class of elites to abuse every human being they can sink their blood thirsty claws into? Or was human civil government designed by God for something good in this world? And in light of what God designed human civil government for, how much of the earnings and wealth of the citizens should the government take? Should they take 90% as FDR attempted to do? Or is 50% acceptable, or should something less than that be the norm? Join me in studying Exodus 35 and Exodus 30 for the answer.

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Rev. David Whitney has been teaching the Christian heritage and history of our country with Institute on the Constitution for over a decade where he serves as Senior Instructor, and Radio show host on Dr. Stan Monteith’s Radio Liberty. Whitney is an Honors Scholar graduate from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree from Denver Seminary. A minister for 32 years, he is currently the Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Pasadena, Maryland. As a member of the clergy, an activist and radio personality, Whitney has appeared in Washington Times, on Voice of America, Fox, ABC, NBC, CSPAN, BBC, and more.
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  • DCM7

    The fact that people on the “left” have only praise for such a person as Castro should tell you all that anyone needs to know about them.