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Fidel Castro Dead

Posted by Eudaimonia 3 years, 11 months ago to News
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And good riddance to him.
SOURCE URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38114953


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  • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 3 years, 11 months ago
    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. No one deserved it more.

    President John Kennedy challenged those who endorsed communism: "Lass' sie nach Berlin kommen!" Let them come to Berlin - to see the contrast between East Berlin and West Berlin. Cuba was all of that and more.

    I think that the final argument is that Cuba never developed an information infrastructure. If communism (socialism) held any promise, Cuba should have become the information nexus of the world, certainly of the western hemisphere. Instead of being in Austin, "Girls Who Code" would have been an annual festival in Havana. (That also exposes the lie that socialism is gender neutral.)

    Cuba did attempt to make doctors an export item. Cuba tried to be a medical center for the Caribbean, which is why Hugo Chavez went there. And it is why the Cubans established a medical school on Grenada (prompting the US invasion). Their success, such as it was, was marginal at best. Socialism has no method for capitalizing intelligence: invention is impossible.
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  • Posted by ohiocrossroads 3 years, 11 months ago
    He should have been assassinated by the CIA after the Cuban missile crisis.

    Anybody care to lay odds on whether Oblabla will attend the funeral? I think it's even money that he does. Now that he's not running for election anymore, he is more comfortable showing his Marxist ideals.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 3 years, 11 months ago
    Pres Obama,
    "History will judge the enormous impact Castro had on the rest of the world".
    What is the message if any does this statement make?
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    • Posted by $ Abaco 3 years, 11 months ago
      My mom and I were just talking about this. She spent some time in Cuba about a decade ago. She is clear that Castro crapped on his people for his reign.
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      • Posted by $ Dobrien 3 years, 11 months ago
        Hi Abaco,
        Nothing like your mom's first hand experience, my observation of the limited videos I have seen of Cuba , one ex. Anthony Bourdain recently did a show. It appears as though the clock stopped in 1959. Many times over the decades people risked life and limbs to escape the anchor of socialism.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 11 months ago
    There is an addition to Eudemonia's comment, that I haven't heard in many years. Good riddance to bad rubbish. However, let us keep in mind that Cuba is still ruled by fascist dictators. Nothing much will change unless the people led by the military, make it so.
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  • Posted by $ ObjectiveAnalyst 3 years, 11 months ago
    Hello Eudaimonia,
    It is so good to hear from you. :)
    Let us hope the history books treat him as the ignoble tyrant he was. By all accounts his brother Raul is more pragmatic, but even if he is not, he is not a young man either. I believe Obama's attempts at normalizing relations were premature. Just a little more patience... who knows?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLGz...
    Respectfully,
    O.A.
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  • Posted by chad 3 years, 11 months ago
    The only reason to celebrate his death would be if it also meant the death of tyranny in the small island nation. Nothing much has changed for the people who live there so there is nothing much to celebrate.
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  • Posted by term2 3 years, 11 months ago
    Castro was a dictator like all the other dictators. The world is better now that he is gone. This still leaves the Cuban people who were stupid enough to believe him and leave him in power for 50 years. They asked for what they got.
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