Tuesday, 29 November 2016
So I thought i'd lead you uneducated idiots to the Spectator Editorial (skip the big words if you don't understand them) who's headline reads 'Fidel Castro's Myth Debunked.The Death of a Tyrant not A Hero'
Sub headline: The fact is, Castro during his 58 years of dictatorship was an evil man, a communist who tortured, killed and imprisoned with no remorse, a tyrant who tore a once-beautiful country apart and sent its finest citizens into exile.
Fidel Castro leaves a Cuba far worse off in almost every way than the one he took over in 1958. His brother, Raul, who is 85, has been the actual power in the country since Castro fell seriously ill in 2006. Cuba has improved under him, but not much.
After taking power in 1958, the then-youthful revolutionary Fidel vowed that no Cuban mother would "shed a tear" over violence from then on. But once he consolidated power after defeating Cuba's then-leader Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro set out on a course of extraordinary revolutionary violence.
He murdered thousands upon thousands. The late R.J. Rummel, a University of Hawaii professor who tracked mass-killings by governments around the world, estimated as many as 141,000 people were murdered by the Castro regime. And that was just through 1987. Since then, of course, thousands more have been killed.
Genocide Watch says it "holds the Castro regime responsible for the death of thousands of people (executed and died trying to flee the regime)." Both Belgium and Castro's homeland, Spain, have leveled genocide charges against the Jefe Maximo.
What is so sad you idiots love to copy and paste Castro took an impoverished, oppressed nation and turned it into a kind of socialist paradise, with education, social services and health care for all.
This is an utter and complete lie. But don't take our word for it.
"One feature of the Cuban social structure is a large middle class," the Geneva-based International Labor Organization said in a 1957 report. "Cuban workers are more unionized (proportional to the population) than U.S. workers. The average wage for an 8 hour day in Cuba in 1957 is higher than for workers in Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany. Cuban labor receives 66.6%. In the U.S. the figure is 70%, in Switzerland 64%. 44% of Cubans are covered by Social legislation, a higher percentage than in the U.S."
Remember, this is before the revolution.
Numbers taken from the most comprehensive global data base available — created by the late economist Angus Maddison — show that in 1958, real GDP per person was $2,406. At the time, that was second highest in Latin America. But by 2008, that had risen to just $3,764 a person, a mere 1.2% annual growth rate. Cuba has the worst economy in Latin America, outside Haiti and Nicaragua
You love to copy and paste that Cuba has the lowest infant mortality rate in the world!
Before the revolution, Cuba had the 13th-lowest infant mortality rate in the world. It was lower than France, Belgium and West Germany. Today, it ranks about 40th. That still looks respectable, until you consider how it was accomplished: Cuba has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. At the first sign of any trouble when a woman is carrying a baby, it is aborted -- regardless of the parents' wishes.
That's why their infant mortality rate isn't even worse.
But surely health care for all is a major accomplishment, right?
No. As has been noted in many other places, Cuba has three separate health care systems. One for paying customers from places like the U.S., who go to Cuba for discount treatments of cosmetic surgery and the like.
There's another for Cuba's ruling Communist elite, also a good system. This is the health care system visiting journalists are taken to see, and that they later glowingly report on.
STOP COPY AND PASTING BEFORE RESEARCHING, YOU IDIOTS. GET YOUR FACTS CORRECT OR I'LL CONTINUE TO DEBUNK YOU.