Posts tagged: Cuba

Bernie Sanders on Cuba: “Is That A Bad Thing?”

Written by Hugh Fitzgerald

On 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper asked Bernie Sanders about his early enthusiasm for Fidel Castro, the late Cuban dictator. Sanders said that he was no longer an enthusiast, but did want us all to remember that Castro had done some good. He praised the literacy program implemented by Castro, asking, “Is that a bad thing?”

No, it’s a not a bad thing. But it hardly makes up for 60 years of dictatorship, suppression of free speech, torture and imprisonment of political prisoners, destruction of much of the economy which for a long time was kept afloat by infusions of cash from the Soviet Union.… Continue Reading

Obama, Guevara, and Us

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Written by Jay Nordlinger

So, the American president has allowed himself to be photographed in front of a giant Che Guevara mural in Havana. A friend of mine just asked me, “How bad is that?” Pretty bad, I would say.

What I have to say about Guevara and his cult, I said in a piece many years ago: “Che Chic: It’s très disgusting.” To read it, go HERE.

I thought I would include a paragraph here on the Corner:

The fog of time and the strength of anti-anti-Communism have obscured the real Che.

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Bernie Sanders Praises Communist Dictator For Transforming His Nation

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Written by Onan Coca

My grandparents fled Cuba in the 1960’s on sponsored “Freedom Flights” thanks to the kindness of relatives in the USA and the willingness to enter an uncertain future with nothing but the clothes on their back. Both sets of grandparents came to America with several children each and not a scrap of their former lives, as the Cuban government forced them to leave it all behind — but they did have hope.… Continue Reading