Cuban Americans took to the streets Saturday in Miami, FL., to protest the Democratic Party’s candidacy of socialist Bernie Sanders because of his remarks favoring Cuba’s brutal dictator Fidel Castro. Sanders told 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper that the Castro regime “educated their kids, gave them health care, [and] totally transformed the society.” Sanders praised Castro, saying, “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” He’s not the only Democrat in love with Castro.
In March 2014, the immediate past president and his family visited Cuba. They attended a baseball game with Castro’s brother Raul, also a brutal communist who took over for Fidel when his health began failing. The apology tour included announcing a reexamination of Cuba’s terrorist-sponsoring designation, saying that 50 years of isolation and economic sanctions on Cuba have not worked, and that the US and Cuba are going to work together on topics with which they agree. He all but conceded to the Castro Revolution. In November 2016, the Washington Post and the New York Times coverage of Fidel Castro’s death made him out to be an extraordinary revolutionary that brought great things to Cuba.
Let us remember the Castro regime. It is one of death and destruction. It is a legacy of poverty for Cubans and debauchery for Castro and his family. The Miami Herald reported on April 23, 2006 that Fidel Castro was responsible for 31,173 executions and prison deaths since he took power in 1959. Some 5,728 were killed by firing squads. He refused medical attention to those trying to escape the island by boat, resulting in another estimated 77,000 deaths. Nearly all the sources indicate an exact number of deaths caused by Castro’s regime is unattainable, with some estimating the death toll over 1.5 million. Castro lived a private life of extravagance while appearing as a poor man in public. He was a liar.
Can you see the pattern here? While many of the Democratic candidates for president have said very little about Cuba, there has been closet support for Castro in the party leadership for years. “Ignore the bad, embrace the good” is their mantra. It’s a shallow good, and a very deep bad. The Communist Manifesto states: “…Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” This is the basis of deception for all socialism and progressivism as well. It is godless and evil. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 22, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” Communists ply the nature of humans with powerful words like “rights” when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Be not deceived by the honoring of Castro.