The Organized Left’s Idea of a Great Leader

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The Organized Left's Idea of a Great Leader

young-castroby baldilocks

Like a twisted ver­sion of Santa Claus, the late Fidel Cas­tro had gifts of hor­ror to dis­pense to the coun­try over which he ruled.

  • He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust.
  • He spon­sored ter­ror­ism wher­ever he could and allied him­self with many of the worst dic­ta­tors on earth.
  • He was respon­si­ble for so many thou­sands of exe­cu­tions and dis­ap­pear­ances in Cuba that a pre­cise num­ber is hard to reckon.
  • He brooked no dis­sent and built con­cen­tra­tion camps and pris­ons at an unprece­dented rate, fill­ing them to capac­ity, incar­cer­at­ing a higher per­cent­age of his own peo­ple than most other mod­ern dic­ta­tors, includ­ing Stalin.
  • He con­doned and encour­aged tor­ture and extra­ju­di­cial killings.
  • He forced nearly 20 per­cent of his peo­ple into exile, and prompted thou­sands to meet their deaths at sea, unseen and uncounted, while flee­ing from him in crude vessels.
  • He claimed all prop­erty for him­self and his hench­men, stran­gled food pro­duc­tion and impov­er­ished the vast major­ity of his people.
  • He out­lawed pri­vate enter­prise and labor unions, wiped out Cuba’s large mid­dle class and turned Cubans into slaves of the state.
  • He per­se­cuted gay peo­ple and tried to erad­i­cate religion.

Many Left­ist lead­ers have blown ele­giac smoke up Raul Castro’s back­side as they praise the great lead­er­ship of his dead brother. And I use the term “great lead­er­ship” with­out irony. We’ve seen them fawn over true dic­ta­tors before and be silent when that type of lead­er­ship pro­duces iden­ti­cal and inevitable out­comes. Every. Sin­gle. Time.

Fidel Cas­tro was the epit­ome of a Great Leader, per the Left, because of the types of out­comes listed above, not despite them.

And even if you’re still giv­ing the side-​eye to the president-​to-​be — and, trust me, I am — get down on your knees and thank God that we dodged the bul­let called Hillary Clin­ton – a true Left­ist type of Great Leader.

(Thanks to Instapun­dit)

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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young-castroby baldilocks

Like a twisted version of Santa Claus, the late Fidel Castro had gifts of horror to dispense to the country over which he ruled.

  • He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust.
  • He sponsored terrorism wherever he could and allied himself with many of the worst dictators on earth.
  • He was responsible for so many thousands of executions and disappearances in Cuba that a precise number is hard to reckon.
  • He brooked no dissent and built concentration camps and prisons at an unprecedented rate, filling them to capacity, incarcerating a higher percentage of his own people than most other modern dictators, including Stalin.
  • He condoned and encouraged torture and extrajudicial killings.
  • He forced nearly 20 percent of his people into exile, and prompted thousands to meet their deaths at sea, unseen and uncounted, while fleeing from him in crude vessels.
  • He claimed all property for himself and his henchmen, strangled food production and impoverished the vast majority of his people.
  • He outlawed private enterprise and labor unions, wiped out Cuba’s large middle class and turned Cubans into slaves of the state.
  • He persecuted gay people and tried to eradicate religion.

Many Leftist leaders have blown elegiac smoke up Raul Castro’s backside as they praise the great leadership of his dead brother. And I use the term “great leadership” without irony. We’ve seen them fawn over true dictators before and be silent when that type of leadership produces identical and inevitable outcomes. Every. Single. Time.

Fidel Castro was the epitome of a Great Leader, per the Left, because of the types of outcomes listed above, not despite them.

And even if you’re still giving the side-eye to the president-to-be—and, trust me, I am—get down on your knees and thank God that we dodged the bullet called Hillary Clinton–a true Leftist type of Great Leader.

(Thanks to Instapundit)

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

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