The death of communist dictator Fidel Castro, is evoking vastly different reactions from conservatives and democrats. These differences highlight the stark contrasts in the political ideologies that are dividing America.
Castro’s Death Is A Blow To Socialists Around the World
Hearts are breaking around the globe. Reactions from world leaders are pouring in after the death of dictator Fidel Castro. The following are some of the most recent statements from what could be called the world’s greatest oppressors.
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.”
“Castro was a friend of Mexico.”
“With the death of #FidelCastro, the world has lost a man who was a hero for many.”
“Castro was a champion of social justice”
President of India: Pranab Mukherje
“Heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Cuba’s revolutionary leader, former President & friend of India, Fidel Castro.” #PresidentMukherjee
Former President Jimmy Carter
“Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead.”
These comments demonstrate that love for communism and dictators is still strong around the world and in the United States. The idea of a “One World Government” does not seem so ridiculous based on these reactions.
The Death Of A Brutal Dictator
Real American values however, are not represented by celebrating the life of Fidel Castro. A man who hated freedom and democracy. Reactions from conservative leaders call attention to who Castro was and what he truly represented.
“Fidel Castro’s death cannot bring back his thousands of victims, nor can it bring comfort to their families. Today we remember them and honor the brave souls who fought the lonely fight against the brutal Communist dictatorship he imposed on Cuba,” said Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio stated, “The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not.” You can read his full statement here.
On Twitter, Newt Gingrich noted: “The outpouring of praise for Fidel Castro is tragic. He was a relentless dictator who imprisoned thousands, killed and tortured many Cubans.”
Donald Trump’s Statement
Donald Trump’s full statement on the death of Castro, accurately conveys sentiments felt by many Cubans and Cuban-Americans who have fallen victim to his brutal regime. He said, “The world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” Trump said in a statement issued hours after Castro’s death. “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty, and the denial of fundamental human rights.”
The President-elect’s comments were far removed from Obama’s pitiful and doting remarks. This speaks volumes about the differences between these two Presidents.
Americans and Cubans can rest assured that Trump will not cater to the demands of Raul Castro, as his predecessor did with the other Castro brother. We are thankful that America will be moving forward with a leader who values democracy and freedom for all people.