Mike at The Monkey Tennis Centre has the story on the latest BBC puff piece on Cuba – this time, specifically on the murderous Che Guevara. The occasion? The 40th anniversary of when he was shot and killed.
I’m sure most of us have had the unpleasant experience of talking with far leftist Castro supporters, who talk up the many supposed ‘qualities’ of the ‘leader’ of Cuba. Among what’s supposed to be so great about Cuba is their ‘public healthcare system.’ I’ve argued with the people who tout Cuba as a ‘shining’ example of their ideals that it didn’t matter if the healthcare in Cuba was second to none (it’s not, of course), that ‘great healthcare’ didn’t take away from the fact that Cuba is a Communist state known for its rampant human rights abuses as well as their routine suppression of free speech, often at the expense of jailing dissidents. Afterall, that’s why so many risk their lives in manmade rafts just to get to the US.
Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s 80th birthday was August 13th. A certain segment of the population in San Francisco, who probably call themselves “progressives”, celebrated the Communist’s 80th birthday in grand fashion. Here’s the report, with photos, from the San Francisco Sentinel.