Useful Idiots? Maybe. Useless Tools? Definitely.

I was going to comment on this article by Pat M. Holt, but American Thinker’s Herbert Meyer pretty much hits the nail on the head regarding the absolute and complete stupidity of Holt’s commentary:

In his call for a change in US policy toward Cuba, Pat M. Holt acknowledges that Fidel Castro “has an efficient and ubiquitous secret police and has not hesitated to use it to quash opposition.” Then Holt goes on to write — in what may be the single most blindingly stupid sentence ever written, which is saying something — that “paradoxically, he has had remarkable public support.”

Really, Pat? How do we know this? From all the free and fair elections Castro has held?

It gets worse. Holt goes on to write that

“Apart from the missile crisis…Cuba has never been a threat to the United States.”

Pat, this is right up there with, “Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?”

3 thoughts on “Useful Idiots? Maybe. Useless Tools? Definitely.”

  1. As a “Baby Boomer” who went through air raid drills and the Cuban Missle Crisis, that is threat enough to make me despise Castro.

    Oh yeah and “Paradon” was not too shabby either. And a couple of billion in stolen American assets, and harboring American criminals like Vesco and Chesimard….and…..

    But I need to get back to work.

  2. Holt says Castro has had remarkable public support, and in that he is correct. But note carefully, he never says that this support comes from the Cuban people. He knows (but slyly does not say) that it comes from people outside of Cuba, those who do not personally have to live in Castro’s paradise.

    Perhaps Mr. Holt would be comfortable with this analogy: not many years ago, racial segregation was a way of life in the Southern U.S. It too maintained an efficient and ubiquitous secret police and did not hesitate to use it to quash opposition. But also — and somewhat paradoxically, as Mr. Holt would no doubt maintain — the system enjoyed remarkable public support, at least among certain segments of southern society. This was proven in election after election, by those who were allowed to vote.

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