Do I think the party at the Orange Bowl is probably going to be a very tacky affair? You better believe it. As tacky as possible. Is it wrong to celebrate fidel’s death? Hell, no. Will the media get all orgasmic reporting on those “tasteless, Miami Cubans”? But, of course.
Eschuchen bien because I’m only going to say this one more time. fidel is a bad person. BAD. To denounce his regime and celebrate his disappearance from this earth is a good thing. GOOD. The moment he goes all cold, is the moment we can talk about him in the past tense, when we can say “the castro era” and look BEHIND us, and not into this dismal future that seems to have no end (in Cuba, at least. Have you all heard about Venezuela lately?).
I’m not naive. I know that communists on the island aren’t just going to go poof! and change their minds the day after fidel’s death. But it is a beginning. Believe it.
I can convince you further, of fidel’s BADNESS, if you’d like. I can go on and on and on about the hundreds of political prisoners, of the thousands believed lost at sea escaping the island prison, and I can remind you of the 37 souls, including 12 children (babies, people. Babies, most of them, in diapers, clinging to their mamas and drowning) killed in the 13th of March massacre.
Or, I can show you what happens to people in Cuba who want to memorialize some of those victims:
She’s got a very eye opening video posted here. If you’re against the celebration, watch it, learn, then leave us and our party hats be.