At last, a liberal has called out the phoney liberals who are quick to condemn the so-called “atrocities” committed by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan but turn a blind eye to the 48 years of murders and human rights abuses committed in Cuba by their poster boy castro and his henchmen. In this quiz, the author, Sarah Baxter, challenges the typical liberals and progressives in today’s world to question who they defend and if these people and organizations are truly worthy of liberal “tolerance.”
“Don’t say you haven’t been warned, comrade, when you flirt with “revolutionary Islam” as if it were a mild form of liberation theology. But it is time, too, for Che to lose his secular halo. If he were still living, the chances are he would be another dictator like Castro, who has ruled Cuba with an iron fist for half a century but gets a pass from liberals because he provides a modest health service.”
The article is a little long, but I found it an interesting read.
As I have often said, the situation in Cuba (and in any country where people are oppressed and subjugated by a totalitarian ruler) is not a question of ideology but of human rights. It does not matter what someone like castro thinks about egalitarian land reform, or the benefits and pitfalls of a centralized socialist economy; what matters is that he has oppressed, maimed, tortured, and killed his people in order to remain in absolute power.
I do not care whether you are a liberal or a conservative—if you are a human who believes in the rights of other humans to be free, you must oppose monsters such as castro.
There is no argument that gives anyone the right to support tyranny.