A great piece today on the Heritage Foundation’s website takes on the fact that without enablers, the Castro dictatorship could never have lasted five decades. It is the complicit help of European countries that has helped prop up the Castro regime, which under normal circumstances would have folded decades ago.
This is today’s must read, especially Armando Valladares’ quotations.
Castro’s European Apologists
Do left-wing European journalists and politicians share the blame for the 50-year duration of the Castro dictatorship? Cuban human rights campaigner Armando Valladares seems to think so, and he makes a good case.
Sure, the Castros and their goons—who beat up with truncheons and drag through the streets anyone who dares speak their minds in the “Socialist Paradise”—have ultimate responsibility for what they have wrought. But Valladares, who spent 20 years in Castro’s Gulag, has a point when he says that the support that Europe’s self-selected bien pensants have given to Cuba’s oppressors has been instrumental in the continuation of Cuba’s tragedy. Most galling to Valladares is that this support is given because of the hatred the Europeans feel for the United States, which seems to override the suffering of 10 million people.