“If only U.S. leaders helped Americans as selflessly, efficiently and heroically during hurricanes as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara helped Cubans during theirs. And it’s all TRUMP’S fault!” laments the Washington Post. (This is NOT from the Babylon Bee!, I SWEAR!)

When it Comes to Hurricanes the U.S. can Learn a Lot from Cuba: “As Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, knocking power out to the entire city of New Orleans and beyond, many people nervously wondered, “will Ida be another Katrina?” Unfortunately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s record since Katrina, particularly under the Trump administration, has not improved much.”

(But AH! Now down in Stalinist Cuba:)

“Hurricane Flora…prompted Fidel Castro to establish a civil defense system in 1966 that became a global model according to the United Nations….When the hurricane hit….Fidel Castro, his brother Raúl, his Argentine comrade-in-arms Ernesto “Che” Guevara and other revolutionary leaders personally put themselves in harm’s way to lead rescue and relief operations for those who could not escape.Seeking to combat the hurricane as if it were a human enemy, Castro wore a soldier’s helmet during rescue operations. He flew in an army helicopter that landed as close as possible to affected areas and then rode in — and sometimes even drove — amphibious vehicles to reach victims. In one harrowing moment, the overflowing La Rioja River nearly drowned him in his vehicle, but local peasants and soldiers rescued their leader just in time by attaching a tow cable to a tree to prevent his vehicle from sinking. One survivor of the hurricane recalled to me how Castro went “everywhere” to help victims while another remembered that medical care was readily available in hospitals for her children when she needed it right after the storm.” (Entire amazing article from some ñángara professor named Mikael Wolfe at the Washington Post here.)

Reminder:

The Washington Post is referring to a regime that: Jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six.

Shattered — through mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile — virtually every family on the island of Cuba.

Many opponents of the Castro regime qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history, having suffered prison camps, forced labor and torture chambers for a period three times as long in Fidel Castro’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s Gulag.

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara beat ISIS to the game by over half a century. As early as January 1959 they were filming their murders for the media-shock value.

Fidel Castro also came closest of anyone in history to (wantonly) starting a worldwide nuclear war.

In the above process Fidel Castro converted a highly-civilized nation with a higher standard of living than much of Europe and swamped with immigrants into a slum/sewer ravaged by tropical diseases and with the highest suicide rate in the Western hemisphere.

From TWENTY to FIFTY TIMES as many people (and counting) have died trying to escape Castro’s Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany.

Le ZZZZUMBA!

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