At one point in history, Cuba was a territory of the United States. Then Cuban people voted for independence and then Fidel Castro seized power. His communist regime turned it into an impoverished island prison. Over six decades, millions of Cubans were forced to flee their own country, and those accused of opposing the regime were routinely jailed and even killed. With all this said, you have a bunch of liberals, including Colin Kaepernick, giving praise to this man.
Colin Kaepernick is a moronic jackass who does not know what the hell he is talking about. I think he has been hit in the head one too many times.
“One thing that Fidel Castro did do,” he said, “is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”
In what world does Cuba have the highest literacy rate? Certainly not this world. May in Kaepernick’s world. If that were true, why were there millions upon millions of Cubans fleeing on rafts to escape the regime?
Sadly, Fidel Castro’s death does not mean freedom for the Cuban people or justice for the democratic activists, religious leaders, and political opponents he and his brother have jailed and persecuted. The dictator has died, but the communist regime has not. And one thing is clear, history will not absolve Fidel Castro; everyone will remember him as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people.
The future of Cuba ultimately remains in the hands of the Cuban people, and now more than ever Congress and the new administration must stand with them against their brutal rulers and support their struggle for freedom and basic human rights.