I have blatantly stolen an excerpt from another website because I feel it so aptly summarizes my feelings on the subject; there are some things that I will toss in for clarification or for effect, but they will be sparse.
Now, Humberto, who was born in Cuba and lived there until he was six, has written another book, Fidel, Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant, about the horrors of Cuba under the evil Fidel Castro.
There are some choice bits from his book:
Castro tried to get Nikita Khrushchev to nuke several southern cities in the US in the early 1960's, including New Orleans and probably Baton Rouge .
He incarcerates more people as a percentage of population than Hitler or Stalin did.
He murdered 17,000 Cubans and (several dozen U.S. citizens) with firing squads and dumped their bullet-riddled bodies in mass graves.
He has impoverished and brutalized Cuba to the point where 20 percent of its population risked their lives to flee. And prior to his glorious reign, Cuba took in more immigrants per capita than any country in the Western Hemisphere . More Americans lived in Cuba than Cubans in the U.S. , and Cuba even had to turn away European immigrants.
Castro sent his agents to torture to death American POWs in North Vietnam 's Cu Loc POW camp outside Hanoi in 1967.
The list goes on and on, as it always does with tyrants. All of whom, I'll add, always call themselves benefactors.
And leftists love this asshole, as they did Saddam, and as they admire jack holes like Kim Jong Il and Ahmadnejhad (-5 sp, because I don't give a fuck how to spell his name correctly).
Here is an article by Marc Morano, Senior Staff Writer for CNS News. His interview with the head of the Cuban American National Foundation, Dennis Hays, had this to say about the Hollywood jackoffs who love to celebrate Castro's life:
He believes otherwise rational individuals can "lose all context of reality" in Castro's presence.
"People turn into lovesick rock groupies when they get into his presence. This is the impact that cult leaders have on people," Hays added.
Furthermore, he insisted, celebrities should not be praising Castro when they don't understand the situation in Cuba.
"It's very sad, and I wish Steven Spielberg and Danny Glover or any of these other guys would spend a little time with some of the political prisoners in jail before they make broad stroke comments about Cuba and Cuban society,"
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg visited Cuba and met with Castro in November and dined with the dictator until the early morning hours. Spielberg announced that his dinner with Castro "was the eight most important hours of my life."
Actor Jack Nicholson told Daily Variety, following his three-hour 1998 meeting in Cuba that, "He [Castro] is a genius. We spoke about everything."
Model Naomi Campbell declared that Castro was "a source of inspiration to the world."
"I'm so nervous and flustered because I can't believe I have met him. He said that seeing us in person was very spiritual," Campbell recounted of her 1999 visit to Cuba with fellow model Kate Moss, according to the Toronto Star.
The stars have also praised Castro's economic system. Comedian Chevy Chase, at Earth Day 2000 in Washington D.C., said he believes "socialism works" and explained that "Cuba might prove that." Chase added, "I think it's conclusive that there have been areas where socialism has helped to keep people at least stabilized at a certain level."
Asshats. All of them.
I can only hope that one day he will be burning in Hell with Saddam, who has been there for over a year now, and we will be left with one less asshole who enjoys bugging the world.