Fidel Castro Dead at 90

 In Foreign, opinion

Fidel Castro, for over 50 years the leader of the Communist Regime on the island of Cuba, is dead at 90 years old. His brother Raul announced his death, saying that he would be cremated Saturday morning. He may have been an “historic” figure, but his rule over Cuba was ironclad… and caused the suffering of thousands. Americans of Cuban heritage are celebrating.

Under Castro’s thumb

For our Uncle Sam’s founder, Rick Ferran, it’s bittersweet. His family lost their home, jobs, and were severely persecuted in Castro’s Cuba. He has not seen his extended family since he was a child. He holds hope that now Cuba will begin to enjoy the freedoms they once had before the communist takeover.

People who tried to escape the brutal dictatorship by swimming to Guantanamo Bay were often speared like fish by Castro’s army. People were sent to prison camps and never seen again, sometimes for innocuous “crimes” like disagreeing with the government or wanting a new life in America.

It was transformed from an island nation once the center of commerce and tourism, to a dark and morbid place of death and subjugation.

The “revolution” of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara murdered thousands of people. The cult of Fidel Castro has left some on the island in tears, wondering what is to become of them now that their “father” is gone.  There were those blinded by the persona, and unable to see the truth beneath.

Will there be freedom in Cuba now? Probably not yet. Castro’s brother Raul will rule in his place for a time, but he will not be able to run away from the clock of time. Now that the facade is gone, Cuba will have to change.

Ted Cruz said:

Fidel Castro’s death cannot bring back his thousands of victims, nor can it bring comfort to their families.
Today we remember them and honor the brave souls who fought the lonely fight against the brutal Communist dictatorship he imposed on Cuba.





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