It would make sense that democrat/socialist Bernie Sanders is a fan of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
After all, socialism is merely the path taken before you arrive at full blown communism.
Here’s what then-Mayor Sanders said back in 1985 about the island nation of Cuba…
Is that what Cuba did?
“In 1961, [America] invaded Cuba, and everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world,” he said. “All the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids health care, totally transformed society.”
In saying this, Sanders seemed to be unaware – or chose to ignore – the fact that while what he said is true, civil liberties became non-existent while under the communist leader’s rule,reported Biography. Labor unions lost the right to strike, independent newspapers were shut down and religious institutions were harassed.
He removed opposition to his rule through executions and imprisonments, and it is believed an estimated 73,000 people died during his rule by 1987.
Despite these facts, Sanders continued to support the dictator, saying, “You know, not to say Fidel Castro and Cuba are perfect – they are certainly not – but just because Ronald Reagan dislikes these people does not mean to say the people in these nations feel the same way.”
In contrast to the praise he offered Castro, he was far harsher in his analysis of Reagan.
“If President Reagan thinks that any time a government comes along, which in its wisdom, rightly or wrongly, is doing the best for its people, he has the right to overthrow that government, you’re going to be at war not only with all of Latin America, but with the entire Third World,” he said.
Sanders, who is known for being unusually blunt and unapologetic, will likely need to break his current trend and address this, however neither he nor his campaign have yet to comment.
Could Sanders really be that ignorant to think these things? Could America be ignorant enough to elect him?
Well, they DID elect Barack Obama….TWICE!
If Cuba is/was so great, why are people tossed in prison for speaking out or disagreeing? Further, why do so many defect from the country and head to America and other places?
It won’t happen, but if Sanders were to be elected president next November, he’d make Obama look like Ronald Reagan.