The death of dictator Fidel Castro has resonated throughout the Internet.
News outlets have written lengthy pieces about the man who ruled Cuban for over six decades. Some have lauded his leadership, clearly ignoring the oppression he brought about on his own people.
Many Democrats, government leaders, and media outlets need to be reminded that Castro was a vile dictator, hated by many of his people, and considered one of the worst rulers of the 20th Century. Because of his Communist rule, millions of Cubans fled for their lives to America and other countries.
But some of the most unlikely figures are praising the man.
From Allen B. West:
The man was, for lack of a better word, unholy. But listen to the Pope’s response to Castro’s death, and you’d get the impression we just lost a hero.
Pope Francis said the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was “sad news” and that he was grieving and praying for his repose. Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel’s brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday.
The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the “sad news” and added: “I express to you my sentiments of grief.” Fidel Castro, who was a professed atheist, was baptized as a Catholic and educated in schools run by the Jesuits, the religious order of which the pope is a member.
Indeed – the man is torturing dissidents in a better place now.
We’ll keep our grieving and prayers for the tens of thousands Fidel killed.
The man responsible for leading over a billion Catholics around the world praised an outspoken atheist, who tortured and killed many.
I don’t understand how the Pope can say any kind words about the man. Even according to his religion, the man rejected the faith and committed grievous sins.
While it’s ungracious to speak ill of a man at his death, you should make it clear that his leadership and actions were not condoned or supported by the Church.
But that’s what you get when the Pope is more of political activist than spiritual leader.
Source: Allen B. West