Reading the news this morning, I was quite surprized to find that Cuba just lifted the ban on PCs! I was shocked not because of this vast expansion of personal freedom in the People's Heaven of Cuba, but because I had no idea that Cuba was such a fascist hell-hole. A modern 21st century country that denied its people the freedom to buy a PC? Impossible? Nope.

This then brings up a HUGE question. How can we understand the left wing Hollywood supporters of Castro like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Harry Belefonte, etc., etc., etc., etc., ???? Here's a short list of quotes provided by Michelle Malkin:
  • 'Very selfless and moral. One of the world’s wisest men.' –Oliver Stone.
  • 'Cuba’s Elvis.' –Dan Rather.
  • 'Castro is at the same time the island, the men, the cattle, and the earth. He is the whole island.' –Jean Paul-Sartre.
  • 'A dream come true!' –Naomi Campbell.
  • 'If you believe in freedom, if you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, you have no choice but to support Fidel Castro!' –Harry Belafonte.
  • 'A genius.' –Jack Nicholson.
  • 'Fidel, I love you. We both have beards. We both have power and want to use it for good purposes.' –Francis Ford Coppola.
  • 'The first and greatest hero to appear in the world since the Second World War.' –Norman Mailer.
  • 'Socialism works. I think Cuba might prove that.' –Chevy Chase.
  • 'Castro is an extraordinary man. He is warm and understanding and seems extremely humane.' –Gina Lollobrigida.
I am trully dumbfounded by anyone who could enthusiastically support a dictator like Castro. Of couse, his crimes are much greater than the mere denial of freedom to buy a PC, but given its role in the modern world it is a fitting image of the backwards and perverse rule of the Cuban dictator, and all his lunatic left-wing Hollywood supporters.

Richard