ROMNEY WORDSWORTH - Fidel Castro’s 57 year reign of terror over the island nation of Cuba came to an end this week as the dictator finally succumbed to old age at 90 years old.  It is believed that the specific cause of death was from infection stemming from Castro’s refusal to use a colostomy bag, and the failure of the fabulous Cuban health system to come up with a more dignified treatment for the aging ruler.  Castro came to power in 1959, and transformed Cuba from a one party state under Fulgencio Batista that respected private property rights and allowed Cubans to have prosperity, to a Cuba under a brutal communist party state that stripped Cubans of private property and kept Cubans in desperate poverty.

Castro was the last man to die from a whole class of Great Dictators of the 20th century who ruled from 1959 onward:  Joseph Stalin, Nikita Kruschev, and Leonid Breshnev of the Soviet Union, Nicolai Ceaucescu of Romania, Josip Tito of Yugoslavia, Erich Honecker of East Germany, Mao Tse Tung and Deng Chow Ping of China, Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, Pol Pot of Cambodia, Kim Jong Il of North Korea, and Francisco Franco of Spain.  Other than Francisco Franco, all these dictators were communists, and together they collectively killed a half a billion people.

Castro was exceedingly lucky to have come to power just as Dwight D. Eisenhower was leaving office and the incompetent John F. Kennedy entered the White House.  Kennedy was routinely outmaneuvered by Castro and the Soviet Union in foreign policy.  Even though Kennedy had Eisenhower, the man who was the architect of the amphibious invasion of Normandy at his disposal, Kennedy instead used the CIA to launch a half assed, poorly planned invasion at the Bay of Pigs, which ended in disaster and ignominy for the United States, and sealed the doom for generations of Cubans to remain under hellish communist rule.

Castro’s signature accomplishment was in bringing the planet Earth the closest it has ever been to nuclear Armageddon, by enthusiastically agreeing to allow the Soviet Union to use Cuba as a nuclear missile launching site.

Castro also tried to export communism to Angola, which failed; to Nicaragua, which also failed due to the actions of Ronald Reagan; to the island of Grenada, which also failed due to the timely invasion of Ronald Reagan; and to Venezuela, which succeeded so well under Castro’s late protégé, Hugo Chavez, that the citizens of the oil rich nation are at this very writing hunting pigeons, cats and dogs in the streets to eat, while the country under communist rule enjoys a 1,600% inflation rate of its currency, and is expected to economically collapse any minute now.

Castro’s second greatest accomplishment was to make communism “cool” to the American Hollywood elite, and leftist university professors.  Sales of Che Guevera T-shirts soared under Castro’s rule, becoming Cuba’s number one contribution to the world economy.

Spontaneous celebrations by Cuban-Americans broke out in Miami at the news of Castro’s death.

Eulogies by the leaders of Western Democracies were nauseatingly fawning, with the exception of Donald J. Trump, who accurately summarized Castro:

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” Trump said in a statement issued a couple of hours after his tweet.

“Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.”

The President-elect added, “Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”

Compare Trump’s statement with the eulogy of pretty boy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada:

“It was with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest-serving president. Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.  While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante.’”

For a supposed leader of a Western Democracy, Trudeau’s eulogy is revisionist history at its worst, and therefore shameful.  But it is instructive for why the Left, and Socialism, is being rejected everywhere by voters in the West.  Leftists like Trudeau and the other leaders wrecking Western Europe have entirely too much sympathy for, and too much in common ideologically with, a brutal monster like Castro.  In the end, they are all fellow travelers in Communism, From Merkel, who grew up as a communist cadre in East Germany, to Hillary Clinton, who grew up an acolyte of Saul Alinsky.

Castro is survived by his brother Raul Castro, who is expected to hold on to power for a few months to a few years before he too dies of old age.  Castro is also survived by the Cuban communist party and the nation of Cuba, which still has not recovered prosperity since Castro seized power; a lucky few of whom are still driving cars that were made before 1959.

Those wishing to send flowers to the Castro family are instead urged to donate the money to the Jill Stein Green Party election recount campaign.

HERE IS A LIST OF EVERY SINGLE TIME OBAMA COMMITTED AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE THAT DEMS & MEDIA COVERED UP “Impeach!” It’s been more than eight years since Democrats uttered that word – long enough for anyone to wonder if it was still in their vocabulary, considering the deafening silence through the dozens of serious scandals during President Obama’s administration – but now that President Trump is the man in the White House, it’s back with a vengeance. Democrats everywhere are wildly slinging the “I” word, hoping to nail Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors after the New York Times claimed a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey said the president urged him to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some members of Congress are getting in on the action. They include Reps. Maxine Water, D-Calif., and Al Green, D-Texas. Even a Republican, Rep. Justin Amash, claimed Wednesday there are grounds to impeach President Trump. House Oversign Committee Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, asked for the alleged Comey memo and other documents. Chaffetz tweeted that he is prepared to subpoena the information. And Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., invoked “Watergate.” Now the Democratic Party is reportedly poll testing impeachment as a 2018 election issue. More than 1 million people signed a petition calling on Congress to impeach Trump. Wasting no time Wednesday, the mainstream media sprang into action, enthusiastically echoing the left’s impeachment calls. MSNBC launched a Watergate ad implying Trump is America’s new Richard Nixon. “Watergate. We know its name because there were reporters who never stopped asking questions,” says MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who hinted that Trump is next on the impeachment chopping block. “Now, who knows where the questions will take us. But I know this: I’m not going to stop asking them.” Meanwhile, some overzealous members of the left plastered fliers around Washington, D.C., demanding all White House staffers resign Wednesday. The posters read: “If you work for this White House you are complicit in hate-mongering, lies, corrupt taking of Americans’ tax money via self-dealing and emoluments, and quite possibly federal crimes and treason. Also, any wars will be on your soul. … Resign now.” But constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who voted for President Obama, warned “impeachment” enthusiasts not to get ahead of themselves with President Trump. Why? At this time, there’s no evidence Trump actually committed a crime. “The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo,” Turley wrote in a May 17 opinion piece posted at the Hill. Turley explained: For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code. However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup. Some commentators seem to be alleging criminal conduct in office or calling for impeachment before Trump completed the words of his inaugural oath of office. Not surprising, within minutes of the New York Times report, the response was a chorus of breathless “gotcha” announcements. But this memo is neither the Pentagon Papers nor the Watergate tapes. Indeed, it raises as many questions for Comey as it does Trump in terms of the alleged underlying conduct. A good place to start would be with the federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. 1503. The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo. There are dozens of different variations of obstruction charges ranging from threatening witnesses to influencing jurors. None would fit this case. That leaves the omnibus provision on attempts to interfere with the “due administration of justice.” However, that still leaves the need to show that the effort was to influence “corruptly” when Trump could say that he did little but express concern for a longtime associate. The term “corruptly” is actually defined differently under the various obstruction provisions, but it often involves a showing that someone acted “with the intent to secure an unlawful benefit for oneself or another.” Encouraging leniency or advocating for an associate is improper but not necessarily seeking an unlawful benefit for him. . Obama’s Iran nuke deal Obama knew about Hillary’s private email server Obama IRS targets conservatives Obama’s DOJ spies on AP reporters Obamacare & Obama’s false promises Illegal-alien amnesty by executive order Benghazi-gate Operation Fast & Furious 5 Taliban leaders for Bergdahl Extortion 17 ‘Recess ‘ appointments – when Senate was in session Appointment of ‘czars’ without Senate approval Suing Arizona for enforcing federal law Refusal to defend Defense of Marriage Act Illegally conducting war against Libya NSA: Spying on Americans Muslim Brotherhood ties Miriam Carey Birth certificate Executive orders Solyndra and the lost $535 million Egypt Cap & Trade: When in doubt, bypass Congress Refusal to prosecute New Black Panthers Obama’s U.S. citizen ‘hit list’