Castro has died at the age of 90 and quite frankly I’m surprised that his brutal regime even admitted it. Although perhaps their prime motivation to cough up the corpse was the news that the Cuban government is instituting a special homage tax.

Saturday morning, the organizing committee of the funeral will provide our people with detailed information on the organization of the posthumous Homage that will be taxed to the founder of the Cuban Revolution.

So it seems old Castro needs some moolah to bribe his way into heaven. Who knew?

Many people today do not understand how much of an asswipe this prick was. Sure it’s possible to trot out mountains of grim statistics that illustrate the pathetic levels of economic growth that the Cuban people have enjoyed for the past sixty odd years. And we can mention that measured as a percentage of the population Castro far outdid even monsters such as Stalin in persecuting, imprisoning, and executing his own people.

But for the choice tidbit that really sums up what a bastard he was it turns out that slaves in 19th century Cuba received a higher food allowance than did the population under Castro.

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Of course the slaves were slaving their guts out on sugar plantations so perhaps Castro was able to justify his starvation level diet with that in mind.

The rush of national leaders and news organizations to sing the praises of this foul murderer is illuminating in their duplicity and stupidity. But for me the one who takes the cake is Canada’s drooling boy wonder prime minister who gushes with almost familial pride and longing at the death of what he calls a family friend.

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

A feat that isn’t hard to achieve when you ban free elections and ruthlessly persecute and execute your few political opponents.

“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

Look at every gushingly sycophantic eulogy to this monster and all they can possibly come up with is health care and education. Which is fitting as they are also socialists who believe that people are cattle to be looked after and “educated”, (read filled with propaganda), by the state for as long as they remain useful.

“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”.

It’s just not possible to make fun of this and retain a sense of one’s own decency.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

Just a family pal that they enjoyed hanging out with while the sound of executions were halted for the term of their visits. I suppose the Cuban people can find solace that their loved ones got a few more days of excruciating incarceration as a consequence of the Trudeau family’s great affection for their despotic leader.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

If I were Canadian I’d be handing in my passport right about now.

Castro in death, however, had great timing. His death has come in the year 2016 which saw the global implosion of forced socialism which has lain hidden in plain sight under the benevolent disguise of multiculturalism, globalism, and political correctness. Brexit and the Trump victory were the heralding indicators that the tide in the battle has turned. I like to think that Castro finally expired as a result of intense dissatisfaction at the turn of events and an unwillingness to watch any further proceedings that will demonstrate that the battle for which he fought so long and so hard is not just lost but bound for oblivion.