Dead Fidel and His Fellow Travelers

Every year we flip the calendar from December 31 to January 1 with high hope for the year which lies ahead of us; and boy, hasn't 2016 been good to the last drop?  The November 8th Presidential Election was one that changed The United States forever, and despite how you feel about President-elect Donald Trump, in my opinion, there was no greater evil on the ballot than Hillary Clinton and the Left.  Even so, people like Michael Moore, who understood the allure of Donald Trump, went on to say that after a few days of thumbing our noses to The Establishment, we would all quickly start to feel the regret of electing The Donald. Well, the November 25th death of Communist Folk Hero, Fidel Castro, only assured every person who voted against Clinton and the modern Democrat party that they did the right thing.

Since the 25th, we've watched the Left's fellow travelers around the world gush over the 'humanitarian revolutionary' that was Fidel Castro.  We've watched as every one of his bloody, oppressive, torturous misdeeds were rationalized and whitewashed by world leaders, college students and their professors; and, of course, by the jesters on our television news networks.  

Here is one loon who went as far as saying that the people who risked their lives floating from Cuba to Florida in makeshift barges of tires, and empty 2-liter bottles of Fanta, weren't fleeing from the life they were assigned. No, according to this cross between Rob Reiner and Kris Kringle, many Cuban refugees were simply bored with their family life and wanted to drink daiquiris in Miami instead:

We can spend time dissecting the life of Fidel Castro until the state-confiscated cows come home, but instead, I'd like to take the time to examine of the latest examples of Castro-eulogizing we've seen in the last couple of days—this time, from Black Lives Matter.

Here is a excerpt of a Black Lives Matter statement, published on on the 27th, praising the glorious 'revolution' Castro forced onto Cuba for half a century:

"Revolution is rooted in the recognition that there are certain fundamentals to which every being has a right, just by virtue of one’s birth: healthy food, clean water, decent housing, safe communities, quality healthcare, mental health services, free and quality education, community spaces, art, democratic engagement, regular vacations, sports, and places for spiritual expression are not questions of resources, but questions of political will and they are requirements of any humane society."

We all know 'Commies gonna Commie', but that's not the point of this article.  I see this as an opportunity to really open the eyes of some who consider themselves a part of Black Lives Matter's cause.  Much to their credit, Black Lives Matter  has been responsible for the political activation of countless people who otherwise didn't have much interest in these types of discussions.  Now we need to use some jiu-jitsu to show as many of those people as possible that whereas their hearts are in the right place, the direction in which they're marching needs to be changed and changed quickly. 

Below is highlight reel from Tuesday night's episode of the 'Quite Frankly' podcast (YoutubeiTunesSoundCloudGoogle Play) which sums up my thoughts:

The BLM leadership, just like Occupy Wall Street, does not care about the lives and well-being of oppressed peoples.  They've merely tapped into a rich well of outrage in order to double down on selling the West on one of most brutal, constricting political ideologies the world has ever seen.  These people in the leadership positions are Missionaries for a Religion—whether they know it or not—and nothing more.