Echoes of Cas­tro in Amer­ica’s lib­er­als

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND VOICES - The Rev. Michael T. But­tner, Bel Air

The death of Fidel Cas­tro pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve sim­i­lar be­hav­iors be­tween the Amer­i­can left and Mr. Cas­tro’s reign of ter­ror. It is all about keep­ing power in or­der to achieve some small ben­e­fits to some of the peo­ple. Yes, Cas­tro did cre­ate a coun­try with great read­ing abil­ity (bet­ter than ours), and he did give the peo­ple some health care. But those ben­e­fits were paid for by the poor­est with no hope of get­ting out of poverty. They were paid for by the killing and im­pris­on­ment of all who thought any­thing con­trary to what Cas­tro thought. It was paid for by the ground­ing into pulp any cries from the peo­ple as to what they wanted to hap­pen.

In our coun­try, we have seen the lead­er­ship of a party in power con­trol all dis­cus­sion about a health care law and pound into the ground any­one who dared to raise even the small­est ques­tion about it. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives were told to pass it so they could find out what was in it. Well, we have found out what is in Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s law, and it isn’t good for most of us.

In our coun­try, we have seen an ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem that is not as good as Cuba’s in teach­ing read­ing but bet­ter than theirs in bind­ing minds un­ques­tion­ingly to the lib­eral left’s views. In our coun­try, we have a party seek a re­count of only three states un­der the guise of vot­ers’ rights. Why not re­count all the states, in­clud­ing those on the coasts? We have mil­lions of dol­lars to be spent in this elite ef­fort when they could be bet­ter spent build­ing a fac­tory in Mex­ico near the bor­der so peo­ple don’t have to risk their lives and small wealth com­ing into our coun­try il­le­gally. But this will never be even thought of by th­ese false jus­tice bro­kers be­cause their chief con­cern is not true wel­fare of oth­ers but dic­ta­to­rial con­trol of them.

In our coun­try, those not stand­ing dur­ing our an­them and those ri­ot­ing to keep some false sense of power over their lives should take a trip to Lit­tle Ha­vana in Florida and talk to the se­niors there who fled Cas­tro’s “care” and find out the truth of lead­ers who talk con­cern for oth­ers and act out con­cern only for their power.

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