United Nations Declares Dictator Fidel Castro “World Hero”

United Nations Declares Dictator Fidel Castro “World Hero”

September 07, 2009
Originally published in Opposing Views

The UN has declared Fidel Castro, the longtime Communist dictator of
Cuba, the “World Hero of Solidarity.” Castro killed thousands and
thousands of people during his rule, torturing some to death (including
a few American citizens), and Cuba remains an oppressive dictatorship
even today.

The award was presented to Castro by the President of the UN General
Assembly, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann. D’Escoto Brockmann also
successfully lobbied the Obama Administration to demand that Honduras
allow the return to power of its ex-president and would-be dictator,
Manuel Zelaya. (Two months ago, soldiers acting on orders of Honduras’s
Supreme Court arrested Zelaya after he systematically abused his
powers. After the Court quite legally declared that Zelaya was no
longer president, he was duly replaced by Honduras’s Congress with a
civilian, the Congressional Speaker). The Obama Administration recently
decided to impose sanctions on Honduras, and indicated it will not
recognize future democratic elections in Honduras unless Honduras first
lets ex-president Zelaya return to power.

Marxism seems to
be back in fashion in Washington these days. Obama’s green jobs czar is
the race-baiter Van Jones, a “a self-avowed communist” and Truther who
believed that George Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks. Jones, who is
busy orchestrating advertiser boycotts of Obama’s media critics, was
until recently a “member of a radical communist group that was
dedicated to ‘organizing a revolutionary movement in America.’”

The
race-baiting liberal Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) recently praised
Fidel Castro as a genius who “kicked out the wealthy” from Cuba.

Many officials in the Obama Administration are sympathetic to Marxist regimes. For example, Obama’s appointee to be the FCC’s
“diversity officer” is Mark Lloyd, a big fan of Venezuela’s socialist
dictator, Hugo Chavez. Although Chavez has shot unarmed demonstrators,
Lloyd has called socialist Venezuela a model, praised its authoritarian
leader’s “incredible revolution” and defended his attacks on
independent media. Obama’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State,
Arturo Valenzuela, has a reputation as a loud defender of Venezuelan
dictator Chavez’s terrible record on freedom of the press.

By
contrast, the Obama Administration is extremely hostile to
non-communist Honduras and its democratically-elected legislature,
demanding that they allow the return to power of Honduras’s bullying
ex-president and would-be dictator. The ex-president’s removal was
perfectly constitutional, say many experts, such as attorneys Octavio
Sanchez, Miguel Estrada, and Dan Miller, former Assistant Secretary of
State Kim Holmes, and Stanford’s William Ratliff.