Tyrants at Room Temperature

deadcastroby Glenn Fairman   11/26/16
Want to know the difference between a degenerate capitalist system and a degenerate socialist system? One fights tooth and claw over marked down Big Screens while the other commits fratricide over the staples that sustain human life. The former queue up one or two days a year for a bonanza while the latter do so as an everyday necessity. One is a metaphor for avarice, while the other stands for misery.

The best example of the Cuban socialist sickness is the economic compensation of cabbies and doctors, since the former can make in one day what it takes the latter an entire month. cuban-hospitalThe cabbie is a vacuum for hard foreign currency while the typical doctor must manage the life and death of low priority human beings. Know this relationship, and the extrapolations thereof, and you will know every valid axiom secreted within the materialist heart of the collective.cuban-cabby

But Cuba shall have no respite from its travail, as long as the island’s balance of forces tip heavily to the advantage of its tyrants. Moreover, as long as the fawning West gives its crooked blessing to shattered utopias for the honor of vacationing in a quaint little burgh of classic cars and inexpensive currency prostitutes, all set in ideological stone, Cuba will remain business as usual. Meet the new Boss; Same as the old Boss.

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28 Responses to Tyrants at Room Temperature

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    One thing Trump got right, according to this article by Melissa Mackenzie, is his summing-up of Castro:

    ”Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades.”

    I’m not sure why he has a man-crush on Putin but for some reason Castro is out of bounds. I suspect that Castro never said nice things about him. But at least it’s something.

    Compare that to the liberalism tinged with evil (what Dennis Prager calls “nice, but not good” — why was this guy given power?) comments of the Boy-minister Justin Trudeau of Canada who wrote:

    “It is 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 made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.”

    This is a moral sickness being shown by Trudeau.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Trump likes his strong men, but most of them are on least somewhat on our side. (He’s very popular among the Arab leaders whose nations were our allies before the Black God decided to align himself with Iran, such as al-Sisi of Egypt.) The liberals prefer those who hate us (and most likely their own citizens, as liberals do theirs).

      Apparently the key aspect of the Cuban sanctions is that they can’t borrow from American sources to pay for their goods — they have to pay in advance. The Crimson King wants to get rid of that; the GOP wants to keep it.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        We ought to invade the Island and have it sort of be our Australia. We’ll give free passage to all the liberals who want to secede or leave the country. Expenses could be paid for by selling exclusive TV and movie rights so that a “Surviver”-style series could be created. It would indeed be fun to watch the libtards try to actually build utopia from scratch.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Just expatriate them to Raul Castro’s existing island paradise (or at least that’s how liberals claim to think of it). We could trade them for those criminals hiding out there. I’m sure Jeff Bezos, George Soros, and Tom Steyer would have some value to the Castro gang (if nothing else, plenty of money to extort or confiscate).

          Incidentally, I was just checking out ESPN (only the baseball section, of course), and found an article on the death of Castro. Amazingly enough (for ESPN), it was negative about the Maximum Leader. For anyone who might be interested, the link is:


          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            The irony, of course, (or is this just normals Snowflakesville stuff?) that they have turned much of the third largest state of the Union into an experiment of Liberal Utopia. And although this is the case, they get the vapors from living on a continent, and in a Union, where other people don’t share their exalted vision. Hey, build a damn wall if you don’t like it. Oh…forget. These are the open borders people. I guess if they break off on their own, I’m going to California where I can just mooch like everyone else.

            Honest to god. I really don’t get it. I don’t see how people could have so much invested in the notion of themselves being secular saints. And that is certainly one of the main things that drives the Progressive ideology. But they do. These are fragile people quite disconnected from reality.

            Does making a god and idol out of their atheistic, materialist politics require them to exalt themselves in such a way? Again, I’ve no PhD in psychology, but it seems to be the case.

            And that’s what bothered me much about so much of the blind Trump support. The man may do some good. He might even do a lot of good. Or he could be a slow-motion train wreck. But there is absolutely no requirement in a noble republic such as ours to have an emotional attachment to any leader. We hope he kicks ass in areas where people need their asses kick. But we shouldn’t pretend this happens if it doesn’t happen.

            Right now I have a bit of an island-in-my-mind going. My own bubble. My own secession. As I’ve noted before, I no longer feel as much, if any, kinship with the legions who self-identify as Christians or conservatives. Those words have been cheapened. Prove it. But it is what it is. It is normal for people to look at Castro and see a secular hero just as some see Trump as a conservative hero (which he still could prove to be, but there’s very little evidence of any kind of principle conservatism coursing through his veins).

            Why must we fulfill our delusions by getting lost in a cloud of baloney? But people do. And there’s just a touch of evil, I think, when this happens. Anyone who can look at the long history of Castro’s Cuba and summarize it as “improvements in education and health care” is certainly a solider in Satan’s Army. And I would suggest that people be careful in this regard with Trump. Let it be real, both the good and the bad. Don’t don’t manufacture baloney just to fit your vapid Snowflake belief system.

            It’s almost shocking to see an article from ESPN that is in any way critical of Dear Leader Castro. That network has completely fallen off the wagon.

            • Glenn Fairman says:

              There is not the slightest whiff of humility in these beasts. They are the vanguard of the future: bright and brimming with love. And anyone not on board is a heretic. The faintest notion that they might be wrong and leading society into an abyss has never even entered their minds.

              • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

                Conservative Values Redux:

                1) Hard work is good for the soul

                2) A little suffering is good for the soul

                3) Not getting everything you want and dealing with it is good for the soul

                4) Not expecting perfection and dealing with inevitable disappointing reality is good for the soul

                5) Not expecting of men divine traits is good for the soul

                The alternative is creating these “nice” little monsters who must be protected in “safe spaces” because their fragile beliefs have been questioned.

                With Castro perhaps the story is easier. Yes, many cherry-pick their facts to fit their Utopian longings. But I suspect the real reason for most is that they admire the tyrant. He is their instrument for payback to others who are, in their view, responsible for all the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune.

                This is why I cautioned people about Trump and their need for payback. Be careful when getting emotional satisfaction through tyrants. We can hope that Trump does some good. But that won’t happen while conservatives unquestionably lick his boots.

          • Timothy Lane says:

            Well, the ESPN Sweet Spot Blogger (in MLB) had a follow-up to yesterday’s criticism of Castro: an interview on the subject with Luis Tiant, who fled the island over 50 years ago (and ought to be in the Hall of Fame, though I think Tommy John and Jim Kaat deserve it even better).

            And when it comes to feckless responses, the worst among those who claim to represent Western civilization may have come from Justin Trudeau, the leftist Canadian PM. But the DNC and the 2 main candidates to take it over all had nothing to say about the death of the monster.

            • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

              Last night on a local news broadcast the presenter had a brief interview with a colleague who had fled Cuba as a child. He is now about 50. She asked his opinion as to what effect Castro’s death might have and he said something like,

              “It will change very little. Raul has been ruling for about 10 years already and the Castro brothers’ children are well entrenched.”

              I couldn’t agree with him more. Anyone who thinks Cuba will become free, any time soon, is smoking something other than a Cohiba.

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              I mean, I’ve given people a lot of grief over Trump. But Trudeau is in a whole different category of douche-chilling liberal. I could come to admire a strong, decisive man who doesn’t wear adult diapers. Occasionally we are sure to be embarrassed by Trump (as if Obama’s Nobel Prize found in a box of Cracker Jacks wasn’t embarrassing enough). But aside from Obama, America hasn’t had anything close to this kind of un-manned man that they have in Canada.

              Write me tomorrow and I’ll tell you what I really think.

  2. Rosalys says:

    Andrea Mitchell (on what passes for the news nowadays) went on for way too long tonight giving a fictionalized version of Castro’s life. Upon coming to power he immediately universalized and improved healthcare and education for his people. This must be why all those Americans have risked their lives, in leaky rafts, attempting to reach the halcyon shores of this mythical island paradise.

    I like Brad’s idea. Invade, conquer, and deport the left.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      But according to Richard Dawahare (a local rich radical writing after the Elian Gonzalez kidnapping by Janet Reno in 2000), all those boat people were nothing but Batista’s aristocrats and thugs. Even the ones coming in the past few decades.

  3. Timothy Lane says:

    There continue to be some interesting comments on Castro’s death. Our paper had a Gannett article on Elian Gonzalez’s fawning defense of Castro by someone who seems unaware of the nature of Castroite “education” as well as the consequences if anyone didn’t fawn over the dictators.

    Justin Trudeau’s castrophilia has receive heavy criticism even in his own party. Jim Treacher of the Daily Caller had a short piece, and one reader gave a poetic comment on Castro’s death. I didn’t memorize it, but the flavor can be gotten from the first line: “Castro’s roasting on an open fire.”

    Finally, David French had an article on leftist castrophilia. He argues that liberals and conservatives have relatively similar views, whereas leftists (who today have pretty much taken over what is still called liberalism) actually admire Castro for what sensible people hate about him. The link is:


    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      The boy-man was booed at a recent sporting event in Canada. And apparently Trudeau spoofs are all over the social networks in Canada, including this one:

      “While controversial, Darth Vader achieved great heights in space construction and played a formative role in his son’s life.”

      Here’s another favorite

      Today we mourn the loss of Norman Bates, a family man who was truly defined by his devotion to his mother.

      More here.

      And can’t forget this one:

      “Mr. Stalin’s greatest achievement was his eradication of obesity in the Ukraine through innovative agricultural reforms.”


      “As you know Mr. Hitler’s life has come to an end, he was known as a dog lover and a strong supporter of his race”

      • Timothy Lane says:

        I had encountered the Stalin parody, but not the others. Much appreciated. The Norman Bates parody (I have as complete a collection of Robert Bloch as I’ve been able to get, though most will probably have to be abandoned when we downsize our housing to a manageable level) reminds me of Tom Lehrer’s proposed theme song for a movie of Oedipus Rex.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          I loved that Bates one.

          If I had a daughter (needn’t bother with a son…he’s already been bought off by sexual liberalism), I’m not sure what I could tell her to convince her that many of these “diverse” and “social justice” Progressives, such as Trudeau, are morally dubious, at best.

          Again, I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. I understand that this moral dubiousness (aka “social liberalism”) is, if only unconsciously, one aspect that people like. Do what and as you like and as long as you mouth the words “diversity,” you’re good to go.

          But there’s another, I think, vastly under-appreciated aspect of this that I was reminded of during a church banquet I recently attended. I’m not the most comfortable in these situations, but I try to fit in and respect the surroundings. I was sitting with a nice family that I was already acquainted with. They seem like wonderful parents and have a lovely daughter who is just beginning college.

          The daughter was sitting their dutifully and likely as uncomfortable as I was. I like these people. But the topic of conversation from the mother was purely about material things and small quibbles. No big deal. Just making conversation, she was. But she is by no means unique. Sit down anywhere in America and you’ll likely running into Homo Economicus (even in church) where the topic of conversation is the deals to be had on Amazon, etc. Or the small gripes of this or that product not being up to snuff.

          And being your cultural observer and all-feeling, all-sympathetic philosopher, I put myself in this young girl’s shoes (as just a generic girl of her generation). The Left promises these young people The Politics of Meaning. We may mock that, but I think it’s useful to note that one reason it is so attractive is that the older generations have become resoundingly materialistic and banal.

          Trying to “save the planet” may sound stupid. But it beats obsessing over where to find the best price for shoes.

          So I think it is a tough row to hoe in regards to fashioning a message that tells our young women to be wary of politicians offering The Politics of Meaning, that there is very often an ugly, sometimes downright evil, double-face to these Commissars of Compassion.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        So many good choices I didn’t have time for them all. Here are a few of my own:

        Adolf Hitler has his detractors, but as a vegan with no use for tobacco and liquor he was a pioneer of healthful living.

        Adolf Eichmann was the very model of a modern bureaucrat, showing what even the most ordinary functionary can accomplish if he sets his mind to it.

        Vlad the Little Dragon was a heroic exemplar of the defense of Christianity against the Turkish menace.

        King John had his flaws, but he was a tireless fighter against superstition.

        Nicholas Yezhov was a loyal policemen dedicated to the elimination of crime.

        Ted Bundy has his critics, but he was dedicated to removing the stigma of illegitimate birth.

        Dr. Goebbels revolutionized the art of public speaking.

        Walter Ulbricht provided decades of steady leadership and pioneered the use of infrastructure spending to stimulate the economy.

        The Kingsbury Run butcher was especially prominent in his exposure of the plight of Cleveland’s homeless.

        Enver Hoxha was firm in his support for the economic concept of localism.

        • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

          Jack the Ripper had his critics, but he played a major role in the reduction of prostitution in White Chapel.

          One might not agree with all of Mao’s policy decisions, but there is not doubt that his actions significantly reduced the size of China’s carbon footprint.

          Though some might question her methods, Countess Elizabeth Barthory was unrelenting in her efforts to maintain the chastity of young women who came within her orbit. She was also a pioneer in the field of cosmetics.

          • Timothy Lane says:

            Naturally, I especially like the last, though I believe it was “Bathory”. And in that spirit: Fritz Haarmann was a pioneer of alternative food sources.

            • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

              You are correct it is Bathory.

              Haarmann is just one of many German serial killers who sprouted out in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

              • Timothy Lane says:

                The only other I can conveniently recall is Peter Kürten, but Haarmann was more useful in terms of humor.

              • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

                There are some pretty macabre songs and poems about some of these murderers. Black humor, indeed.

                You bit about Haarmann gave me visions of sardine cans.

        • Glenn Fairman says:

          Now here is an optimist!

  4. pst4usa says:

    Have you guys been writing speeches for Trudeau again? I have to add to your love for the Trumpbots Brad, they are now giving Trump credit for the death of Castro; they say, America has been trying to kill this guy for over 50 years, we elect Trump and Castro dies. That is just how good Trump is, not even in office and he gets it done.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      That is just how good Trump is, not even in office and he gets it done.

      Hummm? The same type of thinking got the Obamanation the Nobel Peace Prize.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      LOL. Well, I expect to evaluate (not that anyone cares what I think, but it’s a good spectator sport) things on two levels:

      1) Reality

      2) Trumpmania.

      I hope Trump does many good things. I expect, though, that he will be credited for healing the planet and lowering the level of the oceans. He might even once and for all settle the question of Bigfoot.

    • Stuart Whitman Stuart Whitman says:

      And under budget.

  5. Glenn Fairman says:

    It would appear that the god of the collective is a jealous one, and that only in the equanimity of shared misery is he fully appeased. Indeed, he is ill-concerned with moral or spiritual virtue, and his eyes roam to and fro upon the earth only to detect which man has a farthing more than his neighbor. Even so, only in the terrestrial paradises of Pyongyang, Caracas, and Havana is he well pleased, having bolted the skies to supplication while his chosen ones consume with relish their diets of: tree bark, cicadas, and the occasional scrawny dog. And if this god’s revelation promises only a boot in the face forever, at least the leather is tasty when boiled.

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