Fidel Castro is dead and that makes me happy

Long-time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died Friday, November 25, 2016. He was 90 years old.

Fidel Castro was a terrible human being. Not only was he a Communist, but he was also a chronic human rights abuser, responsible for the death of thousands of his people. He also tried to convince the Soviet Union to initiate a first-strike nuclear attack against the United States, if the United States invaded Cuba and removed him from power.

The man was so power hungry that he would advocate a massive nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union if he were to lose power. What a dick.

If Fidel Castro provided anything positive, it was that he made for a great litmus test for rooting out assholes. Show me someone who said anything even remotely positive about Fidel Castro, and I’ll show you someone who is either ignorant of history or someone who is purposely trying to be an asshole.

For example, take a look at Twitter:

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ESPN has since deleted their tweet about the sports-loving murderous tyrant.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had this to say about the dead tyrant:

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Dedication and love for the Cuban people? Were the thousands of Cubans Fidel Castro had thrown into prison or executed, for political reasons, not people? Justin Trudeau is an idiot.

I’m glad Fidel Castro is dead. Not only Cuba, but the world is a much better place without him in it. Too bad to took this long for him to take his rightful place in Hell next to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Robert E. Lee.

The Colin Kaepernick NFL Salute to Service jersey

I feel sorry for fans who paid $159 for a Colin Kaepernick NFL Salute to Service jersey. They probably aren’t the type of people who tolerate those who refuse to honor the American flag.

With news of San Fransisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusal to stand for the national anthem because he refuses to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color, it may seem absurd to think the NFL has made money from Kaepernick’s patriotism. The thing is, they have done just that.

Last year the NFL unveiled a whole line of NFL Salute to Service merchandise. From the NFL Show website:

Honor America’s veterans with official Salute to Service gear and apparel from NFLShop.com. Proudly partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO, and the Wounded Warrior Project, the NFL will donate 100% of the net proceeds from Salute to Service merchandise to help honor the sacrifices made by our military. Last year, the NFL donated nearly $800,000 to our non-profit partners. Get your hands on Salute to Service jerseys, hats, shirts, and sweatshirts today and join us in saluting our military and their families.

Included in the NFL Salute to Service merchandise were San Fransisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick jerseys.

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You can’t get Colin Kaepernick Salute to Service jerseys now. Not from the NFL Shop website. They sold out last year.

I feel sorry for fans who paid $159 for a Colin Kaepernick NFL Salute to Service jersey. They probably aren’t the type of people who tolerate those who refuse to honor the American flag. I don’t see how anyone could wear anything with Kaepernick name and number on it, especially when it also has the Amerian flag on it.

How can Colin Kaepernick criticize America for oppressing people of color while wearing a t-shirt featuring photos of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X? Fidel Castro was an apex predator of the oppression of Black people and people of color.

The following video is from 1959, a year before the photos on Colin Kaepernick’s t-shirt were taken:

The Black person in the video was charged, tried, convicted, and executed by firing squad all on the same day. His crime? He worked for the Cuban government before Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban government.

Death by firing squad was a fate shared by thousands of Cubans under Fidel Castro.

Colin Kaepernick is an idiot and I have zero respect for him.