During Fidel Castro’s funeral procession, the Jeep carrying his body (ashes) broke down. I couldn’t think of a better metaphor for how Fidel Castro should ride the highway to hell, if you’d begged me.
Talk about laughable. Cubans had to actually push the vehicle. And the world watched.
Now there’s a message to Castro-loving Liberals who praised Castro’s “progressive” Cuba. Every Obama voter got a glimpse of what America would look like if Hillary Clinton continued Obama’s policies.
Obama normalized relations with Castro, because Obama likely felt at home in that Third World armpit. These Liberal lunatics have the nerve to brag about Cuba’s healthcare system. They laud Cuba’s education for everybody. Really?
You’d think with that stellar education they could at least find one good mechanic?
The breakdown of the jeep in the midst of adoring crowds chanting “Long live Fidel!” was symbolic of the dual nature of Castro’s Cuba. While his legacy inspires fierce adulation by many of the nation’s citizens, others continue to grumble about Cuba’s autocratic government, inefficient bureaucracy and stagnant economy.
Rural Cubans’ lives have improved with the arrival of doctors and teachers in once-ignored backwaters, however, it has been a struggle to earn a living under the island’s one-party socialist government and its stifling economic rules.
When the head of state gets carted in a hoop-t that has to be pushed in the funeral procession, you know that Cuba sucks. If you’re going to be a dictator, at least keep your own crap running.
The Wall Street Journal offered more detail:
After a final farewell early in the week at Havana’s Revolutionary Square, the former president’s remains, placed in a small, glass-encased casket, began moving east in a cross-country cortege through towns, cities and listless countryside. The state called it “The Caravan of Liberty,” the same name the guerrillas called the journey they made from Santiago to Havana to topple the Batista regime in 1959.
It didn’t all go well despite the state’s attention to details: at one point, soldiers were forced to push the jeep towing the remains when it broke down, fitting for a country where vehicles creak along.
Castro’s funeral was a joke, because his life was a joke. The idea that many Liberal Americans idolize a brutal dictator only add insult.
I’m happy to see Castro go out in a way representative of the life he led.