One of the myths of the hard left that won't die is the myths about Castro's revolution. I haven't seen any of it on this particular forum, but on others it's quite common to hear someone lifting up Castro's Cuba as an example of how socialism can work. Besides ignoring the fact that most 3rd world countries they compare Cuba with do not have much economic freedom to begin with, they brush off questions of human rights abuses, as though it were just a few bad apples involved. So, I'd like to present a few choice quotes by Humberto Fontova, author of Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant. All of the following can be found here: http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/Leftwingmonsters.asp I'd like to think that half of the lefties expressing admiration for Castro's Cuba do it out of ignorance, and/or the mistaken notion of "the enemy (Castro) of my enemy (US federal government) is my friend". No, that's a terrible error in logic, and it makes you look like a hypocrite when you condemn US abuses (which do exist) and brush off abuses in foreign countries. (Then there's the other lefties, the "communism can work" types, who just don't give a shit about government abuses, so long as it is working towards supposed equality. I hold them in about the same regard as skinhead holocaust deniers.) Anyway, on with the highlights! I was going to copy/past the human rights abuses, but decided not to. I'd have to quote the whole damn article. Besides, most people have heard of that, but what people don't know is how Castro actually made Cuba economically worse off. Read the article if you want all the gristly details.