August 2, 2006

Dictators Are Cool...Unless You Live Under Them

Marc Comtois

As Andrew pointed out, there are--and always will be--a certain set of people who love to trumpet the purportedly egalitarian societies headed by tin-pot dictators. And then we have those who've lost family members to them. Like Mike Lowell, of the Boston Red Sox:

“My dad had to pack up his suitcase at 10 years old with his three brothers, who had nothing. And my mother was 11 years old and my grandfather, who’d been a dentist for 15 or 20 years, had to go back to school to be (politically) re-educated,” Lowell said.

“My cousins were political prisoners. My father-in-law was a political prisoner for 15 years because, at 19, they asked him if he agreed with communism and he said, ‘No,’ so they sentenced him to death. That’s not the way to live. I know it’s terrible to say, but I think of all of that and I hope he (Castro) passes away.

“I don’t care if he dies,” Lowell said. “There are so many people who have died because of him and there’s been so much wrongdoing and so many human rights violations that I hope he does die. That sounds bad, but it’s the truth.”

(via Kathryn Jean Lopez)

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{Comment deleted. Rino, please stay on topic. If you keep up your one-note theme, commentary carpet-bombing then an IP ban won't be far behind.}

Posted by: Rino Cooke at August 2, 2006 2:47 PM

Is Sr. Chavez coming too?

...con los respondadores rapidos?

Posted by: roadrunner at August 2, 2006 2:51 PM

Sorry for the one note theme but I really think this individual should be fired and I do think I.L. is running a poor campaign. What do you want me to do not say what I think!

Posted by: Rino Cooke at August 3, 2006 10:01 AM