Fidel Castro is Dead. His Ideology Needs to Die Too.

On November 25th, 2016, Fidel Castro, the Communist dictator of Cuba, died. Communism has historically relied on the survival of their eccentric and motivated leaders. Were it not for the demagoguery of Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Lenin, Stalin, Kim El Sung/Kim Jung Il/Kim jung Un, and Castro, the Communist states of the world would not sustain for even a decade due to the disastrous economic policies of communism. Fidel Castro has already transferred power to Raul Castro, the brother of the deceased Castro. The Cuban people, nonetheless, have lost a centerpiece of their collectivist culture.


With this loss, the people of Cuba are likely to take a look within themselves. Hopefully they are capable of asking if they are truly free. Let us hope that the death of Castro will lead to anti-Communist sentiment in Cuba. Now that the central symbol of communism in Cuba is dead, there is the great capacity of a power struggle between the rulers and the common man in Cuba. This struggle may have the power to break the bondage of Communism in Cuba once and for all. With its closest ally being North Korea, the people of Cuba could and should stage a revolt against Raul Castro’s communist regime. Power to the individual must be restored in Cuba, and Freedom and Markets must be promoted around the world.

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