Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It's like swatting flies, really

Okay, this is the last douche I call out for getting all misty-eyed about a man who 'disappeared' over 3,000 of his citizens after taking power from a democratically-elected government in a military coup. Jonah Goldberg on moral equivalence: "I think in the grand debate we can characterize as Pinochet V. Castro, Pinochet wins in a cake walk, as the late Jeane Kirkpatrick would surely agree." Heck of a contest, eh? We have to choose between Castro and Pinochet? Oh, and after we choose Pinochet, we can beat our chests about how much we love liberty. Okay, Jonah, Castro is a lot worse. Fidel Castro is a brutal dictator who has ruined Cuba, and who the world would be much better off without, and plenty of idiots love him. Which doesn't really change the fact that Pinochet was a brutal thug who should have been prosecuted, and plenty of idiots still love him. They both suck, and honestly, I don't believe the right or the left when they beat their chests about 'freedom' and 'democracy' any more.

3 comments:

Andy said...

well, pinochet died and castro does not seem to be running. no reason to panick rufus...

Rufus said...

No, I know. And Chile's doing well, and I'd love to be there for the parties they're having. Actually, I'm thinking about going to Cuba for the parties when Castro dies, or his brother gives up power, whichever comes first.

Andy said...

Oh, I went to Chile two years ago. It's a beautiful country. But about Cuba I couldn't tell you. Yet, it's nice to share concerns and the Internet is a good way to get acquainted. Gotta go now...