The Corner

Useful Idiots Caucus

The awestruck members of the Congressional Black Caucus who lavished praise and gratitude upon Fidel Castro after meeting with the former dictator are either profoundly ignorant or indifferent to evil — perhaps both.

 

Since they identify themselves as members of a race-specific caucus, one would expect that they might be interested in whether there might be a few racial disparities in Cuba. It doesn’t appear, however, that they troubled themselves to find out. 

 

Next time they visit the island gulag, they might notice the contrast between the number of blacks in positions of political power and the number of blacks confined in Castro’s political prisons. Should they need any explanation for the contrast, they should consider consulting Oscar Elías Biscet, the heroic black physician and winner of the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom who has been rotting in one of Castro’s dungeons because of his tireless advocacy for basic freedoms for all Cubans.

 

The members of the CBC who made the trip will be recorded as yet another embarrassing historical footnote in Castro’s 50-year campaign to dupe America. Disgraceful.

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