Tuesday 6 December 2016

Castro reduced human existence to that of an ant in a colony

Published 02/12/2016 | 02:30

The late Cuban leader Fidel Castro Photo: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images
The late Cuban leader Fidel Castro Photo: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images

I wish to disassociate myself from President Michael D Higgins's remarks on Fidel Castro. The only good revolution is from a closed society to an open one. Mr Castro turned Cuba into a closed society with compulsory conformity.

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Mr Castro used murder and violence to inflict dogmatic Marxism on Cuba, bringing poverty to the country and nearly nuclear devastation to the world. Criticism was eliminated by blind obedience to the 'cult of the leader'.

Karl Popper, the father of the 'Open Society', said that the Marxists bring about equality by reducing all to an equality of destitution. Men are not equal but they form a normal distribution of IQ and talent and earning power reflects that. Prosperity comes from each one reaching their potential.

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