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Perverted Perspective

Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:30
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NYU history professor Greg Grandin, writing in The Nation, concludes: “In all his goodness and badness, Castro was a full man of the Enlightenment.

Admittedly, Grandin is extreme.  But even many pundits in the mainstream media treat Castro as if his trumpeted good intentions (that is, expressed intentions that warm the hearts of “Progressives”) and fake ‘accomplishments’ (such as the creation of a world-class health-care system for the Cuban people) render Castro something other than the murderous monster that he was.

For socialists and “Progressives,” a business person who lobbies against carbon taxes, or who employs workers at wages lower than the socialists and “Progressives” think “fair,” or who offers for sale fat-filled fast food, is an anti-social beast who deserves unmitigated derision.  Acting always peacefully, and without attempting to dupe the gullible with grandiose lies about ‘remaking society,’ such a business person gets no respect from what Deirdre McCloskey calls “the clerisy.”  Such a business person is believed by the clerisy to profit dishonestly, and often cruelly, at the expense of others.  Such a business person is held by the clerisy in contempt for his or her alleged small-mindedness, philistinism, and greed.

And yet these same clerisy who see nothing but venality and “social injustice” when they cast their eyes on peaceful market activities see in the violent regimes of fiends such as Castro allegedly good reasons, if not always to fully excuse these fiends of the blood, anguish, and destitution that they cause, at least to ‘weigh’ against these unfortunate realities the alleged “accomplishments” of these dictators.

It is a perverted code of ethics that causes someone who fondly remembers the “accomplishments” of the likes of Fidel Castro to burst into paroxysms of anger over the alleged evil of off-shoring the production of automobile tires.

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