Everyone knows that communists are metaphorical vampires, feeding on wealth that slaves create the way unholy fiends might feed on their blood. But usually they don’t play the role quite as literally as dead lefty icon Fidel Castro:
[F]or all of Castro’s ranting about the exploitive nature of capitalism, it takes a truly mercenary mind to come up with the schemes his regime employed to garner hard currency — from drug-running, to assassinations to, well, vampiric behavior. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported in 1966 that 166 Cuban prisoners were executed on a single day in May of that year. But before they were killed, they were forced to undergo the forced extraction of an average of seven pints of blood from their bodies. This blood was sold to Communist Vietnam at a rate of $50 per pint. Those who underwent the bloodletting suffered cerebral anemia and a state of unconsciousness and paralysis. But that didn’t stop the executions; the victims were carried on a stretcher to the killing field where they were then shot.
You might call it capitalism, communist style.
Hopefully Castro being a vampire doesn’t mean he will come back from the dead.
On a tip from R F.