If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. -Dwight Eisenhower

Fidel Castro is dead.  Finally.  As news of his death spread, so did the responses from politicians across the world.  Unfortunately, many have showered the former despot with praise.

The White House omitted a few key details of the Castro-era.

Secretary of State John Kerry issued a similar statement, conveniently leaving out that the only reason Fidel Castro was able to rule for over 50 years was because of a lack of free and fair elections.

Speaking of free and fair elections, self-proclaimed champion of democracy, Jill Stein showered praise upon the Cuban despot.

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker referred to the Cuban tyrant as “a hero to many.”

Jesse Jackson claimed Castro fought for “freedom and liberation”

Former President Jimmy Carter, keeping with his tradition of praising terrorists, also lauded Castro with praise.

Fellow terrorist sycophant, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition in Britain, referred to Castro as a “champion of social justice.”  Given Castro’s record of imprisoning, torturing, and executing political dissidents, does anybody really believe his anti-apartheid stance was anything other than Cold War politics?

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also called Castro a “strong voice” for social justice, proving that former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird was right when he called the United Nations “a debating club for dictators”  and the absurdity of the term “social justice.”

Speaking of Canada, Justin Trudeau praised Cuban health care and education.  He spoke of “a legendary revolutionary” and that his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, was proud to call him a friend.  Somebody should ask the prime minister if Benito Mussolini should be fondly remembered for getting Italy’s trains to run on time.

Former Mayor of London, and well established historical revisionist, Ken Livingstone compared Castro’s Cuba to Britain during World War II.

Michael Higgins, the President of Ireland, called Castro “a giant among global leaders” while saying that Castro’s policies had their critics.  Apparently people who are tortured, imprisoned, and executed via firing squad for impure thoughts are merely “critics” to the President of Ireland.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta released a series of morally obtuse tweets in response to Castro’s death.

Other tweets by Kenyatta involved Castro’s response to the Ebola Crisis and sovereignty.  Maybe the President forgot all the American troops that came to West Africa’s aid and how Castro’s air force shot down an American humanitarian plane in 1996 in international waters.

Despite some world leaders and other politicians tripping over themselves to slobber all over Fidel Castro, there were some voices that reminded the world of who Fidel Castro really was.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz wrote a piece for National Review that detailed his family’s personal history with Fidel Castro.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio also reminded people of the reality of Castro’s Cuba.

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton offered this blunt remark.

While, California Congressman Darrell Issa pointed out the irony in the timing of his death.

Castro’s death also came on the day Ukraine remembers the Holodomor, Stalin’s man-made genocidal famine that ravished Ukraine in the 1930s.

President-Elect Donald Trump issued a brief statement on Twitter, before giving a detailed statement on Castro’s death.

Vice President- Elect Mike Pence also sent out this tweet.

Fidel Castro is dead.  Communism in Cuba, however, is not.  If Castro’s death proved anything, its that many people are prepared to sell their freedom down the river, in the name of free health care.  A quick google search of “Cuban hospitals” shows that you better be careful what you wish for.