Fidel Castro died last week. The irrationality on both sides of the political debate ramped up as usual.
This is not a complicated issue. Was Fidel Castro a good guy, a bad guy, or a so-so guy? The answer depends on how you think.
If a hypothetical man captures, tortures, and murders several innocent people, and then turns around gives $10 million to charity, is he a good guy, bad guy, or so-so guy?
In my opinion, he’s a bad guy. I would admit the $10 million he gave to charity was a very good thing, but he’s still a bad guy.
If you’re a left-winger, apparently you would think he’s a good guy, or perhaps a so-so guy, and that the $10 million somehow wipes out the fact he’s a torturer and murderer. Uh… okay. (You would also point out some other murderers who murdered more people than this guy, and use this to “prove” your point that he’s not a bad guy. Uh… okay.)
If you’re a right-winger, not only would think he’s a bad guy, but you would never acknowledge the $10 million he gave to charity, and get furiously upset if anyone ever brought it up. Uh… okay.
Gotta love the hyper-irrational thinking human beings exhibit when it comes to politics.