Fidel Expert Colin Kapernick May Have Glossed Over a Few Itty Bitty Atrocities

Further cementing his place as the most hated man in the NFL --- and perhaps America --- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued sharing his wisdom on social issues and violent leaders prior to playing the Dolphins on their home turf in Miami.

"He said that Castro instituted universal healthcare in Cuba, invested in the education system, supported Nelson Mandela when he was jailed. What a wonderful man. What a wonderful, happy almost Disneyland type, almost Disney character type. And to say that right before you go to Miami," Co-host Pat Gray said, filling in for Glenn on radio.

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Kaepernick's assessment may have glossed over a few key details.

"The Washington Post had an op-ed that listed some of the things from Castro's reign. I'm wondering if Kaepernick mentioned any of these things?" Co-host Stu Burguiere mused.

Here are just a few of the atrocities committed by Fidel Castro that should never be forgotten:

• He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust.

• He sponsored terrorism wherever he could and allied himself with many of the worst dictators on earth.

• He was responsible for so many thousands of executions and disappearances in Cuba, that a precise number is hard to reckon.

Kaepernick's comments did accomplish one thing. They fired up Kiko Alonzo, a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of Cuban decent, who hit Kaepernick intensely a few times.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

PAT: You still have Colin Kaepernick --

STU: Oh, jeez.

PAT: -- who is you such an idiot. I -- he's really -- he's done a really good job of becoming the most hated man in the NFL. And maybe one of the more disliked in America.

STU: Hmm.

PAT: And one of the things he said about Castro was that -- you know, and this is right before he goes to Miami. What an idiot.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: But as Jeffy brought up, his girlfriend is a Black Lives Matter person, right?

JEFFY: Yeah. Nessa, I think, the D.J. I'm pretty sure that's her.

PAT: You want to bet he gets all his information form her. Because I don't remember Colin Kaepernick doing any of this before. Was he? I mean, he wasn't showing up at press conferences in a Malcom X T-Shirt before. He wasn't doing this kneeling thing.

STU: No. This is all -- most of that is this year. He had some stuff I remember early on about how, don't judge me on my tattoos. He was one of those guys.

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: Yes.

STU: Your whole tattoo stance is important, I'm sure. But it was like that type of thing, where it was somewhat implied.

PAT: Right. But it wasn't really radical social kind of things.

STU: No.

PAT: He said the Castro instituted universal health care in Cuba, invested in the education system, supported Nelson Mandela when he was jailed. What a wonderful man. What a wonderful happy almost Disneyland type -- almost Disney character type. And to say that right before you go to Cuba --

JEFFY: Miami.

PAT: Or, Miami. Is just unbelievable to me. But at least it fired up Kiko Alonzo, the linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.

STU: Oh, really?

PAT: Oh, yeah. Yeah. He was -- and he had a great game against Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick had a decent game too. But Kiko Alonzo hit him a few times I think a little extra intensely and said there was very bad blood between them.

JEFFY: I bet.

STU: The Washington Post had an op-ed that listed -- I'm wondering if Kaepernick mentioned any of these things.

Mentioned some of the things from Castro's reign: He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust.

PAT: He did not mention that, no.

STU: He sponsored terrorism wherever he could and allied himself with many of the worst dictators on earth. Was that something --

PAT: I don't remember that part either. No.

STU: He was responsible for so many thousands of executions and disappearances in Cuba, that a precise number is hard to reckon. Is that --

PAT: No, he didn't mention that part.

STU: He brooked no dissent and built concentration camps and prisons at an unprecedented rate. Which is a pretty amazing sentence.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And this is -- we've talked to people who have studied this before. This is actually true, especially when it comes to a percentage of population. You can find there are atrocities in Cuba, at times as bad or worse than some of the ones you would think of when you think of genocides. Really horrific.

PAT: Well, yeah, but he instituted health care. You're just looking at the negatives of the guy. Not the entirety of his life.

STU: Right. Did Kaepernick mention that he condoned and encouraged torture extrajudicial killings?

PAT: I don't think so. No, he was focusing on the positive.

STU: Did he talk about how he forced nearly 20 percent of his people into exile?

PAT: Right. It's an island of 11 million. Two million of whom live in the United States. Two million.

STU: That's pretty amazing. How about how he prompted thousands to meet their deaths at sea?

PAT: Right.

STU: Did he --

PAT: People have died to get off the island to Florida.

STU: Uh-huh.

He claimed all property for himself and his henchmen, strangled food production, and impoverished the vast majority of his people. Was that something that Colin mentioned?

PAT: I don't remember that part.

STU: No?

PAT: No. That he was living in luxury and cavorting with tons of beautiful women while his country starved, he didn't really mention that part.

STU: He outlawed private enterprise and labor unions.

Now it's funny --

JEFFY: You keep going down this road, but Kaepernick was talking about the positives.

STU: Yeah. Yeah.

PAT: Right. The education system, you haven't mentioned that yet.

STU: No, I haven't mentioned that. But it was interesting that, but it was interesting that Colin Kaepernick is both involved in private enterprise and labor unions. And doesn't see at all --

PAT: Right. That's very true.

STU: That's weird.

He persecuted gay people and tried to eradicate religion.

PAT: Have you seen how good their national baseball team is? I think that's Fidel Castro. I think in part. I think he really encouraged --

STU: But did Kaepernick go into the whole eradicating gay people thing?

PAT: No. Not really. Not extensively any other.

STU: He censored all means of expression and communication. One of the most interesting parts about this because --

PAT: You're pissed off that he created a safe space?

STU: No, he didn't. No.

JEFFY: Wow.

PAT: He created a safe space.

STU: He did. He really did -- a nationwide safe space, where you could not have --

PAT: That's right.

STU: It's funny because we did a special on communism back in the Fox days. And one of the things was Che. And it's amazing to see how Che and Castro are respected by prominent musicians and artists. People who would have been killed in the country they're talking about.

PAT: It's why I like Bono so much. Because he understands that -- he's one of the few rock icons who seem to understand brutal dictators aren't fun.

STU: No, that's weird.

PAT: They're not meant to be celebrated.

STU: It's not as joyous as you might think.

PAT: No.

STU: He mentioned this -- because we finally are getting to the good things, I think, the health care system and the education system. Because that's what he talked about.

PAT: Okay. Good. Good.

STU: He established a fraudulent school system that provided indoctrination rather than education and created a two-tier health care system with inferior medical care for the majority of Cubans and superior care for himself and his oligarchy. And then claimed that all his repressive measures were absolutely necessary to ensure the survival of these two ostensibly free social welfare projects.

Was that mentioned? Did he go into that sort of depth? Because he might not have had time in the press conference.

PAT: I don't think -- I think he was cut off before that. They asked him about an interception or something.

STU: Did he talk about how -- because this word is described -- his performance last couple years, how Cuba turned into a labyrinth of ruins, which has essentially been his quarterback rating the past couple years. How about, did he ever apologize for -- because I may have noted this. Fidel Castro, did all these things. Most people don't have any qualms about whether he did them. But he never apologized for them. Never even had a moment on his deathbed where he said, "Wow, I screwed that up." And never stood trial for any of the things that he did. I mean, none of those things were mentioned by Mr. 68.7 Quarterback Rating. None of that was mentioned.

PAT: Is it that high?

STU: No, it's got to be better than that.

(laughter)

PAT: I thought it was about 26.3. Somewhere in there.

STU: Mr. Guy who lost his job twice to Blaine Gabbert did not necessarily --

PAT: Oh, that's an insult --

JEFFY: That hurts.

PAT: That hurts.

JEFFY: That hurts.

PAT: That hurts.

STU: It's amazing though. Because this is the one time you'd think -- the media, which is all about talking about how there's fake news everywhere on the internet and how people aren't telling the truth, they can't even come together to criticize Fidel freaking Castro. It's amazing. It was amazing to see.

Featured Image: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 27, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

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"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

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Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

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