The White House Should Know That History Has Already Judged Fidel Castro

Editor's Note: The following is based on Glenn's monologue from November 29, 2016.

I cannot take what people are saying about Fidel Castro. The White House won't judge the, quote, towering figure of Fidel Castro. I guess history is going to have to judge him.

Well, history has already judged him. I don't know what we're expecting to find out 100 years from now that we don't know about 1959, 1962, 1970, 1980, 1990. I'm not sure what historians are supposed to find that will make this man into a great man.

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Castro took over Cuba in 1959. His right-hand man, you might have seen on the T-shirts or hats or posters around many Democratic headquarters and around college campuses everywhere. Che. They killed an awful lot of people. They promised an end to corruption. They said they were going to uphold the values of free speech and private property.

Instead, Castro imprisoned, tortured, and murdered thousands of people. In fact, he imprisoned and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin did during his reign of great terror. We're all pretty clear on who Stalin is, aren't we?

How about Hitler? Fidel Castro murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans in his first six.

Guevara, the main executioner, killed everyone who was in opposition -- journalists, poets, homosexuals, they were sent to labor camps. Others were just executed by the firing squad. Some of them, Che executed himself.

Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara (1928 - 1967) during the battle of Santa Clara.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara (1928 - 1967) during the battle of Santa Clara. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

What is it that we're supposed to find out? Are we supposed to find out later that he took a country that was free, that was dynamic, and threw it into Third World poverty? Is that what we're supposed to find out?

Here's what historians will print 100 years from now, when we get far enough away from the people who are currently in charge of the world, when we get away from the dishonest journalists, when we get away from the dishonest media, the dishonest elite, the dishonest politicians, the professors, and the current crop of pseudo historians. No matter how many dictators die, there is always Hollywood, the media, the politician, and the educational system that will keep the killer's viewpoint alive in the heart of new dupes.

April 1959:  Fidel Castro, Premier of Cuba addressing the American Society of Newspaper Editors during a meeting in  Washington, USA.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) April 1959: Fidel Castro, Premier of Cuba addressing the American Society of Newspaper Editors during a meeting in Washington, USA. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Authoritarianism is on the rise all throughout the world. It's happening everywhere. And it's happening in all shapes and all sizes. Fascism, communism, Islamists -- they're all dictators. They all will spell death to their people. And they all have one thing in common: social justice. You listen to all of them -- the fascists, the Islamists, the communists -- they all will claim social justice.

What they're really claiming is socialism, the philosophy of Karl Marx. That's the root of this evil.

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It has been around with many different names for a very long time. Some of the early settlers here in America tried to do it. It ended in cannibalism. They did it in the name of God.

But Karl Marx really put a new and fresh and evil face on it. For anybody who is in school now or has graduated, anybody really under 40, you may not have learned this in school, but this is what World War II was really all about: the argument between national socialism and international socialism. The real push was either Russia or something like Germany, or Mussolini.

That's all it was about. And everyone in the world bought into it, except for Winston Churchill. He was the only staunch anti-socialist, anti-communist in World War II, which is why now, if you go over to the United Kingdom, 75 percent of those under 30 have no idea who he is. But you'll find a lot of those people wearing a Che T-shirt. You'll find a lot of people saying, "Wow, history will correct the wrongs of Fidel Castro. He was a great hero. Who is this Winston Churchill?"

You can see the slide. It's happening again. And it always happens the same way.

I spent my week, last week, reading about the end of the gold standard and the way the central banks rebalanced everything in the 1920s and '30s.

These people have not learned any lessons at all.

History does not repeat itself, but it certainly rhymes. And it's happening again. And we will go to war again.

The world will go to war, and I fear, millions more will die for the false choices of Marxism, fascist Marxism, international Marxism, national Marxism, Islamic Marxism.

I want you to understand: They're all the same. A national socialist is just as deadly as an international communist, as a Marxist Islamist is. It's the same ideology. Each are going to teach its followers that it's this group or the other group that's stopping the world from coming together in peace, love. You know, new Audubons, fair banking or the end of the great Satan. But it's the same ideology.

And those who killed all of the artists and poets are the ones that the new poets now extol as great freedom fighters. It's sickening.

Those who were tortured and gunned down by anti-capitalists have new anti-capitalists selling their murderous T-shirts, the Mao purses and the Che hats, all in the name of anti-capitalism.

Two Kenyan women walk past T-shirts diplaying Argentine-born guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara  for sale at the Maasai market in Nairobi, 29 September 2007. The 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death, killed by the army in the Bolivian jungle, will be commemorated next 08 October. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA. (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images) Two Kenyan women walk past T-shirts diplaying Argentine-born guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara for sale at the Maasai market in Nairobi, 29 September 2007. The 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death, killed by the army in the Bolivian jungle, will be commemorated next 08 October. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA. (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Castro only lost his battle with time. That's what's so despicable. This murderer ran free, raped and pillaged an entire country and people, since 1959. And the world was muted.

Here's a guy who brought us closer to nuclear annihilation than any other human on the planet. And the press says we're just going to have to wait and see how history judges this tall revolutionary figure.

He should have received a bullet in the head. Unfortunately, God will have to pay him back for the suffering and the murder and the debauchery because the only battle he faced here was time. And in the time he lost his life, the ideas that brought his murder spree to fruition, Marxism has been taken off of life support.

And because of the media and the leftist politicians, and worse yet, those in our educational system, it's been taken off of life support. And Marxism has been sent back home, after seemingly making a full recovery.

Why are we celebrating Castro's battle? It was lost to time. The war is being lost.

Featured Image: Cuban President Fidel Castro waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration outside the U.S. Interest Section June 21, 2004 in Havana, Cuba. Castro addressed tens of thousands of Cubans, criticizing U.S. travel restrictions. (Photo by Jorge Rey/Getty Images)

Fidel Castro, Premier of Cuba addressing the American Society of Newspaper Editors during a meeting in Washington, USA. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.