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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)