For the better part of six decades, the Castro brothers in Cuba have run a totalitarian, repressive, and murderous regime that has sponsored state terrorism and that is the architect of a long list of human rights atrocities. See, e.g., here.
Yesterday, President Obama, seen in the photo above posing in front of the image of Che Guevara, met with younger Castro brother and present Cuban dictator Raul.
Raul Castro lectured President Obama that Cuba honors human rights but the U.S. doesn't. Of special interest is that Castro parroted the U.S. far left's mantras about the gender wage gap. Castro said this:
We have many other rights — a right to health, the right to education. Do you — and this is my last example that I will mention. Do you think that for equal work, men get better pay than women just for the fact of being women? Well in Cuba, women get same pay for same work.It is not difficult to see why Castro thinks this about the U.S. The far left in this country routinely preaches that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar men earn for doing identical work. This, of course, is dishonest on a multitude of levels. It is a gross exaggeration of the actual gender wage gap, and to the extent it suggests the small wage gap that actually exists is clearly attributable to discrimination, it is a bald-faced lie.
How did Obama respond? Predictably:
President Castro also addressed what he views as shortcomings in the United States around basic needs for people and poverty and inequality and race relations, and we welcome that constructive dialogue as well because we believe that when we share our deepest beliefs and ideas with an attitude of mutual respect that we can both learn and make the lives of our people better.We've seen this sort of response many times. The fact that the leader of the most civilized and most just nation in the history of the world thinks the U.S. can have "constructive dialogue" in a spirit of "mutual respect" with a murderous thug tells us everything we need to know about our present administration's values, moral compass, and common sense. Is it any wonder this administration has jettisoned due process for college students accused of sexual misconduct in fealty to group identity politics?
Please note, Senator Benie Sanders, socialist presidential candidate and darling of the generation of nitwits on the left, is even worse--he's spoken glowingly about Cuba. Enough said.