When Fidel Castro established himself in power, he initiated a tremendously aggressive campaign to crash opposition. In La Cabaña, Che Guevara conducted mass shootings through firing squads, some of them carried out personally by him. It is estimated that, during the initial years of what they called “The Cuban Revolution” – that should be labeled more properly as “The Cuban Genocide” –, almost 8.200 people were killed, most of them executed by firing squad. Although well-seen, and mostly inserted in a positive light by the mass media, the facts undeniably expose Fidel Castro as a hostile, malignant and evil tyrant who have done it all to achieve power, and then to sustain it around himself. Fidel Castro always had the final word about everything that occurred in Cuba. When he achieved power, companies were nationalized, and from then on, everything in the small Caribbean island-nation was administered as if they belonged to him. Because, as a matter of fact, after the coup, they were his properties, anyway. Everything could be considered personal possessions of Fidel Castro. He ruled unopposed above all and everything. His wish was always an order, to be executed immediately; Fidel Castro was an absolute despotic autocrat, that ruled according to his own personal wishes. It will not be an exaggeration at all to affirm that Cuba was a great corporative company, and its sole owner was its evil tyrant, Fidel Castro, who extended benefits only to his immediate family.
Nevertheless, despite the overthrown of Fulgencio Batista – a United States backed dictator, who also governed Cuba as president from 1940 to 1944 –, and the “glorious” and “promising” winds of change that the “revolution” inspired, the living conditions for the Cuban population never got any better. On the contrary: living standards widely decreased, and soon became clear that an oppressive state apparatus would be required to maintain things strictly “under control”. Cubans impoverished widely, and without the possibilities of free enterprise and the free-market system for improvement, the population became infamously hostage of widespread misery.
What happened in Cuba is the best example of the atrocities inherent to socialist tyrannies: a whole nation is taken hostage of precarious conditions, and each and every individual that tried to confront, challenge or contest the government was assassinated. Cubans who desperately searched for life improvement had to scape to the United States; today, Florida has several communities that are major hubs of Cuban expatriates, that went to great lengths to escape the tyranny of Fidel Castro, the evil dictator that ruined their lives. Now that he is dead, and his brother Raúl is in charge – but with the promise to retire soon – maybe the Cuban people will have the opportunity to finally implement democracy in their homeland.