The arrival of communist ministers to the Spanish Government, led by Pedro Sánchez, is giving rise to episodes that should embarrass us as a country.
Izquierda Unida and the PCE extol the bloody dictator Fidel Castro
Izquierda Unida (United Left), the electoral brand created by the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) in 1986, today paid tribute to the Argentine soccer player Diego Armando Maradona, who died this Wednesday, and has also paid tribute to the communist dictator Fidel Castro, who died on this day in 2016:
✊ Hasta siempre, comandantes.
Siempre Maradona. Siempre Fidel pic.twitter.com/7ONcDp1pqx
— Izquierda Unida🔻 (@iunida) November 25, 2020
There are two ministers of Izquierda Unida in the Government of Spain: Alberto Garzón, minister of Consumption, and Yolanda Díaz, minister of Labor. Both are also members of the PCE, a party that has also honored that communist tyrant today:
#TalDíaComoHoy de 2016 nos dejó Fidel Castro, comandante en jefe de la Revolución Cubana, líder revolucionario mundial. Luchó hasta el fin en la batalla de las ideas frente al imperialismo, la guerra y el cambio climático, en defensa de la humanidad y la naturaleza. #FidelVive✊ pic.twitter.com/j8rCSkpLAJ
— PCE (@elpce) November 25, 2020
The dictatorship of Fidel Castro has murdered thousands of people
“The Black Book of Communism”, a work published in 1997 by a team of professors and researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research, estimated between 15,000 and 17,000 those killed by the dictatorship of Fidel Castro. Other sources considerably increase the number of victims of that regime. Professor Rudolph Rummel, from the University of Hawaii, estimated 73,000 deaths by the Cuban communist regime between 1959 and 1987.
It should be noted that Fidel Castro served as dictator for half a century, violating the most elementary human rights, with a one-party regime in which all the media are property of the State, punishing with torture and jail any protest against the government and plunging into misery the Cuban people, who still today continue without the most basic rights and freedoms because of the dictatorship that Castro established.
Supporting dictators and exercising communist denial
It is not the first time that the communists of Izquierda Unida support a dictatorship: they have also supported the Chavista dictatorship in Venezuela, even mocking the bread shortage in that country, caused by the disastrous communist policies of the Hugo Chávez regime and Nicolás Maduro. In September, both Izquierda Unida and the PCE also supported Aleksandr Lukashenko’s dictatorship in Belarus, while that regime was dedicated to violently suppressing the protests of many citizens demanding democracy and fair elections.
In addition, in April the PCE called to follow “the example” of the dictator and genocidal communist Lenin, whose regime murdered a million people for political reasons in little more than six years, creating the first great network of concentration camps in history, the Gulag, and a sinister political police, the Cheka, known for their brutal torture methods. In line with these approaches, last week the Socialist and Communist partners of the Government voted in Congress against a motion condemning Nazi and Communist totalitarianism, which asked to assume the condemnation of those anti-democratic regimes approved by the European Parliament in September of 2019.
In 2019 IU asked in its program that the EU persecute the anti-communists
In December 2019, the Izquierda Unida logo appeared in the government agreement signed by the PSOE and Unidas Podemos, the far-left coalition in which the aforementioned communist formation is included. It so happens that in the 2019 European elections, a few months earlier, Izquierda Unida included in its program the demand that the European Union persecute the anti-communists, just as the dictatorships of the Soviet bloc did with those who rejected its totalitarian ideology. What can be expected of this government in democratic terms when one of its partners extols a bloodthirsty dictator and proposes to persecute the anti-communists? Today more than ever it is clear that democracy is in danger in Spain.
Photo: Efe. Pablo Iglesias, president of the far-left party Podemos (left), with the communist Alberto Garzón, coordinator of Izquierda Unida.
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