Cuba’s ruthless tyrant finally dead
The dictator is gone. No more Fidel Castro. The ruthless tyrant who was the face of the Cuban revolution is finally dead.
He will find a place among Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein and others. They will welcome him as one of their own, an oppressor and a murderer.
Cuba's nightmare began in 1959 when dictator Fulgencio Batista left the country. Castro became the symbol of hope for Cubans and millions around the world. His long speeches had a big impact on the Cuban population. But Cuba would soon change.
Thousands have been shot by firing squads and thousands thrown in prison for opposing the revolution, including fellow rebels. TV and radio stations and newspapers were taken over by the government. Cuban and foreign businesses were confiscated. The all-powerful state was now in full control.
Two million Cubans would leave the island during the following years, and many died trying to escape. The oppression and exodus continue today.
So, adios, Fidel. May you burn in hell. Perhaps someday I will return to a free Cuba.
Gus Campuzano, Wichita
Great start to day
As I was backing out of a parking space at Dillons Sunday, somewhat distracted in thought, I realized I almost ran over a man getting into the car next to mine. I rolled down my window and apologized. He was not upset. In fact, it did not seem to faze him.
“Don’t worry about it,” he said, adding that he always pays extra attention while walking in parking lots. He appreciated my apologizing and wished me a good day.
Immediately after that episode I was driving down Central, about to turn into a Starbucks, when a lady cut me off and went in the Starbucks drive-through line in front of me. It upset me a little, but because of the parking event I let it pass and simply waited behind her.
When I reached the drive-through window, the clerk told me the lady in front of me paid for my drink. It was a great start to my day.
Clinton Koker, Wichita
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