Earlier this month, the United Nations named Fidel Castro the “World Hero of Solidarity.”    On presenting the award, the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann said “What we want to do is present these three people to the world and say that they embody virtues and values worth emulation by all of us.” 

To which “virtues and values” is D’Escoto referring?  Castro’s long history of jailing, torturing, and murdering dissidents?  His refusal to allow for even the most basic freedoms for his people?  His restrictions of speech, assembly and more recently access to the Internet?  Or maybe it’s his alliance with terrorists–like the FARC in Columbia–responsible for the murder and kidnapping of thousands of innocent Colombian citizens.  Or how about his support of human trafficking of women…now that must be what the UN is talking about.   The sad truth is that history is being rewritten. The atrocities committed under communism are being forgotten.  Communism is even enjoying a sort of renaissance in our own country…one’s affiliation with it can even get you a job at the White House….at least for a little while.