Sunday, February 25, 2007

Conservapedia Word Of The Day

Today I am kind of cheating; it's two words. Conservapedia explains away the period of both Fulgencio Batista, who ruled Cuba from 1933-44, threw a coup and was dictator from 1952-1959, as well as the rule of Fidel Castro from 1959 to the present with the following in depth citations. These entries will certainly help the home schooled kids learn more about the history of this island nation close to the shore of the US.

Fulgencio Batista was the dictator of Cuba before Fidel Castro. Under him Cuba thrived and he kept close ties to the U.S.A. He was overthrown when the U.S. started to back Fidel Castro. He fled the country and Castro took over as dictator of Cuba.

Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgenico Batista in 1959 and became dictator of Cuba. Liberals in America promoted Castro as a hero, but the conservatives believed he would become a ruthless and dangerous dictator. Sure enough, Castro soon began to rule the country cruelly, seizing private property and ending free speech. Under Castro's rule, Cuba has changed from being one of the richest nations to being one of the poorest.

I think I am ready to write a term paper now. But I have a few questions first. Was Batista a nice guy? It seems that everything in Cuba was swimming during his reign according to Conservapedia, but there have been dark rumors that he executed a great deal of opponents, and was tied to the mafia, he and J. Edgar Hoover might have been the same dress size as well. Perhaps that will be in the next revision.

Castro also has been president for almost 50 years now. Maybe it's being a tad picky, but stating without documentation that conservatives made a prediction about the naive liberals in America backing the wrong horse may need to be filled with a bit more background. I mean is he a gemini? Does he think K-Fed of Brittney should get custody? Come on, more info please.