by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Many of the eulogies suffered from a curious dissonance. Whom do we still mourn? JFK, cut down by a time-traveling Trump supporter. Whom did JFK want to overthrow? Fidel. What did everyone accuse Ronald Reagan of wanting? Nuclear war. What did Fidel actually want? Nuclear war. What’s really bad for you? Sugar and tobacco. What did Cuba produce? Right. If you wanted to conjure up the ultimate Progressive Demon, it would be a man in military garb selling smokes and sweets, driving a ’59 Merc belching blue exhaust, shouting “Kill Kennedy with atomic weapons.”
But he was a hero because there weren’t any McDonald’s in Havana.