Jim Belushi Raises Money for Obama, Castro, by Humberto Fontova, FrontPageMag
“I love Cuba!” bellowed comedian Jim Belushi last week from a Havana stage. The comedian, who cashed-in on his comedian brother’s name, was giving a stand-up routine as guest of honor of a regime whose “constitution” mandates two years in prison for any subject overheard cracking a joke about Belushi’s host, Fidel Castro.
Jim Belushi was basking as master of ceremonies of Cuba’s Cigar Festival, which—while auctioning cigars to millionaire and billionaire businessmen from around the world — raised over one million for the regime that jailed, exiled and murdered most of Cuba’s businessmen. Fidel Castro’s son Tony was chuckling from a ringside seat.
Cuba’s tobacco farmers and cigar makers all had their livelihoods stolen at Soviet gunpoint in 1960. The recalcitrant (i.e. people who balked at having their life’s work stolen by Stalinists) were sent to firing squads, torture chambers, forced labor camps and exile. Shortly afterwards, Cuba’s minister of industries, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, “nationalized” and “consolidated” Cuba’s cigar industry. (continue reading at FrontPageMag, hat tip Darwin's Racists)