The revolutionary who became a dictator of Cuba has died. His speech has ended. Clap, you buggers.
Clap for the people he silenced. Clap for the harm he had done to his people. Clap for the exiles and the refugees. Clap for the self-aggrandizement. An era there is nearly over. He chose quite a year to die. But he has. And something must come after Castro. Something more democratic and free. Fidel Castro hung over the recent history of Cuba like some heavy pot lid. But the lid is off.
My condolences to those who mourn him, but my best wishes for those who are creating a better post-Castro future for Cuba.