In the past few days, many readers have written me lengthy letters correcting my view of Fidel Castro as a murdering, heartless dictator. I appreciate their input in which I learned Castro wasn’t really that bad, that I can’t criticize him without considering the context he lived and ruled in, that he did lots of good things for the remaining Cubans who couldn’t get the hell out of the country and, most of all, that the United States under our democratic system isn’t so hot, either.

These informative letters have opened my eyes, not only to Castro, but to the virtues of other murdering, heartless dictators. From now on, I will try hard to be more openminded about Stalin and Hitler and find all the good things they also did and what they contributed to the good of humanity.

All I can say is thanks.