What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Monday, November 28, 2016
King Solomon, Fidel Castro, A Wise Savior
How Castrol’s wisdom saved lives.
News of his death is being both mourned and celebrated for different reasons. Regardless of the truth or opinion of the parties that have been affected by his leadership methods, there is one positive that cannot be disputed about how his wisdom on handling this situation saved lives to a higher degree than any other nation or leader in the world.
Before I explain this statement, I want to relate his wisdom to a King Solomon Proverb.
Effective Leadership Confronts and Eliminates Divisive Subordinates
The fifth leadership lesson from King Solomon is that effective leaders confront and eliminate divisive naysayers. Poor attitudes can become a cancer that will eventually tear apart an organization. The best leaders guard their organizations from those with such poor attitudes. Solomon wrote: “Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith; remove the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness” (Proverbs 25:3,4)
Rights vs Righteousness vs Innocent Victims
Fidel Castro jailed dissenters and disregarded individual political rights. However, his methods of addressing the issue resulted in the best results to control the problem than any other nation or leader in the world.
Cuba’s national AIDS program is the most successful in the world based solely on statistics, and this country also has what many believe is the most interesting program in the world. Cuba took drastic action in public health even before AIDS had reached the country.
Per person, there have been 35 times more deaths from AIDS in the United States than in Cuba5.(source below)
HIV/AIDS is a World Epidemic
Yet in spite of an increaing epidemic, world leaders and their methods of combatting the spread are not effective as Cuba. The result is that millions of people have aids and do not know it are continuing to infect innocent victims.
In My Opinion
Perhaps his death might inspire a conversation about how to study or emulate his actions which statistically has saved many lives in Cuba. Whether or not he saved more lives in comparison to the number he may be responsible for Cuban deaths or abuses of political rights is another issue.
King Solomon in his Ecclesiastes made this statement.
The question of political rights is meaningless to a dead person. HIV/AIDs is deadly epidemic disease.
The issue of rights becomes a issue of whose rights are being taken. The rights of an innocent victim or the rights of the person who knowingly or unknowingly infects an innocent victim? Or the wisdom of someone who engages in unprotected sex in a time of a deadly epidemic?