Among US conservatives, there is an equivalent to the Left’s eagerness to whitewash cannibalistic regimes of the USSR, today’s Venezuela and Mao’s China. And it’s just as obnoxious.
Like armchair Marxists get together to chirp idiotically about the wonders of Cuba and the USSR, conservatives prattle stupidly about the amazingness of Franco, Pinochet, Lukashenko, and Putin.
Both groups are equally contemptible. And they share a lot more than either wants to confess. Both wish for a brutal dictator who will ram their recipe for happiness down everybody’s throat.