Justin Trudeau shows his true colours once again, eulogizing Castro as a ‘friend’ of his Dad’s, who ‘made significant improvements to the healthcare and education of his island nation’, whom he also had the ‘opportunity to meet’, along with his Castro’s three sons, ending up praising him as a ‘remarkable leader’.
The reaction has been swift and brutal, with the Prime Minister ridiculed with parodies of eulogies of Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin and so on, who also ‘improved’ their nations in various insignificant ways, at least compared to their brutality. But Trudeau has doubled down:
He certainly was a polarizing figure and there certainly were significant concerns around human rights,” Trudeau told reporters Sunday. “That’s something that I’m open about and highlighted, but on the passing of his death I expressed a statement that highlighted the deep connection between the people of Canada and the people of Cuba.”
And the clincher: Trudeau “understands that some people who had been affected by the Castro regime would view things differently” than his enlightened view.
People who have been ‘affected’ by the Castro regime? Like all those shot, tortured, imprisoned, thought-controlled, brainwashed, subdued, held in coercion, and died trying to flee his corrupt regime through shark infested waters to the safe haven of Miami, Mr. Trudeau? Condescension, thy name is JT, comfy and safe within his enclave, from which he issues forth idiotic banalities.
Contrast Trudeau with Trump’s statement:
The world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.”
I will leave the reader to determine which of the leaders is more accurate in his assessment. Not that one should feel schadenfreude in anyone’s death, but reality is reality. The government of Cuba has decreed nine days of enforced mourning, with no loud music or partying. I guess the people of Miami, especially those who made that crossing or descendants thereof, did not get that communiqué, and feel a bit differently from Trudeau, holding parades in ‘honour’ of the end of Castro’s regime, now that he has gone to his eternal reward, in the hands of the God in Whom he did not believe.
All we can hope is that the dictator remembered some of his early Catechism, and repented before his nonagenarian body gave out. Requiescat in pace, as I would wish to anyone, but may someone more worthy take your place.