Monday, November 28, 2016
Why Justin Trudeau Should Attend Fidel Castro's Funeral
As you know the Cons and the Con media are going after Justin Trudeau's statement on the death of Fidel Castro, like a pack of hysterical hyenas.
And are trying to portray him as an embarrassment to Canada, or a communist, or Castro himself.
While their flying monkeys swarm him on Twitter...
As only they can.
But while the whole thing disgusts me, all I can think about is how would the Cubans feel if they heard what was going on in Canada?
The Cubans who are mourning the death of their Comandante.
"We weren't just poor. We were wretched," he said. "Then came Fidel and the revolution. He gave me my humanity. I owe him everything."
The people who thought that Canadians were their friends, the friends who never abandoned them.
I'm sure it would hurt them, at a time when so many of them are so sad...
And at a time when so many must be so bitterly disappointed that the brutal U.S. embargo that has ground them down for sixty years, will probably not be lifted now that Donald Trump is going to be president.
So I'm glad that Justin Trudeau is reminding the Cons, including Stephen Harper's son Ben...
That there is nothing embarrassing about recognizing the special bond between Canada and the Cuban people.
"The fact is Fidel Castro had a deep and lasting impact on the Cuban people. He certainly was a polarizing figure and there certainly were concerns around human rights. That's something that I'm open about and that I've highlighted," he added.
"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 I'm also glad that at least one member of the Con media is reminding Canadians that our friendship with the Cubans has always distinguished us from the Americans.
It goes back a long time...
And that Justin Trudeau's message could also be seen to be aimed at Donald Trump.
Was Justin Trudeau’s effusive eulogy of Fidel Castro a message to Donald Trump?
In praising a man loathed by so many Americans, including the president-elect, Mr. Trudeau was acting as his father’s son, reminding everyone that the Castros and the Trudeaus go back, that successive Canadian governments never accepted or agreed with the American boycott of the socialist regime and that whatever foreign-policy heresies the incoming administration might be preparing to commit, Canada is willing and able to go its own way.
The Prime Minister’s eulogy to Fidel Castro may one day be seen as the first item in a cavalcade of differences between Canada under Mr. Trudeau and America under Mr. Trump. The second might be if Mr. Trudeau attends El Comandante’s funeral.
Which would be a good thing.
And is why I believe that Trudeau should ignore Cons like the religious fanatic Andrew Scheer.
Who is demanding that Justin boycott Castro's funeral, and that Canada should send nobody.
Not only should Trudeau not attend, but he cannot send anyone in his place, not Stephane Dion, not the Governor General, not the director of the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau at Global Affairs Canada. No one.
Even though the Harper Cons spent $175,000 to send the Governor General to the funeral of the Saudi King Abdullah, who unlike Fidel Castro really was a bloodthirsty tyrant.
And even though all that boycotting Fidel's funeral would do, is hurt these people...
The ones ones mourning their Comandante. The ones who thought we were their friends.
It's unthinkable, it's too horrible, it must not happen.
Justin Trudeau should tell the Cons and their stooge media to stop yapping like Trumplings.
He should stand up for our Canadian values, and our independence.
And attend Castro's funeral...
UPDATE: Trudeau announces he will not be attending the funeral.
Shortly after news emerged today that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not be attending Fidel Castro’s funeral, Conservative MPs piled on the PM over comments he made on the Cuban leader’s death.
But the Cons keep attacking him, and Michelle Rempel now accuses him of being a coward.
“If @JustinTrudeau feels that it’s so important to have a rep there, why doesn’t he go himself? Seems a bit cowardly,” she tweeted. “Honestly, can someone please explain the upside of Canada having a state presence at Castro’s funeral?”
How sad for our country, and how low can the Cons go?