Thursday, December 01, 2016
Fidel Castro, Stephen Harper, and the Con Scumbags
I wasn't planning to write another post about the death of Fidel Castro, and the ugly way the Cons and the Con media went after Justin Trudeau for daring to eulogize him.
I thought I had said everything I wanted to say here.
But then I saw that even though it's been six days since Trudeau delivered that eulogy, and even though he has announced that he won't be attending Castro's funeral.
The depraved Con propaganda machine is still going after him.
In their usual satanic colours, and as only they can.
So I was glad to see Heather Mallick write that Trudeau's eulogy doesn't need an apology.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said kindly words appropriate under the circumstances (death). Fidel was a “remarkable leader,” which he was, “who made significant improvements to the education and health care of his island nation,” which he did.
What went unsaid was that Castro had also offered Canadians decades of cheap vacations on a special island where Americans couldn’t go. We were, like, free to travel because we were totally not like the States. It was a point of pride.
And point out the hypocrisy of the Cons...
In 2015, 800,000 Canadians travelled to Cuba, spending $708 million, says StatsCan, and that was a quiet year.
Any Conservative who deplores Trudeau’s measured praise of Castro should be deploring the Cuba vacationers who are their voters.
And the hypocrisy of the Americans.
It’s fair to criticize Castro’s spying on his own people and his prisons. But the U.S. spies on its own people, has the highest prison-population rate in the world, and set up Guantanamo Bay, a prison and torture camp on Cuban land.
So in that vein, I thought I'd also remind the Cons that in South Africa, Castro is remembered as a hero.
Nelson Mandela once wrote that “there is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” It is almost as if Mandela had Fidel Castro in mind when he wrote those words.
A man who inspired my great hero Nelson Mandela, as he languished in jail.
An internationalist who later sent his soldiers to help destroy the apartheid regime at the epic battle or battles of Cuito Cuanavale...
In the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola, which lasted from 1987 to 1988 and was one of the largest battles on African soil, Castro committed thousands of elite Cuban troops to fight for freedom. That bloody battle buried the apartheid regime’s military ambitions and paved the way for the peace accord mediated by the United States and signed in 1988.
While back in Canada, the Con's future leader, the icy nerd Stephen Harper, was working to support the apartheid regime and keep Mandela in jail.
In 1989 Harper was a member of the Northern Foundation (NF) about the same time that he became policy chief of the Reform Party. The exclusive mandate of the NF was to counter the serious efforts of the Canadian government of Brian Mulroney to pressure the South African government to release Nelson Mandela from prison and to end apartheid.
And if he was still in power, would no doubt be banging out the same message his Cons are banging out or vomiting out today...
For he made them in his own image.
Even though Harper had no problem slobbering over the death of the brutish Saudi tyrant and head chopper King Abdullah.
As he slobbered over him in life.
And that's all I have to say, as the poor but proud Cubans prepare to bury their hero.
Except this: the Cons are the ones who should be apologizing for their disgusting behaviour. And so should their fallen leader Stephen Harper...
For he was a little man.
The Cons are little people. Nasty little RepubliCons.
And Fidel Castro was a giant...