Have we lost all perspective?
The latest obsession of the media is to find any Canadian politician who seems to have a connection to Donald Trump, and then try to demonize them for that.
Regardless of how tenuous the connection is.
We’ve seen people bring up Doug Ford’s past endorsement of Trump, and some politicians in Alberta who praised Trump.
But the most vitriol has been directed towards Candice Bergen, who was seen wearing a MAGA hat:
Here’s an example of a Tweet showing the photo:
Conservative MP Candice Bergen wearing a MAGA hat. Conservatives would hate it if you retweeted this pic.twitter.com/qg1sRQ71Vy
— The Maple (@readthemaple) January 8, 2021
Of course, this is being brought up because of the violence in the US, violence that was instigated when Donald Trump incited a crowd to march to the capitol, where some then breached the capitol, attacked police – including leading to the death of one officer and the death of a woman who breached the building. Many will likely be charged with domestic terrorism.
So, there is an attempt to try and like the outrage over this event in the US to Conservatives in Canada, hence the attention on Candice Bergen’s hat.
Yet, much of this outrage ignores the fact that – rather than wear a hat – Canadian politicians Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh have praised ruthless Communist dictators:
We remember when Trudeau said he admired China’s ‘Basic Dictatorship,’ a dictatorship that has killed tens of millions of people and continues to commit egregious crimes against their people to this day:
And here’s the statement Trudeau made when Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro died:
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.
“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”
Here’s what Jagmeet Singh said about Fidel Castro:
“He saw a country wracked by poverty, illiteracy & disease. So he lead a revolution that uplifted the lives of millions. RIP #FidelCastro”
He saw a country wracked by poverty, illiteracy & disease. So he lead a revolution that uplifted the lives of millions. RIP #FidelCastro pic.twitter.com/Ib6O0Zrtxv
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) November 27, 2016
Castro jailed and killed thousands of his opponents, denied any freedom and democracy in Cuba, and ruled with a brutal iron fist, causing many Cubans to flee to the United States where they built a thriving community in a free land. Castro was also notoriously anti-LGBT, something that doesn’t get mentioned by his ‘progressive’ backers.
Let’s now take a moment and consider what is really worse:
Wearing a hat with a slogan from a democratically-elected political leader in our closest ally?
Or praising a Communist regime that killed millions, is enslaving people, is holding people in concentration camps as it commits cultural genocide, and then also praising a dictator who ruled by fear and terror in Cuba for decades?
The answer should be obvious, and if Singh and Trudeau get a free pass from the media for their praise of brutal communist regimes, Bergen’s hat is the least of our problems in Canada.