Justin Trudeau has showed a continued soft-spot for ruthless Communist regimes, and his inability to condemn the Cuban government is only the latest example of his disturbing affinity for Communists.
In a press conference, Justin Trudeau was asked to condemn the Communist government of Cuba for suppressing dissent (mass arrests, internet shutdown, etc.).
Here was his response:
“My God, it doesn’t get more weak kneed than this. Pathetic. #cdnpoli”
— Alan Fryer (@alanfryermedia) July 13, 2021
“Pathetic” is right.
This has been Trudeau during his entire time in office, and even before.
Weak and pathetic when it comes to Communist regimes.
Remember the statement he issued when Castro died?
“The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:
“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.””
That’s the kind of statement you would expect from Communist State propagandists, not the PM of a supposedly democratic and free nation.
We also of course remember what Justin Trudeau said about Communist China, praising their ‘Basic Dictatorship’:
Yet, this raises a further question.
We wouldn’t put up with Canadian politicians openly expressing admiration for fascist regimes, or praising fascist leaders.
So why do we put up with it when a Canadian politician express admiration or support for Communists?
After all, Communism and Fascism both exacted a horrific death toll in the 20th century, and Democratic Capitalist states like Canada, the UK, and the US spent much of that century in opposition to both of those ideologies, with a massive amount of death in fights against them.
Indeed, the 20th century was literally a brutal battle of those three ideologies, and Canadians gave their lives in the tens of thousands to ensure that the free exchange of ideas and commerce won the day over those who sought to centralize power, commit genocide, and oppress humanity.
Just as it would be disgusting for a Canadian leader to praise the fascist regimes Canadians fought and died to defeat, it is disgusting when a Canadian leader praises Communist regimes, or shows such unwillingness to condemn them when they abuse their own Citizens.
Unwilling to admit failure
A key reason we see such a dichotomy in how fascism and communism are treated by the elites and broader society is that many of the elites have pro-communist sympathies.
Historically, communists wormed their way into many universities and government institutions, and failed to acknowledge that their ideology was a horrendous disaster.
When Communism has been tried at a large scale, the death toll rose into the millions.
In smaller countries like Cuba, Communist regimes have maintained power only through constant and ruthless oppression, refusing to allow other parties to challenge them and refusing to have free elections.
Regardless of what pathetic ‘justifications’ or mental contortions some academics go into in order to defend Communism, the reaction of people who actually live in those states says it all.
Look at how many people desperately flee Cuba to get to the United States, and look at how the Cuban-American community flourishes in Miami compared to hoe people live in Cuba.
Meanwhile, look at the difference between South Korea and North Korea. People of the same ethnicity, the same shared history, living on the same peninsula. Yet, the lives of people on either side of the border couldn’t be more different.
North Korea is perhaps the most oppressive nation on Earth – and currently in the midst of a brutal food shortage – while South Korea is one of the most advanced nations on Earth, where the population has substantial economic & political freedom.
If Communism is so great, why force it on people?
As much as fascism & communism are spoken of as opposing systems, their similarities are quite instructive.
When Communists & Fascists get into power, free elections soon disappear. Both centralize economic control in the state, and both seek to prevent people from sharing their opinions freely. The free press gets wiped out, and of course mass murder & mass imprisonment of political opponents soon follows.
Let’s also consider this:
Both fascism and communism claim to be such great systems, yet if that was true, why would they have to be forced on people?
So, when a leader starts to praise either fascists or communists, it’s a big warning sign that they are trying to normalize an assault on freedom.
And lo and behold, we can see that happening here in Canada with growing attempts (Bill C-10, Bill C-36), to restrict freedom and expand government power.
Further, at the provincial level, we are seeing the Marxist idea of Critical Race Theory be pushed on young people – even by ‘conservative’ governments, showing that Communist-style thinking is continuing to infiltrate our society.
This is because our society has a dangerous blind-spot to Communism, as we tend to focus our attention on the threat of encroaching fascism without seeing how Communism poses a similar risk.
As a result, it is up to us to make being pro-communist as big a taboo as it is to be pro-fascist. And to do that, we must raise our voices every time a politician like Justin Trudeau, or the Ontario government, shows weakness towards Communism, or pushes Communist propaganda on the next generation.
Freedom is always under assault, and is always in danger of being lost, and it is up to us to stand up for it and defend it.
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