It is interesting to see how world leaders are responding to the death of one of the worlds worst dictators.
Noted boy band member and Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau had this to say:
Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century.
I am unfamiliar with the definition of “served” which includes a leader imprisoning all opposition, not standing for election, looting his country, and ruling by fiat. Canadians should remember this when he uses the word again.
A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.
Yes, their education system was so effective that their starvation industry was one of the most efficient in the world, second only to North Korea, although Venezuela has been making a strong bid of late. Seriously, how the fuck do we know what sort of education people were given in Cuba when there is no evidence that they turn out anyone who is capable of producing anything? And we know from history that Cuban doctors are so good that Angola made them return home during the conflict there because the Cuban trained doctors were killing more people than they were saving.
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
A deep and lasting affection — lest they be jailed. The nice thing is this line can be recycled for all dictators and still be equally as absurd.
While a controversial figure, both Mr. Hitler’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the German people who had a deep and lasting affection for
insert snappy nickname here der Fuhrer.
OK, so that was Trudeau, who has to be about the dumbest, little sniveling shit out there amongst the world leaders. Let’s see how some of the others did. Jimmy carter anyone?
Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead.
Again with the love of country. If Castro loved his country he would not have enslaved it. And if Carter wished prosperity for the Cuban people he would have had Castro’s head on a platter when he had the power to do it. Of course, Carter is also known to be a bitter and evil man. So maybe we can find someone better.
How about Obama?
At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans — in Cuba and in the United States — with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.
Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people,” he continued. “In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.
Alright, this is the sort of sleazy bullshit you would expect from Obama. There are a whole lot of words which are carefully selected to say nothing. He refers to powerful emotions and the ways Castro altered the course of individual lives without saying those ways included, torture, imprisonment, starvation etc… So while he doesn’t praise Castro, he doesn’t chastise him either. This seems typically Obama. He just has no moral basis on which to judge anything — which is likely why he always falls back on his own self-interest in the end.
Gorbachev also had something stupid to say.
Fidel stood up and strengthened his country during the harshest American blockade, when there was colossal pressure on him and he still took his country out of this blockade and on a path of independent development,
So just what the fuck has been “developed” in Cuba since the revolution? They are still trying to drive the same cars and the buildings are crumbling. They have made no advances in science or industry. And he absolutely did not make his country independent. He made them a vassal of the Soviet Union while it existed and since its demise Cuba has relied upon one benefactor or another, the most recent being Venezuela from who they got free energy supplies in return for sending experts to help persecute the opposition to Chavez and his merry band of idiots.
Even the Pope made a fool of himself.
Upon receiving the sad news of the passing of your beloved brother, the honorable Fidel Castro Ruz, former president of the state council and the government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sadness to your excellency and all family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as the government and the people in that beloved nation.
There are cases where using the word “honorable” is not acceptable even as boilerplate.
Francois Hollande channels his inner Obama, but blows it at the end.
He embodied the Cuban revolution, in the hopes it aroused and the disappointments it provoked,” Hollande wrote. “Actor of the Cold War, he represented a period of history that ended with the fall of the Soviet Union. He represented, for Cubans, pride in rejecting external domination.
The last line is simply farcical. One, because as discussed Cuba chose to be a client state of the Soviets rather than an equal amongst western countries, and also because of the stupidity of making a meaningless distinction between whether your oppression comes from without or within. “We are sooo proud we grow our dictators locally instead of importing the GMO, factory farmed sort from afar.”
The only person to come close to getting it right is our president elect who tweeted;
I would have preferred something involving Castro enjoying the barbed cock of Satan, or at least something more condemnatory — but the palpable excitement and lack of pretending to evince sadness over the death of a monster already put Trump on a higher moral plane than any of the others.
And that is in a nutshell why we have the worst ruling class since Roman times. None of these bastards have the slightest inclination to stand up for western values or human decency. Anyone who belongs to the world leader club automatically gets respect no matter how he came to acquire his power. Which shows you what is really important to these people — power.
If you want to know why Trump won, and why populist forces are surging against the globalists, it is because our leaders are so morally bankrupt that they engage in virtuelessness signaling.