After I posted (Nr. 31) on my Blog about Castro I feel it is necessary to add some very important details, specially after an orgy of post mortem praise dedicated to one of the most efficient genocidal killer of our times.
Sometimes the normal biography is perverted by fate. Stalin suppose to be priest and ended , as communist leader, to be most efficient mass murderer of history. In 1894, at the age of 15, he enrolled at the Orthodox Seminary of Tiflis, to which he had been awarded a scholarship. Shortly before the final exams, the Seminary abruptly raised school fees. Unable to pay, he quit the seminary in 1899 and missed his exams. Soon after that, reading some pages of Lenin , the one who suppose to be orthodox priest , became what we know today as Stalin.
Hitler aspired to be an artist, eventual architect and finished as one who intended to erase an entire European civilization.
Another interesting character from our Canadian back yard, albeit more than controversial, is notre ami Pierre Elliot who from Jesuit studies arrived to admire Stalin, Mao and his close friend Fidel. The tragic aspect is the fact that gullible Canadians have been deceived by this academic appearance and voted him in power dangerously too many years. Somebody very succinctly defined him as “Trudeau: Intellectual fool; moral imbecile” and Lord Black detailed some aspects:… He believed that Britain initiated the Second World War, and that Nazism and Soviet Communism were “two Bolshevisms to be combatted by expiatory prayer.”.. Trudeau dismissed Mackenzie King’s conscription policy, which was to avoid drafting people for overseas service, as an “imbecility,” because it required any participation in the war effort at all. When King denounced German concentration camps in a Victory Bond speech in 1942, it was “pure propaganda” Trudeau was interested in Marxist ideas in the 1940s and his Harvard dissertation was on the topic of Communism and Christianity. It was a strange mixture of two aspects of totalitarian ideologies.
When visiting the Soviet Union in May 1971 Trudeau openly admired how the Soviets built the Siberian city of Norilsk, lamenting that no comparable Canadian city existed. It was a Soviet dissident who reminded Trudeau that Norilsk had been built by prisoners. In fact political prisoners. I read , from unconfirmed source, that looking towards Vorkuta – a place where many thousands of political prisoners perished in forced labour camps and where a good friend of mine spent 12 years of his life, the same Pierre allegedly said: from here started the future! We must be astonished when reading his assertion: … We have a great deal to learn from the Soviet Union.”
When Poland imposed martial law in 1981, Trudeau expressed his sympathy with the Soviet-dominated authorities. “If martial law is a way to avoid civil war and Soviet intervention, then I can say it is not all bad.”
Trudeau also showed little sympathy for Soviet dissidents. He referred to Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky and the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andrei Sakharov as “hooligans.” In 1983, Trudeau told the House of Commons that he simply couldn’t believe the Soviets knowingly destroyed a brightly lit commercial airliner, Korean Air Flight 007, killing all 369 on board, including 10 Canadians. Trudeau excused Soviet leaders and called the downing a tragic accident. Opposition leader Brian Mulroney called Trudeau an interpreter for the mentality of the Kremlin.
Trudeau’s affinity for things Russian was personal. Trudeau’s son Alexandre, born in 1973, gained his common nickname “Sasha,” because it is the short form of Alexander to Russians. The name was also linked to the Soviet ambassador to Canada, Alexander Yakovlev, who was a Trudeau family friend.
When the U.S.S.R. crumbled under the weight of its own oppression and economic decline, Trudeau was thunderstruck and criticized Western countries for facilitating the Soviet break-up by “playing footsy with the independentists … recognizing every Tom, Dick, and Harry Republic that decided to proclaim its independence.” Trudeau did not see the deterioration of the U.S.S.R. as progress. He did not celebrate the innate desire of humanity for freedom and democracy, but called it “chaos (and) something which I think we will eventually regret.”
We, Canadians, blinded by ignorance, we did not notice the ambiguity concerning Trudeau’s regard for civil liberties.
Trudeau co-authored with Jacques Hebert and they wrote … “the genius of Mao is to have persuaded hundreds of millions of people — by astonishingly effective methods — of the grandeur and nobility of their task.” Persuaded might not be the right word to describe Mao’s methods, which resulted in many millions of death.
Looking to these few significant details of Pierre ‘s biography , we ought not be shocked that when Trudeau died in 2000 , Fidel Castro served as an honorary pallbearer and also Castro declared three days of official mourning. Everything for “comrade in arms” – compañero de armas.
Although not related to Trudeau dynasty by blood, the former first Lady , having behind her a very colourful public scandalous biography, should have been wise to keep quiet and not to make any comments at the Castro’s death when she remembers Castro during their visit in Cuba as a “very warm and charming man — I enjoyed him. She said Castro had wanted them to send Michel back to Cuba when he was seven to attend pioneer camp for children, something the family often teased Michel about. “It was very kind of him,” she said of Castro’s offer. “He was very proud of what he was doing with their children in establishing them as strong citizens.”
As a matter of fact Cuba’s strong citizenship means brain washed soldiers trained to prop the regime.
Luckily , Stalin and Hitler’s progenies did not inherit anything from their father inglorious past. In the leftist area the ideology is continued.
Unfortunately we can say he same about our dynastic leftist democracy.
Some leftist infection was transmitted from father to son as we can read his public declaration in 2013, very much in line with the late father’s ideology”:
“There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar. There is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about: having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.”
A lot of international public figures have been astonished reading Justin ’s eulogy about Castro and he quickly became a laughing stock.
“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”.
We can properly say that Castro loved Cubans to…death, considering how many thousand he killed.
“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend …”
Reading what I wrote above , we can understand why they were friends.
Justin condolences offered to Cuban people in his name and in the name of Canadian people must exclude me. I did not feel any sadness when Stalin died, why should I feel sorry for Fidel?
It is tragic to see how leftism is genetically perpetuated.
Johannes de Silentio