Donald Trump is the president-elect, and we’ve heard it all from the hysterical far-left. He’s a fascist! A tyrant! The next Hitler!
It’s amusing, because if there’s anything who romanticizes dictators, it’s liberals. Apparently they’re A-OK with dictatorship so long as the dictator dolling out freebies left and right. As one writer once observed, “Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”
After a lifetime of fighting capitalism, Fidel Castro died yesterday on the most capitalistic day of the year: Black Friday. And how are leftist leaders reacting to his death? If all you knew about Fidel was by their reactions, you’d have no idea the man tortured and executed dissidents, separated families, murdered those trying to flee Cuba, and presided over an economic system that guaranteed a lifetime of crippling poverty for its residents. Here were the following reactions from our world leaders.
Here was Barack Obama’s:
Justin Trudeau, PM of Canada expressed his deep sorrow at learning of Castro’s passing. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Trudeau also referred to the late president as a “legendary revolutionary and orator.” The prime minister went on to say that “Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.” “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,” the prime minister said.
Across the Atlantic, the UK’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called Fidel a “massive figure in the history of the whole planet,” elaborating in an official statement that “Fidel Castro’s death marks the passing of a huge figure of modern history, national independence and 20th century socialism. From building a world class health and education system, to Cuba’s record of international solidarity abroad, Castro’s achievements were many. For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to Apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.”
Cuba: where everyone can read – and no one can speak.
Meanwhile, The Donald kept his reply brief.
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
No doubt the reaction of the Cuban people was more or less identical to that of Trump.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]