Quote: Originally Posted by Decapoda
So Trudeau looks through his magic "gender lens" and it shows him that Canadian construction workers and male entrepreneurs are a bunch of failures and has deep concerns about toxic masculinity. He seems to be trying hard to make his case for Bill C-69...The "Pipeline Killer bill" at the expense of the male population of this country. Considering the source of this condemnation of half of the population and his past groping tendencies, one has to wonder how he can muster up the arrogant pomposity to make such a claim.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau expressed his deep concern about the “impacts” of male construction workers on the female population.
He also said, “Women entrepreneurs tend to make better choices than others — something we’ve seen in study after study.” The “others” refer to men.
"You might say, "What does a gender lens have to do with building this new highway or this new pipeline?” Well, there are impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area — there are social impacts because they are mostly male construction workers. How are you adjusting or adapting to those [impacts]?"
What an arrogant, condescending moron.
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Actually Our idiot Boy is more of an aspiring Soviet dictator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ONE has only to recall that Our idiot BOY follows his fathers lead in maintaining a LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIP with Cuban Soviet dictator Castro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The entire Trudeau family counted Castro as a personal friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We know of the heart felt eulogy Our idiot Boy spoke when hearing of the death of his long time pal Castro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But it was brother Sacha Trudeau who spoke most sincerely of the family affection for the bloody handed dictator - in his notorious and gag inducing "Love letter to CASTRO"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For those who don’t believe that the Trudeau`s-father and sons were and are raving socialist revolutionaries who want to destroy conventional `imperialist` Canada- which the younger generation calls “ white privilege” - I supply here a letter written by Sacha Trudeau-the brother of our prime minister that Boy with nice hair-for Brains.
Sacha wrote his `love letter to his old pal-the bloody handed communist Cuban leader Castro and it was printed (with serious intent and straight face yet!) by the Toronto (Red) Star newspaper. The Sacha letter was such a gag inducing/lose your lunch at the hypocrisy type document that the National Post picked it up and lampooned it with wonderful sarcasm!
I here present Sacha's love letter to hard line communist Castro as printed in the
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 rid the world of a political system that slaughtered tens of millions in purges, and sentenced hundreds of millions more to economic slavery. Less consequentially, communism's demise also spared the world of arts and letters one of the most appalling literary tropes known to history: the mythic communist hagiography.
If you've ever traveled to a communist nation, or read its official histories, you will know they run something like this: Great Leader was born a poor villager in the country's heartland. At the age of four, he single-handedly killed a pack of wolves that threatened his town. At the age of eight, he invented a new kind of rifle. At the age of 12, he heroically denounced his own parents as counter revolutionaries. A prodigious autodidact, Great Leader became an expert in every subject -- agriculture, warfare, economics -- and tirelessly applied his intellect to advance the glorious revolution. And so on.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, this messianic propaganda style has survived in just two places -- North Korea and Cuba. Or so I thought, until I woke up on Sunday and spotted a museum-quality specimen devoted to Fidel Castro on the pages of the Toronto Star. Had I seen it in The Onion, I would have thought it a fine parody. But the persistently earnest author -- none other than Alexandre ("Sacha") Trudeau -- apparently meant every word.
The legacy of Castro is well-summarized in a recent report by Human Rights Watch: "Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his 47th year in power ... continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, long- and short-term detentions [and] mob harassment ... The end result is that Cubans are systematically denied basic rights to free expression, association, assembly, privacy, movement, and due process of law."
But those sticks-in-the-mud at Human Rights Watch apparently don't know the real Fidel. Writing on August 13, Castro's 80th birthday, Sacha lovingly described the kindly attentions Cuba's leader once lavished on his late brother Michel, whom the despot nicknamed "Micha-Miche." When Michael was eight years old, we learn, he complained to his mother that he had fewer friends than his brothers. Reports Sacha: "My mother told him that, unlike us, he had the greatest friend of all: He had Fidel."
Such soothing words. Would that we all had a communist tyrant to call our pal.
Sacha's article is full of this sort of maudlin recollection, so much so that one is reminded of the purple love letters Nikolai Bukharin wrote to Stalin from prison in the (vain) hope of winning his freedom. The main difference is that Sacha doesn't have the excuse of imprisonment. He wrote his ode to Cuba's prison-keeper from a nation whose people enjoy freedoms that Cubans can scarcely imagine.
Space forbids a full recitation of Sacha's jaw-droppers, but here are some highlights.
Cuba's Great Leader, we are told, "lives to learn and put his knowledge in the service of the revolution." He is "famous for not sleeping, instead spending the night studying and learning." "His intellect is one of the most broad and complete that can be found." Moreover, Fidel is "a great adventurer," "a great scientific mind," "the most curious man I have ever met," "an expert on genetics, on automobile combustion engines, on stock markets, on everything," not to mention the world's "most audacious and brilliant" leader.
Or, to put it more succinctly, "He is something of a superman" -- a description Sacha justifies with a comic-book propaganda story in which the fat dictator dives 20 metres down into the ocean (without scuba gear!) to collect sea urchins for the Trudeau family's delectation.
Only when we get to the 18th paragraph does Sacha interrupt his sensuous rhapsodies to admit that Cubans "do occasionally complain." But such complaints are akin to "an adolescent [who] might complain about a too strict and demanding father."
In other words, Fidel's single flaw is that he loves too much.
If this were all there were to Sacha's article, then it would merely constitute the unintentionally comic ramblings of a son who still believes the Cuban agitprop passed on to him from his departed daddy -- nonsense that even most Cubans stopped believing decades ago. But his Star essay went beyond that, into something much creepier.
I am thinking in particular of these two lines:
z "Fidel may seem an anachronism: a visionary statesman in a world where his kind have long since been replaced by mere managers, a 20th-century icon still present in the 21st century."
z "With the possible exception of Nelson Mandela, already well into retirement, Fidel is the last of the global patriarchs. Reason, revolution and virtue are becoming more and more distant and abstract concepts." (My emphasis in both cases.)
Since the 1980s, Latin America has undergone a stunning transformation. In the time of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, autocratic police states were the norm, democracy the exception. Now it is the opposite, and only Cuba and Venezuela stand as blots on an otherwise democratic landscape. It is one of the most inspiring political transformations of our time. Yet to Sacha, all of these freely elected leaders are "mere managers." For they lack the "machismo and vigour" that can only emanate from a "revolutionary" regime -- which is to say, a community tyranny.
Throughout the 20th century, there were many other ideologues who preferred "reason, revolution and virtue" to the boring give-and-take of democratic politics and due process. Their ranks included not only murdering despots such as Lenin, Mao and Castro himself, but also starry-eyed fellow travellers and apologists such as Sartre, Fanon and Trudeau pere. Thankfully, the failure of the Soviet experiment has driven both tribes into history's dustbin.
Sacha is a rare exception. Yet from the casual way he throws out his nauseating obsequies, he doesn't appear to understand just how historically discredited his message has become. He is more than naive -- he is ignorant.
The saddest part of it is that Sacha is not an insubstantial intellect: In recent years, he has become a respected journalist, civil libertarian and activist. But there are limits to what even an accomplished person may say and still be taken seriously. What Sacha has written here is so ludicrous that it puts into question everything he's said or will say. Now that he's written this glowing tribute to a dictator with blood on his hands, for instance, why should we believe his repeated claims that this or that Arab terrorism suspect is innocent? Why should we believe his reporting from Iraq, for that matter? If the romantic glory of "revolution" is all that matters in Sacha's political universe, surely jihadis are "supermen," too, no?
Sacha is still a young man -- perhaps young enough to rebound from this blunder if he's more careful with his words. But for that to happen, the naive affection for Fidel bequeathed to him by his father should become the love that dare not speak its name.
- Jonathan Kay is Managing Editor for Comment at the National Post.
SACHA TRUDEAU ON FIDEL CASTRO
'Fidel is the most curious man that I have ever met. He wants to know all there is to be known. He is famous for not sleeping, instead spending the night studying and learning.'
'His intellect is one of the most broad that can be found. He is an expert on genetics, on automobile combustion engines, on stock markets. On everything.'
'Combined with a Herculean physique and extraordinary courage, this monumental intellect makes Fidel the giant that he is.'
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH ON FIDEL CASTRO
'Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent.'
'President Fidel Castro, now in his 47th year in power ... continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, detentions [and] mob harassment'
'Cubans are systematically denied basic rights to free expression, association, assembly, privacy, movement, and due process of law'