La Morte de Castro, Leadership Reactions

Fidel Castro kicked the bucket over the weekend. Rather than tell you what we think, we’ll tell you what others think:

Justin Trudeau, Princeling of Canada (whose father used to mumble because his mouth was so full of Castro):

It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

to-serve-man-cookbookFidel 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.

Hmmm. All Canadians, eh? Served his people, eh?

This name may not ring a bell, but he’s the guy the cartels let pretend he’s running Mexico:

“Fidel Castro was a friend of Mexico, promoter of bilateral relations based on respect, dialogue and solidarity.” That was actually one of the less adoring ones.

And the one by President Obama was not as bad as Trudeau’s.


And Secretary of State Kerry’s was neutral… almost diplomatic, as if some career foreign service officer wrote it for him:

We extend our condolences to the Cuban people today as they mourn the passing of Fidel Castro. Over more than half a century, he played an outsized role in their lives, and he influenced the direction of regional, even global affairs.

As our two countries continue to move forward on the process of normalization — restoring the economic, diplomatic and cultural ties severed by a troubled past — we do so in a spirit of friendship and with an earnest desire not to ignore history but to write a new and better future for our two peoples.

The United States reaffirms its support for deepening our engagement with the Cuban people now and in coming years.

And the winner of the Castro Rumpswab Contest is… no contest. Justin Trudeau. C’mon, is this the best the country that produced Wayne Freakin’ Gretzky can do?

Not everybody was gushing with love for the syphilitic old Commie. Politicians as diverse as President-elect Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued statements critical of the hero of badly educated professors everywhere, and those American politicians of Cuban descent were especially scathing.

And Castro’s brother in superannuated dictatorship? Nothing but crickets from Robert Mugabe.

19 thoughts on “La Morte de Castro, Leadership Reactions

  1. Ken

    Castro was a remarkable man, whether you consider him evil personified or a hero of the people, still remarkable.

    I’ve never been able to wrap my brain around the U.S./Cuba relationship in relationship to U.S./everybody else on the planet.

  2. Alan Ward

    Here is one Canadian for whom Sophie and “the Prancing Pony” do not speak. Fidel along with Ernesto and the other militant bastards were and still are mass murderers. The Cuban people are not some homogenised Castro loving Stepford children. Many if not most are much worse under the system brought in by this useless failed MLB pitcher. That the elite in the west still extoll his virtues and sing his praises is proof that an education is a tremendous thing to waste.

  3. Raoul Duke

    I’m not the President (of anything), but here’s my statement:

    “I congratulate the long-suffering Cuban people for enduring the natural lifetime of half their problem. And if you march down to the Palace de Guvment tonight and take care of the other half, we’ll give you a prize.”

    -Signed, Uncle Sam.

  4. Steve from Downtown Canada

    It should be noted that Prime Minister Zoolander — what I have taken to calling Trudeau — was absolutely savaged up here for that statement. Many of us were embarrassed by him.

    1. Hognose Post author

      I got a great kick out of the #Trudeaueulogies hashtag, and I’m not even on Twitter (I am on Gab).

      “While some say Ivan IV, ‘the Terrible,’ lost a lot of wars with Sweden, he had a unique way of disciplining his kids.”

      “All Canada mourns Jeffrey Dahmer, the American chef who explored new frontiers in meats, and in lowering humanity’s carbon footprint.”

      “Today we celebrate Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, who provided a long lasting storyline for CBC documentaries, and ensured that Canadian content regulations can be met.”

    2. Josey Wales

      Quite frankly you should have known enough to be embarrassed by him before he was elected PM. It’s not like there weren’t any indicators, right. One hesitates to brand the son of a douche nozzle to automatically be one himself, but in this case I’m comfortable with it.

      1. Steve from Downtown Canada

        I can assure you that I did not vote for Zoolander and my dislike of him began the day he was first elected to Parliament to day as my Prime Minister. Some of my fellow countrymen and women did not share that intense dislike.

        He is, in essence, our Barack Obama. A man who did nothing before being elected and has done little of value since.

        1. Hognose Post author

          Hey, he’s Canada’s problem to live with or to straighten out according to your own well-established laws and traditions. I’m sure sometime in the next four to eight years my Canuckistani friends will be asking me to account for something Mr Trump does.

  5. Kerry

    Catechism of the Catholic Church as follows:

    Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven — through a purification or immediately, or immediate and everlasting damnation. (CCC 1022).

  6. Bob Garrett

    I don’t know everything about it, because quite frankly Cuba and Castro don’t concern me. one time I happened to come across a book called “After Fidel” and read it out of curiosity. I decided that whatever he had accomplished, from the beginning he was just a thug and remained a thug. he may have done some remarkable things, even heroic things; so did Saddam Hussein as a revolutionary in different parties, and Adolph Hitler during his time as a message runner in WWI. things their supporters admire, but things that should be dismissed as irrelevant in the face of atrocities.

    just a few things we learn bring Castro into the realm of monster. firing squads? political assassinations? hoarding “the people’s” money for himself? he wanted to fire off the nukes during the Cuban Missile Crisis but the Russians kept him from doing that, making him furious? Cubans in Vietnam as advisors to torture, and torture experiments on U.S. personnel?

    and I don’t know everything. just those few things I had recently learned and that was enough. my point is that a lot of our liberal friends don’t know anything at all about people such as Castro, because evil things don’t concern them; they are only looking for a revolutionary figure to admire. you have to tell them the rest of the story.

    1. John Distai

      You would be insulting one of their deities. It’s the idea they are in love with, not the practical outcome of it.

  7. Jim Scrummy

    Why do I take such great glee in the fact that Fidel, I believed suffered a painful agonizing slog to room temperature? That hell is a tad bit warmer with him there. Yep, he’s still dead.

  8. Docduracoat

    Cubans have been expressing their feelings about Fidel Castro for years by getting in anything that floats to leave his workers paradise

    How many have have died trying to escape?

    We will never know

  9. Cap’n Mike

    I dont know why you guys are so down on Fidel.

    He created a thriving and wealthy Cuban community… in Miami!!

  10. raven

    Almost lost among all the stories of murder, torture, etc- the thing that stands out the most to me are the roving squads of “inspectors” who apparently randomly check on people to make sure they are not in possession of a spare potato or extra chicken leg. Everyone will be equal in misery, no effort that improves ones lot will be allowed. All initiative is crushed. What a horror- to smash that most human of instincts to create.

  11. Aesop

    Sadly, to all accounts, no country nor its leader had the balls and good sense to release

    “We join the Cuban people in rejoicing over the overdue expiration, some 70 years late, of the festering carbuncle upon humanity known as Fidel Castro, torturer and mass murderer extraordinaire ne plus ultra, and assure them of our continued support and most-favored nation status, if they care to take his malignant little brother Raul out for a necktie party in the streets of Havana any time it suits them.”