November 26th, 2016: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau issues the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. 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.”
Jagmeet Singh piped in with his personal affirmation:
“He saw a country racked by poverty, illiteracy and disease. So he[Fidel Castro] led a revolution that uplifted the lives of millions.”
Cultural Action Party would dearly love to make sense of this situation. Why would it be that both Trudeau and Singh so greatly admire Fidel Castro? Canada has positioned itself as a democratic society since its inception in 1867. Fidel Castro transformed Cuba into a communist society.
“Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state.”
“Adopting a Marxist–Leninist model of development, Castro converted Cuba into a one-party, socialist state under Communist Party rule, the first in the Western Hemisphere. Critics call him a dictator whose administration oversaw human rights abuses, the exodus of many Cubans, and the impoverishment of the country’s economy.”
CAP’s observations are two-fold. First, we recognise that the two most powerful political figures in Canada admire Fidel Castro for his communist accomplishments. As with Pierre Trudeau’s approach to China, both cast aside historically documented human rights abuses.
How strange it is. Human rights, equality, social justice– these comprise core belief systems for both Trudeau and Singh. Yet, the hypocrisy pales compared to a greater consideration.
To admire is one thing– to emulate another. If CAP didn’t know better(we do not), our laser-like focus on contemporary Canada indicates we are being walked down a path toward a form of society this dynamic duo so admire.
While Jagmeet Singh categorically denies any formal partnership, one fact cannot be cast down. An idea has been planted in the minds of the Canadian people. Could this serve as a first-step in the process? This is the way it works in communist nations– the fine art of conditioning the public into an acceptance of a future inevitability.
Let us be crystal clear: nothing tangible today exists in this capacity. Still, on a theoretical basis, there can be no formula more powerful to establish a government in perpetuity than a Liberal-NDP merger.
We have herein established one of the key foundational aspects of this hypothetical: Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh both admire communist despots and their socialist states. Is Canada next?