Sunday, August 13, 2006

Something Canadians do better than Americans

Sucking up to Castro.

I know Mark Steyn will get around to this in a day or two, and then the whole world will know just what kind of morons are big names in the Liberal Party of Canada. This Alexandre Trudeau is the son of our most famous and worthless Prime Minister, and obviously the banana didn't fall far from the tree. I guess the Trudeau boys are the rinkydink Canadian version of the Kennedys, only starting with an even shoddier founder, the results are even more embarrassing. I'm at a loss to think of any American with a name who would have the shameless gall to publish this birthday blowjob of old Uncle Fidel. Here are some excerpts:

A few years later, when Michel was around 8 years old, I remember him complaining to my mother that my older brother and I both had more friends than he did. My mother told him that, unlike us, he had the greatest friend of all: he had Fidel.

Indeed, like my father, in private, Fidel is not a politician. He is more in the vein of a great adventurer or a great scientific mind. Fidel doesn't really do politics. He is a revolutionary.

His intellect is one of the most broad and complete 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 personal courage, this monumental intellect makes Fidel the giant that he is. He is something of a superman. My father once told us how he had expressed to Fidel his desire to do some diving in Cuba. Fidel took him to the most enchanting spot on the island and set him up with equipment and a tank. He stood back as my father geared up and began to dive alone. When my father had reached a depth of around 60 feet, he realized that Fidel was down there with him, that he had descended without a tank and that there he was with a knife in hand prying sea urchins off the ocean floor, grinning. Back on the surface, they feasted on the raw sea urchins, seasoned with lime juice.

OK, that's all I can do. It gets worse, as he goes on to talk about how beloved Castro is, and the great benevolence of his rule over Cuba.

When I read this, all I could think of was that A. Trudeau is constantly thinking, "MY father was an intellectual bigshot, a Philosopher King, a revolutionary dreamer. If only WE lived in Cuba, then I'd be Crown Prince right now, and I'd be about to inherit the power to direct all the ignorant peons and tell them how to live every second of their lives. But no, we had to live in stupid CANADA, where little nobodies get to pick the government and think they should be allowed to live and think any way they want."


Blogger Ellie M said...

Can someone please tell me why these people don't go live in Cuba? I mean, if I truly believed there was a utopian society on a Caribbean island paradise, I would be on the next plane with a one-way ticket.

But mysteriously, none of socialist Cuba's admirers ever seem to want to do this.

12:03 pm  
Blogger Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

Alexandre has quite a "Springtime for Hilter" air about his writing.

6:31 pm  
Blogger Tom Roberts said...

ellie- You can't drive to Cuba for winter holidays, like half of Quebec and Ontario does to Florida.

6:27 am  
Blogger Jrod said...

James Lileks has another take on El Jefe...!

3:42 pm  
Blogger Ellie M said...

But why aren't they living there, if it's such a great place? Why aren't they raising their children there?

I don't get it.

4:05 pm  
Blogger luc said...

I know that Nixon is much maligned but, at least he is recorded on one of his tapes as calling Trudeau "that asshole" which shows taht you cannot be wrong all the time ;)

7:14 pm  

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