IF only Donald Trump was a dictator who killed and jailed his opponents and enslaved his people.
Maybe then the ABC would give Trump the respect it’s now showered on the belatedly dead Fidel Castro.
To the ABC, Trump is a racist, sexist, neo-fascist demagogue whose election as president of the United States, said ABC boss Michelle Guthrie, was “a bruising experience for women everywhere”. A “nightmare”, agreed ABC host Barrie Cassidy.
In contrast its vitriol changed to the sickening sweetness of the ABC’s coverage of Castro’s death.
More tears for Castro from Left-wing politicians, and a perfect description of exactly this kinds of idiot.
Greens Senator and rabid unashamed Communist, Lee Rhiannon, Twittered, yesterday:
Fidel Castro liberated Cuba from corruption, exploitation. From opposing apartheid to bringing healthcare to Third World, he inspired so many.
Among them, Canadian wuse Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, November 26:
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 recognised his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”...
“ ... (the idiot) will still gyrate in excitement like a dog seeing a bone if during a visit to Cuba he finds before him the hand and the bearded, exuberant and monumental presence of the “Maximum Leader”. And, naturally, being a perfect idiot, he will find plausible explanations for the worst disasters created by Castro. If there is hunger on the island, the cruel US embargo is to blame; if there are exiles, it’s because they are incapable of understanding the revolutionary process; if there are prostitutes, it isn’t due to the poverty on the island but rather because Cubans now have the freedom to use their bodies as they wish.”
Donald Trump gives Fidel Castro the send-off he deserves. Will the ABC now dry its tears for a dictator - and will Malcolm Turnbull follow Trump's lead?
Trump tells it just as it is:
''Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.
While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.
Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.
I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.''
Tony Abbott also tells it like it is:
''In a column back in 2014, I noted that living standards in Cuba and Hong Kong were identical in the 1950s.
But the two nations then conducted an experiment. Hong Kong chose laissez-faire capitalism while Cuba chose communism.
The result, as you can see in the graph (http://freedomandprosperity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Hong-Kong-v-Cub.jpg) is that Hong Kong has enjoyed decades of strong growth while Cuba has stagnated.''
I’m not alone in noticing the onerous economic cost of Cuban oppression. This academic article has a devastating summary.
We examine Cuban GDP over time and across space. We find that Cuba was once a prosperous middle-income economy. On the eve of the revolution, incomes were 50 to 60 percent of European levels. They were among the highest in Latin America at about 30 percent of the United States. In relative terms, Cuba was richer earlier on.
Income per capita during the 1920s was in striking distance of Western Europe and the Southern United States. After the revolution, Cuba slipped down the world income distribution. Current levels of income per capita appear below their pre-revolutionary peaks."
There was even Praise for a dictator from Britain's contemptible Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn: (right)
''Fidel Castro's death marks the passing of a huge figure of modern history, national independence and 20th Century Socialism. Castro's achievements were many''
The Way I See It......it's amazing how preachers on "social justice" can excuse enslaving a whole people and murdering thousands. Provided it's all done by one of their own.