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This is an article the came out the Toronto Star newspaper yesterday. It was written by Pierre Trudeau's(former Canadian prime minister) son and is a remembrance of his Dad's friendship with Fidel.
Here are a couple of quotes
Quote: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.
Quote:Cubans remain very proud of Castro, even those who don't share his vision. They know that, among the world's many peoples, they have the most audacious and brilliant of leaders. They respect his intellectual machismo and rigour.

But Castro's leadership can be something of a burden, too. They do occasionally complain, often as an adolescent might complain about a too strict and demanding father. The Jefe (chief) sees all and knows all, they might say. In particular, young Cubans have told me that an outsider cannot ever really imagine what it is like to live in such a hermetic society, where everyone has an assigned spot and is watched and judged carefully. You can never really learn on your own, they might say. The Jefe always knows what is best for you. It can be suffocating, they say.
Yeah right, the Jefe always knows what's best :roll:
I guess that's why they're coming here on rafts.

Some people just don't have a clue. Even if they are statesmen's sons.