Everyone knows by now how close Donald Trump and his pal Vladimir Putin really are. As observed earlier, Trump eagerly overlooks Putin’s human rights abuses while condemning Castro today for the same sort of behavior.
However, Vladimir Putin threw some water on Trump’s anti-Castro routine by pointing out what a great pal Fidel himself was to America’s enemies:
Putin: "Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia.” https://t.co/zmdiMXhnbW
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) November 26, 2016
It is true, and Putin is not lying about Castro’s enduring friendship with the Soviet Union and then Putin’s rule of post-Communist Russia. It is difficult for Trump to justify attacking Castro while praising Putin, but that is precisely what he has done, leaving us with this conundrum to unravel:
Trump says he loves Putin. Trump says he hates Castro. Putin says he loves Castro.
This is just another conflict of interests Trump needs to answer, and not a financial one this time, but an ideological. Where does Trump stand on dictatorship? Barring a rescue on the recount front, it is a question America will have answered in the most unpleasant way possible.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.