Skip to comments.VIDEO: AU students prefer Castro over Trump
Posted on 11/29/2016 9:16:42 AM PST by Red Badger
Fidel Castros recent death evoked conflicting assessments of his legacy from world leaders, but college students are no more prepared than prime ministers to justify their support for the Cuban dictator.
President-Elect Donald Trump, for example, referred to Castro as a brutal dictator, whereas Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him a remarkable leader.
In order to gauge millennial feelings on the passing of the authoritarian Cuban leader, Campus Reform asked students at American University which political figure they viewed more favorably: Castro or Trump.
While several students identified the repressive elements of Castros regime, such as jailing and murdering his political opponents, few were willing to say that this made them view him less favorably than Donald Trump.
I mean, right now I dont think Donald Trump is very good, and I know that Fidel Castro has done some good things for the world so Id say hes proven himself at least in the long term to be more favorable, one student opined after referencing Castros health care reforms in Cuba.
Another student borrowed language from Trudeau, calling Castro a remarkable leader and claiming that his regime made possibilities for the Cuban people nearly endless.
I would say, at this very moment, I have, um, a better opinion of Fidel Castro, professed one student, even after expressing her concerns about the repression of his people.
Several of the students who spoke with Campus Reform refused to name which leader they view more favorably, explaining that it was a hard question and that the two were not comparable, if only because Trump has not yet taken office.
One student, however, did extrapolate enough to assert that if Trumps presidency is anything like he said it will be, then I think that Fidel Castro will absolutely have been a better leader.
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I prefer these “students” were under Castro too. They’d get a good taste of reality.
I read the article, but missed this: What does the “A” in “AU” stand for? Did anyone else catch it?
Lemme guess, they hate Trump because he’s homophobic.
[What does the A in AU stand for?]
Change the name from American University to Castro University. Idiots do not deserve to have their higher education institution named after a nation founded on liberty.
Ignorance, a tendency to mindlessly follow the herd of opinion, making choices based on emotion rather than logical analysis. That’s what paying $45,000 per year to attend American University will get your kids, parents.
Rush nailed it 20 years ago: young skulls full of mush.
The Prisoners in the Gulags cried when Stalin died.
Useful Idiots one and all.
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I'm sure there is no kissing without asking permission first.
Thanks. I didn’t pick it up on my read-through.
Then I think we should all contribute to a fund for their permanent relocation to Cuba. Reminds me of a Communist Party rally I attended with some German conservatives in Wiesbaden in the mid-1980s. A German friend asked me to join him and some of his friends - just for the entertainment value.
A number of speakers extolled the virtues of the economy and life in the DDR (the former East Germany). Upon being recognized, my friend stood up, held up 100,000 Deutsche Marks and stated (auf Deutsche, of course), “My family was originally from Dresden, now in the DDR and I’m permitted to visit those remaining in Dresden but once a year. This 100,000 marks is for anyone here who will live anywhere in the DDR for at least one year.” There were no takers - not a one.
Be careful what you ask for...
OMG. These kids are idiots.
They really have no idea about the Cold War.
My father was furious (he was Bohemian) when the Soviets rolled into Czechoslovakia; so was my grandfather (who spoke Polish); they lived in Chicago.
Do they not have any relatives who have any sense of recent history?
This is a massive failure of the education system. Propaganda instead of truth.
Exactly what the Soviets did, btw.
The ignorance and bigotry displayed by these "students" is appalling. The student is ignorant of who Trump really is, and more ignorant of the so-called "good" things Fidel has not done for the world.
He must get all his news and information from CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and the Democratic party. Perhaps the students are not aware of other sources of information, or do not have the motivation or ability to think for themselves.
George Orwell ‘He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.’...............
El Presidente might have been a left wing despot but he was their left wing despot. Just like Stalin.
It would be really interesting to get honest answers from the same poll of Cuban students attending a CU!
“They really have no idea about the Cold War.”
Even worse: When 9/11 happened, they were around 4-5 years old. The cultural impact of the event has faded rapidly.
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