It looks like New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has a lot of ‘splainin to do about, among other things, his trips to Nicaragua in support of the murderous communist dictatorship of Manuel Ortega and his honeymoon in Cuba, where he also seems to admire the brutally repressive and bloody dictatorship of the communist Castro regime.
De Blasio’s warped world view should set off alarm bells
Trying to defend the indefensible, Bill de Blasio explained his work with Nicaraguan communists this way.
“They had a youthful energy and idealism mixed with a human ability and practicality that was really inspirational,” he told a reporter, before conceding that his heroes were “not free enough by any stretch of the imagination.”
To summarize his argument, on one hand you have energy and idealism, and on the other you have prison and the murder of dissidents. But the leaders meant well and, besides, nobody is perfect.
In a nutshell — emphasis on nut — the Democratic nominee for mayor has outed himself as a supporter of oppression, as long as it comes from the far left. He also expressed his fondness for “democratic socialism,” which is like calling himself a socialist.
The revelations in the New York Times about de Blasio’s warped world view, and history of aiding such despots as Fidel Castro, draw a ho-hum response from fellow lefties. Even if they didn’t know of de Blasio’s admiration for dictators, they surely recognize him as one of their own when he uses the code words of “fighting inequality and economic injustice.”
But for sensible New Yorkers, the emerging portrait of the man poised to be mayor should set off alarm bells. His past, combined with his pro-tax, anti-police agenda, confirm that De Blasio is not your garden-variety liberal like the Democrats he defeated in the primary. Their incremental approach is mainstream compared to his vision of social revolution.
His activism marks him as a hard-line leftist who, as an adult, spouted the idea that the United States was a problem in the world. As such, he’s a member of the “blame-America-first” club, the kind who doesn’t understand the fuss over Jane Fonda or why it’s not okay to sport Che Guevara T-shirts.
Where does he stand on the autocratic reign of the late Hugo Chavez? What about the Mideast — is Israel the problem? The more we know about him, the more we need to know.
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