The photo-op in Gravenhurst is not about the historical Norman Bethune, Canada’s most famous useful idiot. It is about the legend of Doctor Bethune. A legend which a ruthless Communist Party uses to provide moral cover for its various crimes past and present. Gangsters passing themselves off as statesman using a long-dead Canadian as a prop. Then our own modern useful idiots, motivated by short-term greed rather than irrational ideology, pander to the legend so they can better pander to the gangsters.
See my previous post on the subject, and other commentaries linked therein, here.