Skip to comments.Ottawa memorial risks offending communists
Posted on 09/16/2009 4:21:34 AM PDT by Loyalist
Plans for a monument on Parliament Hill to honour the estimated 100 million or so innocent men, women and children killed at the hands of Communist regimes around the world, on the other hand, have hit a snag, with the NCC worried that a "Memorial to the Victims of Totalitarian Communism" risks giving offence to communists.
At a public meeting last week in Ottawa, members of the NCC's board approved the plans for a monument "in principle," allowing that the submitted application for the memorial "largely meets" the commission's criteria for a public exhibit on capital land. But several members expressed concern the name was too provocative, and should be revised to eliminate any mention of communism.
"I was unsettled by this name, and other members of the committee agreed with me," Hélène Grand-Maître, one commission member, said at the public approval hearing. "We should make sure that we are politically correct in this designation.... I feel this name should be changed."
Board member Adel Ayad noted that people who identify as communists might "not like" the memorial. "It's not communism itself that we should be fighting here. It is rather totalitarianism we are against in any form."
One commissioner questioned whether Canadians could even legitimately point fingers at the brutality of Stalin or Pol Pot, given that our own federal government had put Japanese-Canadians in internment camps during the Second World War.
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What to make of this perverse moral temporizing?
Are there still those, not communists themselves, who cling to the false notion that communism itself was not evil, merely its proponents?
I’m trying to come up with an analogy. Maybe it’s like raping a woman and then suing her because she calls you an asshole.
Everything is offensive to everyone nowadays...
“It is not Communism itself we should be fighting here...”
Correct. One should not fight Communism. One should exalt it, nurture it, bring it forth in all its glory.
The problem with Communism is that it was never done correctly and anyone who opposes it is uninformed, intellectually inferior, without compassion, incapable of understanding its principles and doomed to darkness.
So, we should celebrate Communism and look forward to its new birth in the world, shepherded by a new crop of brilliant, intellectually superior, highly intelligent American Liberals who are many steps higher on the evolutionary scale than run-of-the-mill, intellectually inferior, American Conservatives.
Political Correctness is for cowards! Call it like it is!
They cant allow this - the left must maintain its hoax that was spawned by Duranty.
The left can never be found to be guilty of genocide.