NDP candidate says she didn’t know what Auschwitz was: Is she dense, indifferent or lying?

The NDP’s Alex Johnstone want us to believe that she didn’t know what Auschwitz is until just this week.

  • Surele Surele

    “Is she dense, indifferent or lying?”. YES

  • disqusW6sf

    In my opinion she is a liar.

  • So, her excuse was that she is just stupid?

  • bargogx1

    I’m going with lying. I’ve seen a lot of comments about how her not knowing is an indictment of the education system. The thing is, I do not actually recall learning about Auschwitz in school, yet I somehow know all about it. I do not believe it’s possible to grow up in the culture we live in and not know about it, so for that reason I’m going with lying.

    • David Murrell

      Your comment is bang on. If she is found to know about Auschwitz, she comitted an indescribably mean act. But by feigning ignorance, she gets off just looking stupid.

      Nobody could live in this day and age and not know about Auschwitz.

  • andycanuck

    She’s lying to cover her ass and the party’s anti-Israel/Jew stance.

  • WalterBannon

    She is a NAZI

  • End imperialist wars now!

    Canada needs to follow the traditions of PC and Liberal governments over time which never engaged in populist fearmongering, but actually built out foreign policy based on the fact that we are a middle power. That means in essence that we can only do much and we should be for mediation, diplomacy, ending conflict, a strategy on war and ending it and truly lessening the problems around the world through negotiation. That is not being a coward but developing a strategy through real facts and not manipulation. Populism is what the former Bush administration was for and continued under Obama as liberal interventionism. Both regimes, including now with Obama, have been for massive wars. The problem with Harper is he supported the rebel groups in Syria, along with Cameron, Hollande, Merkel and others. Therefore, it is nations picking and choosing alliances and choosing narratives. What ever happened to telling the truth and truly wanting the Canadian people to be informed and not manipulating the public through fear. The C-51 bill is another example of this.

    This has nothing to do with communism versus being left wing. It has to do with how nations create a foreign policy. All Western nations are pro-NATO and for following the US. We need independence on foreign policy. It is a shame people on here simply refuse to know that there are alternatives to everything, and not everything is black and white.

  • End imperialist wars now!

    We also shouldn’t let special interest groups dictate our foreign policy. Canada needs to put our nation first, second and third and not export of foreign policy to Israel first groups but instead stand up for independent economic agendae and foreign policy and war policy. Canada should not be for sale! We need a real independent foreign policy that is non-interventionist and is about the understanding that we are a middle power and we should be opposed to nuclear weapons, war profiteering, the arms dealers, and at the same time we should defend the nation but not engage in wars.