Cue the hue and cry from the Marxist Quislings – “But the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Cuba, North Korea, the nations of the East Bloc etc etc etc weren’t really communist…
Kevin Libin National Post: Cross of the sickle
Three years ago, Jason Kenney — then secretary of state for multiculturalism, now federal Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism — says he met with the Czech and Slovak Association, who brought him to a small memorial for communism’s victims they had built in a private Toronto park. It was a Christ-like figure crucified on a hammer and sickle. “I said to them, sort of half jokingly, ‘Any chance we could move this to Ottawa as a national monument?'” he recalls. “They said, ‘That’s a brilliant idea, why don’t we do that? Why don’t we create a monument for the victims of Communism in Ottawa?’ And we immediately got to work.”
He approached the Prime Minister and found enthusiastic endorsement there, too. Stephen Harper’s response to Mr. Kenney, in a letter last year: “I would strongly support the idea of such a monument to recognize the 100 million people who died violent deaths under communist regimes, as well as those who escaped these totalitarian regimes to build new lives in Canada.” He suggested it belonged near Ottawa’s war museum, “ideally” to be unveiled in time for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this November.
I have a suggestion. Why not tear down that crappy Soviet style “Human Rights” monument. Better yet, why not invite the public to sledgehammer that turd in the plaza in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
More on the Crappy Human Rights Monument here.