The monument the Trudeau government is helping build in Ottawa to the “victims of communism” glorifies Nazis and Nazi collaborators as freedom fighters against the communists. There is no monument to the 27 million Soviet citizens and soldiers who gave their lives to defeat Nazism or to the 60 million people who died at the hands of the Nazis, fascist and militarists during WWII. This includes many Canadians who sacrificed their lives to defeat Hitler and whose children have great respect for the death-defying achievement of the Soviets at Stalingrad and throughout the war.
The aim of “Black Ribbon Day” is to accuse the Soviet Union of conniving with Germany to start World War II. No mention is made of the British and French appeasement at Munich on September 30, 1938 with which Canada concurred. This paved the way for Hitler’s invasions in Europe. Why is that date not “Black Ribbon Day”?
This project is an insult to all Canadian men and women and peoples of the world who sacrificed their lives to defeat Nazi-fascism and Japanese militarism. At a time the peoples of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and many other countries including the mercilessly enslaved and exploited African peoples are bringing down monuments which exalt slavery, genocide and those who have committed crimes against humanity, for Canada to erect such a monument based on fanatical ideological beliefs is unacceptable.
Canada must be a refuge for all the victims of slavery, genocide, colonial conquests, imperialist wars and coups d’état. How about a monument to them?
No to the Glorification of Nazism!
No to the Anti-Communist Monument! No to Black Ribbon Day!