Thursday, September 17, 2009

Offending Communists is OK

Yesterday's National Post ran this story about the National Capital Commission's recent decision demanding the word "communism" be removed from a proposed "Tribute to Liberty" monument as this might offend communists.

This led me to write the following letter to the editor which appears in today's paper:

Dear Sir/Madam:

So, the NCC is worried a proposed memorial to the victims of totalitarian communism(Is there any other kind?) might offend communists.

I guess it has not occurred to the NCC that communism itself is offensive.

Recall that communists enslaved nearly half the world, denied basic democratic rights to whole nations and murdered untold millions in cold blood.

That's precisely why we need a memorial. It's important to remind ourselves why our freedoms are worth defending.

And if that offends any crackpot communists still lurking about, we should just consider that a bonus.


Kadam said...

Hear hear! I couldn't have said it better. We need to realize that some things run deep in Communism, and can not be removed from the ideology. Can't gloss over the fact at its heart, class warfare is necessary to create the new mankind of communism. Offended communists are a small price to pay to insure this offensive practice is never threatening our hard won freedom.

Roy Eappen said...

Great post Gerry. I have been virulebtly anti communist since childhood. It is a ideology of murder and thought control. It is an ideology of evil.

Anonymous said...

Here here Roy and Kerry!

Anonymous said...

TangoJuliette sez:

Time for all thinking folks to track down, read and circulate the Prague Declaration 2008.

This will cast light on just how backward and appeasement-driven are our leftish leaning "progressives," politicians and civil servants alike.d


t.e. & o.e.

AToryNoMore said...

Marx's ten points

1. Abolition of private property.

2. Progressive income tax.

3. Abolition of inheritance rights

4. Confiscation of property

5. A central banking system

6. Government control over communications and transportation.

7. Government ownership of factories and agriculture

8. Government control of labor.

9. Corporate farms and regional planning.

10. Free education for children in government-controlled schools.