Moonbats Reduce Monument to Communism’s Victims to a Joke

Communist tyrants killed over 100 million of their own subjects during the 20th century, and inflicted unthinkable suffering on hundreds of millions more. But since one death is a tragedy, but a million deaths are only a statistic — and more importantly because Western society is controlled by liberals highly sympathetic to communist ideology — these victims are largely forgotten.

To their credit, Canadians tried to rectify this situation with a memorial to the victims of communist totalitarianism. They tried… but apparently have failed:

A new monument in Ottawa to commemorate the victims of some sort of oppression was approved by the National Capital Commission’s board of directors Thursday, but the decision has left those proposing the monument confused as to what, exactly, was approved. …

The NCC board passed a motion supporting the concept of the commemoration, “but perhaps with a different title,” after objections about the title were raised by nearly all members who spoke.

The title — “monument to the victims of totalitarian communism” — has already been changed once. In the first proposals, one by a non-profit group called Tribute to Liberty, the other by Open Book Group, it was to be called “monument to the victims of communism.”

After beginning discussions with the NCC in March 2008, the groups had back-and-forth discussions with a committee of experts who suggested that the title be changed because it could be perceived as “unduly critical of Canadians who might associate themselves with communism,” Egan said.

The group then changed the name to include the word “totalitarian.” The title still did not sit well with the board.

“I was unsettled by this name, and other members of the committee agreed with me,” said Hélène Grand-Maître, speaking in French. “We should make sure that we are politically correct in this designation.”

Board member Adel Ayad said the name was troubling for its “very tight definition” and for the presence of the word “communism” in the title, as Canada has a communist party.

As the bureauweenies continue to gnaw away like the rats they are at the meaning of the monument, it appears unlikely they will even be prepared to make a public announcement about the project on November 9, the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, as originally planned.

How about making it a monument to Opponents of Not Being Very Nice? But no, that would offend Muslims.

On a tip from Lyle. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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