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Monday, April 06, 2009
Take note of August 23rd.
According to an article in New Europe, "the European Parliament has proposed August 23 as a common remembrance day of the victims of totalitarian regimes in a Resolution on European conscience and totalitarianism which was adopted by a large majority". For those of us who have lost friends and family members to the crimes of communism, such a date is long overdue.
It is also long overdue for all the young American and Canadian students who espouse socialist doctrines while fumbling with their iphones and wearing the latest in dictator t-shirts. As long as public education continues to emphasize the horrors of slavery with only brief references to the crimes of communism, I will keep my kids at home.There is no excuse for the growing ignorance about the human costs of communism in the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc states. Sending children to schools that do not provide this information as a critical part of their historical education is both irresponsible and negligent.
Alina, I agree. I maintain that our education system will remain a failure as long as history does not teach about the millions murdered in the name of atheistic communism along with the Holocaust, and I say this as a Jew. It does not belittle the Holocaust to recognise the millions murdered by communism.
Posted by: Alain | 2009-04-06 8:15:04 PM
Alina, excellent post. There is a Canadian group trying to erect a monument to remember the horror of communist mass murder. I'll deep up my post.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-04-07 9:31:58 AM
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