Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cheap Shots On Remembrance Day

A couple of days ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke at a ceremony to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, that symbol of communist tyranny.

And that makes me wonder why tomorrow, some Conservative MPs will be at another ceremony commemorating a man who fought for communist tyranny.

"The man" is, of course, Norman Bethune. Stay classy, Gerry Nicholls.


Ti-Guy said...

And what exactly did this nebbish ever fight for?

Ti-Guy said...

Speak for yourself, Albertard.

Altogether now:

Союз нерушимый республик свободных
Сплотила навеки Великая Русь!
Да здравствует созданный волей народов
Единый, могучий Советский Союз!


Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
Дружбы народов надёжный оплот!
Партия Ленина — сила народная
Нас к торжеству коммунизма ведёт!sk

Oxford County Liberals said...
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Oxford County Liberals said...

Norman Bethune fought the fascists in Spain and was helping the Chinese to fight the Japanese. He also invented the first mobile blood transfusion clinics that helped save solder's lives on the battlefield - and were the model for the MASH units.

If you don't like his politics, fine. But Nicholls goes too far, as do you. Sweek. He does deserve to be honoured.

Ti-Guy said...

this conversation is for grown-ups.

Ok, "Leeky Sweek," with the putty-tat for an avatar.

Mr. Lorne said...

Ok, Scott. But one last question for you:

Would you honour him if he was a Nazi who had the same medical accomplishments?

You are who you keep company with and Bethune aligned himself with members of a political philosophy that ultimately killed millions of people.

Ti-Guy said...

Barbara Amiel was a communist.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't planning on commenting just thinking about all the shreeking ee sounds in the name of Leeky Sweek and then the word verification said pleak (I shit you not)

Jesus was your basic proto-communist. How many people in history have aligned themselves with his "party"?

Mr. Lorne said...

Get a grip, mystereeoso.

Jesus never advocated killing anyone.

Ti-Guy said...

The Nazis were Christians.

Unknown said...

We need to use Norman Bethune to keep the trade goods flowing. One must be practical.

Unknown said...

Plato was a great proto-communist.