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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget
The incredible scene of Canadian parliamentarians rising and applauding a known Nazi member of the murderous fascist Ukrainian Waffen SS Division (once referred to as Hitler’s willing executioners) that slaughtered 100,000 innocent Poles, Jews, Hungarians (Magyars) and Russian prisoners in World War 2 has given new meaning to the honoured saying “Lest We Forget”.
This exhibition of anti-Russian hysteria is awakening many Canadians to their countries historical practice of accepting waves of nationalist Ukrainians and others with Nazis pasts to the shores of Canada. These commonly referred to as DP’s fled Eastern Europe and likely incarceration in their Soviet occupied homelands in the aftermath of the allied victory in WW2.
The selective immigration of Ukrainian nationalist and other anti-Russian, anti-communist refugees from Eastern Europe was a means for capitalist orientated Canadian governments to change the political landscape and offset the political influence and electoral impact of the existing progressive, anti-imperialist diaspora of Ukrainian, German, Finish, and other émigré groupings that had come to Canada earlier.
The rising realization of a supported open door acceptance of post war criminal right-wing immigrants is shocking to many of us less than well informed Canadians.

Author: Ron Brydges

Born on Vancouver Island and raised as a child in Prince Rupert and as a teenager in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Graduated, not without struggle, from Central Collegiate High School. Got my first post graduate job at a steel and pipe mill in Regina, Returned to B.C. and worked in a fabrication shop, a consulting firm, a northern mine and then went east and lived and worked in Toronto for a machinery manufacturer. Moved to St. Catharines where i worked on contract for GM. Was discharged at 62 and took up writing. Now divorced with two daughters and four grandchildren. There was a life between these lines and some of it will come out in my blogs.

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