A couple of months in the past I wrote a chunk on the Nazi heritage of Chrystia Freeland, the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Chrystia insists there are not any Nazis or Nazi sympathizers in her household tree. That is merely not true (you possibly can learn my piece here). Effectively, it seems to be just like the love of the Third Reich shouldn’t be confined to Ms. Freeland. Simply the opposite day, whereas Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Canadian Parliament, the Canadians thought it a swell concept to wildly rejoice an aged gent who was a part of the Waffen SS. What’s incorrect with these folks?
Mr. Yaraslov Hunka is a former Ukrainian soldier of the 14th Waffen-SS Grenadier Division. He was praised by the Speaker of Parliament for “preventing for Ukraine’s independence in opposition to the Russians” throughout World Struggle II. Proper there now we have an enormous downside. The Speaker of Parliament displayed an unimaginable ignorance of historical past. Throughout World Struggle II Canada, as a part of the British Commonwealth, was an ally of Russia (again then it was referred to as the Soviet Union). The Russians misplaced greater than one million troopers preventing to free Ukraine from the tyranny of Hitler. Many Canadians died preventing Nazis like Mr. Hunka. These Canadian members of Parliament take silly to a brand new low. They’re a shame to the reminiscence of their fathers and grand fathers who died as a result of wretches like Hunka enlisted with the SS and fought for Adolf Hitler.
It’s one factor to forgive a former enemy. However erasing historical past is the type of conduct the West as soon as condemned when the Taliban was blowing up historic statues.
I had a very good chat with Nima on Friday. We talked about the USA doubling down on ratcheting up tensions with Russia. Nima’s title tells all of it — Escalating Insanity.