Friday, April 29, 2016
Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?
Well it's going to be a lot smaller than Stephen Harper had hoped.
And it won't be erected right in front of the Supreme Court, on the ground reserved for a new federal court building widely expected to be named after Pierre Trudeau.
So Harper could moon both of them for eternity.
But the man who brutalized this country for so long will be getting his monument.
A memorial for victims of communism can be built in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories after the National Capital Commission board approved a federal land use request at its meeting Thursday morning.
And my question is WHY?
Why would we build a memorial to the victims of communism in the heart of our capital?
And so close to the site where Harper wanted to build it.
And where's the memorial to the victims of fascism? Or the memorial to the victims of religion? Or the one to the victims of our residential school system?
Or while we're at it, where's the memorial to the many victims of Harperism?
Why would anyone build a memorial to the victims of communism, in a garden of the provinces and territories?
Is there something we should know about Brian Pallister's new government?
Why would we replace this sculpture with something even uglier?
When everyone knows that it would be Harper's monument. A monument to his right-wing Cold War views, and designed to pander to one segment of the ethnic vote.
And can only serve to remind Canadians of the horror of the Harper regime.
For only bestial Cons could come up with a memorial as totalitarian as this one...
Why can't the site just be left as a garden?
Where these tulips are a monument to the friendship between the Canadian and Dutch people we liberated.
And a far more moving memorial than anything that could be built, to freedom over oppression.
Oh well, the good news is that Harper's memorial will be a small one...
And there will be a design contest.
So I'm submitting mine, which will be bigger than a bird bath.
But will hopefully reflect how we feel about our would be King.
And unlike his filthy regime will serve a useful purpose...
Stephen Harper doesn't deserve any monuments.
And he shouldn't get one...
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