What background? I hope you don't mean living in a Communist country as leftism has nothing to do with it. I'm quite sure that @GhostofCain wouldn't like to live behind the Iron Curtain either.
This is because you're ignorant of Canadian politics. The Speaker of the House is not a member of any political party and the Ukrainian Nazi soldier in question was brought to the event by his office. MPs are all allowed to bring guests to special occasions and many choose to bring guests related to what's happening. Trudeau did apologize that it happened, but the Prime Minister's Office does not get to vet MP guests - that's the job of Parliament Security and the individual MPs.Trudeau came up apologizing for the NAZI collaborator incident putting all the blame to the Speaker. I believe twice. Zero accountability from the Prime Minister who gave his colleague so bluntly. So small.
I had better opinion of him.
Trudeau did apologize that it happened, but the Prime Minister's Office does not get to vet MP guests - that's the job of Parliament Security and the individual MPs.
That said, it's an incredible embarrassment and I cannot for the life of me understand why someone didn't realize who a 98 year old man fighting against the USSR was fighting *with*.
No, it was truthful. He apologized on behalf of the nation and noted it was embarrassing and wrong. The Speaker lost his job, and I believe some other heads will roll inside the security office. It was ugly that it happened.It’s still ugly the way that he did it.
It's possible, he's supposed to be educated, but he should have realized it beforehand. Regardless, it was his fault, it is his responsibility literally for anything that gets said in Parliament.If you notice, the time that the speaker reads the part that the 98 year old fought against USSR, he makes a tiny pause as if he just realized what was the truth behind those words.
Well, that's a different question regarding the use of Ukrainian fascists and Nazis as nationalists in their national myth.Interestingly Zelensky didn’t communicate embarrassment or anything like this about this incident.
Well, that's a different question regarding the use of Ukrainian fascists and Nazis as nationalists in their national myth.
Since 2014, the post-Maidan regime in Ukraine and its far-right militias have been glorifying the far-right, hyper-nationalist legacy of World War II Nazi collaborator Stepan Banderapeoplesdispatch.org
The photos clearly demonstrate the extent to which the Ukrainian far right is linked to the highest levels of the Ukrainian government and military.www.wsws.org
Bandera himself was a nationalist, not a Nazi. Yes, he collaborated to a degree with the Nazis in the fight against the Soviets,
Yes history is complicated, but this goes both ways and could end up finding excuses for Russia's behavior.
but in anti-nazism, he remains silent. Isn't that at all suspicious to you?
Do the statues of Bandera and the people carrying his picture justify the invasion, the massacres of Butcha, the abduction of children and the destruction of the country? Answer this.
Obviously I hate Nazism, I hate nationalism
Finland comes to mind as well, forever a territory fought over by Sweden and Russia and through 19th century nationalism finally took steps to create it's own state.I think when we talk about "Nazism" or nationalism, we always have our view skewered by Nazi Germany or other "big countries/nations" in the position of power, but for nations that were repressed, oppressed and downtrodden, a certain amount of nationalism or national chauvinism was in fact beneficial or even necessary for keeping their identity intact or achieving independence.