Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, arguably one of the most conservative premiers out there today, delivered a keynote address excoriating communism during a “Tribute to Liberty” event this past weekend.
“During the 20th century, communism’s poisonous ideology and ruthless practices slowly bled into countries around the world, on almost every continent,” Harper said.
“The result was catastrophic. More than 100 million souls were lost — an almost incomprehensible number.”
The evening’s goal was to help raise money for Tribute to Liberty, which aims for a permanent memorial in Ottawa to communism’s “hundreds of millions” of victims.
In 2010, the Conservative government said it would support the monument.
Future generations of Canadians, Harper said, must be reminded that peace was earned through struggle and sacrifice.In language reminiscent of the height of the Cold War, Harper lambasted communism and oppressive or even murderous ideologies.
“Evil comes in many forms and seems to reinvent itself time and again,” he said.
“But whatever it calls itself — Nazism, Marxist-Leninism, today, terrorism — they all have one thing in common: the destruction, the end of human liberty.”
Canadians, the prime minister said, are well aware of that destruction.
Below is the full video of Harper’s speech:
Here in the U.S., Congress recently approved Black Ribbon Day to be held August 23rd. This day will honor the victims of Soviet communism and National Socialism, which is much-needed.
Will Obama and the Left have the courage to condemn communism like PM Harper did? (I highly doubt it.)