Hungary, Refugees and the monument to the Victims of Communism

Hungary, Refugees and the monument to the Victims of Communism
Posted on September 24, 2015 | Edward Farnworth | Written on September 24, 2015
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Author's Note:

Hearing that Hungary will contribute to the building of our Victims of Communism monument makes me wonder about their treatment of refugees.

(This letter is Authorized by Edward Farnworth)

So if I understand correctly, the government of Hungary is intending to give money to support the construction of the much talked about monument to honour Victims of Communism, in downtown Ottawa.

I personally think that it makes more sense to have a memorial to recognize victims of all forms of tyranny, not just Communism. But that is not why I am writing. As we have seen this past weeks, the treatment of refugees at the Hungarian border is hardly what one would call compassionate. As the number of helpless people rises, the response of the Hungarian government has been to erect fences, close borders, and force people to go somewhere else.

The Hungarian government is ready to commemorate atrocities done to their people by the Communists, but feel no guilt about refusing to help others who are fleeing present day atrocities.

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Edward (Ted) Farnworth is a retired scientist who worked for the federal department of Agriculture. He enjoys writing, has a website Medicinal Food News that helps consumers understand the ever changing field of food... More