The Conservative Party are such terribly petty human beings sometimes. This time its over a monument to Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor who exemplified self-sacrifice. He exemplified the spirit of doing what is right and helping people at risk to himself. He eventually died because of what he gave to the world in order to help the most disadvantaged and ravaged people. All this, even if you don’t take into account all the inventions he came up with that have saved literally millions of lives. He was the one who invented the mobile blood clinic, and surgery supplies during the Spanish Civil War that was the basis for the development of Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
Bethune gave free medical care to residents of Montreal during the economic depression when no one could afford it. He was an early supporter of socialized medicine and formed the Montreal Group for the Security of People’s Health. With this alone it is no wonder the Conservative party doesn’t want a statue of him, or why that worthless wretch MP Rob Anders is slandering him. They would rather use money to go ahead and kill more in Afghanistan. Adequately showing what they really think about helping people. They would rather order killings from behind a an oak desk like cowards than than allow the PUBLIC’S money to be used for health care and education, the foundations of dignified human life.
This is how the Chinese remember Bethune in their textbooks:
” Comrade Bethune’s spirit, his utter devotion to others without any thought of self, was shown in his great sense of responsibility in his work and his great warm-heartedness towards all comrades and the people … We must all learn the spirit of absolute selflessness from him. With this spirit everyone can be very useful to the people. A man’s ability may be great or small, but if he has this spirit, he is already noble-minded and pure, a man of moral integrity and above vulgar interests, a man who is of value to the people (In Memory of Bethune, Mao 1939, pp. 337–338) “
What we get is the petty low life’s of the Conservative Party unwilling to recognize the sacrifice of a great man who gave everything he had to help the poor. All for the purpose of sticking their tongs out and saying “nah nah we don’t like those evil commies.”