Hey, after that Order of Canada for Mortgentaler, a statue to Bethune just the next logical step… #PilesOfCorpses
Clement basically said Bethune’s communist past didn’t matter. As he put it, “I think we as Conservatives can be comfortable that there’s a message here broader than just his communism, that goes to his humanism and entrepreneurship.”
Well, all I can say to that is… hey, wait a minute! Did Clement actually call Bethune, the Stalin-loving, Mao Zedong-adoring communist, an entrepreneur!?
Maybe I’m wrong about Clement. Maybe he isn’t a Bethune groupie at all. Maybe he is actually using clever irony to insult the dead doctor.
I mean calling Bethune an entrepreneur would be like calling Thomas Mulcair a member of the Calgary Petroleum Club. As a good communist, Bethune regarded entrepreneurs as bourgeois enemies, as exploiters of the proletariat, as the people who would sell Stalin enough rope to hang everybody.
The best place for entrepreneurs, in Bethune’s view, was is in front of a firing squad.