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  • Paul
    April 04, 2013 - 07:48

    the horrors of the holocaust must be remembered , so they can not be repeated, and there seems to be a good effort in our society to do that but one thing about the whole Nazi erra that people might not be hearing enough about was the sheer brutality of the regime and total repression of all freedom of speech or expression. 'anyone' who even remotely critizised the government or Hitler, was beaten, jailed or killed. this still happens today in various forms around the world and while its not happening here, we must remain awake to make sure it never does...once a government starts to erode social systems that allow for freedom of speech and politics, etc...its a slippery slope. The German people were no different than anyone else, just the circumstances that played out were different.

  • Politically Incorrect
    April 03, 2013 - 08:26

    I don’t know how welcoming Newfoundland was for him, But according to MUN professor, Gerhard Bassler, in his book ‘Sanctuary Denied, Newfoundland actively rejected thousands of refugee requests from non-British claimants, citing the preservation of Newfoundland's culturally "distinct" homogeneous society and its endemic difficulties. I would like to believe that these attitudes are antiquated, but they seem to re-materialize whenever the question of immigration and refugees comes up. For many Canadians and Newfoundlanders, none is still too many.