As someone who teaches about the Holocaust and, of course, Holocaust denial, any form of genocide denial infuriates me. The meeting of Rwanda genocide deniers which is scheduled for Montreal is an outrage. Read about it here
This is something that causes great pain to Rwandese survivors and damage to historical accuracy.
I would be upset about it in any case. But, as I noted in a previous post, according to reports my former Representative, Cynthia McKinney is supposed to be there. Those of us who had the dubious privilege of watching her operate up close and personal have no great respect for her.
[I could probably have left out the word great in the preceding sentence and been even more accurate. And I could probably have left out probably in the preceding sentence and been equally so.]
I am not sure what can be done but anyone who is concerned about the history of the Holocaust should add their name to this petition. If you are someone who has been directly touched by the Holocaust, please note that in the appropriate place
As soon as I finish this post I plan to do so.
If only there was more we could do. If the image above does not move you because it seems so impersonal, then I hope the one to the left of a survivor will do so.
I hope Canadians will express their outrage.
At the least let's embarrass McKinney out of appearing... Though, based on her record, methinks she does not embarrass easily.... if at all.