How far through the looking-glass have we come?
The Canadian parliament rose this week to give a standing ovation to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy – and to 98-year-old Ukrainian-born Canadian Yaroslav Hunka, who ‘fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians during the Second World War’:
Associated Press reported, beneath an image of Zelenskiy giving a fist-pump to Hunka alongside Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, that Mr Hunka had ‘fought with the First Ukrainian Division in World War II’:
However, the ‘First Ukrainian Divison’ only came into existence after surrendering to the allies at the end of the Second World War. During the war, it was in fact the 14th Waffen SS Division, a volunteer unit that collaborated with and fought for Hitler, before being renamed as the ‘First Ukrainian Division’ after the surrendering:
Hunka ‘fought against Russia’ when the Soviet Union was an ally of the UK, US, Canada and other nations against the nazis, yet he received an unthinking – or uncaring – hero’s reception and fist pumps from a Ukrainian president who is supported by neo-nazis who idolise nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, whose followers massacred tens of thousands of Jewish and Polish civilians.
So deep down the rabbit hole have our governments and media gone in their eagerness for propaganda that a parliament can rise to salute a former SS member – and the media report that he ‘fought against Russia during the war’ without asking the obvious question about who he was fighting for and ignore completely the revelation of reality.
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