Does it sometimes seem like the mentalest people in the world have all escaped and are now firmly esconced in government?
It sure does.
Now, the clowns have decided that a D-Day memorial should have a bust of the mass murderer Josef Stalin.
The National D-Day Memorial has sparked outrage by adding to its lineup of Allied leaders a bust of the Soviet dictator who helped start World War II and the Cold War.
Not only did Joseph Stalin kill more people than Adolf Hitler in his murderous reign, he didn’t send a single Russian soldier to storm the beaches at Normandy in 1944.
William McIntosh, president of the memorial in Bedford, Va., insisted “the function of this sculpture is not to honor Stalin.”
Stalin is included with the busts of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill because the Soviets “secured the eastern front and helped win the war,” he said.
“He’s part of the narrative thread and the mission of the foundation is preserve the legacies and lessons of D-Day. One of the legacies of D-Day is the Cold War.”
They have to say mental things to justify their mental actions. The cold war was a legacy of D-Day? How? In what goofy world did D-Day cause the cold war, and in what goofy world is the cold war supposed to be included in a D-Day memorial?
He didn’t “secure the Eastern Front”. That makes it sound as if he did us a favor, just out of the goodness of his heart. He was in a fight for his life because the world two most vicious regimes had decided to attack each other. Both were butchers. Both were the bringers of monstrous evil. But the illiterates who put his bust in an American memorial seem to have bought into the worst of the left’s fact twisting. He wasn’t doing us any favors.
Stalin had absolutely nothing at all to do with D-Day, so why in the world would any sane person even think about including him? The answer is that we have now begun to teach anti-American history in our universities. Such history airbrushes out all of the flaws of the world’s worst people, and then magnifies all of the tiny flaws found in American life. So Stalin becomes a wonderful dude.
That explanation did not wash with Alex Storozynski of the Kosciuszko Foundation in Manhattan, whose father fought at D-Day as a member of a Polish Army unit.
“Given McIntosh’s logic, should America put up a statue of Saddam Hussein because he was an ally of the U.S. in the 1980s when we supported Iraq in a war against Iran?” Storozynski wrote on Huffington Post.
Richard Pumphrey, the sculptor who created the Stalin bust, wrote on the memorial’s Web site that leaving out the “reviled dictator” would be like leaving Judas out of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci.
How do you figure that, Mr. Pumphrey? Judas was an integral part of the story of the Last supper. HE WAS THERE. Was Stalin standing on Omaha beach on June 6, 1944? No. He was no more part of it than any one of a hundred people who were also fighting the Nazis at the same time.
There is no need for a bust memorializing Stalin, no matter what the plaque underneath it says.
The sad part is that America now produces artists who have no sense of what went on; and who take a perverse delight in turning monuments to Americans into monuments opposing America.
Stalin’s hands were soaked with the blood of millions of Ukrainians even before he and Hitler carved up Poland and set off the Second World War in 1939.
As Hitler’s ally, Stalin’s henchmen marched over a million Poles and Jews off to Siberia and murdered 22,000 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest.
Stalin switched sides when Hitler invaded his territory and then enslaved Eastern Europe for half a century after driving the retreating Germans out.