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Defunding the Myths and Cults of
Cold War Canada:
Ongoing state support for East European
émigré groups with deep fascist roots

(Collaborators, Crusades and Coverups in an era of “truth and reconciliation”)

Issue #70, Press for Conversion! (Spring 2021)
of the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
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Defunding Cold War Canada

Table of Contents

Canada’s anti-Red, Cold War propaganda in context
L.B.Pearson: Godfather of Cda’s Cold War on the new "Red" enemy
Pearson College and NATO’s United World Colleges
The CBC’s “Voice of Canada” --  Weapon of Cold War propaganda
‘Voice of America’ & the CIA’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ & “Radio Liberty’
L.B.Pearson: Groomed by King, St. Laurent & the ‘Big antiRed Machine'
Mackenzie King gave shocking praise for Hitler until the eve of war in 1939
Liberal immigration: "None is too many" and Too many is not enough
Why did King have such adoring admiration for Nazi Germany's dictator?
King loved Hitler’s hate speech against “Jewish international Bolshevism”

“Captive Nations” and their "Black-Ribbon-Day" crusade
The ignored historical context of “Black Ribbon Day” (Aug. 23, 1939)
“Captive Nations”: Nazi trope to CIA meme to Cold-War trump card
The “Captive Nations” conceit in Nazi propaganda
John Diefenbaker: Strong voice at the UN for “Captive Nations” bloc
The BRD campaign: Canada’s top Cold War propaganda export
The late Cold War context of the BRD crusade
Ongoing propaganda of the former "Captive Nations":
    (1) Canada’s anti-communism monument and (2) the Magnitsky laws

Far-right roots:
East European émigré groups in Canada & abroad

Estonian Central Council in Canada
   Estonia glorifies Nazi veterans as ‘freedom fighters’
Estonian World Council
Lithuanian Canadian Community and the Lithuanian World Community
   Lithuanian nationalists now have 'freedom' to glorify Nazi heritage
Latvian National Federation in Canada
World Federation of Free Latvians
Slovak World Congress and the Canadian Slovak League
Council of Free Czechoslovakia & Czechoslovak Nat'l Assoc. of Cda.

Ukrainian linchpin of Cda’s postwar, far-right diaspora
Krakow and Ottawa, 1940: "A Tale of Two Cities," and two UCCs:
(1) Germany’s Ukrainian Central Cttee. and (2) Canada's Ukrainian Canadian Cttee.

The Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations & World AntiCommunist League
Yaroslav Stetsko: Leader of proNazi Ukraine, 1941

State-funded centres of Canada’s Bandera cult and its Bandera youth
Roman Shukhevych: Assassin, terrorist, war criminal and cult hero

Getting them young: Instilling Ukrainian patriotism in children and youth
Plast recruited for Nazi’s Waffen SS Galicia; now recruits for Ukraine
From Chomiak to Freeland: “keep that flame alive”
Chrystia Freeland: “Accidental journalist” or groomed for the job?
Myron Kuropas: Downplaying Holocaust; Exaggerating Holodomor
Turning from same page: Freeland wrote for pro-fascist publications
Yuri Shymko: From Bandera youth leader, MPP & MP, to elder statesman
Lisa Shymko: In the footsteps of family, community & far-right, war heroes
Rubbing political shoulders with the ABN in Toronto

The struggle continues...                                            Abridged Index

The struggle continues...

By Richard

(Click here for a PDF to see this article as it appears in print)

Despite pledges of "truth and reconciliation" for committing genocide, and vows to stop systemic racism, the Canadian government continues its Cold War funding of East European émigré groups that still glorify Nazi collaborators as war heroes.

Cold War Canada shared the Red Scare paranoia of the AntiBolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN) which saw the USSR and homegrown "peaceniks" as the top threats to peace, order and democracy. Their shared antiRed psychoses justified Canadian complicity in NATO’s first-strike policies, rationalised the provision of Canadian weapons and troops to wage US-led wars killing millions of civilians, and supported McCarthyesque attacks on leftwing opponents of these horrendous Cold War policies.

To spread their anticommunist myths, the ABN’s diehard, East European foot soldiers locked step with their allies in government and the media. Many Canadian officials were feted at ABN meetings, rallies, conferences and banquets—where they shared photo ops with infamous Nazi collaborators like Yaroslav Stetsko

Even now, long after the USSR’s destruction, Canada’s "captive nations" groups— riddled with apologists for war heroes who aided the Nazi’s antiRed cause—keep their forebears’ flames alive by fanning the fire of a new Cold War against Russia and various socialist enemies. These far-right groups and their political and media allies still smeer their shared enemies with deceits like Black Ribbon Day. (See also.)

Virulently anticommunist and Russophobic, Canada’s largest, state-supported East European émigré groups continue to hide the racist and fascist ties of their founding leaders. They also deny their roles in the political and ethnic cleansing programs of WWII that were viciously justified by conjuring up the Western elites’ much-reviled Judeo-Bolshevik bogeyman.

Still dominating Canada’s East European groups are those which the Liberal government united under the aegis of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in 1940. By expediting the early postwar influx of 160,000 antiSoviet East Europeans, Canada’s Liberals bolstered support for their hawkish Cold War policies. Their ongoing largesse is now most blatant in the funding of Ukrainian-Canadian groups that still glorify fascist, war criminals with cult-like zeal.

Although the ABN’s so-called "captive nations" often saw success in the election of their fellow travellers, none have come closer to power than Chrystia Freeland. Given how closely she identifies with this political heritage, and given the government’s ongoing, Cold War support for this far-right diaspora, Canadians need to be increasingly wary of their government’s bellicose, proUS/proNATO foreign policies.

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