November 23, 2014
Russia was plotting to stop the global promotion and glorification of Nazism.
America was among one of three countries that voted against it.
God Bless America.
The third committee of the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution urging countries to adopt more efficient measures to struggle against the heroization of Nazism and other forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.
A total of 115 out of 193 UN member-states voted in favor of the document, initiated by Russia. Three countries opposed the document – Canada, the United States and Ukraine. Another 55 delegations, including from the European Union countries, abstained.
The resolution expresses concerns over the spread across the world of various extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-Nazis as well as racist extremist movements and ideologies.
The text also warns against glorification of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen-SS organization and erecting monuments and memorials to them.
Therefore the document calls on states to take more efficient measures in line with international standards in the human rights sphere to fight these developments and extremist movements posing a real threat to democratic values.
The resolution also condemned the “denial” of the stupid Jewish hoax called the “Holocaust” and called for implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
This is one time in which I am extremely proud to be an American.
Though it makes sense the Ukraine rejected it, as it was proposed by Russia and they are still trying to pander to their right-wing bloc, it is rather surprising Canada did. But good on them.