Foaming mouthed fascist-types get all confused about Polish gay monument...shock!(photo: gay monument, Amsterdam)
The proposed idea of an Amsterdam-style ‘pink triangle’ to commemorate all the gays murdered by Nazis during the Holocaust (between 20 - 40,000) does not appear to be popular with the usual suspects.
So reports (with glee) something called Overthrow.com, a far-right web site:
A group of Polish homos are planning to erect a giant gaudy pink triangle near Auschwitz as a "gay Holocaust memorial", according to homosexual newspapers this morning.
"We have to build this monument so that the people will not forget the thousands of gays who were murdered in the concentration camps of Poland," Łukasz Pałucki of the Citizens’ Initiative to Commemorate Gays and Lesbians told the press…, "It’s time to commemorate all the homosexuals murdered in Nazi concentration camps."
...Catholic politicians, who dominate the Polish government, went on record opposing the "memorial":… "It is a devastating idea and we shall not agree to this," Marek Makuch, a member of the Polish parliament, stated…
Actually, Makuch is a Warsaw local councilor for Law and Justice (PiS), not a ‘member of parliament’; and the proposed monument is not planned for somewhere ‘near Auschwitz’ but in Warsaw – several hundred kilometers away.
But as my dad always used to tell me: “Never trust a fascist (journalist)”.
I imagine it is a ‘devastating’ idea to some, though. But why? If gays as a social group were persecuted and murdered systematically by the Nazis then why not build a monument to them? And gypsies, etc...
At the end of the article, however, the far-right Overthrow.com web site shows its true colours:
The Auschwitz concentration camp was built by the Soviets in 1948 in order to support their phony propaganda about "six million" Jews having been "exterminated". It has since turned into an amusement park for Jewish self-pity.
“Auschwitz...built...by Soviets….in 1948….?”
What are the hopes that Warsaw local council will give the go ahead for it? At a conservative estimate - quite low.