- Jul 2011
Tell that to the Russian diaspora here in Toronto...Im all for breaking taboos when it's a case of "this thing is taboo, but it shouldn't be". That's a positive argument to break a taboo.
But " this thing is taboo, but there are other things but there just as offensive or more, so I am gonna do this anyway".
Thats not a valid position. If those other things are as bad or worse then don't do ANY of them.
Yes I think using a Soviet flag for decoration or political statements is abhorrent and disrespectful to its victims. So that means don't wave it, it doesn't mean "oh OK that means I can wave my swastika or confederate flag now, cause fair is fair"
(I would, but I don't wanna get beat up... lol)
This is a damn recent phenomenon here, too, I am told, since 2014, since Crimea and all that. Seems the consulate became more active here since, rallying the emigrant community to this shit...