|Donate the Arch - Better yet the donate the monstrously gloating "Triumphal Victory Arch," and the surmounting - and horribly mischaracterized - "Greek Winged Goddess of Victory in War," to the military types to set up in Petawawa. After all, both these misplaced, over-the-top military trophies, have been used for thousands of years only to honour military heroes for their bloody exploits on some field of mayhem or other and will be right at home there...
To put up alongside those of their numerous other military officer notables:
General "Killer" Hillier, General Daniel Menard, Chief Chaplain General Roger Bazin, Col. Russell Williams, Col. Mason Stalker, Col. Martin Bernier, Col.
Bernard Ouellette, Col. Deborah Miller, Commander Joshua Yanchus, Major David Yurczyszyn,
Capt. Semrau, RMC Officer Cadet Alexander Whitehead, RMC Officer Cadet JC Scott, Petty Officer James Wilks, etc.
We won't list all the NCOs and Privates who, on some pretext or other, have raped women or killed their wives or others, including: Chaulk, Lake, Lough, LeBlanc, Martel, Hardy, Hall, Deganis, Richmond, Giblin, etc.
This also does not include the rampant sexual exploitation of teenage military cadets by their instructors like Cadet Capt. Brandon Ernest, Lt. D Maheney, Cadet Maj. Collin Scott, and Cadet Capt. Joe Horvath. The Department of Defence has already secretly settled with 81 former cadets for some 10 (that's 10) million dollars. And counting...
It's a truly shocking list for any organization, let alone one so small as the Canadian military "family," as former top General Walt Natynczyk, liked to call it - the equivalent of a small town anywhere in Canada, of some 60,000.
Christie Blatchford - one of Canada's right-wing extremist rednecks, calls this sociopathic, over-the-top butcher's bill, normal where she comes from, in any organization she's familiar with, that one just needs to have "enormous nuts" to hold your ground against anything that would change the status quo, that there is no need for "a big fix" in the Canadian Forces, and warns to not "grossly overreact and make desexualization the cultural the issue of the decade."
Clearly one may ask, is Blatchford just that hard up for male attention? One look should tell you...
One additional insight - she likes to chat with fellow cookie-cutter rednecks Rosie DiManno, and Lisa LaFlamme. Another couple of mainstream media establishment propagandists also known to have "enormous nuts," and lamentably little else... (DiManno in fact was publicly censured for making totally unacceptable racist comments, by the Toronto Star's own public editor. DiManno showed how nutsy she is by first making racist anti-immigrant comments, and then by never apologizing.
(LaFlamme is mostly famous for her shriekingly delivered reports attacking the overwhelmingly, extremely well-behaved marchers during the execrable and widely video documented G20 police riots conducted by some 100 officers who had thoughtfully removed their police ID from the uniforms before cutting loose against peacefully onlooking women, girls, and men.)
In short, get rid of the overly aggressive "military" association, of the monument as currently configured, and refocus on the Canadian civilian volunteerism that this monument was originally contracted to honour in the 1920s...
After all it was Canadian civilians - NOT THE PROFESSIONAL CANADIAN MILITARY SUITS - who patriotically and bravely, volunteered, signed up, fought, and died in World War I and II.
That's the kind pf patriotism that the national "war" memorial should celebrate.
NOT that of the few guys who - surrounded by an ocean of life choices unknown to any previous civilization - chose to make blood sports a life career.
Below the real Canadian "heroes," three ordinary guys off civvy street who left wives and family behind to serve. Not a flashy medal, not a braggart among them. Joe Barfoot on the right gave his life, and never got to see his daughter. (The others I do not know at Summerside, PEI c June 1943.
Let's dedicate the memorial to them, NOT the professional military suits like Hillier, Menard, Bazin, Williams, Stalker, Bernier, etc., who could all be found, in the past, pompositing about, all duded up with their medals, on Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial... And configure it so, by removing the jingoistic, bragging military claptrap that presently desecrates it....