Monday, June 26, 2006

Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo, Eustonian

Let's just reflect for a moment upon the words of our beloved commander-in-chief, Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo -born on Galiano Island, raised in the canneries at the mouth of the Skeena River, and whose names are also Notz-whe-Neah and Saan-naag-Kaawaass - in her welcoming remarks to the World Peace Forum, now underway in Vancouver:

The office I hold does not permit personal political views, so you will not hear me discussing Iraq or Afghanistan this evening, but I will say that as a life-long feminist, there can be few women or men of good will on earth who would will the women and girls of Afghanistan back under the institutionalised theocratic misogyny of the Taliban! It is hardly political to note the many shifts in opinions concerning peace that stand as challenges for delegates to this conference to consider. For those on the traditional Left, there is potential for change being exhibited for example by the Euston Manifesto in regard to the road to peace. While I do not expect you to embrace its strategies directly, I do expect that thoughtful reflection be given to the direction it expresses. The manifesto has been created by a membership comprised of democrats and progressives who have set forth a fresh political agenda for the world’s consideration.

In fact, read the whole thing.

The extent to which that speech stands in contrast to the silly, reactionary and plain loopy noises emanating from the forum is absolutely astonishing. And it's odd that I didn't read the lieutanant-governor's comments reported anywhere on the World Peace Forum site. If there was any report of her remarks in the commercial media, besides this, I must have missed it.


Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

That is a good sign for Euston, I think. And this is one impressive lady, IMHO.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Robert G. said...

I think that as a lover, a husband and a son of a woman, I can say with relative certainty that B.C.T.F. Pres. Sims is wack.

9:22 AM  

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