Thursday, January 24, 2008

Boycotting the Racists

Dysfunctional, corrupt, wasteful, undemocratic --- these are the words which best describe the United Nations.

Yet strangely, Canadians generally hold this institution in high esteem.

That's why it took something akin to courage for the Harper government to boycott the UN's "anti-racism" conference scheduled to take place next year.

Of course, the government is doing the right thing.

As the Canadian Coalition for Democracies put it, "the last UN anti-racism conference held in Durban in 2001 degenerated into a hate-fest of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel vitriol, while the most egregious human rights violators escaped criticism."


Lore Weaver said...

And yet it somehow gets spun as a Bernier Gaffe in the MSM.

Unfair coverage, IMO.

zolton said...

Does Israel and the United states torture? Harper doesn't seem to think so.
When is the conservative dictionary version of new speak coming out?

Iain G. Foulds said...

... One day, there shall be such a great Light shine upon the earth, that we will no longer be able to see ourselves divided by race, religion, region, etc.
... We'll be able to focus on real problems.

Anonymous said...

I am saddened to see that the neo-cons continue to rule over the CPC.

igf -- good quote!

zolton said...

Yeah the real problems! That being unfounded class antagonisms.