Thursday, March 12, 2009

Back again, some political notes from the past month

It is funny how life plays games with you and takes away the urge to write. Since I last wrote, I have had multiple people start following me on Twitter, received a few emails asking if i was still blogging, as well as been morally outraged at least once, maybe twice in the past little while. So let me get back on my high horse.

World Affairs....

Well, This isn't really world affairs, but I was really disappointed in the various Universities having Israel apartheid week on campus last week. Especially with some branches of CUPE actually supporting this. I think this type of categorization and this event really just smells like a disguise for antisemitism, which I have no time for. Honest debate does not involve calling a democracy with fair elections a fascist state.

In Sri Lanka, a brutal civil war continues, while people debate constantly about the middle east. While bloggers were fighting on and on about the Middle East, the Government of Sri Lanka refused repeatedly to allow any media into the war zone, as well as shelling hospitals with artillery! At the same time, the Tamil Tiger's launched a suicide attack, as well as air raid on the capital. This conflict is twisted, and the only truth of the story is that innocent people are dying, and the world should intervene and solve this conflict.

Canadian Politics....

Harper continues to hide from the economy, finally making a speech about doom and gloom the other day. His first speech on the economy this year. Once again, he appears out of touch with Canadians. He has been thinking of ways to attack the Liberals, not work with them. Too many easy analogies, too much bad governing by the Conservatives. Lets hope they don't try and hurt the military.... Ooops. I spoke too soon...

Liberalness....

Interesting developments at LPC, no travel subsidy, just a discount (its like a free gift sized discount) on flights for bienial. I just noticed Vancouver hotel rooms are expensive. Anyone know why?
The Young Libs are in quite a race for President. John Lennard comes out guns blazing with a full policy initiative, and some really interesting ideas about making the Young Libs more inclusive as well as an egalitarian endorsement list bereft of Young Lib back scratching titles. I found this very interesting and contrasting to his main opponent. Sam Lavoie names every provincial exec supporting him, full titles, from every province execpt Quebec,interestingly enough. It looks like the Youth are going to have quite the race on their hands for the Presidency of the YLC. As someone who works with youth, I enjoy anything to do with outreach into politics for teens and young adults.

More to come in the future, come back and visit....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a new supporter of John, because he's the only person who's called and talked to me personally. He seems like someone who's truly interested in what ordinary Liberals have to say, and I think his "grassroots" approach is what's going to give him a solid victory in Vancouver. I got the email from Sam about all these fancy endorsements, but I haven't heard anything from him! It seems as if Sam is relying on the big shots, while John is relying on young Liberals of all statuses.

Alicia said...

I'm not usually one to support a specific candidate. Normally, I listen to all sides, and am a fairly objective individual. However, after following Mr. Lennard's campaign for the past month or so, it has come to my attention that he exhibits a characteristic that is often lacking in politicians, that being his genuine nature. Unlike many other youth politicians who follow in the footsteps of their fellow MPs and MPPs, I feel as though Mr. Lennard has decided to take a different route... a higher route. I have full confidence that he will be able to represent all Young Liberals in a respectable and dignified manner, and will do an exceptional job in bringing the youth wing of this party into an era filled with diversity and promise. Good luck, you have my support!