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March 24, 2010
Yesterday, on March 23rd, 2010 something very unusual happened in the House of Commons. The Liberals put forward a motion that clearly condems the Government's use of Ideology to make decisions that are better left to Science, among other things. Nothing wrong with that. Someone needed to say it and all three Opposition parties Agreed to support it Enthusiastically.
We all know the outcome though, It was defeated, 141 to 138. Never before has a Party defeated it's own motion while it held the Majority view in the House.
To have a closer look at the circumstances of this vote. Turn on the Tube. The Main Stream Media is all over it. The Vote is not the subject of this Blog.
I feel as if I am one of only a few Canadians still actually looking at the Contents and the meaning of the Motion itself!
If all we can see here is who won a vote (private members bills are not binding on this NeoCon Government anyway) and who lost a vote, instead of what needs to be done while a woman a minute is dying during Chilbirth, I worry about not only the MSM, but also the failure of those in Social Media. The vote is but a Very Shiny Object. Look beyond it.
Stop looking at the shiny object, that is this vote and get on board to expose the truth of the systematic and systemic use, by this Government, of Ideology instead of Science. They are not investing in family planning, they are not protecting the Vulnerable.If the vote had passed, this would be the news of the day, and something might have been done to stop these practces. But since it did not, we are distracted as if we were crows.
If you read the motion you may just discover that it discredits the Cons win or lose. They were asked to put Reason before Fantasy and to take the Church out of State business. They have refused. They were asked to form policy using available science instead of Ideology. They have refused. They were also asked to set policy in consultaion with Canadians instead of Copying and Pasting American Right wing Policy. In voting down this Motion they have also refused that.
Winning the vote does not change the fact that they are on the Wrong Side of the Question. They have voted to occupy the Moral Low Ground here.
Win or Lose, the Harper Conservatives (all 141 of them) Voted against Reason and in favour of Fiction. They may even, as they are apt to do take this result as a mandate to continue to adapt the World to suit there Ideology.
Their votes against Reason should have condemned them. Who cares who won it?
The Real losers here are not losing a non-binding vote in the House of Commons, they are losing their Lives, their Mothers, their Daughters, their Partners, their Sisters and their Friends.
Give this a little thought and try not to stare at shiny objects. The women of Earth need our attention. They will not be protected or respected by NeoCons. Protecting the weakest among us is the role of Progressives.