March 18, 2004

RIP NAC -- Good Riddance

This is one of those articles I meant to refer to -- and didn't; yet, Corbella speaks for all of us who hate governments blowing tax dollars on groups like NAC whom we do NOT support.

Time to pull the plug on radical group Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun, Mar. 10, 2004

[. . . . ] The National Action Committee on the Status of Women, for those of you who don't know, supposedly represents women in Canada.

Funny thing though, it's hard to find any women who actually belong to it -- unless they're on the group's executive.

[. . . .] NAC claims to be an umbrella organization for 700 women's groups across the country, representing three million women. And, according to NAC -- which can't even afford to have anyone answer the phone (ever hear of volunteerism, girls?) needs $100,000 pronto or it will gasp it's last breath as a result of its $200,000 debt.

[. . . . Have] each of those 700 women's organizations send them a cheque for $142.85 or have every one of those (mostly fictional three million women break open their piggy banks for a whopping three cents each!

[. . . .] Let's suppose each of those 700 women's organizations had just 10 members each -- though I honestly doubt even that. That would translate to just $14.28 for each member, something all of those women can surely afford.

[. . . .] Women who don't have ANY disposable income, don't sit around at conferences discussing the effect of globalization on women's rights. Poor women tend to worry about feeding and clothing their kids.

Incidentally, NAC was very vocal at the UN World Conference Against Racism from Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, 2001, which it's still bragging about on its website. Readers will remember that this conference in Durban, South Africa turned into a great big racist Jew-bashing session that blamed all of the world's ills on Israel and the U.S. The hate spewed forth from that foul gathering made what happened four days after it ended less surprising. I'm talking, of course, about Sept. 11.

Nobody from NAC -- funded by my tax dollars and yours -- apparently stood up at the conference to denounce the racism spewed upon Jewish people and westerners in general. They are, therefore, hypocrites and hate mongers and I for one don't want to have anything to do with them.

And, remember shortly after Sept. 11, the hateful, nonsensical rhetoric of former NAC president, Sunera Thobani?

"There will be no emancipation for women anywhere on this planet until the western domination of this planet is ended," Thobani told about 500 delegates at the women's conference funded by $100,000 of federal money.

Funny, but I always thought -- and reality will bear me out on this -- that ONLY western countries have any emancipated women at all. I'm one of them and I don't need NAC to claim to speak for me.

Those who like NAC should support NAC with their dollars -- not mine. But don't hold your breath for that to happen. As for the feds -- who have been keeping NAC alive artificially for almost three decades now -- it's time to pull the plug.


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