The Shotgun Blog
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
You may a see a picture like this in tomorrow morning's Globe and Mail. It a shot of Maurice Strong making introductory remarks at the opening plenary for the Globe 2006 conference in Vancouver at around 8:30 AM PST. One of the sponsors of the event is The Globe and Mail (Globe 2006? Globe and Mail, get it, eh?) hence my guess about the morning news.
It’s not the best picture of Strong I took as I scampered around in front of the stage semi-hunched over like a pro photog--you know, the semi-hunch politely acknowledges you are being a pest and getting in people’s way.
But I thought I would post this pic because it shows the stage and it shows how Strong uses his hands when he speaks. That gesture you can barely see over the stage monitor--hands upward though turned slightly in, like he was holding a basketball or the whole world in his hands--was one that he used frequently. Atlas envy, I call it.
I won’t go into his remarks here—mainly because I haven’t listened to my whole recording yet—but from what I recall they were okay. Lots of stuff about technological solutions to problems. He did say he was spending most of his time in China these days, something I had heard third hand, so it was interesting to have that confirmed. There was one line I recall that troubled me. Maurice was speaking about the age of the earth, and how mankind’s time on said earth has been, in relation to that age, well, kinda short. “So the natural state of the earth is one without mankind,” he concluded. I don’t like this kind of thinking—nature over here, humans over there; nature is where humans haven’t changed things, etc. I see humankind and our development as part of nature. Besides, if you get simplistic about the the whole nature/human divide, then you have to accept there there is a heck of a lot of nature out there, in outer space and there’s lots of THAT left, so we’re not running out of nature any time soon so why worry about it. But I’m being silly.
After everything wrapped up, I wandered onto the stage and introduced myself to Mr. Strong, shaking his hand and telling him, as someone began pulling on his elbow to lead him off the stage, I was trying to set up an interview with him through the proper channels, of course. “That’s fine,” was all he had time to say. I darted ahead and snapped this picture. There was a lot of blue light around the stage. (Blue planet, blue light... you get it, eh?)
So that was that, for now. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get my interview. If you want to read about the conference, go here. Early this morning, a half an hour or so before the thing got rolling, I was speaking with an organizer who told me Moe, that international man of mystery, has been coming to these Globe conferences--held every two years and always in Vancouver--since they began 18 years ago. And the crowd has been getting bigger every time. “There’s big money in green,” the organizer said with a smile. Greenpeace figured that out a long time ago. If there is one thing we humans know how to do, it’s selling each other salvation. Maybe that's why we're still here.
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China!? He's probably cooperating with Communists, who terrorize the entire world! He's a traitor! Plus, we should invade.
Posted by: Conservatism | 2006-03-29 9:47:35 PM
I think he's a lot like Owen Lattimore. A little like Alger Hiss.
Posted by: S | 2006-03-29 10:12:39 PM
this piece of dog manure is the scam artist behind the phoney kyoto bullshit. I can't believe that he is allowed to roam the world when half his cronys are locked up. only a liberal or a moron would be stupid enough to believe this destructive bastard and his lies. oh i forgot the world wildlife fund believes him
Posted by: bartinsky | 2006-03-29 10:43:02 PM
Mr. Strong is one of the most powerful men in Canada. He is the puppetmaster. His corporation,Power Corp is a multi-national corp. that has tentacles all over the world.Check out thier website.Follow the links.Ever wonder why a canadian journalist can be brutally tortured,raped and murdered in Iran and our gov.does shit? Total SA,a powercorp subsidiary has invested 2 Billion in an oilfield down there. Ever hear of Chretien's mansion,bought shortly after his departure,in his wife's name? PowerCorp again.Ever wonder why Bombadier recieved hundreds of millions in hand-outs and still managed to go down the drain? Check the links.Ever wonder how Paul Martin obtained CSL? Ever wonder how Pettigrew can afford a Parisian apartment? This man (Strong) has created a complex web,he is untouchable,but has definetly touched all of us . He is the man behind the Chretien legacy,machiavellian at its purest.The truth doesn't matter,perception is everything.
Posted by: wallyj | 2006-03-29 10:55:35 PM
Communist China - Maurice Strong - it figures.
He's the goof who came out to the oilpatch to gloat and destroy lives when Trudeau nationalized the oil industry. What a disgusting little worm.
Posted by: Javahead | 2006-03-29 11:27:34 PM
I meant to add that Maurice Strong is part of the "one world government" crowd.
Apparently they do think humans are somehow "unnatural" and advocate eliminating two-thirds of the world population.
Posted by: Javahead | 2006-03-29 11:31:54 PM
SUV salesman Maurice Strong(he has N. American rights to sell Chinese SUV's) is a fascist hypocrite, but - he sings the sweet song of socialism so most Canadian 'journalists' love the guy.
Strong has rich and powerful Liberal friends in Canada too - another reason for so many Canadian 'journalists' to be enthralled with him.
Posted by: infidel | 2006-03-30 7:48:17 AM
Here is some background on this scary creature.
I suggest everyone should get to know this beast ASAP.
Posted by: Duke | 2006-03-30 10:08:59 AM
Sorry I typoed out on that ... try these links
Posted by: Duke | 2006-03-30 10:10:00 AM
Was Paul Martin carrying his briefcase?
Posted by: Joan Tintor | 2006-03-30 11:28:53 AM
Good information Duke. Thank-you for that. David Hawkins has a lot of background at Hawkins Cafe about the mo Strong involvement in the Oil- for Food scam, his relationship with Tungston Park, Cordex and Koffee Annon (at the U.N.). This guy wants to DISTROY all industrial nations and the free people living in the West. He is of the opinion that people should live in cold cells in cities, work on the land and not own it, and the land itself should be protected for animals and elitists of the ilk he thinks he is - Stalin, Castro, Lenin, Mao, Trudeau, paule.....He is a bad, bad man IMHO.
Posted by: jema54j | 2006-03-30 2:00:39 PM
Figures,... he's the Svengali of the librano$$$$.
It's incredible that the MSM has been able to hide this freak for so long.
Posted by: richfisher | 2006-03-30 2:59:24 PM
I am sure glad the CPC won the election. This is the first time since Pearson that this real world Dr. Evil hasn't controlled our Prime Minister (Mulroney included). Lets just hope that Harper keeps his shite together and wins the next election or two.
Posted by: Big Makk | 2006-03-31 2:40:18 AM
Kevin. if you get the interview with this loony megalomaniac, remind him his new adopted nation is the most polluting nation on earth. ;-)
Posted by: Wlyonmackenzie | 2006-03-31 8:58:35 AM
Maurice Strong: The new guy in your future!
By Henry Lamb
Shortly after his selection as U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan told the Lehrer News Hour that Ingvar Carlsson and Shirdath Ramphal, co-chairs of the U.N.-funded Commission on Global Governance, would be among those asked to help him reform the sprawling, world-wide U.N. bureaucracy. His first choice, however, announced in the Washington Post on January 17, 1997, was none other than Maurice Strong, also a member of the Commission on Global Governance.
Strong's appointment as Senior Advisor, "to assist planning and executing a far-reaching reform of the world body," is seen by U.N. watchers to be a masterful strategic maneuver to avoid political opposition while empowering Strong to implement a global agenda he has been developing for years. More than 100 developing nations coordinated a "Draft Strong" movement in 1995 to replace Boutros Boutros-Ghali. But Strong's name was never presented publicly as a candidate. His appointment avoids the public scrutiny and the possibility of a veto. As a Senior Advisor to Kofi Annan, Strong will have a free hand to do what he wants while Annan takes the heat - or the praise. Strong prefers to operate in the background. He, perhaps more than any other single person, is responsible for the development of a global agenda now being implemented throughout the world. Although various components of the global agenda are associated with an assortment of individuals and institutions, Maurice Strong is, or has been, the driving force behind them. It is essential that Americans come to know this man who has been entrusted with the task of "reforming" the U.N. - this man Maurice F. Strong.
According to Elaine Dewar, author of Cloak of Green. Strong is a Socialist. He was born into a family who worked to get out the vote for Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who in 1943 was promoting the National Council for Soviet-Canadian Friendship. Strong's cousin, Anna Louise Strong, was a Marxist, and a member of the Comintern, who spent two years with Mao and Chou En-lai. Her burial in China in 1970 was organized personally by Chou En-lai. Maurice is well received in China, partly because of his cousin's connections.
Strong is also closely aligned with Mikhail Gorbachev and was a participant in Gorbachev's State of the World Forum in San Francisco in 1995. His organization, Earth Council, and Gorbachev's organization, Green Cross International, are currently developing a new "Earth Charter" for presentation to the U.N. General Assembly and ratification by all U.N. members before the year 2000. He served on the Brundtland Commission, headed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, then-Vice President of the World Socialist Party. Strong's love for socialist ideas is scattered throughout his professional life - as they apply to everyone else. For himself, he is quite the capitalist. + more
Posted by: maz2 | 2006-03-31 1:35:34 PM
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