Right wing commentary on world politics from a man on a mission to prove that Conservatism transcends national boundaries. Thoughtful comments from people of all political persuasions are welcome and encouraged. Contact the blogger at elephantman.conservaglobe@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sudan VP John Garang dead in plane crash.

The peace process in Sudan my have taken a heavy blow with the death of First Vice President and former rebel leader Dr. John Garang. He was sworn in only three weeks ago after his Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army (SPLA) declared a truce with the Sudanese Government. The SPLA, which was based in Christian/Animist Southern Sudan, had waged a two-decade war against the Government, which was dominated by Muslims from Northern Sudan.

I will post more on this as the facts of the situation reveal themselves. For now, I will refrain from stating my opinion on Dr. Garang and the circumstances of his death due to lack of available facts and conflicting media perception of Garang himself. (Reuters seems rather favorably disposed toward him, while the BBC seems not to like him at all.) When I get clearer picture of what exactly is going on, I will pass what I know and what I think on to you.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Parliamentary campaign begins in Germany

Germany's major parties started their engines today in the race to control the Bundestag (Parliament), and polls show that the conservative Christian Democrat Union/Christian Social Union will shred the current Social Democratic government. If the CDU/CSU pulls off a win in the Sep. 18 elections, Germany (and the world) can say goodbye to leftist Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and hello to conservative leader ANGELA MERKEL!

Merkel would be Germany's first female chancellor, and the first chancellor from the former East Germany. It really warms my heart to see someone like Merkel come out of a repressive communist regime to become one of the foremost leaders in the democratic world.


Angela Merkel

Friday, July 29, 2005

Who is "Conservative"?

Conservatism means different things to different people. It may mean something different to me than to someone in Germany. So how do I determine which political parties meet the standard? Lucky for me (and you), the world's conservative parties have formed the International Democrat Union (IDU), a network of parties that lets us know who is on the "right " side.

If your party is an IDU member, then I consider you an ally. Our parties may be very different, but chances are we probably share at least some commitment to free market capitalism and keeping government out of private life. We may differ on abortion, the United Nations, or any number of other issues; but when you boil it all down we're all on the same side.

Hello out there!

Well, you found me. You are probably wondering what ConservaGlobe is, so I might as well tell you. I am a college student and conservative political activist, and this is a blog about World News and Politics from a right-of-center perspective. I happen to be from the United States, and you will see a lot of posts about U.S. Politics, but my goal is to give just as much attention to right wing (and center-right) movements in other countries. In short, my mission is to show that politics and conservatism transcend national boundaries. So, whether you call yourself a Republican (USA), a Tory (UK/Canada), a Liberal (Aus.), a National (New Zealand), or a Christian Democrat (parts of Europe) you should be able to come here for news and commentary about other conservatives around the globe.

Please be patient with me, I'm just getting started here and I may make a few mistakes. However, if you keep listening, I'll keep talking. Hopefully, I will eventually be able to build an entertaining and informative resource on global conservatism.