October 28, 2004

Buttiglione Finally Goes


Rocco Buttiglione, the newly appointed EU commissioner who claims that homosexuals are sinners who will go to hell, women should stay in the kitchen and that single mothers are "bad people", has finally resigned. Buttiglione had claimed some kind of hate campaign against him by European Socialists. You know what, he's right too. Buttiglione is certainly not the kind of man that represents the European project - so if people hate him, good. His views may be consistent with the right-wing catholic doctrine he and the Vatican believe in, but s not with the majority opinion in Europe I suspect. Isn't one of the founding principals of the EU equality - both for women and for people who are homosexual? The issue now is that the right-wing in the European Parliament will want revenge for Buttiglione's departure. In the end the whole commission will probably go and we'll have to start all over again. Europe - makes 'One Flews Over the Cuckoo's Nest' look like a study in sanity!