Our View: Jane Goodall

Apr 242007

We’d like to express our appreciation to the folks in charge of the Monfort Lecture Series for bringing Jane Goodall to CSU.

First, her research and observations of chimpanzees tells a lot about humanity. She has proven to be one of the most astute anthropologists and humanitarians, preaching a message of hope.

Goodall also has been active in preserving chimpanzee habitats, and creating grass-roots environmental campaigns across the world.

We were beginning to wonder whether the Monfort Series was about education or indoctrination.

For the past four years, we’ve hosted distinguished speakers who were distinctly pro-globalization – a controversial stance: former Mexican President Ernest Zedillo; former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev; first female U.S. secretary of state Madleleine Albright; and Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

While we won’t take a stance as to whether we agree with the globalists’ worldview, we do believe that this lecture series shouldn’t be used to push an unstated agenda. And that’s why we’re pleased to see this departure in Goodall – unless, of course, she has some sort of shocking change in philosophy to announce.

We’re here to be educated, not indoctrinated, after all.

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