Coming on the heels of the UK Brexit and the bureaucratic mess of a corruption that poses as the European Union and Parliament, I haven’t figured out yet what useful purpose the Big Brother on steroids known as the United Nations supposedly provides for America paying 22% of its funding (if memory serves). Whether it’s stealing food out of the mouths of babes by graft, raping women of The Congo, having the likes of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein’s representatives on the Human Rights Council, berating “Flyover America” as ignoramuses, pushing the global carbon tax credit (“global” in that only a few unfortunate countries get to foot the bill) or consistently blaming Israel as the scourge of the earth, exactly what benefit is the UN providing for America? Besides the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama the Clown Prince of Fools and Presidential poseur extraordinaire, I can’t offhand think of anything more feckless than the UN.
I fail to see how the UN, or its deceased progressive antecedent, the League of Nations, has prevented any “necessary” wars of significance. For that matter, I don’t see where it was much good in preventing those recent “optional” wars of irrelevance that regularly roll onto the world stage for the benefit of preening diplomats. But if it’s such a great institution for peace through oil for food programs, move it from New York to Baghdad where those highly paid word warriors can do more good with their smart soft power for arranging bribes and tribute, and unilaterally reduce the US support subsidy by ninety percent. I’m tired of bearing the “white man’s burden” and bleeding for rich multinational chicken hawks on the right or the left.
I’ve advocated abandoning the UN for over two decades, and since I first took the position, things in that corrupt bureaucracy have gotten nothing but worse. Why should we continue to pick up the tab for an elitist organization that not only hates us, but whose members openly flaunt our laws via diplomatic immunity. Pack the bums off to Brussels and merge them with the equally-corrupt EU or better yet, send the combined mess off to the above-mentioned Baghdad or Babylon or anywhere in sand dune territory and let them all have at it.
The UN is committing atrocities all over the world, which is reason enough for the United States to UNexit immediately, withdrawing all financial support at the same time. The UN was supposed to bring about world peace. They’ve failed. There is more death, war and genocide now than at any time since 1945, and this global Mafia needs to be banished to the wilderness where it belongs. After they are gone and the ground where the building stands is fumigated, let “Trumpit” redevelop it with nice housing, a park, and a shopping/entertainment center.
UNexit with Trumpit!
From Claudia Rosett…
Britain’s vote last week to leave the European Union — the Brexit — was a vote for freedom, a revolt against an unaccountable bureaucracy in Brussels. Amid the excitement, Fox News briefly reported the story as even bigger than it was, with a TV screen banner proclaiming not that the UK was leaving the EU, but “UK VOTES TO LEAVE UN.”
Yes, some things are too good to be true, and this was one.
As parody, it would have been genius. As a piece of news reporting, the Fox mixup of the EU and UN inspired plenty of derision — a bit of comic relief, gleefully seized upon by the stricken members of a pro-EU global elite and commentariat. They cannot fathom why a majority of British voters would choose to reclaim from the commissars of the EU the full freedom to control Britain’s own borders, bananas and vacuum cleaners. In that context, Fox’s botching of a news banner helps feed the narrative that the Brexit vote was some boorish mistake cooked up by a know-nothing mob.
Except that’s false, in ways far more profound than the mistake in the Fox chyron. For an eloquent defense of Brexit, see Roger Kimball’s “Focused on Disaster Narrative, Media Ignores Obvious Benefits of Brexit.” To this I’d add that even in Fox’s erroneous UN-exit caption there was, along with the comedy, some grist for serious thought.
I’m not defending Fox’s proofreaders. Accuracy matters, even on TV. But it’s not completely daft that a copywriter in a hurry would read “EU” and write “UN.” There are some pernicious similarities between the two. Both belong to the clan of multilateral institutions set up with the mission of promoting peace and prosperity, post-World War II. Both have proved better at promoting themselves and their own backroom deals. They are clubs of governments, breeding big, intrusive and unelected bureaucracies; largely self-serving, unaccountable and in various ways damaging to and divorced from the real interests of the populations they claim to serve. As Ambassador John Bolton writes in a piece on “How America Should Answer the Brexit Vote,” peace in Europe since 1945 is a product not of the EU, but of the U.S.-led military alliance of NATO.
Continues at PJMedia…
See also Shedding The United Nations…