Woodrow Wilson called it the League of Nations, but the U.S. Senate would not ratify membership. Ever since, America and the League's equally unsuccessful offspring, the United Nations, have been at odds. Perhaps because it was born when Communism was still half-legitimate, with the help of the Communist aristocrat, Alger Hiss, the U.N. has been a weak sister.
Unlike many conservatives, I do not call for the U.N.'s demise. It has its uses. But we must recognize its limitations, not expecting it to be an answer to the world's problems, nor a source of moral authority. The track record of history gives America the authority of global decision-making. Nobody else, including the U.N., has earned it. We have. Maybe the U.N. will someday, but it will only happen when they make the conscious decision to act more like America, and less like her detractors. These words are the chauvinistic expressions of a patriotic jingoist, which does not in the tiniest way change them from being that with which is true!
A few days prior to 9/11, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan attended a world conference on racism in Durban, South Africa attended by Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, and various thugs. The host was Thabo Mbeki, one-time Communist leader of the African National Congress. Is there commentary that needs to be made regarding this?
The ANC enjoyed "necklacing" blacks by tying their hands with barbed wire, putting a rubber tire around them, pouring gasoline down their throats, then lighting the tire on fire. The process resulted in the victim dying in a slower manner, from the inside out. Their skin would melt. The ANC was Nelson Mandela's organization. His wife, Winnie, enjoyed necklacing in a manner that strangely reminds me of Hillary Clinton. Hollywood created the Nelson Mandela Freedom Award.
Thousands of innocent blacks died this way. Since taking power, the ANC has, with the approval of the U.N., turned South Africa from a prosperous country to a dispossessed crime hole. The true facts about modern South Africa are little known since the ANC employs Stalinist media censorship. A few brave journalists have told the story.
"We salute the heroic movement you represent," Annan told the conference while presenting Mbeki a bouquet of flowers.
Not surprisingly, Clinton liked the U.N., and vice versa. The U.S. is the U.N.'s largest financial contributor. One of the problems at the U.N. is that the 33 Democratic members of the Human Rights Commission do not vote as a bloc, while the remaining dictatorships often do. The Security Council consists of five permanent members, the U.S., China, France, Great Britain and Russia, and 10 rotating members, Germany, Guinea, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Syria, Angola, Bulgaria, Cameroon and Chile. Unimportant countries can stymie a country like America from doing its necessary work.
It is a socialist organization. Tyrannies use the U.N. to threaten American sovereignty and peace. The U.N. tries to ban all privately owned guns. In places like South Africa, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, the sad fact is that white frontiersmen need guns to defend themselves from hordes of violent, rampaging blacks. This statement has all the earmarks of racist hyperbole, except that it is true. The U.N. want international police teams, not subject to local laws. Disarming citizens was the first act of Hitler and all Communist countries.
They want you to pay global taxes like the so-called Tobin Tox, applied to international transactions, plus special taxes for use of the oceans. President Bush canceled Bill Clinton's support for the International Criminal Court. The U.N., left to its own devices, would be the one-world government that Lenin envisioned. The ICC would enforce its "laws" on guns and gender discrimination.
U.N. peacekeepers stand by and watch genocides and holocausts, then count the skulls of the dead. They failed to stem black violence in South Africa and Saddam Hussein's Iraq, just as the League of Nations failed to stop Mussolini and Hitler. The U.N.'s history is a history of the worst bloodshed in recorded annals. The U.S. (and Britain) have stopped this bloodshed, time and time again. Canada, New Zealand and Australia are due some credit. Most of the rest have been by-standers. The U.N. failed to stop war in Korea, China's theft of Tibet, genocide in Cambodia, the Iran-Iraq War, Indonesia's war with East Timor, the first Gulf War, Bosnia, the Falklands War, and hundreds of other conflicts. Millions have died.
In Rwanda, U.N. "peacekeepers" assured Tutsi tribesmen that they would be protected from the rival Hutus, urging the Tutsis to turn in their weapons. 1.1 million died in the ensuing massacre. In 1995, the U.N. administered in Bosnia-Herzegovina, after the defeat of Slobodan Milosevic in the U.S.-led Balkans War. Under U.N. auspices, the sex trade, which includes the abductions of 12-year old girls, reached major heights. Some of the purveyors of underage prostitutes were U.N. personnel and aid workers, who were linked to the prostitution rings through official corruption.
The U.N. could not stop the Soviets and the Chinese from murdering millions. To this day, China operates slave labor camps, but the U.N. is silent. They were silent during the Palestinian Intifadas and mass murders in Zimbabwe. Marxists, Arabs and Africans kill with impunity under the nose of the United Nations.
But they condemn America. They allowed Libya to be elected to their Human Rights Commission chairmanship, where they sat next to "dignitaries" from Saudi Arabia, Sudan, China, Russia, Cuba and Zimbabwe. This was after Syria, who occupies Lebanon, had been found to back Hezbollah with up to $100 million per year. If the devil has an office, it is at the U.N.
The Left wing media praises the U.N. and excoriate America for backing out of Bill Clinton's agreements to adhere to the Kyoto Protocols, which would have meant radically curtailing U.S. industry, from electricity use to cars, trucks, farming and manufacturing. Third World countries like India and dictatorships like China, who pollute far more than the U.S., would be exempt. Kyoto would have bankrupted many American businesses, taking away millions of jobs, plunging the West into Depression, and increased global pollution. Still, American textbooks inform our children that it is a good treaty that is meant to reduce global warming, which is an unproven assertion.
Kyoto is socialist, anti-growth, and anti-capitalist. It is meant simply to redistribute American wealth to unsuccessful countries, many of whom would like to (or already do) finance terrorists against us, or would like to see us beaten in wars. The U.N. wants the U.S. to adopt the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), designed to make kids think they are doing God's work to keep women from being discriminated against. It would radically re-structure American governmental and educational institutions, creating a gender-neutral military, create "big sister" laws effecting families, revise U.S. textbooks, revise wage guidelines, and make abortion available on demand.
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