It is my humble opinion that the UN has outlived it usefulness. I was searching my brain for a good reason for this, and came up with a bunch, but the best analogy came from Mark Steyn when he talked about it on September 26th. He posted a post called
Dog-Feces Ice Cream
America and Libya are defined by their differences.
By Mark Steyn
Half a decade or so back, I wrote: “It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog feces and mix ’em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former. That’s the problem with the U.N.”
Absolutely right, if I do say so myself. When you make the free nations and the thug states members of the same club, the danger isn’t that they’ll meet each other half-way but that the free world winds up going three-quarters, seven-eighths of the way. That’s what happened in New York last week. Barack Obama is not to blame for whichever vagary of United Nations protocol resulted in the president of the United States being the warm-up act for the Lunatic-for-Life in charge of Libya. But it is a pitiful reflection upon the state of the last superpower that, when it comes to the transnational mush drooled by the leader of the free world or the conspiracist ramblings of a terrorist pseudo-Bedouin running a one-man psycho-cult of a basket-case state, it’s more or less a toss-up as to which of them is more unreal. To be sure, Colonel Qaddafi peddled his thoughts on the laboratory origins of “swine flu” and the Zionist plot behind the Kennedy assassination. But, on the other hand, President Obama said: “No nation can or should try to dominate another nation.”
Pardon me? Did a professional speechwriter write that? Or did you outsource it to a starry-eyed runner-up in the Miss America pageant? Whether or not any nation “should try” to dominate another, they certainly “can,” and do so with effortless ease, all over the planet and throughout human history.
And how about this passage?
“I have been in office for just nine months — though some days it seems a lot longer. I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around the world. These expectations are not about me. Rather, they are rooted, I believe, in a discontent with a status quo that has allowed us to be increasingly defined by our differences . . . ”
Forget the first part: That’s just his usual narcissistic “But enough about me, let’s talk about what the world thinks of me” shtick. But the second is dangerous in its cowardly evasiveness: For better or worse, we are defined by our differences — and, if Barack Obama doesn’t understand that when he’s at the podium addressing a room filled with representatives of Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Venezuela, and other unlovely polities, the TV audience certainly did when Colonel Qaddafi took to the podium immediately afterwards. They’re both heads of state of sovereign nations. But, if you’re on an Indian Ocean island when the next tsunami hits, try calling Libya instead of the United States and sees where it gets you.
This isn’t a quirk of fate. The global reach that enables America and a handful of others to get to a devastated backwater on the other side of the planet and save lives and restore the water supply isn’t a happy accident but something that derives explicitly from our political systems, economic liberty, traditions of scientific and cultural innovation, and a general understanding that societies advance when their people are able to fulfill their potential in freedom. In other words, America and Libya are defined by their differences.
What happens when you pretend those differences don’t exist? Well, you end up with the distinctively flavored ice cream I mentioned at the beginning. By declining to distinguish between the foreign minister of Slovenia and the foreign minister of, say, Sudan, you normalize not merely the goofier ad libs of a Qaddafi but far darker pathologies. The day after the president of the United States addressed the U.N. General Assembly, the prime minister of Israel took to the podium, and held up a copy of the minutes of the Wansee Conference at which German officials planned the “Final Solution” to their Jewish problem. This is the pathetic state to which the U.N. has been reduced after six decades: The Jew-hatred of Ahmadinejad and others is so routine that a sane man has to stand up in the global parliament and attempt to demonstrate to lunatics that the Holocaust actually happened.
Now I agree, Barack Obama is not to blame for whichever vagary of United Nations protocol resulted in the president of the United States being the warm-up act for the Lunatic-for-Life in charge of Libya, but that is where I draw the line on his blame. What he did was to throw America, the country he supposedly leads, under the bus in favor of the countries of two of the worst leaders in today’s times. Leaders who changed the subject to what they wanted it to be, Qaddafi to America saying that we needed to re open the investigation into Kennedy’s assassination because he felt we had it wrong, and Ahamadinejad who, after telling the world that Israel needs to be wiped off of the map, and that their days have come to an end, tells the world again that the Holocaust never happened, even though after that, Netanyahu showed proof that it did happen.
It is sad, that America, the country that fought Germany to annihilation and had her troops walk into these concentration camps, where they found the bodies of the victims. Where they found the ovens, and the human remains in them. People we still have men alive who lived through that, and we have a silly leader telling the world, that the Jews are illegitimate and need to be annihilated, and that the holocaust didn’t exist, only 60 years after the event? But I guess that should come as no surprise, because only 8 years after the world trade center bombings that happened in NYC, we have people telling us that it really didn’t happen. I swear, it is a wonder at all that we have any history, the way that people are so gullible that they are willing to start believing something didn’t happen, only a few short years after something happens, just because some nutbag decides to say it didn’t.
My idea on this comes a lot from my children though. One is 11 and in the 5th grade, and the other is 8 and in the 3rd. Now I remember being in the 5th grade, and I swear, I knew more about world history then, than both of my girls combined do now. It seems that is something that they do not teach anymore.
We used to be taught about the United States, the individual states, and what they meant to the whole. Where the states were and the capitals of them…..but now, I get questions of things like, where is Nevada?
Even Foreign countries I knew about, but they do not teach about them anymore either, though they make sure to teach them all about how they need to learn spanish. This changed the subject a bit, but not really. I feel that the next generation is when we will lose this country because they are not being taught how to be proud of this country, unless they are being home schooled or retaught at the end of the day. It is as I have said over and over again my friends, America is under attack and a lot of this invasion is from within. In our children’s schools, in the newspapers, and the media from CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and others who will push the liberal agenda on everyone from our kids to the adults that will listen. And the part that we have to take into account here, is that there are a lot who listen to this crap. After all, even after all that Obama has done to this nation since becoming president a mere 9 months ago, almost 50% of the people still think he is doing a good job. What is up with that?
We have to remember my friends, that we are different from the rest of the world. We are stronger, and better because of circumstances. We are better for a reason. And that reason is just as Mr. Steyn said, when something goes wrong on the other side of the world, and a people need help, we organize to help them, no matter their ideals, no matter their politics. Libya doesn’t. Iran doesn’t. America does. And until we realize that we are different, and better because of our desire to help people who need it, then this country is in grave trouble. And the best example of this, is how we got pushed around in the UN this last week. It’s a shame, that what is going on had to be pointed out not by us, but by the country that we are allies with, and who Obama is throwing under the bus with us.
We supply the ground the United Nations sits on. We supplied the building. We pay a good portion of the costs. Why don’t we kick the UN out to find another home. See if they can find another country who would do what we have done for that bunch of nothings that we call the UN. Because the bad element of the world has taken it over, and we do not seem willing to take it back.
God Bless America, her troops and the people who get it
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