I can't get away from the UN tick metaphor. I remember how my grandmother used to burn ticks out of our cocker spaniel's fur with a cigarette. Make it uncomfortable enough and the parasite will back out on its own. From the Christian Science Monitor:
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND – It is reasonable that honest, compassionate people seek a means for governments to air their differences. It is also reasonable that honest, compassionate people should desire some way to voluntarily pool resources to provide charitable aid to those who are starving or are victims of natural disaster. Indeed, this is the image of the United Nations that has been sold to the world since its inception.I can remember how we were indoctrinated in school. Movies in the 50's and 60's glowed with the magnificent efforts of the UN to bring world peace. The UN was the salvation of the world. Now it is like bothersome guests who have overstayed their welcome. It is time to grab the UN by the scuff of the neck and the seat of the pants and throw them out. At gunpoint if necessary.
And these scandals are then buried by the MSM. But it isn't buried deep enough because the awful stench still reaches our nostrils. And it's not just the incompetence and larceny, it's also the brutality of its member nations that refuse to exercise control over their troops.
The UN gives validity to zealots and bigots. It helps to keep tyrannical dictators in power. It gives a voice to international terrorists.
Delay. Negotiate. Recommend. Study. Reconsider. Do nothing. This is the game the UN has played in nearly every international crisis. It is the reason North Korea remains a threat after 50 years. And it is the reason why a terrorist nation such as Syria can be given a seat on the UN's Human Rights Council.
The UN is buried under scandals. It has Oil-for-Food scandals. Smuggling scandals. And theft scandals.
UN peacekeeping missions - with their record of rob, rape,and pillage - can actually bring fear to the local citizens they are supposed to protect.And through a lack of action, the UN emboldens murderous tyrants: witness the slaughter of 800,000 Tutsis by their fellow Rwandans while French peace keeping troops stood by before acting... by retreating. For 12 years Saddam ignored UN sanctions with one hand while bribing them with the other. For all intents and purposes the UN is out of control.
Who has the power to oversee and control its actions? The people don't vote on UN actions. The media has little access behind the scenes. Who audits the accounting books?Why Paul Volcker of course. Who reported that the UN Oil For Food program was tainted "from top to bottom and riddled with fraud." So far the only person punished for these crimes has been an investigator who helped dig up the evidence. No, the only nation strong enough to put the UN in its place is the US. And our leaders refuse to do so.
One thing we have to realize about UN globalists is that they are socialists, and socialists have no conscience when it comes to accomplishing their agenda.
UN supporters admit such problems, and they call for "reform." But to them, reform doesn't mean plugging holes in UN spending or clearing up scandals. Instead, it means global governance.
Since its inception, the UN's advocacy has amounted to a desire to eradicate the sovereignty of nations - while imposing what it calls "world-mindedness." A 1949 UNESCO document said, "...nationalism [is] the major obstacle to the development of world-mindedness."
Therein lies the UN's true goal. And that belies its public image of being simply a place where nations may come to air their differences and act responsibly. Instead, the UN works to gain power for itself in order to become independent and supreme over its member nations.These aspirations are mirrored in the sheer arrogance of UN officials. And of course the way for the UN to gain independence (and to really throw off any attempts at accountability) is if it is given the authority to impose taxes.
Talk about a nightmare. We used to joke about the black UN helicopters. I wonder...
On Sept. 19, plans were approved by several nations to create a global tax, mostly through airline tickets, to help pay for the treatment of AIDS. There are several other tax schemes on the UN wish list. If the UN gains the power to tax, it will become a monster free of its chains. And, of course, the UN wants its own military. It already has its own court.
Imagine a world run by the justice of China, with the economics of Cuba, and the military might of the United States. Such is the world of the future under UN global governance.