Hey, why not both?
If people want to get together in New York and kiss each others rear ends in the name of toothless diplomacy great. (Well not great. The UN is a crony capitalism machine. But you know what we mean.) It does stink that US taxpayers have to pay for part of this silliness.
Trump is right and he’s wrong. In one sense the UN is a waste of time and resources. A kabuki theater for,
Filled with smokes?
Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Or if you don’t got ’em just ring up the United Nations. They’ll hook you up.
In the emails the Soros organization outlines how it uses international organizations to influence (and we assume overwhelm) national policy and sovereignty on immigration issues.
We at ACC are for immigration. But we are also for US sovereignty. There are many people in the world who would like to take the United States down a few pegs (as they see it) and integrate it into a more “international” legal regime. George Soros is one of these people.
Given the hits we have taken to the rule of law in this country in recent years a more “international”
This would be interesting. I don’t think there would be many tears shed if the US left the United Nations. I mean there’d be no more model UN conferences for nerdy high school kids (like I was) but these kids will find something better to do.
The UN is a waste of time and money – at best. Remember this is the same organization which allows Saudi Arabia, home of public beheadings, stonings and other horribleness to sit at the head of the Human Rights Council.
It is worth noting that according to this map Al Gore’s new Palm Beach home will soon be under water. Yet he still bought the place.
This is not a new argument but it is one that I am particularly concerned with and one which is getting more attention.
I have written before that I have respect for many people within the climate change arena. I’ve worked closely with people who truly believe that climate change is a potential catastrophe.
Now let’s just guess whether the crony classes in these poor countries will just happen to pocket all of this “climate mitigation” money. OK, let’s not guess because we know the answer. Of course it’s a scam. But it’s dressed up as “social justice” of course.
From a while back.
I have a good number of friends in the environmental movement. People I respect very much, who are of high intellect, good humor, and are legitimately trying to do what they see as “the right thing.” Most of these people are completely and totally on the climate change wagon, which it is pretty reasonable to be I think. I am not one who argues that there is no way man has impacted the climate.
But I am one who argues that the response to “climate change”
“Nothing says ‘human rights’ more than bureaucrats sitting in a new office,”
The last thing we need is a UN “embassy” in Washington DC. Particularly one which will be driven by the deeply corrupt Human Rights Council. The council is believe it or not currently chaired by Saudi Arabia. That’s right, that Saudi Arabia.
When I think “champion of human rights” I always think of Saudi Arabia. What with the public beheadings and women not being allowed to drive cars and all. Oh, and being gay is punishable by death too.
We wonder if Pope Francis will address the issue of the Saudis at the head of Human Rights Council panel when he speaks at the UN later this week? Sadly, he probably won’t.
The United Nations is one of the most crony organizations on earth. The place is chock full of them. Like well paid diplomatic sardines in a tin. If the UN were to go away I don’t think many in this country would cry. I for one would pop a bottle of champagne.
Yes, in more ways than you might think.
The USA leads the world in giving ambassadorships to non-career diplomats, aka cronies. All one needs to do is bundle half a million or so for the president (any president) and boom – a sweet diplomatic post.
The euro was originally created as a counter balance to the US dollar. The yen was in the end too small to effectively challenge the greenback and China had not yet come roaring onto the world stage. The goal was to remove the US currency’s sole “reserve currency” status.
Government representatives from around the world gathered last week in Dubai to chart the future course of the Internet. They voted to kill it as we now know it.