The U.N.: Modern tower of Babel (WND-WORLD NET DAILY COMMENTARY) Burt Prelutsky 05/25/05 1:00 a.m. Eastern)
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There are two kinds of Americans, and I´m not referring to those who
could or could not pick Paris Hilton out of a lineup of bimbos. No,
I´m thinking of those two groups of people who have totally differing
views of the United Nations.
On the one hand, there are those who think it is a vile aggregation
of members who are up to their collective eyeballs in corruption.
Just in recent years, we have seen them twiddle their thumbs while
Saddam Hussein slaughtered thousands, and genocide was freely
practiced in the Sudan and Rwanda. For good measure, there was the
Oil for Food program, and the disgusting sex scandals involving U.N.
representatives and African children.
On the credit side of the ledger, there´s this to be said for the
members of the organization: They never start something they don´t
finish. That would include not only their expense account breakfasts,
lunches and dinners, but cocktails and between-meal snacks!
Basically, those who argue on behalf of the United Nations are
liberals; those who abhor it, and who resent our tax dollars being
used to keep this ship of fools afloat are conservatives. Assuming
that everyone in the first group isn´t a complete idiot, how to
explain this division? Always one to give people the benefit of the
doubt, I think it´s because those on the left are both naive and
idealistic. It´s a dangerous combination. In the last century, it led
any number of our fellow Americans to promote the big lie that the
Soviet Union was heaven on earth. Because Joe Stalin and his savvy
propagandists said all the right things about peace and universal
brotherhood, these useful fools fell for it, hook, line and sickle!
Even when Stalin gobbled up Eastern Europe as if it were one enormous
smorgasbord, American crackpots of the left-wing persuasion parroted
his line about Mother Russia needing a geographical buffer. They
didn´t have anything much to say about what the half billion souls
crushed under the Soviet boot needed. In retrospect, I guess Hitler´s
big mistake in conquering Poland, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Holland,
France and Belgium was in not suggesting he was creating a buffer for
So it is when the folks at the United Nations start prattling about
world peace, these mush heads eat it up with a large spoon. The fact
that the United Nations has leveled scores of resolutions against
Israel, while having rolled out the red carpet for a pistol-packing
Yasser Arafat means nothing to them. They gag on ugly facts,
preferring their beautiful fantasy of world justice adjudicated by
the likes of Syria, China and North Korea. Sometimes, I swear, you
get the idea that they live in a Disney universe where trees sing and
dance, and squirrels talk, where wars need never be waged, and where
the vilest tyrants only need to be given a time-out like a bratty 3-
year-old in order to shape up.
These are the same folks who insist that President Bush is the
greatest menace in the world because he insists on pursuing a policy
of bringing democracy to as many places as he can. They ignore the
fact that, at least so far as I´m aware, no two democracies have ever
gone to war with each other.
If that isn´t an ideal state of affairs, something all peace-loving
people would support, I don´t know what is.
On the other hand, if pressed, I´d be willing to make an exception to
that rule where France is concerned! (© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com, Inc.
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