Is It Time to End the U.N.?
By: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
Thereâ€™s a radical idea that has been making its way through the political chat underground. Growing in support, some mainstream political parties are beginning to take notice.
The concept is for conservatives in Canada and the United States to undertake an intensive campaign with the purpose being to expose the farce that is the United Nations and the growing danger it poses to North American sovereignty, and propose either a precedent-setting overhaul to the international governing body or to gain enough public support to be able to pull out of the organization.
At first glance this doesnâ€™t seem new. There have always been those who questioned the effectiveness of the U.N., even to the point of kicking the H.Q. out of New York, especially post-9/11.
The obvious leftism of the U.N. has been a point of conflict for years, and their insistence at taking polarizing positions without real debate while attempting to punish those nations that havenâ€™t fallen in line gives credence to the optics.
Having representatives from nations with histories of human rights atrocities chair the U.N. Human Rights Council shows the depth of their ignorance.
Letting slightly retarded leaders with Oedipus complex written all over them make a mockery of the original intent and purpose of the U.N. with comically inappropriate speeches adds fuel to those who question our continued involvement.
You know itâ€™s bad when Canada – this friendly nation to the North â€“ walks out of a speech by Iran on the first day of the General Assembly.
Current evidence shows that United Nations involvement isnâ€™t needed, and actually hampers, progress on some international issues.
It will take someone with some incredible foresight, fortitude, and steel-cased balls to seriously introduce this idea to the mainstream, daring to break that sense of obligation to the ineffective organization and the bureaucracy that is inherent and ever-growing (and ever dangerous) .
But just theoretically, imagine the shockwave if the next Republican presidential candidate and Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper both agreed to â€˜study the effectiveness of the United Nations and our part in itâ€™.
At the very least it could force the U.N. to renew into an effective international body. At most, it could spell the end to an organization that jumped the shark long ago.
The Moderate Separatist