America and the United Nations
In fact, however, the UN is a shamefully squalid organization whose corruption is almost impossible to exaggerate. If you think—as the media and the left do in this country—that Iraq is a God-awful mess (which it’s not), then try being the Balkans or Sudan or even Cyprus or anywhere where the problem’s been left to the United Nations. If you don’t want to bulk up your pension by skimming the Oil-for-Food program, no need to worry. Whatever your bag, the UN can find somewhere that suits—in West Africa, it’s Sex-for-Food, with aid workers demanding sexual services from locals as young as four; in Cambodia, it’s drug dealing; in Kenya, it’s the refugee extortion racket; in the Balkans, sex slaves. On a UN peace mission, everyone gets his piece.
Didier Bourguet, a UN staffer in Congo and the Central African Republic, enjoyed the pleasures of 12-year-old girls, and as a result is now on trial in France. His lawyer has said he was part of a UN pedophile network operating from Africa to southeast Asia. But has anyone read anything about that? The merest glimpse of a U.S. servicewoman leading an Abu Ghraib inmate around with girlie knickers on his head was enough to prompt calls for Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation, and for Ted Kennedy to charge that Saddam’s torture chambers were now open “under new management.” But systemic UN child sex in at least 50 percent of their missions? The transnational morality set can barely stifle their yawns. If you’re going to sexually assault prepubescent girls, make sure you’re wearing a blue helmet.
The failure of the United Nations is extremely simple: it is the product of a multi-cultural mindset which essentially states that all cultures (save Western Civilization, perhaps) are all morally and ethically equal. Thus, the United Nations is completely powerless to prevent 50 percent of their missions trading in sex slaves or sexual abuse of pre-pubescent teenagers. After all, in many cultures who contribute to the United Nations, such behavior is considered acceptable.
The United Nations is an interesting beast. It is founded using the governmental structures originally pioneered by the founding fathers of the United States: a representational congress, separation of powers into a Secretariat which resembles the President of the United States, federalism with clearly deliniated powers, even a sort of "Bill of Rights" embodied in the United Nations Charter on Human Rights.
However, the United Nations was not founded using the principles of the United States. The United States guaranteed explicitly that all member states of these united States would be republics (Article 4, Section 4). The United States' also recognizes the Declaration of Independence as "original law"--which means that the statement "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberth and the pursuit of Happiness" is not just an idea that was postulated by some founding fathers--but has in it the force of Law. That is, it is the Law of the United States that we are fundamentally and legally founded on this philosophical principle.
It goes beyond just this. If we parse the founding father's ideas of "Life", "Liberty" and the "pursuit of Happiness" within the context of their original meaning, we come to realize that the "pursuit of Happiness" is fundamentally an economic statement and a philosophical statement advocating the supremicy of the Individual, all rolled up into one. As an economic statement it was believed by our founding fathers that property rights--the right for an individual to own both property (both real property--land--and other property--possessions) were fundamental to the pursuit of Happiness. Happiness could only be pursued of each person had the fundamental right to own things--and not have them confiscated at whim by a sovereign--and had the fundamental right to protect that property.
Without this, the right to "Life" is a joke, and "Liberty" as well--if a person cannot protect the house in which he lives, his liberty can be circumscribed, and if a person cannot protect the food he eats, his life can be taken.
Wikipedia defines a nation-state as a "specific form of state (a political entity), which exists to provide a soverign territory for a particular nation (a cultural entity) and which derives its legitimacy from that function." However, the United States, amongst all the nation-states in the world, is unique: our country was not founded by a particular narrowly defined culture coming together to acquire territory and protect it--our country is the first (and perhaps the only) nation state founded on a philosophical idea, one described first in the Declaration of Independence.
And by being a nation state founded upon an idea, and not the common interests of a common culture living in a common geographic region, our nation-state encompasses many distinct cultures, and can accept many more--so long as they abscribe to our founding philosophy of individual sovereignty, respect, and consensual government. One could almost describe where I work as a sort of "United Nations" of cultures--I work alongside Russians, Indians, French and Japanese people. But the reality is that I work in an American ideal of cultures--every one seeks citizenship if they don't have it, and every one desire to find the American Dream afforded by our founding philosophy.
The United Nations is an unmitigated disaster, one which should be abolished from the face of the Earth. It is a complete and total disaster because it is founded not on any base philosophical idea or base cultural values (beyond the value of multi-culturalism, which suggests one culture which enslaves women is morally equivalent to another which allows women full economic and political freedom are both morally equal)--but is a culturally-free and philosophically-free exercise in raw political power.
Because of this, the United Nations--being an entity which seeks unprincipled power and eventual world domination--should be abolished. The United Nations building should be raized and the ground on which it sat in New York salted--a monument to the raw exercise of naked power and the evils in the world in which it inflicted (under the guise of "humanitarianism") through the world. The United Nations is a proto-tyranny in the making, and unless it is destroyed, we will see the nightmares of Hitler and Stalin realized on a global scale under the banner of the sky-blue globe and laurels.