Originally posted by dmz
The older I get, the more I'm loosing the moralistic-epiphany-of-humanity view of the UN that I had shoved down my throat in Social Studies class in 1975.
But you still retain the moralistic-epiphany-of-humanity view of the Bush admin. Even though, you know they lied to you, to me, and to everyone repeatedly. Interesting.
The UN is just another bureacracy, just another political organization, shot through with lifers, and political operators. I think it has served it's purpose, times change. Wilson has been dead for some time.
Well, getting 192 nations to cooperate and work in perfect harmony is quite a task. And though it has shortcomings and its own faults, the role of the UN is much deeper than that of passing Security Council Resolutions and it serves as at least a starting point of authority in major international disputes and problems.
Together with UN come very important agencies that help and serve to millions of people around the world. UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, they're all UN agencies that help communities in danger, preserve cultural heritage, help develop poor economies and so on.
The UN however, is not the only bureacracy in the world. The US administration is not only a bureacracy, but a very hypoocritical one at that, and one that lies as if it were normal. So we should always take politics and politicians with a grain of salt.
Quick example: While Sudan is butchering, and China, Canada and others get their hands dirty -- where's the UN? More people from Southern Sudan and the Nuba Mountains have been murdered than all the victims in Kosovo, Bosnia and Rwanda combined.
True, true, but where's the US in the UN? The US is still a big player in the UN, so, where is it?
oops, I keep forgeting that GWB bush is the great Satan, not the fanatics of the relgion with the highest body count.
Satans, religions... they hardly fit this discussion.
Man's problem is not political, it's moral.
So you say. I disagree.