Skip to comments.Ban Ki-Moon: "We need Revolution"
Posted on 02/10/2011 7:03:24 AM PST by wheresmyusa
"It may sound strange to speak of Revolution, but that is what we need at this time. We need a Revolution; revolutionary thinking, revolutionary action. It is easy to mouth the words "sustainable development", but to make it happen, we have to be prepared to make major changes."
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Davos World Economic Forum 2011
Just what we need to pour some more gasoline on the fires - the leader of a pseudo world government fomenting anarchy. Great.
Glenn ran the story on the Blaze and spoke about it on Monday of last week.
So our Soros stooges can step in and take over without those messy expensive elections.
Human rights group decries soft response to abuse
By Associated Press
An international human rights group believes that many governments and global institutions, including the European Union and the United Nations, are not pressing abusive nations hard enough to respect human rights.
Human Rights Watch, in its World Report 2011 for release on Monday, decried the increasing use of dialogue and cooperation to urge reforms — but without any teeth to ensure that change occurs.
“Dialogue and cooperation have their place, but the burden should be on the abusive government to show a genuine willingness to improve,” Kenneth Roth, executive director of the group, said in a statement accompanying the report. “In the absence of the demonstrated political will by abusive governments to make change, governments of good will need to apply pressure to end repression.”
Human Rights Watch said that recent examples of governments’ failures to exert pressure on abusive nations included “the near-universal cowardice in confronting China’s deepening crackdown on basic liberties.” Many countries seeking economic cooperation with China fear offending the emerging superpower on rights issues.
It praised the Norwegian Nobel committee for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo despite China’s displeasure.
Other examples cited by the group of failure to act included:
— The EU’s “obsequious approach toward Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.”
— The West’s “soft reaction to certain favored African autocrats, such as Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia.”
The report was especially critical of the EU and the UN for “soft-talking” human rights abusers.
“The ritualistic support of dialogue and cooperation with repressive governments is too often an excuse for doing nothing about human rights,” Roth said. “The EU’s ‘constructive dialogues’ are among the most egregious examples of this global trend.”
Human Rights Watch said the EU’s “record of discrimination and rising intolerance against migrants, Muslims, Roma, and others” along with other abusive practices suggest the EU and its member states “need to show greater political commitment to ensure that respect for human rights at home matches the EU’s rhetoric abroad.”
“The use of dialogue and cooperation in lieu of pressure has emerged with a vengeance at the United Nations, from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to many members of the Human Rights Council,” the group said. It criticized as an example “the United Nations’ deferential attitude toward Sri Lankan wartime atrocities.”
U.S. President Barack Obama also came in for disapproval, with Human Rights Watch saying that “his eloquent statements have not always been followed by concrete actions.”
It said U.S. government agencies, including the Defense Department and U.S. embassies, “often deliver divergent messages” about human rights.
Why can we not run the UN out of the country?
In this day when we’re using the word de-fund in Congress, here’s a guy who could use a few billion fewer dollars.
missed it! =/
Here’s the story.
“we have to be prepared to make major changes” = “you have to be prepared to accept the major changes we the elite will try to force upon you”.
And who was it that said, “ Barack Obama will require you to work... He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your division, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones, that you push yourselves to be better, and that you engage.”
why are we still giving Ban Ki Moonbat and the UN any $ ?
Be careful what you wish for, Bankey.
The left should be very careful about wishing for a world revolution. They will not get a democracy nor a seat in the new seats of power but rather a dictator very eager to eliminate any competition.
Historically, the FIRST people eliminated are professional agitators, non cooperative media, professional actors, lawyers,homosexuals and pretty much of the rest of the useful idiot mouth pieces that primarily make up the left.
Dictators, often do not eliminate much of the working class folks which just happen to be the majority of the conservatives in the USA. Someone has to keep the machines running.
You say you’ll change the constitution
Well you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead
I’d like to start the revolution by tarring and feathering Ban Ki Moon.
Or, the end of a rope. Either way, it isn't going to work out well for them.