Skip to comments.A U.N. with Standards: Itís time for an Alliance of Democracies.
Posted on 07/25/2014 3:31:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, Please accept my resignation. I dont want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.
At least the Friars Club had standards. What to make of the United Nations? It has a single criterion for membership: existence.
Admittedly, this is an unattainable standard for such fictional realms as Westeros, Erewhon, Kreplakistan, and numerous locales from the TV series MacGyver (Gnubia, Kabulstan, et al.). But if youre a nation-state that actually exists, youre a shoo-in, like Kate Upton trying to get into a nightclub or a Kennedy applying to Harvard.
There are other, more exclusive organizations around the globe. Many are important, but most of them have fairly uninspiring membership requirements, too. The most common are regional outfits based on geography, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the African Union, or the European Union. And there are plenty of economic clubs, such as OPEC and the G-8. Although the G-8 is essentially back to being the G-7 these days because Russia was kicked out, at least temporarily, for general evilness.
But evilness wont get you kicked out of the U.N. Just ask North Korea. One need only review the repugnant record of the U.N. Human Rights Council (formerly the U.N. Commission on Human Rights), which for decades has served as a magnet for the worlds most vicious regimes. Its a global version of what economists call regulatory capture. The worst offenders dont want to be chastised by the agency, so they take it over. These Legion of Doom nations then spend most of their time condemning Israel as a way to pander to their domestic populations and take the focus off themselves.
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I think democracies naturally align themselves, its when they start making those alliances permanent and binding that we run into trouble.
Alliances should come and go with the best interests of the nations involved.
A UN with standards!
Keep dreaming, Jonah.
Read on, Jonah is not talking about THIS UN but an alternative.
He must be talking about an alternative UNIVERSE!