Just as the Western world’s short-sighted greed built up Red China, so has our idiocy enriched and encouraged the UN. A few years ago they were even telling our legislature what we could or couldn’t do.
“Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner…”
Is this where the Second Amendment comes in handy? Do we really want strangers coming into our homes and making off with members of our families? Any guarantee we’ll ever see them again? Not that you should implicitly trust any guarantee offered by any gaggle of United Nations bureaucrats.
I had my doubts about this story, but so far it does seem to be true.
To which I believe we are bound to reply: Not in America, sunshine.
During the heyday of the Roman Empire, it was possible to send a letter–or even a parcel containing a pair of knitted socks!–from Mesopotamia to a fort on Hadrian’s Wall in Scotland. After Rome fell, it would not again become possible to do that for another fifteen hundred years.
Note the comments by Cicero and Abraham Lincoln, posted by “Watchman.”
***On a higher note, last night we listened to President Trump’s speech at the UN. Wow! How badly and for how long we’ve needed a president like that! The only thing he could’ve said that would’ve made it even better would have been, “And as of now, the United States will no longer fund this ridiculous institution.”
Yes, these fat-heads say Americans ought to be forced to pay “reparations” for slavery, which ended here over 150 years ago, to persons who were never slaves–paid by, in many cases, people who never owned slaves and whose ancestors came to America after the Civil War.
It’s bad enough we have our home-grown Democrats promoting this unjust and stupid fantasy. But for Citizens Of The World to be doing it on our dime is intolerable.
It would be a very good thing for the United States to drop out of the United Nations now–and kick them out of New York while we’re at it.
It’s hard to think of any good that’s ever been accomplished by anyone who takes it upon himself to change the world. When you have whole buildings full of people like that, the results are bound to be disastrous.
It ain’t Social Justice to take things from another culture–be it a costume, a kind of music, a cuisine, whatever–and just go ahead and use them as if they belonged to your own no-good stupid culture. That’s called Cultural Appropriation, and it’s got to stop.
Dr. Hamilcar Suzuki, president of the Phoenician Movement for Sure (PMS), wants the alphabet back.
“We invented it, back in ancient times, and it’s our stuff and we want it back!” declares Suzuki. “All over the world, people and other Racists use our alphabet without so much as a by-your-leave, to say nothing of payment of due royalties and residuals. The Greeks stole the alphabet from us, the Romans stole it from the Greeks, and now everybody’s got it and we don’t see a dime of what’s coming to us! Say hey, if you won’t pay, then you can’t play! It’s our alphabet, they have to pay to use it, and if they won’t, then let ’em use that crummy old cuneiform or Egyptian hieroglyphics.”
Although PMS currently has only two members, Dr. Suzuki and his niece, Wanda, the United Nations has recognized it as a bona fide non-governmental organization and granted it a seat among its official NGOs.
“Anyone who wants to use the alphabet can now pay for it through the UN,” Suzuki says. “Make checks payable to cash–and strike a blow for Social Justice while you’re at it.”
As Sheik Whatsisname put it, “The role of governments is to bring happiness to their peoples.” And wouldn’t Ray Bradbury have a field day with that, if he were still alive.
The big shots on the council include globalist zillionaires, a couple of Muslim oil sheikhs, the odd (very odd) Western academic, and a few individuals who were jailers under communist regimes. What could possibly go wrong?
I wonder what the punishments will be for not being happy? And who will decide what kinds of happiness are to be allowed? What if you can only be happy if someone else is unhappy? But we are multiplying absurdities.
Yo, government–you want to make us happy? Leave us alone! That’s right–butt out. Just do the things the Bible says you ought to do–protect us from those who try to do us harm, punish those who do wrong, and try to keep the peace. Actually, that’s more than enough work for any government, certainly enough to keep you busy! A government that can do those things, does well.
But a government who sees it as its job to make you happy? (Shakes head in pitying disbelief)
That sounds like it just might be the most dangerous thing that anyone has ever thought of.
President *Batteries Not Included just couldn’t wait to give up America’s practical control of the Internet; and on Sept. 30, that’s exactly what he did, when he permitted the agreement to expire between the United States and the non-profit organization that administers the Internet, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
Because statist secular humanists believe that “a world run by science and technology is better than any other form of governance.”
Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools.
Yo, Sunshine! You want a world run by science and technology? Well, who will run the science and technology?
The same bunch who run things today–fools, thieves, liars, murderers, and hypocrites: sinners all.
And your idea is so worn-out, so long discredited, so stale, so old! It was past its sell-by date when Plato trotted it out for his Republic: government by the experts, the wise, the smartest people in the world, rule by philosopher-kings. And then you get the philosopher-king and its turns out to be just another dunderhead or psychopath–like Nero, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, or the cabal of thieves hanging out at the UN these days. I mean, this was crapola when Woodrow Wilson spouted it, and it has not improved with age.
But this is where your theology always leads you, once you discard belief in Original Sin and reliance on God’s sovereign grace.
Let this be our battle cry in years to come: We have a greater King than Caesar! And all powers of the earth shall be put under Him, and He shall reign forever and ever.
Nope, it ain’t enough we’ve already paid trillions of dollars for welfare, assorted anti-poverty programs, food stamps, midnight basketball, and what have you, and none of it prevented Democrat cities like Detroit and Camden from turning into urban badlands. The UN thinks we have to pay more. Much more: “full implementation of special programs” including strict gun control and “environmental rights,” whatever the sod those may be.
Well, OK, O citizens of the world, we can dig it! But where do you get off, assigning a 19th-century cutoff date to compensation for the injustices of history? And we didn’t hear anything about Turkey paying reparations to Armenians, did we?
My ancestors were oppressed and enslaved by the Roman Empire, and I think I ought to be paid off for that. By Italy, I guess. And did you say anything about China paying reparations to the Tibetans? Musta just slipped your minds…
The real question is, Why must American taxpayers continue to subsidize the United Nations?
I think we all deserve reparations for having had to put up with that for all these years.
In the hall of Charn’s dead kings and queens, Queen Jadis returns to life. But she hasn’t learned her lesson.
For me, one of the most memorable scenes in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia occurs in The Magician’s Nephew when Digory and Polly travel to a world called Charn and find it completely dead. No blade of grass, no drop of water–all dead, all dust.
In the dead city of Charn they find a hall of perfectly preserved dead kings and queens of Charn. How did this happen?
Two queens, sisters, both of them incredibly powerful witches, battled each other to become the supreme ruler of all of Charn. There’s always someone who wants to become the Supreme Ruler of Bloody Everything. On the point of losing the war, Queen Jadis utters a spell, The Deplorable Word, which wipes out all life on Charn. Another spell, inadvertently activated by Digory, brings her back to life so she can go on to become the White Witch, supreme tyrant over Narnia, where she made it “always winter, but never Christmas.”
This was written in the 1950s, when fear of a world-destroying nuclear war was a new thing, and very real to many people. World War II was also fresh in memory. Can there be any doubt that Hitler, cornered in his bunker, would have spoken The Deplorable Word, if he’d had it?
When the Serpent seduced Eve with his “ye shall be as gods” snake-oil, he tapped into a fatal aspect of human nature that remains with us today–the desire to be, like God, supreme ruler over everything. But God has promised that honor to His Son, Jesus Christ; and instead of a Deplorable Word, God says, “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5)–thus highlighting the difference between a righteous, loving God and sinful, fallen man.
The lust to rule the world is still with us, in spades–in the U.N., in Washington, D.C., in Brussels, in ISIS, among the Global Warming mob, and liberally strewn throughout the minds of intellectuals.
But God is with us, too, and His word shall prevail.