What Needs to be Done.
I never thought I would be one of those nut jobs who thinks that the UN is the source of all evil in the world but that shoe is starting to fit me just a bit. I actually think that ignorance and spite are the source of all evil and that the UN is just a major breeding ground for these factors.
This article teaches a few things. Firstly, it proves that Hugo Chavez has never met a monster who he did not want to dry hump. Secondly it shows that, as morally bankrupt as the UN is at any given time, it is always ready to exploit any opportunity to go deeper into the depths of depravity. Perhaps they will next consider putting UNICEF under the supervision of defrocked Catholic priests so that they can collect money for a new "rape the children fund". It could be staffed by those UN peace keepers who were raping refugees not long ago. Is there anything the UN does that is not headed by or supportive of murderous dictators and human rights abusers?
What needs to be done is this: America needs to stop dancing around the may pole by sending mentally unstable people to the UN to shout at them. As much as this may get them worked up it sends the message that the UN is still a game worth playing. Pull out of this disgrace of an institution. You too UK (Canada should too but who are we kidding?). Demand that the UN leave US territory. Yes, New York will lose a few jobs but it is a small price to pay for having an institution who (and I am going to put this in bold and all caps so as to encourage a careful reading of this) HATES YOU, out of your neighborhood. The UN hates America. Why else would they be willing to cheer a murderous, election-stealing, economy-crushing loonaucrats like Mugabe simply because he calls their leader unholy? These are some of the same people who thought that referring to the regimes of Baathist Iraq, North Korea and Iran as an axis of evil was too harsh, right? Who is the UN going to invite to speak next... the upper left half of Joseph Stalin's rotting corpse? You can attract new industries to a city like New York but some things are not negotiable. Like dignity. One more thing that needs to be done is that good relations need to be fostered with the nations who are not in the good books of the UN; those which are democratic, have respect for human rights and are turning their economies in the right direction. Start an assembly of nations which is limited to democratic states and let it compete with the UN for legitimacy. Call it the Free Union of Nations. FUN. Or the Free Union of Capitalist, Knowledge Era Republics and States. I like that one better.
During the cold war the UN was an important arena. In this new era it is the main adversary to global civilization. Remaining within it in an attempt to reform it is futile because it only gives it legitimacy. A global body where nations can resolve conflict and reach agreement is sorely needed but the UN is not only a failure in that regard but an obstacle to freedom, prosperity and development. Kick the UN to the curb.