The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has convened in New York for its annual exercise in pointless posturing, pontification, and prognostication, know as the General Debate. The UN is the largest and most cumbersome intergovernmental organization, and, with a few exceptions, it has utterly failed to prevent war or make anyone’s life easier. Today, it exists only to give petty tyrants the illusion of being able to demand the rest of the world take them seriously and to provide globalist elites with the bureaucratic apparatus they need to advance the concept of one-world government.
A League of Nations
The UN’s original incarnation was the League of Nations, founded in 1920. Less than 20 years later, Adolf Hitler marched his armies into Poland, and World War II began. Tens of millions died, the brutal and tyrannical Soviet regime – no less bad than the Nazis themselves – captured half of Europe and enslaved it for decades, and the nuclear arms race was born. Since then, things have not improved, as Liberty Nation’s Andrew Moran noted in October 2018:
“Even with the United Nations firmly ingrained in geopolitics, trouble is brewing in many pockets of the globe, warlords taking over parts of Africa and South America, and a Dr. Strangelove moment threatening to happen at any time.”
That should have been reason enough for rational world leaders to realize that the League of Nations was pointless, but, for many of them, the benefits of – or potential gains from – such an organization were too much to resist. Politicians and bureaucrats just cannot pass on the idea of a massive and complicated web of officialdom, accountable to no one but itself and in command of enormous slush funds that no one keeps track of – or not honestly anyway.
In December 2017, the UN approved a $5.4 billion budget for 2018-2019. If its 193 member-states were to collectively donate that amount directly to food aid, they could virtually eliminate hunger on this planet. That is just one example of the many ways in which the money that goes to the UN could be used to eliminate or mitigate so many of the problems about which the organization pretends to be concerned.
A big item on the agenda for the 2019 UNGA is climate change. Never mind the massive carbon footprint created by the gathering: the planes flying in from across the globe, the motorcades, the electricity consumed during the two-week bonanza of meetings and social functions. It is laughable to think that anybody at the UN is genuinely concerned about the use of fossil fuels.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are not in attendance. So the leaders of the two most important powers in Asia and the most important power in the ever-turbulent Middle East are absent.
President Donald Trump attended and, on Sept. 25, will deliver an address to the General Assembly. The left-wing, pro-globalist American media are already pumping out stories that suggest Trump is “isolated” at the United Nations. The truth, however, is that, without America, the UN is nothing but an echo chamber filled with the rantings of corrupt Third World leaders and spineless First World leaders. The degree to which Trump is unwelcome or unliked at the UN is almost certainly vastly overblown, but, then again, he is not a member of the UN boys’ and girls’ club and does not share its vision for the future of mankind – so perhaps many of the delegates and leaders present do not care too much for him.
One cannot help but imagine what Trump the real estate mogul is thinking about potential uses for the UN’s New York headquarters. Perhaps he should tell everyone that they have 30 days to vacate the premises. They could set up shop in Tehran or Mogadishu or maybe Caracas. Alternatively, the president could announce that the building is being renamed the Trump United Nations Building. That would ensure that most of them never return for another UNGA.