This, from Mere Rhetoric (www.mererhetoric.com/): today, the UN is commemorating its annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a film depicting Jews as Nazi-equivalents and a public exhibit mourning the sixty years of Israel’s existence. This day of solidarity comes just days before November 29: a reminder that, on that day in 1947, the UN voted to establish Jewish and Arab states in Palestine. (Which the Arabs rejected, thereby creating the Palestinian problem in the first place…)
Anne Bayefsky, editor of www.EYEontheUN.org rightly adds that “[t]he event is an annual reminder that the UN’s real agenda is to delegitimize the birth – and the perseverance – of the state of Israel.”
To which I say: What intelligent response can a halfway civilized human being make to such a show? Rage? Tears? Despair?
Well, neither. Let us simply make the UN go away.
Based strictly on the UN’s atrocious record on Israel, this once-respected organization appears to have outlived its usefulness. When you also consider the UN’s secretive and wastrel ways (a cool billion buckaroos to refurbish the Palais des Nations when millions are starving?), byzantine structure, thousands of do-nothing jobs and humiliating subservience to the most tyrannical nations on Earth today, the appearance morphs into certainty.
I believe that the demise of the UN will yield no major disasters. Other international structures will step into the breech. And we, we will find it easier to sleep nights. Conscience, y’know…
Perhaps we can try again in a few decades. It might be a waste of time, but the idea of a respected world body where nations can converse and settle their differences is a timeless and wonderful one. One day, we might succeed. But today’s UN is not it.
Mr. Obama, send ‘em packing. Now that would be change I can believe in!