BY ALLEN WEST
Yes, the United Nations was born out of the Second World War and the intent was a global body politic that would work to preclude the massive carnage of the First and Second World Wars. The organization was immediately tested shortly after its inception, with the Korean War. That was a combat engagement heavily fought by American military forces. Since that time, the United Nations has focused on “peacekeeping” missions, and their track record has not been what one would call stellar. The UN is replete with corruption, and most of its condemnations are levied against two member Nations, these United States and Israel.
Just like the European Union, the UN has become a globalist endeavor seeking to supersede the sovereignty of Nations and States. But, what is most disconcerting — disturbing, actually disgusting — about the UN are some of the assignments to its subordinate commissions. As a matter of fact, the most recent assignment of one country has earned the UN our esteemed “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” recognition. Actually, I believe we should recognize the United Nations as a “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” awardee in perpetuity!
As reported by Townhall:
“Earlier this year, the United Nations further sullied its low reputation by adding Iran — yes, we’re talking about this Iran — to its committee on women’s rights. Perhaps they were selected to offer a dissenting view on the issue. Along similar morally-perverse lines, the illegitimate, socialist, thuggish Maduro regime in Venezuela has been selected to join the UN’s human rights council — the body’s darkly farcical panel, from which the Trump administration rightly withdrew last year. In a scathing statement released in response to this decision, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teed off:
It is sadly no surprise that Maduro shamelessly sought a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in an effort to block any limit to his repressive control of the Venezuelan people. What is truly tragic, however, is that other nations voted to give Maduro’s representative for Venezuela a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. This is a harsh blow not just against the victims of the Venezuelan regime, but also against the cause of human rights around the world. The Human Rights Council ought to be a protector and defender of human rights of people the world over. It should be speaking out about the daily abuses of the former Maduro regime, and others like it. Instead, the Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy – with some of the world’s most serious offenders sitting on the Council itself. “
Uh, let me state the obvious: Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot? If there was any doubt that the United Nations is a cesspool of socialist, communist, Stalinist, Islamist, statist, tyrannical regimes, this has to confirm what we knew was true.
Venezuela — a place where people are being starved to death, eating from garbage cans, going to sewers for drinking water, eating their pets and zoo animals, dying due to lack of medical supplies, being gunned down in the streets by armed government thugs, and run down by military vehicles — is now a member of the UN Human Rights Council? Folks, this just shows how delusional and deranged progressive socialist are, and have no shame in displaying such. Think about what the people in Venezuela must think, especially as the Russians and Chinese move in to bolster and support Maduro; all in our hemisphere.
But, wait, the UN will soon be passing a resolution to condemn Israel.
So, why are we, these United States of America, still a member of the United Nations? Why are we footing the largest amount of the UN bill? Why are we allowing these demented globalists to have a headquarters in our country? Yes, I say the time has truly come to defund the United Nations and tell them, if they wanna stay, then pay up rent for that nice East River property. No more diplomatic immunity for UN delegation members. And, you know what? I want to see the Democrat (socialist) Party of America complain, whine, protest, and take the side of the United Nations that admitted Venezuela onto the Human Rights Council.
Take a look at the list of current, and new, members of the UN Human Rights Council: Saudi Arabia (infidels not allowed to Mecca and Medina), Pakistan (sanctuary for the Taliban), Somalia (home of Al Shabab), Nigeria (home of Boko Haram), Qatar (home of Hamas and Taliban leadership), Egypt (home of the Muslim Brotherhood), Cuba (communist), China (do I really need to tell ya?), Venezuela, Mauritania, Sudan (remember the Muslim genocide of Christians, Darfur), and Libya (a failed state and sanctuary for Islamic jihadists, where four Americans were murdered . . . and Obama lied).
YGTBSM! Who in their right mind can defend those countries being members of a human rights council? Yes, that was a rhetorical inquiry, the answer is only those who believe in the suppression of individual rights and freedoms. Talk about the fox watching the hen-house.
I, for one, consider it an utter outrage that we placate this gathering of corrupt snakes calling itself the United Nations. If there was ever a time to exit the United Nations, it is now. Our America is greater than any socialist, communist, Islamist repressive Nation. The United Nations has proven itself a failed organization, just like its predecessor, the League of Nations. I have no issue with a collective security organization such as NATO. However, to try to play the game of equality of governing systems is a failing endeavor. All nations are not equal, some just flat-out suck! I do not want my America sitting at the table with countries that suck . . . e.g., Venezuela.
It is time to say hasta la vista to the United Nations. Heck, let them build headquarters in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, or Cuba. Those are much better places for a bunch of despotic socialist, communist dictatorships to find comfort . . . but, not in our America.
Not anymore . . . because here in America, we do not like to be associated with or have in our midst, folks that are “Stuck on Stupid.”
Editor’s Note: This column previously appeared at The Old School Patriot. Used with the permission of the author.
Lt. Col. Allen B. West is the former U.S. Congressman representing Florida’s 22nd District, a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals (1 with Valor device), and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which will secure a sound economic future for Americans. LTC West is running for Chair of the Republican Party of Texas. To support his efforts, please visit his campaign website