Midnight Rantings

Tired rantings in a tired world.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Irrelevancy: thy name is UN

The new catch phrase: "Whatever!" applies to the UN in so many ways. This august body has the cajones to point fingers at the US. This time it is the world court. If we had been a member of the court, our citizens would be tried by an international court. Just because the Europeans have no problem with giving away their sovereignty, does not mean Americans should. We are not Europe. Therefore, whatever Europe is doing does not mean we should. Kind of like what a parent tells his kid: if everyone jumped off of a bridge, would you?

Let's look at how the UN is able to sit in judgment of us: oil for food scandal; sex for food scandal; antisemitism, etc. The way I see it, being different from the UN is a good thing. Like communism, the UN is fast moving to the trash heap of history.