TIME FOR NEW AMERICAN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP WITHOUT THE UNITED NATIONS

 In Foreign, opinion, Politics

 “The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva.”

So it begins, another year another worthless report from the most corrupt body of liberals on the planet, otherwise known as the Useless United Nations (UN). This year in fantasy land, the United Nations feels emboldened enough to try and dictate domestic policy to a sovereign member state namely the United States of America. Keep in mind that without the US, the UN wouldn’t exist.

Can you imagine the utter arrogance? I know it’s hard but that’s usually what you get out of the UN, arrogance along with uselessness, corruption, ineffectiveness, complicity and a whole host of other grotesque characteristics. Those characteristics are why the United States of American should once and for all AMEXIT (American Exit) from this waste of time and American tax payer dollars.

On paper, the United Nations seems like a grand idea of humanity: A global panel where member states can convene and discuss differences, work together to resolve problems and generally get to know and understand each other so as to prevent war and other human catastrophes.

In reality it has become an organization embroiled in corruption, ineffectiveness, waste, fraud and abuse. It’s a place where clueless diplomats go to engage in careers comprised mostly of cocktail parties, dinners, conferences, worldwide travel, and perks most serfs only dream of. Occasionally they issue biased reports no one reads or have no basis in reality.

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For decades the United Nations has failed to prevent war, genocide, economic collapse, protection of human rights, famine and a laundry list of other man-made and natural disasters.

Its failures are epic and legendary. One of its most horrific was the failure to stop the 1994 Genocide in the African nation of Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands of people were systematically slaughtered while the United Nations stood by paralyzed. This after UN diplomats forced international security firms to abandon their mission.

The bottom line was that EO could have armed troops on the ground in 14 days and could have been fully deployed with just over 1,500 personnel on the ground within six weeks, providing safe havens and confronting the Hutu militias for an estimated cost of $150 million. By way of contrast, back then the relatively dysfunctional U.N. peacekeeping operation in Sierra Leone, to confront the murderous Revolutionary United Front, cost almost $100 million a month.

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Today Darfur is a post apocalyptic state thanks in large part to the UN’s inability to do anything but talk and hold meetings about scheduling more meetings:

Early in 2008, the UN issued a hybrid United Nations-African Union mission (UNAMID) to maintain peace in Darfur. UNAMID, with a projected strength of 26,000 troops, was authorized to use force to protect civilians. Despite this mandate, however, only 9,000 were sent, and they lacked the necessary equipment to carry out their mission.

This horrific UN failure is sufficient reason to have it disbanded. With failures like this you would think that the UN would be more concerned with becoming more effective and getting its own house in order. If you thought that you would be wrong. The UN is wasting their time and our money on reports about American slavery reparations.

“In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report stated. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.”

Let’s get a few things straight. America is by no means a perfect country and never has been, never will be. We have struggled with the legacy of slavery since its inception. We fought a long, divisive, costly and bloody civil war in part because of our desire to come to terms with the issue.

At the end of the day AMERICA took the high road and outlawed the institution which is something the UN can’t seem to get its Muslim member- nations to do. Furthermore, the UN should concern itself with working on contemporary and future international issues rather than exploring the internal domestic history of individual countries.

If the UN wants to talk about American slavery and reparations shouldn’t we be talking about the ENTIRE slave trade? How about the part the Portuguese played in the maritime slave trade? Or what about the African nations who profited from the slave trade? Aren’t they liable as well? African slavery is alive and well today in parts of the continent. Where is the UN report on this?

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million people remain enslaved globally, millions of whom are in Africa.

Americans didn’t sail to Africa, kidnap people and bring them back to their plantations in Virginia as a matter of course. Slaves were imported from other countries with the complicity of other countries. This excerpt is just a snapshot into what was and is a highly complex historical saga that can’t be reduced to a mere guilty verdict issued centuries after the fact:

Fifteenth-century Iberian legal traditions regulated Christians’ treatment of Jews, Muslims, and other Christians, clearly delineating, for example, who was enslaveable and who was not. In contrast, the juridical status of people who did not fit these categories was more ambiguous. Legal and philosophical arguments to address this issue began to evolve during the second half of the fifteenth century, once Portuguese mariners began to return to Iberia with captives acquired in West Africa and West Central Africa.

You would think a body as well funded as the UN would at least be able to issue a report that puts events into the correct historic context. In any event the report isn’t going anywhere:

To be sure, such initiatives are nowhere in the cards, even after the question of reparations arose again two years ago when surfaced by the groundbreaking work of American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Americans feel confident that the blood spilled during the Civil War and the trillions of dollars spent on social programs as well as the volumes of civil rights laws passed have more than made up for the sins none of us were alive to commit.

It’s time for America to leave the UN. Any body that issues such a demented document isn’t worth being part of no matter how much good they claim to do. American on its own could do infinitely more good for the world than the UN could ever possibly hope to do. It’s time for AMEXIT!

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