[From the American Policy Center and addressed by Tom DeWeese. Find
the full text here:
This lengthy article raises key concerns by the author, DeWeese,
vital to the study of United Nation opposition. To completely
evaluate the significance and issues of this text, follow the below
chart, which covers DeWeese's words at length.
Key Quotes from Author
Significance/Meaning by the author
and society at large
INTERNAL DISORGANIZATION: "The United Nations has been
sold to the American people as such a place where nations could
voluntarily gather to air their differences...Of course, today
the image is a little different. Frankly the U.N. is a mess."
The author backs the point about the U.N. being a mess by crowding
it with citations of sex scandals, theft scandals, smuggling
scandals, and power-abuse scandals. Perhaps the author is
referring to the various episodes that Emergency Sex & Other Desperate
Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth revealed in its
2004 publication. Or maybe the author's heat comes from the
United Nations' Oil for Food letdown. Either way, DeWeese opens
his investigation of the U.N. by evaluating its internal
structure. The organization's internal structure was meant to be
a huge round table for nations seeking peace and coherency, but
does this theory sit as a misconception? Additionally, will
internal scandals hinder peacemaking abilities? These merit
questions that people weary of the U.N. want to know.
"Allowed to operate on its own,
the United States would have waged war against [Northern Korea]
and eliminated the communists regime and its threat forever.
However, because American leadership abided by United Nations
diplomatic authority instead of reason, not only was the regime
allowed to survive, the conflict was never resolved."
True, a behemoth organization like the United Nations cannot
always avoid or accurately predict failure, but when the failure
deters peace and democracy so crisply, one needs to evaluate the
causes and effects. As for the text, this quotation marks a
point where the author starts to hint more towards the ways that
the U.N. deflects American sovereignty and freewill. The
author more candidly provides how U.N. interference has led to Red
China and North Korea's "international threats to peace." In
this instance, it would not be hard to say that U.N. interference,
in the long run, may have harmed the American society more than
succored it--an interesting outlook at a border conflict.
and, once again, its threat on American sovereignty:
"The United Nations has come under
the control of outlaw nations, petty and tarnished former
superpowers, and self-ordained special interest groups. Each
promotes an agenda, which seeks to redistribute the world's
wealth into U.N. coffers as they diminish the power and
independence of the United States."
Here, more candidly, the author, again, brings up the repeated
question: "Are the U.N.'s scandals, especially their power-abuse
one, fixable, or another arbitrary hindrance on American
sovereignty when it comes to foreign relations." When the U.N.
enlisted their reform movements and conferences, they were
aiming at fixing corruption, but were they aiming to ease
threats of American sovereignty too? Can the former
problem of structural and authorial corruption fix the latter
concern? These questions many Americans wonder.
Not enough people question the UN,
"You have been told by your
elected officials that the U.N. poses no threat to American
sovereignty and has no plans for global governance. The U.N., you
have been told is simply a tool for peace...Because these
attitudes and images prevail, it is difficult to conduct an
honest debate on the true dangers of the U.N."
According to the author, some Americans may be currently
questioning the U.N.'s state, but not enough for the reason that
officials and congress often throw down the idea of U.N.
withdrawal by the United States. For example, congress "has
resisted Representative Ron Paul's efforts to pass his 'American
Sovereignty Restoration Act', which calls for the complete
withdrawal of the United States from the U.N." The author's
information suggests that most officials and pro-U.N.ers in office
do what they please to validate and sustain the organization.
DeWeese sites information from Herb Titus, a constitutional
scholar, who claims that the entire U.N. Charter is misbegotten
for its boundless authority, which soaks in orders "from the
consent of the peoples' government officials.
A Misleading Reform:
"In 2000, as the U.N. prepared for
its Millennium Assembly, a global summit on the future of the
world--a document was prepared for NGO's called the "Charter For
Global Democracy." The document was the culmination of all the
U.N. had been building for since at least the 1987 of the "Our
Global Neighborhood" report on global governance...The document
is, in reality, a charter for the abolition of individual
The author clearly states an opinion here, but his
extensive reasoning, to include an explanation on all twelve
Charter principles, raises an awareness when it comes to the
U.N.'s real goals--that is, when they speak of "reform."
Principles one and three bring authorial and financial autonomy
to the U.N. Principle five would coalesce all armies "under the
authority of the United Nations." These three points sound
alarming, but principle four would "eliminate the veto power and
permanent member status on the Security Council," and principle
twelve would eliminate debts acquired by the poorest nations.
The author realizes the U.N.'s better principles of the Charter,
but he concludes, "This is not reform. It is empowerment of the
"Rape. Murder. Billions of dollars
in fraud and embezzlement on a global scale. The United Nations,
formed to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,”
has instead become more like a movie that is too graphic to show
your children (The
Corruption of the United Nations)."