Friday, April 29, 2005


As you may have noticed, I'm not a big fan of the UN. This was not always the case. I once shared the hopeful enthusiasm of the many naive idealists who still have it.

Two things happened to change this: the state of the world by the time I graduated high school, and the rank hypocrisy of the UN became more visible to me.

And now, another nail in the coffin. Zimbabwe was returned to the UN Human Rights Committee today. That would be the Zimbabwe that is oppressing the white farmers and seizing their land while the world stood by and watched. The Zimbabwe that, because of this land policy, has gone from Africa's largest exporter of food to unable to feed itself. Not to mention the totalitarian government that has been set up.

And yet they will advise the world on human rights.


At 2:00 PM, Blogger Tyler Farrer said...

Also, on the Commitee is Cuba and Sudan. And another FYI. The U.S. was booted off in 2001 for a time.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Tyler said...

Yeah, thanks for the reminder.

Hmph. Cuba as a champion of human rights. Just don't see it...


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