The only picture most of us get to see of the United Nations is of the diplomats sitting around a large room seemingly involved in solving world problems. I guess I like to look past the facade and for some reason the picture of pirates sitting around swilling beer, wenching and planning which port to plunder next pops into view. I admit that I must apologize to pirates for comparing them to the UN as pirates at least had a code of honor. Someone didn’t adhere to the rules found themselves marooned on an island with a days ration of water and a pistol with one shot. A UN member simply whips out his diplomatic immunity, orders champagne and lives to screw the world another day.
This once great hope for peace in reality is doing everything necessary to initiate wars. UN resolutions are meaningless if the offending country chooses to disregard it. Their claim to fame is now a record of corruption, extortion, bribery, rape, murder, and unpaid parking tickets. And we certainly can’t overlook the wonderful lifestyle and existence they have carved out for themselves in the Big Apple. You must at least wonder how some diplomats enter the UN clubhouse with a moderate personal wealth and suddenly boast of a bank account in the millions.
On your quest for wisdom you must look past good intentions and judge success by actual results. The United Nations is a great example of this because good intentions are being hailed from every corner of the world where actual success is as difficult to discover as a marooned pirate deciding how to best use that one shot in his pistol.