Paul Mirengoff at Power LIne has a very good analysis of President Obama’s speech at the United Nations today. The President made many naive statements, but he also made so very foolish statements. It is obvious from his statements that President Obama’s view of how the world should be does not have a moral compass.
This is a statement from the speech:
“In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold. The traditional division between nations of the south and north makes no sense in an interconnected world. Nor do alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long gone Cold War.”
There is no allowance in this statement for the promotion of freedom. There is no acknowledgment in this statement that generally speaking, free countries are more prosperous than dictatorships. There is no acknowledgment in this statement that free countries generally don’t attack other countries–because they are generally successful, they have no reason to unless it is in self-defense.
The really sad part of this whole charade at the United Nations today is that it is such a slap in the face to the idealism with which the United Nations was founded. The United Nations was established after World War II with the hope of protecting weaker countries from the kind of conquest that Germany, Japan and Italy engaged in. Instead it has become a place where tyrants can claim respectibility. Instead of protesting human rights violations in China, Iran, Libya, Cuba, and others, the United Nations gives the leaders of these countries a platform where they can address the world and pretend to judge the free countries around them.
The United Nations has totally outlived its purpose and should quietly be put to rest. New York City could then begin to collect fines for illegal parking in the area of the UN, and the building could be rented out to help New York City meet its budget deficit. Maybe another country would be willing to host the organization and finance it, but America should not.