To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and...1This is a noble goal. However, the organization that started with such lofty goals, is now a lunatic asylum being run by the inmates. How, given this headline:
can the UN call itself an organization that works towards promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction to sex?
Iran's sentence for a woman being "immodest."
I've said it before, but it bears repeating: since the UN's inception, and chartering with the hopes that through the idea of a global communication and community, we would never again devolve into a state of "world war." On that count, we've succeeded. However, since its inception the world has had more small and regional wars in the last 60 years than it has, well, ever.
Aside from taking up prime real estate in New York that could be put to better use as a toxic waste dump (or a much-needed starbucks or subway franchise) the UN has done little in the last half-century to remove or even limit the autonomy of tin-pot dictators like Castro, Pot, Quadaffi, Saddam, Chauchesku, or Arafat. Instead, it has elevated their status, granting them credentials, inviting them to the US to speak, and funneling money either to or from them.
The US needs to get out of the UN--there is no benefit to us, the citizens, for our continued membership. The UN definitely needs to get out of the US. Let them relocate to Iran if they love it so much.
Headline: Iranian soldiers are without sin.
NO woman deserves this. No human being deserves this. (And the next time someone tries to tell me Islam is a religion which grew out of the Judeo-Christian teachings, remind them the Christ said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." When you are told it is a religion of peace, answer with "No, it is a religion of submission." Iran hides behind the petticoats of Islamic Fundamentalism to allow these types of "punishment."