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An UN-Acceptable Proposal

September 29, 2011 by  

An UN-Acceptable Proposal

A good friend of mine is a citizen and resident of another country. A fine fellow, he shares very few of my political ideals. That said, he seldom engages in direct debate with me — mostly because every time he visits, we leave politics at the door. Also, we both agree on the merits of good wine and good food — an issue we both consider far more important than President Obama’s latest attempt to impersonate a competent executive. More importantly, he’s a better cook; and I’ll be damned if I’m going to allow the U.N. to cost me a good meal.

Among the areas in which we get crosswise to each other is the proper role of that august assemblage of the Upper East Side: the United Nations. He thinks the U.N. is a valuable diplomatic tool and potential military bulwark against the forces of tyranny, bloodshed and oppression. I think the U.N. takes up what might otherwise be fabulous East River real estate which could be put to better use as a landfill or secret mob graveyard. It is difficult for me to take seriously an organization whose biggest contribution to their host city is unpaid parking tickets.

Earlier this week, the U.N. followed up another red-carpet event for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, evil midget and President of the Islamofascist “Republic” of Iran, with the announcement that it is nearing success in its bid to expand its domain to include the Robert Moses Playground. Already in the midst of a $2 billion renovation (which was supposed to cost around $600 million, but who’s counting?), the U.N. wants to purchase the park in order to construct a more than $400 million high rise next to its current shrine to peaceful diplomacy — or bureaucratic incompetence and appeasement, depending on which newspaper you read.

Truth be told, if the U.N. is going to vacuum up American oxygen (not to mention prime parking spaces), I suppose it’s fair for the organization to enjoy nice digs. After all, we wouldn’t want Lil’ Mahmoud to rant about whatever while standing on shabby carpeting, would we? It’s tough work to murder thousands of your fellow countrymen, rig elections and grind your country’s culture down to Paleolithic levels. Mahmoud’s tootsies deserve plush pile. In addition, if the U.N.’s Manhattan palace is nice, then Ahmadinejad and the rest of his fellow super-creeps (I’m looking at you, Hugo Chavez, presuming the chemo works) are more likely to stay in Manhattan rather than bother the rest of us.

But here’s the rub: The American taxpayer shoulders the burden of nearly a quarter of the U.N.’s budget. We’re on the hook for 22 percent of every failed negotiation, every unprevented genocide, every stalemated military conflict which cost thousands of lives and every half-billion-dollar real estate boondoggle designed to prevent lunatics like Lil’ Mahmoud from bloviating like a character from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in less-than-4-star environs.

Even in an economy which hasn’t been driven into a bridge abutment on the Alinsky Expressway by the profligate morons in the Democratic Party, I hardly think an institution as corpulent as the U.N. should redecorate its crib on the American taxpayers’ dime.

I’m not suggesting that the U.N. doesn’t serve a theoretically valuable purpose. If the nations of the world didn’t have a place to come and pay lip service to global peace and freedom, their various leaders would be forced to lie to the same flunkies all the time; and the flunkies would be forced to pretend they believe them without the benefit of the occasional vacation. But, surely, there are better locales and sources of funding than the United States and the contents of the wallets of U.S. taxpayers.

Instead of sponging off the beleaguered people of its least-favorite country, the U.N. should put the arm on those who are sympathetic to its cause (the real cause, not the stated cause). For example, George Soros is loaded. The Democratic Party has cash, and it will probably blow it on Obama 2012. For that matter, what happened to the billion dollars Ted Turner promised the U.N.? It obviously wasn’t spent on the victims of Islamofascism, Chinese purges or African genocide.

It is long past time to evict the U.N.’s collection of globalist riffraff, one-world buffoons and terrorist apologists. I hear Tehran, Iran, is lovely this time of year.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Rick Beatty

    Wow !
    Best “little dissertation” I’ve heard since… th’ Gettysburg Address !

    This guy (pretty much) summed it all up. And, in less than 10 paragraphs !

    Well Done sir !!!

  • June

    I agree 100%!!!! Enough said!!!!!!

  • Dulceb

    I think I am in love with this guy.
    Where has he been all my life?
    Hooray for Ben. Why doesn’t he run for president?

    • eddie47d

      Ben imitates Rodney Dangerfield and you think he’s presidential material? Earth to Mars we have really lost it. Gettysburg Address? You got to be kidding or very desperate for a friend.

      • http://naver sook young

        She is just stating her opinion, as we all have the right to do. If she thinks he would be a good president, that’s OK. Maybe he could be a better president than the one we have now. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

        • http://?? Joe H.

          sook young,
          That wouldn’t be hard. Just get a breathing self determining body in there!!!

          • http://naver sook young

            I agree with you and thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

          • bob wire

            “Just get a breathing self determining body in there!!!”

            I can’t help but believe that is what you don’t like about the UN now. The UN is refusing to dance with the one that brought them and paid for the party.

            While BC seems to be wanting to defund it or as he suggest, allow the cost burden to be paid by nations that don’t have it which is about the same thing.

            To compare BC rant with the Gettysburg Address carries the very meaning absurdity to new levels.

            To fall in love with BC for such work only suggest you are poorly read, poorly disciplined and most likely the final product of a bad mistake,
            as I too am entitled to an opinion.

            While I too bore with unfocused mindless talk, the UN offers attending nations a platform for grievance and keeps people talking with less shooting, maiming and killing.

            It’s less important that you like what you hear as your need to hear it.

            The UN offers us this. It’s hard to have a good game without an umpire and any umpire that is “loved” is not doing their job. To be beloved is not in the job description.

          • http://naver sook young

            The U.N. hasn’t really done anything for Korea. We are still a divided nation with a DMZ running through it. Could you please tell me what good things they have done without the cost to American taxpayers and blood from soldiers from many countries? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

            This response was for Bob Wire.

  • djdrew103

    Just another complainer making money off of hype again. He doesn’t say a darn thing about the good that the formation and actions of the Untied Nations has produced, nor offers an acceptable solution, only picks at whatever he can dredge up. Protest the taking of a play ground, fine. Cast an image that the UN is worthless and has no value, ignorant. Got to sling mud to make a valid point, impudent. And he went to College and is a noted political analyst? Hmmm, a radio talk show host, I can believe, but one that dons the image of sucking the wind out of everyone else’s sails to empower his own vessel.

    • ValDM

      So you think the U.N. is just a marvelous organization? I’ve done a little research for you if you have the hair to really educate yourself. Check out these most recent “treaties” : Small Arms Treaty, Disability Treaty, CEDAW, UNCLOS, UNTC, ICJ, Rights of the Child, and lastly, Rights of Indigenous Peoples. If you think that all these are grand, understand that the U.S. will be funding most of these “treaties.” Also, understand what some of these “treaties” will mean for you personally, or even some of your family members & neighbors. Until you are informed, don’t comment.

      Oh, and lest we forget, how about all those “peace keeping” actions in the world where U.N. troops stood around & watched wholesale slaughter & starvation???? What say you?

      • Wild Bill Alaska

        I was sorely disappointed this past week when my prayers went unanswered.I was hoping for that “little twist of fate” that would result in the UARS satellite debris being equally divided and impacting both the UN and the EPA buildings.Ah well,one can always dream.
        Wild Bill

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Let’s not forget africa, where un troops actually raped and murdered women and children!! This happened while Kofi Annon was in charge!!!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          I also read somewhere that the US pays 60% of the un budget, not 25%!

      • KHM

        I agree with you about the UN. While we’re at it; how about the corruption under Kofi Annan, or the “Law of the Seas” treaty that would strip the US of sovereignty over our own waters?
        This corrupt organization does not deserve the 22% of its budget that America contributes.Its predecessor, The League of Nations failed and folded. I think this current incarnation, the UN,deserves the same fate.

    • SmartAlice

      You show me anything good the UN has done. The pretense is that they were formed for the global good of the world’s nations. I don’t think world “leaders” are interested in my good welfare, however they want their laws enforced in my nation. They want my money and are happy to take it with no benefit to show from it.

      • Dale

        The UN was formed by the NEW WORLD ORDER ELITE to be the center for their one world government, and total control of everything. Go to the and look up the new world order there are a lot of other articles on that site like the Builderburgers, the Trilareral Commisssion even gives the names of its members the Skull and Bones Society also gives the names of its members up until 1976.

  • EdinNola

    djdrew103, Without extolling the virtues of Communism, you would be very hard pressed to come up with anything of real value that the UN has done for the USA in say the past ten years, yet we have been their financial support since inception. Nah, they are a drain on the economy and the world – certainly the US. They need to go back to “Commieland” and let us live in peace and freedom. The UN is to the world what the EPA and the rest of our administration is to the USA. A bunch of illegal dictators, or at least wannabes. Invite the UN in toto to leave US shores.

  • David

    djdrew103 — Obviously you have never been in a combat zone with UN forces. Having worked with them, I can say the UN is a complete waste of air, not to mention money. The sooner this country gets rid of the UN, the better off we will be.

    • eddie47d

      UN troops have the power of a school crossing guard and don’t prevent an atrocity from taking place.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        PREVENT them?!?!? They commit them in some cases!!

  • Alice

    Why not put all of the UN in the Netherlands with the Hague?

    (All foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court,)are already there with parts of the U.N.

    Let the whole world support this thing equally if it’s such good idea, and I don’t think it is for the most part.

  • http://www, John Hanna

    I agree, get rid of the UN, let someone else have the honor
    but not Iran
    If there is one thing I have learned these pacifists with big tax checks
    will grovel for any thug that will actually shoot them
    while spitting on those that actually protect them, the US

    Like those idiots in our state department making snide comments and
    sneering at those armed and hostile Iranian ships off our coast
    - yes it may be a limited threat but it is an actual threat and only
    an idiot would sneer -

  • http://Google JoeH

    Simple enough, if you support abolishing the second amendment, destroying the fossil fuel energy producing companies, hug a tree at the expense of economic growth and sustainability, support countries which would love to see you (USA) and Israel blown away, advance the cause of socialism and communism, etc., etc. then continue to boast about the UN’s negligible accomplishments. Given the left wing radical leadership in the white house administration, I’m sure they love the UN. As for me, I agree with the turn it into a paring lot idea.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      BOB Livingston,
      how about doing something about others using the same name as others here that already have the name.

      • Jay

        Joe, i’m experiencing the same thing. I’ve also noticed a duplication of the moniker DaveH, and Alex. Annoying isn’t it? But rest assured, anyone who has been posting at PLD long enough will immediately recognize, what i think, is a technique to discredit, or to confuse and annoy. If this were not so, then the poster having identical moniker, would, and should, acknowledge such, and remedy the situation immediately! As you can plainly see, the poster using identical moniker has made no mention to indicate an awareness, and also peculiar, is the fact that his statement just happens to be in contradiction to yours! Hmm, clever little trouble makers. However, not very creative!

  • bill

    Would someone kindly explain to me ,why the American people should care or listen to the U.N. ? While I may have overlooked (but I don’t think so) any reference at all,In Our Constitution ,of the United Nations,as far as I’m concerned,I would invite the U.N. to move to another country and get a free handout from them.Last I heard,we are broke.

    • bob wire

      Your caring or not caring has never been an issue and the reason for these posts.

    • http://naver sook young

      Doing anything with the United Nations is not covered in our Constitution. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

  • Harry S.

    Typical liberal madness. While the Dems in congress rant about wanting more money for Fema, there’s not a peep out of them about spending billions in taxpayer money for useless objects like beautifying the UN or bridges to nowhere, and other thievery of Amrtican citizens’ hard earned money.

  • Jim

    Only problem is that we need to stay in the UN for the veto vote. Imagine the problems we would have if we didn’t have that option. As for the UN in general, for the past 30 years it has just been a sounding board for 3rd world countries, like Amanutjob’s crap hole. UN’s adventures in Africa tell you how good they are. Especially their role in Somalia. As for those Iranian ships, at the most would be 3. 2 frigates and an oiler to get them back, unless of course Castro allows them access to Cuba. It is a long way across a big ocean from Iran, all the time being tracked by a Los Angeles class Sub. Lots of opportunities to train the crew on taking out targets. Russians have been flying bombers and sending subs off our coast for the past 50 years. Iran is out of their league on trying to bluff us with their puny action.

    • 45caliber

      I think we’ve only vetoed something in the UN twice or so. So if we don’t exercise our veto, why stay in for it? I think we should do like Russia or China and use it every time they come up with some stupid idea to keep their tyrants in power that we’re supposed to fund for them.

  • daniel

    With all of the good that the UN is doing why do they exist? Come on outside of competing with some of the corruption in our government it is hypocritical. Take a look at it Human Rights Comm. or maybe its Comm. on Women’s Rights. Quit paying our dues and put the extra money toward the deficit.

  • Altaica

    Damn straight! Why the hell are we shouldering the bill anyway? Let’s ship them off to Switzerland or something and then we can turn their building into a museum and showcase the history of all the wastes they’ve caused us. There’s a good budget cut, let the UN run on donations and not our tax dollars, those that think it’s a good idea can shell out of their purse. Maybe they can hold bake sales or something, but I firmly believe we need to stop messing around with unnecessary wars and UN policies that trample our constitutional rights.

    • http://naver sook young

      I notice that you support our God given right in our Constitution, but then you force your religious beliefs on others and support perverted lifestyles. I guess they are only good to you if they are what you want them to be. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

      • Altaica

        “I notice that you support our God given right in our Constitution, but then you force your religious beliefs on others and support perverted lifestyles. I guess they are only good to you if they are what you want them to be. Thank you.”

        Sook, Let me see if I can make what I was trying to get across to you last time clear to you. I am not forcing my religious beliefs on you. I am sure you are referring to the discussion of a couple weeks ago. You want to make laws that affect people of another religion based on your religions views. That is constitutionally wrong. You cannot support one religion over another in the making of laws. Ergo you cannot make laws that discriminate against homosexuals because your religion considers it anathema. Not all religions do and there are more then your religion making up this country. Perhaps I have been a little more clear in my point this time I hope. My point is that the entire Homosexual debate when it concerns the government must be done in a secular sense because there is too much conflict between religions on the issue. As our constitution clearly states that the government shall not endorse or prohibit a religion they cannot use religion as the basis of any law as they would be violating this part of the constitution two-fold. On one front they would be endorsing one religion’s view on the issue while on the other hand prohibiting another religion’s rights.

        It is my belief that Religion belongs in it’s communities and places of worship not in the government. I may not be Christian but I have already voiced my outrage on several forums about the bull about this bible study group being discriminated against and arrested in California. This was a violation of both their freedom of religion and right to a peaceful assembly. I respect your right to worship and to follow your religion and I just plain don’t like to see the constitution violated and government putting it’s hands into any religious matters. Please understand that I don’t hate Christians, albeit I do get frustrated with, usually the extremists, but I really don’t hate the religion as a whole, I was actually a Methodist for 20 years, I sang every Sunday in the Choir, I went to Service and Sunday school, but it was not the right path for me. I found a truer path for me in my Native American Ancestry. I have always felt more in touch with the Great Creator when on a walk through the woods or sitting by a babbling brook or cascading waterfall.

      • James

        SookY. God given rights are not constitutional, they are unalienable. Our rights are not dependent on any document for their existence.

  • AJ

    I would have believed in Bush and Chaney’s war on terror if the planes would have crashed into the UN building bringing it down or
    a plane crashing into the Rockafellar compound. Screw the UN.

  • Kane

    UN? It’s way past time for us to get out of the U.N. and kick the whole sorry ass lot out of our Country and quit supporting them! As for “we have to stay in so we can “vote”! Screw their votes! We (The Republic of The United States of America) don’t need them. Period. Does that sound “isolationist” to you? Maybe so. But, I don’t really care. All the years of being the world’s “policeman” and “care giver” and what has it gotten us? Most of them hate us! Take a look at how many “vote” against us in the U.N. even after we give them billions of dollars in “foreign aid” year after year! Are we nuts or what?
    Seal our borders. Stop all this “free trade” crap. We have enough natural resources in our country to survive for a long, long time. Whatever we need, we can manufacture anything/everything we need, right here. Put our people back to work. Enough of this sending our jobs and manufacturing overseas.
    I’ve had it. (Obviously)

    • 45caliber

      Actually, I think we should stay in the UN. The spying ability is useful. But I do think we should also exercise our veto power as well. Russia and China do it every time the UN comes up with some stupid idea that would harm their country. We should do the same thing, starting with the idea of a new Palestine. If we did, they would be a lot less likely to cause us problems. Besides, about 80% of the countries in the UN are run by tyrants. Why should we spend our money to keep tyrants in power?

  • 45caliber

    I think we should pick out some island somewhere in the world and deed the whole thing to the UN. Then we should move the UN to that island. Finally, we should mine the island and sink it.

    Well, we should do the first two anyway. Then they can do whatever they want without bothering the good people of Manhattan. Of course, it would mean that they might have a problem finding the necessary bars and dance halls at night but that would be their problem.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Take the un building and turn it into high rent condos and use the proceeds to pay on the debt!!! I know its’s not much, but we have to start somewhere!!

      • http://naver sook young

        We could turn it into a homeless shelter or a good lockup for illegal aliens. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

  • Dan az

    This made my day I hope it makes all of yours.From an insider at the whitehouse.

  • s c

    No one mentioned the fact that most countries look at America as THE main source of all things bad, so if only to please those hypocritical, ‘compassionate’ types, the UN should be moved OUT of America. The first country that feels the need (obsession?) to claim it can have it.
    Because the UN will be located somewhere else, it is logical to take a new look at spending.
    America has spent tons of money on the UN, and we have damned little to show for it. Ergo, in a spirit of enlightened self-interest, America should not spend one thin dime on the UN, and that policy should be permanent. Call the new attitude an anti-rat hole approach.
    Let countries that have a use for the UN fund that den of scummers. Let them spend as much as they want – as long as we don’t spend anything on it. If some of America’s filthy rich posers want to spend money on the new UN, there’s no reason to try and stop them.
    I recommend Tehran as the best place to locate the new UN.
    Just remember to paint a big bulls-eye on the top of the building, and it should be big enough and bright enough to be seen from space.

  • Jay

    Excellent piece Mr. Crystal! One of your best, in my opinion! What else can anyone add regarding the scandalous, and corrupted UN. Maybe this: Anyone who is of the opinion that the UN actually provides a useful service, is a few bricks shy of a load!

  • Jay

    Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, who recently returned from a self-sanctioned peace mission to Libya, said he went into hiding for about a month in Libya after witnessing horrifying events in Libya’s bloody civil war — a war that Fauntroy claims is backed by European forces.

    Fauntroy’s sudden disappearance prompted rumors and news reports that he had been killed.

    In an interview inside his Northwest D.C. home last week, the noted civil rights leader, told the Afro that he watched French and Danish troops storm small villages late at night beheading, maiming and killing rebels and loyalists to show them who was in control.

    “‘What the hell’ I’m thinking to myself. I’m getting out of here. So I went in hiding,” Fauntroy said.

    The rebels told Fauntroy they had been told by the European forces to stay inside. According to Fauntroy, the European forces would tell the rebels, “‘Look at what you did.’ In other words, the French and Danish were ordering the bombings and killings, and giving credit to the rebels.

    “The truth about all this will come out later,” Fauntroy said.

    While in Libya, The former congressman also said he sat down with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a one-on-one conversation. Gaddafi has ruled Libya since 1969, when he seized power in a military coup.

    Fauntroy said he spoke with Gaddafi in person and that Gaddafi assured him that if he survived these attacks, the mission to unite African countries would continue.

    “Contrary to what is being reported in the press, from what I heard and observed, more than 90 percent of the Libyan people love Gaddafi,” Fauntroy said. “We believe the true mission of the attacks on Gaddafi is to prevent all efforts by African leaders to stop the recolonization of Africa.”

    Several months ago, Gaddafi’s leadership faced its biggest challenge. In February, a radical protest movement called the Arab Spring spread across Libya. When Gaddafi responded by dispatching military and plainclothes paramilitary to the streets to attack demonstrators, it turned into a civil war with the assistance of NATO and the United Nations.

    • Dan az

      And then there will be truth.When is everyone going to understand that the UN is the problem?What have they done towards peace when genocides would go on for ever.I think they know its time to move on and what I hear it maybe to the shores of china.Misinformation is what they are peaceful they are not.

  • Jsck from New Mexico

    Why not move the UN to Jerusalem? Turn it into a micro city-state, sort of like the Vatican. UN City. Guarantee access to the holy sites for all religions. Let the staff sit within missile range of Hamas and, in a few years, nuke range of Iran. Put them in possibly the most contentious spot on earth where they can demonstrate their utility or lack of it instead of cushy New York with Fifth Avenue, Broadway and protection by NYPD.

    • simian pete

      Or place it south of Babylon, in Iraq. In Shinar, where Nimrod built the Tower of Babel …

      The world leaders at the UN sure would love that !!! HA HA HA !!!

      • Jay

        No kidding. You said a mouthful simian. Btw, i agree!

  • Jay

    Dan, the same crowd of bankers that created the Federal Reserve created the UN. They also created the IRS, IMF, Trilateral Commission, WHO, WTO, the global-warming fairy tale, and of course, they’re ultimate goal is a “one world” monstrosity! The UN is just one of their fronts, or dummy organizations they use to help push towards their hideous goal. Remember the old mobster trick, the protection racket, if you don’t pay, you will have an un-fortunate accident? Well it works something like that. Any country who refuses to recognize the need to have an amalgamation of nations, under one banner, NWO, and this, for the purpose of peace, then that nation will experience some serious difficulties. Hence, the war in the middle east. Why only in the middle east are we seeing this turmoil we call war? Because, these are countries that are resisting the one world globalist’s plan!!!

    Check out the eye-opening video below for a more detailed explanation as to how the banking cartel operates!

  • sunshineIQ

    The UN is filled with people of vision implementing their pet agendas of Star Trek. As long as you have one group intent on foisting their world view and philosophy on other diverse groups who don’t want it, you’ll have these problems. The problem is the ones doing the foisting want THEIR way before they die, so they’ll be alive to accept the kudos. The other problem is they operate like Star Trek’s evil Borg: “Resistance Is Futile.” Maybe instead of blaring music at Guantanamo Bay, they should have broadcast Star Trek in Arabic with heavy emphasis on the fairness of Captain Kirk and the Star Trek crew. Don’t ask me what happened to Whoopie Goldberg. I don’t think she was absorbing her lines. I’d like to think the cast rejects the modus operandi of the Borg but it’s questionable. It’s so easy to indoctrinate people. Unlucky us.

  • James

    Why didn’t one of the hijacked planes fly into the UN building?


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