Tagged: united nations

As Russia and China Flex Their Muscles

As Russia and China Flex Their Muscles

The Chinese are warning that they will ultimately annex Taiwan, and I don’t doubt for a minute that they will. After all, who is to stop them? The conventions that have provided a safety...

An Unappreciated  Boon

An Unappreciated Boon

The modern toilet has to be one of the most unappreciated wonders of the world. You probably take it for granted as you linger over the comics pages of your newspaper, knowing all you...

The Neighbors Step in

The Neighbors Step in

  America’s northern neighbors are coming to the aid of Detroit residents who have been left without water. The Council of Canadians has joined the fray and is taking the fight before the international community....

Yes, the UN Offers Hope

Yes, the UN Offers Hope

  In a world where injustice so often triumphs and progress proves so frustratingly elusive, there is the United Nations. I know, you’re thinking the UN is just another pantomime designed to fool the gullible. You’re ready...

Just when you think people can’t get more dumb…

Just when you think people can’t get more dumb…

When I read some dumb comment online, I often pass it off that some jerk just wants to be noticed and isn’t really serious.  When the same comment is in the media, then I...

Radical Conservatives Target Every Good Thing

Radical Conservatives Target Every Good Thing

The past century has seen a struggle toward the light. Inch by inch, mankind has been climbing out of a deep, dark pit of ignorance, intolerance, injustice and cruelty toward the promise of a...

Oiling the Wheels of Democracy

Oiling the Wheels of Democracy

France is ostensibly leading a coalition of nations, under UN resolution 1973, in an effort to push back against the “atrocities” of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi (spellings vary, gimme a break please) in Libya. The...

Sometimes Deadly Force is the Only Option

Sometimes Deadly Force is the Only Option

I hold no brief for Ronald Reagan. I think his “legend” is an example of the slick propaganda at which Republicans are so adept. But there’s one thing he did that scratches where I...

Who is the World’s Policeman if Not the US?

Who is the World’s Policeman if Not the US?

Most Americans are horrified at the prospect of giving up any of their “sovereignty” to the United Nations. “Nobody’s gonna tell us what to do,” they insist. So where does that leave the world?...

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Brainwash

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Brainwash

I have lived in the United States for more than three decades, and I am still brought up short by the obvious gaps in American education. Or are they really gaps? Sometimes I wonder...