Canada - Let's get out of the United Nations: And do not apologize to this global collection of thugs
There is a growing movement afoot in Canada to withdraw from the UN.
Not from me, but this is an op-ed piece from a Toronto newspaper below, which sums up the growing movement in Canada.
The UN human rights council accepts thuggish and dictatorial countries as members? Current members include China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and the Russian
Federation, among many others with real human rights violations on their records. These are the thugs Scooter reports to.
Of course, having thugs on its human rights council isn’t the only nuttiness the UN engages in. This week it was reported Zimbabwe’s longtime thug-in-chief Robert Mugabe would be made a global tourism ambassador for the UN. Come for the beaches, stay for the brutality, killings and corruption.
You have to wonder what the UN is thinking when they make appointments like this, but as we learned when they appointed North Korea to the head of a disarmament body, they weren’t thinking at all. The appointments are handed out alphabetically and the country still trying to build a nuclear arsenal was next in line.
Too many Canadians still have a rosy view of the UN as a global body for good. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The UN is an amoral organization that does not distinguish between thuggish regimes like Zimbabwe or North Korea and liberal democracies like Canada and the United States. To the folks at the UN, they see only member countries, not good countries and bad countries.
The truth is, Canada should be done with the UN, walk away completely.
That doesn’t mean we stop working with other countries, but instead work only with those that share our values, values that go beyond the political divide inside Canada. For a start, we could work only with democracies.
It’s time to give up on the image of the United Nations represented by peacekeepers in blue helmets standing for all that is good in the world. Today the UN is represented by Robert Mugabe, the sultans of Saudi Arabia and the Castro brothers — and that’s not company I want to keep.
Put it this way, if the UN were a country, would you EVER want to visit it?
I wonder if this is Conservative PM Stephen Harper at work?
[quote] I wonder if this is Conservative PM Stephen Harper at work?
Do you even have to ask?
Why is Harper pushing such a conservative agenda on Canada? Doesn't he realize it could backfire big time and lead to his defeat in the next election?
He has already dropped big time in the polls since last year, and is now behind the NDP.
Anyone linking to the Toronto Sun, which requires only a fifth grade reading level to read, is a right wing dolt.
Growing movement afoot = one right-wing idiot at the Toronto Sun
Don't insult our intelligence, OP
The Sun is more like a comic book than a newspaper. Just look at the cartoon drawings usually on the front page.
Harper's Canada is becoming like Bush's US.
Seriously who cares?
Only Alberta is worth anything.
BC is full of foreigners who put Canada last.
Saskatchewan is trying to be Alberta and can't even be Manitoba
Manitoba hasn't been relevant since 1920
Ontario has Toronto, which is all downhill
Quebec has Montreal which used to be a great city
And the Atlantic Provinces could drop off the face of the earth and no one would notice.
The territories are leeching off Canada for welfare
Too funny - like Canada has any power or influence in the UN anyway. Who would even notice if it left?
R9 must be the life of the party.
Toronto Sun - that's the Canadian equivalent of the British Daily Mail right?
Bigot @ R10, many UN Forces Peacekeeping Operations are led or have been led by Canadians.
R10 is the anti-Canadian troll. Proof that gay Americans also have a superiority complex.
Regardless of the conservative agenda in Canada, the UN is shit. They're all out of their useless minds. The U.S and Canada and all other countries should leave the UN
No, R16. A UN, however flawed, is better than no UN.
Canada. Bitch please. No one gives a shit.
R18 = Republican politician, angry that Canada's economy is in far better shape than the tattered thing George W. Bush left Barack Obama
Canada is lucky the USA allows it to exist.
[quote] A UN, however flawed, is better than no UN.
Exactly - the article is written by someone who knows fuck all and simply doesn't like the fact Canada was criticised.
There has been an anti-UN movement in the US on the right continuously since the 1940s led by folk like Phyllis Schlafly.
Stephen Harper is not a true Canadian conservative. He's a U.S. Republican, and the longer he stays in office, the tighter their grip on Canada will be.
Suns News is basically Canada's FOX News.
[quote]Why is Harper pushing such a conservative agenda on Canada? Doesn't he realize it could backfire big time and lead to his defeat in the next election?
You said that last time, and he continues to get more and more power.
Sorry, hon, Canada has shifted Rightwards, and it's not coming back. Any blow in the polls that Harper has received is due to what happened during the election. That's not going to last. He will be reelected with no problem. The Neocons took over that country years ago. So much for Canada looking down on the US.
Canada did prosper but the last few years they have slid into recession thanks to the Conservatives. Being dumb ornery Canadians, the last thing they would think of to do is to throw the bastards out.
Canada is actually LESS conservative now than it used to be.
PM Stephen Harper is definitely in the image of a US Republican. GW Bush loved Harper. Obama, not so much.
Canada is more Conservative now. Harper took a page right out of Dick Cheneys playbook. He does most everything unofficially, hiding it from the Canadian public.
[quote]Canada is actually LESS conservative now than it used to be.
lmao, yeah, okay, dear. Keep saying that, and maybe it'll come true!
They tried this in the US in the late 50s and 60s. -- they called themselves The John Birch Society.
The John Birch Society was hardcore Christian, opposed civil rights and the fair distribution of wealth. So yeah, that is Stephen Harper.
But the UN today is a joke and needs to be dissolved. It serves no real purpose. The UN is really a relic left over from the cold war era.
IM trying to collect Canadians who are for the withdraw of the UN to a singular location o facebook so we can band our voice together.
here is the group URL, please fell free to join.
The Toronto Sun is the FoxNews of Canada. Having said that, the UN is ineffective today. It needs to be cleaned up.
What a pile of BS. Nobody with a brain reads the Toronto Sun, it's a right wing rag for the uneducated bottom feeders. The whole premise of this post is tin hat stuff.
I used to read it when it had Sunshine boys. But it hasn't been worth a damn since that ended.
Don't leave us, Minnesota Senior... we mean, er, Canada!
We'd be lost without you!
[quote] A UN, however flawed, is better than no UN
That is correct, but maybe if Canada and a few other countries left that would force the UN to get their corrupt act together
And their so called peace keeping missions are and have been a joke. They stood aside while tens of thousands of people were, rounded up, marched off and executed in the Serbian war. That's what they do. Nothing. Their excuse was they weren't allowed to fight and didn't have any jurisdiction to help. They're basically security guards
The Toronto Sun rocks. The only news worth watching.
The UN on the other hand sucks the big one.
Lets get the hell out of the UN. The UN does nothing for Canada or the USA. All it wants is our money. Oh, in case you haven't read this, The UN wants to tax us...as if they are our government.
CanCon Freeper alert at r39.
Sun Media sucks and is the right-wing cousin of FAUX News. Both are propaganda outlets.
Canadians voted a right wing government into office, now they are paying the price.
Democracy does not guarantee good government, only the right to choose government and when the people choose poorly.....
R41 majority of voters voted AGAINST Harper.
vote splitting between the NDP and Libs gave Harper his majority.
That and robo calls.
In 2010, the UN elected Libya to its human rights council at the very same time its mad dog leader, Moammar Gadhafi, was running a human slaughterhouse.
The world does need some form of honest UN entity. The League of Nations didn't work, the UN seems to be going that way, but we do need something.
[quote]To the folks at the UN, they see only member countries, not good countries and bad countries.
That's like thinking you can divide people into "good" people and "bad" people. It doens't work that way.
Withdrawing from something because evil has become triumphant within that is not a good way to reform an organization. It generally means evil will remain in charge.
[quote]Canada is lucky the USA allows it to exist.
Hey, at least we're not Mexico touchers like YOU, USA!
Honey child, a slight shift in immigration and Mexico could take over Canada in five years, tops.
Nope. They hate the cold.
R49 you are apparently unaware that Mexico City is 7,350 feet above sea level and cold is far from unknown there.