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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.

by Anonymousreply 5604/12/2013

Put it this way, if the UN were a country, would you EVER want to visit it?

by Anonymousreply 106/09/2012

I wonder if this is Conservative PM Stephen Harper at work?

by Anonymousreply 206/09/2012

[quote] I wonder if this is Conservative PM Stephen Harper at work?

Do you even have to ask?

by Anonymousreply 306/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 406/09/2012

Anyone linking to the Toronto Sun, which requires only a fifth grade reading level to read, is a right wing dolt.

by Anonymousreply 506/09/2012

Growing movement afoot = one right-wing idiot at the Toronto Sun

Don't insult our intelligence, OP

by Anonymousreply 606/09/2012

The Sun is more like a comic book than a newspaper. Just look at the cartoon drawings usually on the front page.

by Anonymousreply 706/10/2012

Harper's Canada is becoming like Bush's US.

by Anonymousreply 806/10/2012

Who cares?

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

by Anonymousreply 906/10/2012

Too funny - like Canada has any power or influence in the UN anyway. Who would even notice if it left?

by Anonymousreply 1006/10/2012

R9 must be the life of the party.

by Anonymousreply 1106/10/2012

Toronto Sun - that's the Canadian equivalent of the British Daily Mail right?

by Anonymousreply 1206/10/2012

Bigot @ R10, many UN Forces Peacekeeping Operations are led or have been led by Canadians.

by Anonymousreply 1306/10/2012


by Anonymousreply 1406/10/2012

R10 is the anti-Canadian troll. Proof that gay Americans also have a superiority complex.

by Anonymousreply 1506/11/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 1606/11/2012

No, R16. A UN, however flawed, is better than no UN.

by Anonymousreply 1706/11/2012

R18 = Republican politician, angry that Canada's economy is in far better shape than the tattered thing George W. Bush left Barack Obama

by Anonymousreply 1906/11/2012

Canada is lucky the USA allows it to exist.

by Anonymousreply 2006/11/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2106/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2206/11/2012

Suns News is basically Canada's FOX News.

by Anonymousreply 2306/11/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2406/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2506/11/2012

Nonsense, R24.

Canada is actually LESS conservative now than it used to be.

by Anonymousreply 2606/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2706/11/2012

[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!

by Anonymousreply 2806/11/2012

They tried this in the US in the late 50s and 60s. -- they called themselves The John Birch Society.

by Anonymousreply 2906/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3006/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3307/18/2012

The Toronto Sun is the FoxNews of Canada. Having said that, the UN is ineffective today. It needs to be cleaned up.

by Anonymousreply 3407/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3507/18/2012

I used to read it when it had Sunshine boys. But it hasn't been worth a damn since that ended.

by Anonymousreply 3607/18/2012

Don't leave us, Minnesota Senior... we mean, er, Canada!

We'd be lost without you!

by Anonymousreply 3707/18/2012

[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

by Anonymousreply 3807/18/2012

CanCon Freeper alert at r39.

Sun Media sucks and is the right-wing cousin of FAUX News. Both are propaganda outlets.

by Anonymousreply 4010/01/2012

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.....

by Anonymousreply 4110/01/2012

R41 majority of voters voted AGAINST Harper.

vote splitting between the NDP and Libs gave Harper his majority.

That and robo calls.

by Anonymousreply 4210/01/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4403/05/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4503/05/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4603/05/2013

[quote]Canada is lucky the USA allows it to exist.

Hey, at least we're not Mexico touchers like YOU, USA!

by Anonymousreply 4703/05/2013

Honey child, a slight shift in immigration and Mexico could take over Canada in five years, tops.

by Anonymousreply 4803/05/2013

Nope. They hate the cold.

by Anonymousreply 4903/05/2013

R49 you are apparently unaware that Mexico City is 7,350 feet above sea level and cold is far from unknown there.

by Anonymousreply 5003/05/2013

Not Canada cold, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5103/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 5203/05/2013

The could turn things around if they decided to run the United Nations like a business. Capitalism will save us all motherfuckers!

by Anonymousreply 5303/05/2013

Here ya go.

by Anonymousreply 5403/05/2013

R50 clearly must never have been to Canada in the winter.

by Anonymousreply 5503/05/2013

[quote] Both are propaganda outlets.


by Anonymousreply 5604/12/2013
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