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 isnât the only nuttiness the UN engages in. This week it was reported Zimbabweâs 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 werenât 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 couldnât 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 doesnât 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.
Itâs 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 â and thatâs not company I want to keep.