Friday, May 05, 2006

The UN. At it again

I notice that the UN is going to examine the United States for possible violations of the “worldwide” ban on torture.  Is this some kind of joke?  No it is not, it does show why many Americans consider the UN irrelevant.  What is happening in Darfur that the UN could get involved in?  How about Cuba, any chance of torture going on there?  Maybe Syria has some inclination to torture, or even that beacon of enlightenment Osama Bin Laden has experience in this area.  Is it possible that China, North Korea, Venezuela, or Saudi Arabia have personnel dedicated to the task of inflicting pain in search of information?

The United Nations is a wonderful idea gone horribly wrong.  The only thing to its credit, and its not a small thing, is that while there have been many small wars there have been no truly devastating ones since 1939-1945.  Lip service and outright dishonesty are the hallmarks of the UN.  In the United States the feeling among everyone except the Far Left is that the UN should be disbanded and not replaced.  Sell the real estate and divide the proceeds among the members.  Send the diplomats home to whatever fate awaits them.  The situation in the world will decline only slightly and will probably improve.

The criminals running most nations in Africa and Latin America will of course remain, as they would under a flourishing UN.  At the very least the United States should discontinue its payment of dues as the money is invariably wasted.  The UN is merely a vehicle for the latest Far Left scare tactic; from Global Warming to Nuclear Proliferation. Cynicism rules the day in conversations about what to do.  Send in peacekeepers to rape the women, molest the children, and steal from the already destitute, these are behaviors that are well documented by the UN itself.  Of course the charges are being studied, taken under advisement, and swept under the rug.  Kofi Anan is and has been one of the worst secretary generals to have disgraced the halls of the UN building.

The United States is one of the few countries on the planet that has very little to be ashamed of with regard to its behavior.  This will strike many as an offensive assertion.  Their reaction is based on jealousy, hatred, and admiration despite themselves.  The “intellectual elite” of European nations disdain the US mainly because they have it made but no one else in their society can advance readily.  The US offers upward mobility, freedom, liberty, self-expression and all the other things the human spirit needs.  If this assertion is questioned simply look to the current immigration controversy for the answer.  People don’t usually move to a country to get in on the chance to be oppressed, tortured, or killed.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Immigration rhetoric

Immigration rhetoric has degenerated into single issue causes which means that very little progress can or will be made.  Politicians are not leaders.  This means that they must please their constituents in order to get re-elected.  Most of the current demagogues are local, vocal, and loud which is frightening the tax fund sponsored officials into reconsidering their chances of retaining their jobs.  How can they please their districts and return to Washington?

The situation has gone way past Mexican illegal immigration.  Now the blacks have weighed in on Haitian’s being forcibly returned while Hispanics are not, at least not to the extent required by law.  This is going to raise issues in states with heavy black voter turnout.  Black citizens are easily led and manipulated just take a look at the Duke Lacrosse Team problem.  Any disadvantaged group, (see Mexico), is on the defensive and is ultra-sensitive to criticism.  Political unity in the United States is in intensive care and not expected to recover any time soon, which leads to the conclusion that not much can get done.

The extent of the problem is reflected in the Mexican demagoguery that merely lashes out at Anglos as responsible for all the world’s difficulties; these people are natural born liberal wacko’s and will be loved by Nancy Pelosi.  The immigration crisis will most likely go the way of the gas price ruckus: no where.  The political discussion will slip further towards name calling and self-serving accusations but no positive action will be put forward because it is too dangerous politically.

The root cause of the problem is that Mexico and most Latin American countries are corrupt, or governed by dictators, or have economic policies that favor the few.  What else can the citizens, hated and disdained by their own, do about their plight?  They must come north and here they are.  From compassion we must find a way to properly deal with this situation while ignoring the rhetoric that inflames the anxious, irritates the ignorant, and does nothing to advance thinking.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Asta la vista amigo

The Mexicans weren’t very invisible yesterday and the country did not grind to a halt.  Democracy in the United States is disappearing and the reason is that the wacko left, who includes most Democrats, believes that democracy is for dopes.  Their preference is to replace elections with intimidation, responsibility with constituent bribery, love of country and sense of purpose with empty slogans.  The media are pathetic and probably always have been, without extensive television coverage there would be no purpose for such things as yesterday’s “rallies.”

The liberals in this country are lost; they miss the 60s, even though many weren’t even born then, because it gives them a reason to misbehave.  These are the most childish adults you will ever meet.  Many of course are Marxists gone to seed, the rest are simply trying to give meaning to their lives by making the rest of us miserable.  They cannot stay focused long enough to even consider the issues that outrage them.  They wring their hands over oil company profits, without which they would be scrambling for the “Mexican jobs.”  They embrace the likes of Al Gore and his nutty conclusions about climate change.  By the way if the climate didn’t change we would still be under a sheet of ice.  These are the same people that take a novel, The DaVinci Code, and convert it to history.  Want choices?  Forget it.  With this crowd in charge the only people making choices will be the political elite, the rest of us will be following orders.

Illegal immigration is a crime against the laws of the United States of America.  That there is even a question about this proves the point that the liberals hate this country and consider it an illegitimate entity.  Try immigrating to Mexico from Guatemala illegally.  It is a felonious crime not a misdemeanor.  The political culture of Mexico is that of corrupt violence.  Why are all these people fleeing their country?  It is a large place with fairly large population, immense resources ruled by gangsters.  Murder, mayhem, and fiscal corruption is the order of the day.  Kidnapping is a big business; respect for authority is non-existent because respect must be earned.  This is the culture they are bringing to the United States.  That this is true is proven by the increase in crime as these migrants find their way into the cities and towns.

Justification of their behavior is simply we are here and you have to like it. The United States is a country like no other and for that reason is the object of jealousy, derision, hatred, and fear.  Other countries politicians or rulers are afraid that what the US possesses, liberty and freedom might spread to their domain which would result in their fall from power.  It is no wonder that so many people want to come here, but once here they should be Americans and not hyphenated citizens.

The United States needs immigrants, abortion has already reduced our numbers by 40 million since 1973, but the process should be orderly and the requirements designed to bolster the sense of citizenship.  Success through bully tactics is weak and breeds contempt, which is why amnesty is not the solution.  Raise the quotas or eliminate them and streamline the process at embassies to welcome new comers.  Until something like that happens events like yesterday will continue and will continue to be meaningless.