The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Friday, March 12, 2004

Here, in a nutshell, is everything that is wrong with the United Nations:

The United Nations Security Council voted late yesterday to blame Basque militants from the ETA group for the attacks.

All the UN's faults are on display: Insouciance, irrelevance, racism, stupidity. Also the UN is a democracy. A commonly cited fault of democracy is that the majority can vote to loot the minority; another is that a legislature imagines that it can determine the answer to any question by majority vote. Congratulations, UN Security Council; you're the 21st century analogue of the Indiana state house that in 1897 attempted to legislate the value of pi.

(Australian News link via Tim Blair.)



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