What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
The JBS has a news story containing a video of Ted Turner supporting (albeit with a very, very weak argument) the United Nations followed by an accurate review:
In the online video linked to above, Ted Turner answers questions pertaining to the United Nations asked by participants of The People Speak forum (a site that "engages people of all ages and backgrounds in thoughtful discussions about the value of international cooperation for the United States and the world").
During this Q&A session Mr. Turner was asked the following question:
What do you have to say to all the Americans who think the UN isn't accomplishing its job and that the US should withdraw from it?
Mr. Turner replied, "I think that they haven't really learned everything that they need to know about the U.N…." He continued to compare the United Nations with the federal government – America cannot run without the federal government and the world cannot be run without the UN.
Mr. Turner is correct regarding one point: Americans "haven't really learned everything that they need to know about the U.N." Because if they did, they'd certainly be willing to reconsider our nation's membership in that widely misunderstood body.
The United Nations was founded in 1945, and its chief architect was Alger Hiss, an advisor to President Roosevelt, and a Soviet spy. Since the creation of the UN, which was only 61 years ago, the global-government-oriented agency has been involved in one military conflict after another. Hundreds of thousands of people have died in places like Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
For our part, the United States had won every war prior to the founding of the UN, but since it was established the U.S. has been in one no-win conflict after another.
Throughout its history the UN has built a reputation of sex-scandals and corruption.
And let us not forget about the Rwandan massacre that took place only 12 years ago when 800,000 Rwandans were killed in an ethnic-cleansing spree that took place from April to June of 1994. The so-called UN "peacekeepers" who were already in the region were ordered not to get involved with the endless murders that took place in Rwanda even though they had the means to stop it.
For the reasons stated above, and many others, one of the original campaigns of the John Birch Society was to "Get US Out! of the UN."
Over the past 61 years Americans have witnessed the real fruits of the UN. Americans who don't want to see the UN become what its founders intended for it to be, which is a world government, should continue to press Congress to immediately withdraw from the United Nations.
Indeed, anybody who really knows why the UN exists and what it is up to would be downright opposed to it (unless they were world-government socialists as well). This governing body is highly inefficient and unworthy of America’s participation. Alger Hiss was an evil man who was able to sway us into becoming a member of that body, a regrettable event that must be corrected if our national sovereignty is to remain intact.