Plus ça change
The new improved 1960 Polistra is listening again to Jean Shepherd. Actually Shep has just finished his hour,
and she's listening to the news afterward [one minute segment].
An Urgent Emergency Meeting of the United Nations
was discussing a situation in the Congo which makes no sense now and probably made no sense then. Nevertheless, all Important Dictators had gathered to "debate" the situation, which made no difference then and makes no difference now. The Congo is still a complete mess 50 years later, because the UN has always done its assigned task perfectly.
Perfectly? Yup. Our politicians, in 2009 as in 1960, maintain the bizarre fantasy that the UN's job is to create peace. This is demonstrably false. The UN has proved through 64 years that its evil hand creates and maintains chaos everywhere it touches. Alger Hiss, its founder, knew exactly what he was doing.
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This week's Urgent Emergency Meeting is a perfect echo. The UN is dealing with a Situation in Persia. All the Important Dictators are debating, and all the Demonstrators are Demonstrating, just as they did in 1960. And the UN will make the situation dramatically worse, just as it always has.
The only real question is why the American government continues to support Alger Hiss's high-performance turbocharged war and chaos generator.
Qaddafi, for all his disorganized rambling, has described the UN far more accurately than any of the smoothly polished As-Seen-On-TV leaders.
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