Australia and the United Nations
In 1945 after two world wars the United Nations was created but today we must ask what is the relationship of Australia and the United Nations going forward into a very different world of 1945 when it all began???
The purpose was seen in the preamble of the original Charter
WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED
- to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
- to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
- to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
- to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
AND FOR THESE ENDS
- to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
- to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
- to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
- to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS
Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.
Is it time for a review?
Many say YES!!!
The predecessor to the UN was the League of Nations and it was found to be wanting in a short time after it was created as it did little to stop the second World War and there has not been a real evaluation of the effectiveness of the United Nations in over seventy years and it seems that a careful examination of this organisation may be long over due.
The League Nations failed because of pacifism of many of it war weary members and so conflicts still happened and the League Of Nations did not have the capacity or the resolve to stop conflicts in their infancy. World War two brought about its total collapse.
Is the United Nations still on track for its Main Goals?
- At almost any given moment since the establishment of the UN there is at least one significant war and horrendous unspeakable genocides because of war still happen today and have been unabated by any UN action.
- The pursuit of Human Rights have exceeded the fundamental rights and have entered the area of expanding human rights into speculative and questionable areas including the definition of gender and the sexual orientation of people so that these rights exceed the rights of others.
- The international obligations via the UN Treaties have become the force of an external imposing government to indoctrinate and override legitimate national governments to the point that national independence and association with the UN are in direct conflict and removing democratic rights of national governance and imposing a foreign system of Justice that is often dominated by very despot nations.
- The promotion of social progress is seen by many people as being regressive as the social engineering of the redefining of so many former social norms are being condemned and replaced by an agenda not welcomed by traditionalists and their voice is shouted down and criminalised in so many places with the backing of the UN.
- The compromises that have been engaged to create an atmosphere of tolerance have created huge and confrontational divisions making it difficult to live in peace and be good neighbours with all peoples.
- The compromise politics of diplomacy have not been able to achieve this goal of international peace and security
- The UN has not been able to ensure that armed forced are not used, save in the common interest of all.
- The UN has failed to achieve the goal of promotion of social and economic advancement of all peoples as we see the extreme poverty in many third world nations and the virtual slavery of the workers in the factories run by the multi nationals in both second and third world nations.
The answer is a strong NO!
Was the failure predictable?
The founders of the UN were people strongly influenced by two important principles.
- A horrific war where unbelievable atrocities were committed by both the German and the Japanese military governments
- A strong understanding of justice via societies conditioned by a long history of a Judaeo-Christian ethic in practice in their countries.
As the time moved from the 1945 war years and the freedoms of the 1960’s and beyond brought about a questioning of the social norms and standards with the onset of the sexual revolution. As well as the splintered nations of the Middle East and Africa become members of the UN the vote vote of the founding members was diluted and so the smaller despot nations soon had a controlling influence over all the decisions. In my view as the objectives were good as far as they went, but no organisation is stronger than its foundations and there was no deep underlining foundation principle that the UN goals were cemented to. As the more “liberal” social views permeated the world community and the despot nations increased their voting capacity on the floor of the UN the application of the views of fulfilling the original goals of the UN changed and became hardly recognisable from its original aims and goals. To day we have the UN promoting a rewrite of history by claiming that there is no Jewish settlement in so may sites in the Middle East despite the fact that other evidence, apart from the Bible, shows that there has been long standing Jewish settlements in each of these places. The sexual norms have been changed to include the new gender fluid theories and the homosexual and lesbian communities have dominated the current policies to the point where heterosexual communities are now cast aside as bigoted and hateful communities. The accepting of bigotry actions in regard to climate and other sciences. The virtual compulsion of refugee acceptance without due process to even justifiable national immigration policies.The strong promotion of Islamic nations within the UN has created a hate dominated UN towards nations that accept Judaeo-Christian principles.
The UN has an insatiable greed for funds and yet produces little in the way of its goals and objectives and so a very strong need to re-examine the direction and the role of the UN in the years beyond 2020. Every organisation should have a revision of its mandate to examine the path it is taking, and the UN is desperate need of such a review and each nation should seriously consider what is she benefiting from the association with the UN. I strongly recommend an Australian national examination of the type and the level of involvement with the United Nations as it is today.
The future for Australia and the UN must change:
I support an inquiry into what aspects of the United Nations that the Australian people want the Australian Government to be directly involved in and to what extent the Australian tax payers should support any, if any, of the functions of the United Nations and its subsidiaries. It seems to me that this organisation has become a huge organisation that has a massive over reach into the independence of national governments and their national financial independence is totally compromised.