President Obama issued a presidential proclamation for “United Nations Day” on October 24 praising the controversial global body while urging governors and officials in all 50 states to celebrate the occasion with “appropriate ceremonies.” The statement drew swift criticism from UN opponents and conservative activists, who argue that the U.S. government should instead withdraw from the scandal-plagued international outfit.
Despite of a series of recent set-backs and major controversies surrounding the institution, President Obama, an unabashed fan of the planetary body that critics refer to as the “dictators club,” praised the UN and the “ideals” it purportedly represents. On the 67th anniversary of the UN founding, Obama called on Americans and the world to continue working toward carrying the institution’s “vision” forward.
“Today, we commemorate United Nations Day by celebrating the founding ideals laid down in its Charter and reaffirming the commitments to peace building, human rights, and social progress that will guide us in the years to come,” he said in the proclamation, sounding oblivious to the UN’s well-documented true intentions. “Throughout its history, the United Nations Charter has reflected the belief that the world is more secure when the global community acts collectively.”
The president also painted the organization as a defender of “children,” the sick, and of course, global “peace,” claiming the UN “played an essential role” in making the planet a better place. “In today's world, this mission remains as vital as it has ever been,” Obama alleged in the proclamation, adding that the U.S. government would continue working with its “global partners” to promote and realize the supposed aspirations of unspecified “people.”
But it was not enough for the president and other top federal officials to express unquestioning allegiance to the widely criticized global entity. “I urge the Governors of the 50 States, and the officials of all other areas under the flag of the United States, to observe United Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” the presidential proclamation declared. It remains unclear whether any governors paid attention to the decree.
The Department of State, meanwhile, was busy urging regular citizens to get involved in the festivities, too. “Join us in commemorating UN Day by finding an event hosted by your local United Nations Association,” wrote State Department “Public Affairs Specialist” Ashli Ferguson Savoy, touting “robust U.S. support” for the UN while claiming that the institution somehow advanced American national interests.
Obama’s disgraced Ambassador the UN, Susan Rice, released a statement, too. Ironically, she praised the global body’s “mandate” purporting to authorize the administration’s lawless war that devastated Libya, as well as the brutal UN-led military operation to overthrow the Christian President of the Ivory Coast and install a Muslim central banker in his place.
“On this United Nations Day, we recognize the many benefits Americans derive every day from the United Nations,” claimed Rice, who is under growing pressure to resign after peddling a blatantly false narrative about the now-infamous attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya. “Sixty-seven years after ratification of the UN Charter, the United States under President Obama remains firmly committed to preserving and strengthening this important institution and the U.S.-UN relationship.”
Despite all of the platitudes about peace and “human rights,” strengthening the UN into what would eventually become a world government has actually been the plan all along. In fact, one of the key architects of the planetary body, Council on Foreign Relations luminary and former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, publicly admitted as much just five years after it was founded.
“The United Nations represents not a final stage in the development of world order, but only a primitive stage. Therefore its primary task is to create the conditions which will make possible a more highly developed organization,” he wrote in his 1950 book War or Peace. “I have never seen any proposal made for collective security with ‘teeth’ in it, or for ‘world government’ or for ‘world federation,’ which could not be carried out either by the United Nations or under the United Nations Charter.”
Last month, meanwhile, alarming leaked documents from a Justice Department program to train state and local law enforcement revealed that the federal government has been teaching police to equate bumper stickers opposing U.S. government membership in the UN with “terrorism.” However, despite Washington’s slavish adoration of the global institution, the most recent credible polls show that less than a third of Americans hold a favorable view of the UN.
Indeed, despite the incessant prodding by the executive branch on UN Day, not everybody was celebrating the occasion, which has long been the subject of intense controversy. “It has also been labeled ‘Alger Hiss Day,’ in recognition of the Soviet spy and State Department official who played a major role in founding the world body,” noted Cliff Kincaid with the non-profit group Accuracy In Media (AIM). “Don’t expect the major media to remind us of that fact.”
Other analysts ridiculed the proclamation, UN Day, and even the controversial institution itself. “Well, shoot,” wrote commentator Erika Johnsen with the conservative blog Hot Air in a sarcastic post about Obama’s proclamation. “I must’ve missed this newfound auspicious occasion in all of the election hullabaloo, and a darn shame it is, too — I do so regret not having taken a moment to observe the worldwide contributions of the marred-by-corruption, unfailingly progressive, global-carbon-tax-pushing, Israel-hatin’, moral-relativist international body.”
News of the pro-UN Day proclamation came on the heels of a growing national scandal over “elections monitors” affiliated with the international entity being deployed to observe U.S. voting and keep tabs on conservatives. Critics slammed the controversial scheme, with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott even threatening to prosecute any monitors who go within 100 feet of a polling place.
Meanwhile, the UN itself is currently embroiled in countless recent scandals. Among the most shocking: helping the barbaric communist dictatorship on mainland China perform forced abortions; handing sensitive U.S. technology to the regimes ruling North Korea and Iran; considering the mass-murdering genocidal tyrant in charge of Sudan for a seat on the so-called “Human Rights Council”; allowing UN troops to rape and murder innocent civilians around the world; and much more.
UN boss Ban Ki-moon, though, conveniently glossed over all of that in his own UN Day celebrations. He urged world citizens to help the institution expand its role as “a peacekeeper disarming fighters, a health worker distributing medicine, a relief team aiding refugees, a human rights expert helping deliver justice.”
After touting dubious UN “achievements” of questionable veracity, the Secretary General again emphasized that the global body needs more power. “We are living through a period of profound turmoil, transition and transformation,” he said. “Global and national institutions are being put to the test. With so much at stake, the United Nations must keep pace across the spectrum of its activities — peace, development, human rights, the rule of law, the empowerment of the world's women and youth.”
While Democrats and especially Obama have been busy lavishing praise and U.S. taxpayer funds on the institution, the GOP has taken a much harsher tone — at least in its official party platform. The most recently adopted one blasts proposed UN taxes, Agenda 21, and even the “scandal-ridden” global entity itself.
In Congress, meanwhile, the would-be planetary regime has become increasingly controversial, and the movement to “Get U.S. Out” of the UN is slowly gaining steam with every passing election. If enough concerned citizens speak out, next October 24 could be a day just like any other.
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