US boycots UN anti-racism summit

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Bjarki, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    When I first read the above title, I was like WTH?! What may possibly offend the US in an anti-racism summit?

    Dying for more info I found an article on the Human Rights Tribune explaining things in detail:

    What do you think about this summit?

    Is it a good thing the US and most of the western countries boycot it?

    I fully agree with our absence. I am concerned about what this will mean for the UN though, as well as for our relations (or rivalry?) with the Islamic countries or perhaps with the entire world, cause we seem to be the only ones who value freedom of expression above the sensitivities of religions..

    Quite a scary situation if you ask me. We used to be on the forefront of the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Now it seems to be held hostage by countries who seem to approve of censorship, intolerance, repression and hatred of everything western or jewish. And the bad thing is, they are in the majority.. :shake:
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009

  2. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Many times I have questioned the usefulness of the UN and I question it again this time.
  3. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    The UN is just the template for a world government. They have no interest in national sovereignty. Either way, this doesn't surprise me about the UN. They are just a waste of time and money.

    And to answer your question I think it's good that western countries boycott it. The UN needs to go. Name one good thing it has done that sovereign nations couldn't do themselves?
  4. Walt

    Walt Registered Member

    If all men were not racialists. If all men loved each other enough to deny a religion that calls for harming others. If all men were wise. Then the UN could work bringing humans together. But as man is now- it won't work. There must be a dramatic change in the people, not just a government.

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