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So we're evidently *finally* going to pay *some* of our back dues to the UN. Now that we actually think we need their help, we'll quit with the whining about how we lost our seat on the Human Rights Commission, and pretend we're being generous.

I didn't even realize this then, but we passed a law in May to withold dues until we got that commission seat back. A seat that we had been duly voted out of, by the same principles of democracy of which the US is supposed to be champion. Passed a law! Like that gave us a legitimate cause to whine like a toddler that's getting spanked for breaking his toys!

Gah. Our government makes me sick. Mob mentality at its worst. Our country has the collective brains of a two-year-old.

(read this if I've confused you)

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upsilon
Sep. 25th, 2001 09:12 am (UTC)
It's always bothered me that the US, the UK, France, Russia and China have permanent Security Council seats. That's always struck me as undemocratic... especially since the Security Council can shoot down almost anything the General Assembly comes up with, and it only takes one of the five nations above to veto any Security Council resolution.

It gives those five nations undue influence in world politics... especially France. :^)
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