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Tilting at the UN Windmill

agtmarkr Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 8:39 PM
With FDR and Alger Hiss calling the shots... what else could be expected? United Dictatorships is a better moniker. The pathetic "peace making" in Syria lifts up the curtain for all to see how empty the utopian promise of "World Government" was back in the 1950s.

Those of us who believe the United States would be best served by pulling out of the United Nations and starting up a more morally and politically serious clubhouse for morally and politically serious nations are often accused of tilting at windmills.

The phrase "tilting at windmills" was inspired by Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote," and it means to fight something that doesn't really deserve to be fought. Quixote mistook the windmills of the Spanish countryside for ravenous giants and set out to vanquish them. ("Tilting" is a jousting expression, in case you didn't know).

Well, let's review some...