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Tilting at the UN Windmill

Barbara2331 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 5:24 PM
t'row da bums out!! 'Cuz" It's name, the UN, is ironic Since it's obviously oxymoronic 'Cuz we've forfeited much While giving a crutch To countries with policies demonic
PecosPete.38 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 5:35 PM
Very creative. Good job. Somehow take one beat out of the last line if you can. 'To countries with leaders moronic.' 'To countries whose goals are demonic.' Sorry to be pendantic, but I'm a song writer
& can't help myself.

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...