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Tilting at the UN Windmill

not in use Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 12:00 AM
"Tilting" is a jousting expression, in case you did not know..... This pre-supposes that everyone knows what "jousting" means....

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).

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