Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's . . . the United Nation’s latest Honorary Ambassador – Wonder Woman.
As death, destruction and mayhem continue to spread across the globe from Syria to Venezuela, the bureaucracy that is the United Nations has decided the best response to aggressive despots and global terrorism is placing their faith in a fictitious comic book hero. If one needed any further proof the U.N. has been reduced, quite literally, to a farce, this should remove all doubt.
The U.N.’s attempt to appropriate a beloved (if somewhat dated) comic book hero into yet another superficial, politically-correct campaign, would truly be “comic”-al if not for the taxpayer money used to support a bloated bureaucracy that has become no more effective at keeping global order than a social media slacktivist campaign. And, that’s when its officials are actually dedicated to a public good, rather than being busted for corruption or having its “peace-keeping” forces charged with committing atrocities in the Third World countries they are supposed to be helping.
And still, the U.S. government keeps shoveling millions of dollars annually into the global bureaucracy on the East River in Manhattan.
Last year alone, American taxpayers subsidized more than $650 million of the U.N.’s general budget (22 percent), and more than $2.2 billion for its peacekeeping missions (28 percent). Now, thanks to the largesse of the American taxpayers, oppressed girls and women in countries that engage in institutional misogyny, including Pakistan, India, and the Congo, can rest easier at night knowing Wonder Woman has their backs.
As is the nature of all government bureaucracies, the U.N. long ago lost sight of its original mission; blinded by its own self-importance as it extends its reach far beyond simply fostering “international peace and security” and “respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.” And, the U.N.’s politically-correct mentality, reflecting the pacifist worldview of its European members rather than America’s strong-willed spirit of defending liberty, has reduced its efficacy to the level of holding a picture of a hashtag on Twitter. This may be fine for Democrats who glow warmly at the mention of “international cooperation,” but to those who actually care about equal rights and self-determination, such actions ring hollow.
If the U.N. were truly committed to empowering women across the world, it would reject countries like Pakistan and Iran, which oppose rights for women, from positions of “leadership” on such issues. And, if the organization truly was committed to the self-determination and freedom of individuals, it would cease embracing its relentless campaign to undermine the concept of an individual right to keep and bear arms – the centerpiece of its Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which unfortunately also enjoys the support of many Democrats in the United States, including most notably, Hillary Clinton.
Worse still, as the ATT clearly demonstrates, the U.N.’s globalist idealism is often more than simple raw hypocrisy, and reaches into the domestic affairs of the United States, where it has no proper place. It is one thing if other countries decide to kowtow to the U.N.’s gun control bidding while they hold hands and sing Kum-Ba-Ya; but Republicans have a hard enough time in the United States protecting our Constitution and freedom from Democrats, without a host of international bureaucrats interfering.
The interests and guiding philosophy of America are far different than those of the United Nations and the vast majority of its member states – many of which deeply and openly despise our country and what we represent.
America does not need comic book super heroes to remind us about equal rights and individual liberty. America’s heroes are and always have been real-life heroes – from the men who launched our nation and crafted our guiding blueprint in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, to the men and women today serving in our armed forces who daily risk their lives in the noble pursuit of Liberty.
Let the United Nations and its Fancy Pants bureaucrats hang pictures of Wonder Woman on their wall and bow down before her. As for me, I’ll keep pictures of George Washington and Ronald Reagan hanging in my office.