America, Where Are Your Values?
On October 31st, the countries of the United Nations voted on as to whether Palestine should be granted full membership of UNESCO [United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization], an organization that since 1974 the Palestine Liberation Organization has held observer status.
The results of the voting were 107 countries including Russia, China and France were in favor. 14 countries voted against, including the United States, Canada and Germany. 52 countries including the UK, abstained.
This is a true display of world democracy at work, with a clear win for Palestine’s acceptance into UNESCO.
Democracy is supposed to be the fair way of deciding what is best when there is a difference in views. On this issue views of countries were varied but as the opposing votes of the European Union displays, countries were free to make their own choices.
So, that should be that.
- The Death of Democracy
Why did the US help to stop a referendum in Greece? Can this mark the end to democracy?
As the voting did not go the way that the United States wanted, they have now held back payment of $60 million to UNESCO that was due in November. This represents 22% of the organizations funding and could threaten its very existence.
The United States claims to be the champions of democracy and has even gone to wars supposedly to bring democracy to the world. So why is it that it openly shows such disregard for democratically decided policies?
This display of “play by my rules or I’ll take my ball back” is not democracy. It is, in fact, a spit in the face of democracy and an act like this by the supposed world leader of democracy possibly does more harm for democracy than some of their wars have done good.
- Is Democracy, Hypocrisy?
Democracy is supposed to be good, but with more people refusing to vote, has it become hypocrisy. Is there a better way?
Freedom to Choose
In Palestine there are several important archeological sites. Some of these sites are important to both history and some religions and this is the concern of UNESCO.
Now I do not claim to know all the details and cannot say that, if I was given a vote, which way I would have voted. What I do know is that if I was given a vote I would look at the facts and vote accordingly. I would not use it as a political tool and can only assume that those responsible for the voting did likewise.
What I also do know is that I believe in freedoms and the best example of freedom is the chance to vote your choice. This though is only a mark of freedom if it means something. If the results of the voting are ignored, you do not have freedom, you have nothing.
America, you have to be a member of the real world in order to lead it. So get out of your playground mentality and start playing by the rules that you preach.
Are you a democratic country with democratic values?
Or are you a puppet of an elite, looking for dictatorship over the world?
- Time for Wisdom
King Solomon was said to be a wise man. It is a pity that all leaders are not. It will certainly take wise men to restore the ills of the world, that exist today.
- Who are the Leaders?
Are there a group of powerful people that really rule? They control the politicians and all their actions. They consider themselves Demi- Gods and beyond the law.
- Our Leaders Should be Educated
Nearly every profession requires extra training in order to be promoted. This though, is not the case for politicians, Why?
- Where are the Media Now
With millions having been spent on bringing Libya "freedom" why do we hear no more reports of what is happening to their new freedom. Is there a "gag" on the media?