I saw/heard the president’s address to the U.N. on C-Span this morning. I also heard the speeches of Secretary General Annan, the President of the General Assembly (Al Khalifa), and the President of Brazil (Da Silva), all of whom preceded Bush.
It's not surprising that a Muslim is now the President of the General Assembly, since the U.N. is now entirely controlled by the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
Until now, I had never witnessed the proceedings on the floor of the U.N. for any length of time, and, despite my loathing of that body as the most prominent reason for the global spread of Marxism and the emboldening of terrorism, I still found myself incensed at what I saw and heard. I literally felt in need of a shower after turning off the television -- as if I had spent the morning in a toxic waste dump.
Other than making token and hypocritical reference to the value of freedom and excellence (both of which the villainous world body disdains), every speech leading up to the president's extolled the value of, and the pressing need for, the working people of the world to give up (at the point of a gun, if need be, although that remained unsaid) a large portion of the fruits of their labor for the 'disadvantaged' of the world.
That's it. That's what the U.N. of 2006 stands for -- redistribution of wealth and prosperity, at the point of a gun, if need be (and, it goes without saying, the destruction of the state of Israel, although that, too, remained unspoken).
I am not a fan of the president. But, as I saw and heard him speaking to that malevolent body, I became acutely aware of the fact that America's days are numbered. That the rest of the world is seeking to build a future that is in direct and violent contrast to the vision of America's Founders. And that our leadership in Washington either (1) hasn't a clue as to how to go about preserving the American vision against the vile madmen who see it as their destiny to annihilate it, or (2) prefers to indirectly ally themselves with the madmen.
Our daughter, who is a research/documentation specialist working under contract with the Army out of Frederick, MD, has traveled to Bangkok three times within the last three months, having arrived home from her last assignment just a few weeks ago. Today's Thai military coup brought the reality of geopolitical unrest home a little too closely for comfort. Had she still been in Bangkok, I would have been extremely concerned for her safety.
I'm afraid we live in a violent, unjust world -- perhaps moreso than at any time in the history of mankind. And this morning when I saw and heard leaders of virtually every nation on the globe gathered together planning how best to foist upon what remains of the free world their often violent vision of the ultimate worldwide socialist utopia ... and I heard the American president speaking to them as if his words had any hope of piercing their arrogant, powerful, self-serving armor ... I became indescribably sad for us all. They haven't any use for us, other than to plunder from us the hard-won rewards of our two-plus centuries of historically unparallelled liberty-based prosperity … so as to use their ill-gotten gains to see their new-world agenda to its contemptible end. And (mark my word), barring a miracle, they will.