Ja, ja, vi ved det godt; alt for mange citater fra Steyn. Men det er svært at lade være, når han dyrker emner, der også interesserer os, f.eks. FN, og gør det så forbandet velskrevet.
Nyd lige dette lille uddrag:
What’s important to understand is that Mr Annan’s ramshackle UN of humanitarian money-launderers, peacekeeper-rapists and a human rights commission that looks like a lifetime-achievement awards ceremony for the world’s torturers is not a momentary aberration. Nor can it be corrected by bureaucratic reforms designed to ensure that the failed budget oversight committee will henceforth be policed by a budget oversight committee oversight committee. The oil-for-food fiasco is the UN, the predictable spawn of its utopian fantasies and fetid realities. If Saddam grasped this more clearly than Clare Short or Polly Toynbee, well, that’s why he is was an A-list dictator and they’re not.
Og så lige denne her:
Transnationalism is the mechanism by which the world’s most enlightened progressives provide cover for its darkest forces. It’s a largely unconscious alliance but not an illogical one. Western proponents of sustainable consumption’ and some of the other loopy NGO-beloved eco-concepts up for debate in New York this week have at least this much in common with psychotic Third World thugocracies: both groups find it hard to win free elections, both regard transnational bodies as useful for conferring a respect unearned at the ballot box, and neither is unduly troubled by the lack of accountability in global institutions.
Det er fra Spectator (17/9 05, men nu også gratis tilgængeligt på hans hjemmeside). Læs selv hans stilling til FN, ikke mindst hans opbakning til, at Kofi Annan bliver på posten så længe som muligt…