UN DONE The 66th Session of the General Assembly. Reflections by Dr. Christof Lehmann
The 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembley; against the backdrop of a manufactured world economic crisis; the abuse of the UN Security Counsel Resolution 1973 on Libya to give the appearance of legality to a war that is the antithesis of all the UN was supposed to stand for; the ongoing NATO subversion attempt and insurgency in Syria in cooperation and with sponsorship of Al Qaeda´s Omar Brigade and Muslim Brotherhood; the shooting of Serbian Protesters, and among many other gravest problems, the denial of the recognition of Palestine’s legitimate right to statehood and self-determination without illegal occupation of it´s territories; indicates that the United Nations has become the instrument of a frontal assault on independent nations right to self-determination and peace. The United Nations has become the International Non Governmental Organization that is instrumental in lending illegitimate acts of aggression by the Anglo-American Empire which are the antithesis of what the United Nation was supposed to safeguard against, the appearance of legitimacy. The very word “United” in the name of the United Nations has become the equivalent to “United by economic usury, by economic war, by instrumentalization of resources and food, and by brute force and occupation, under the banner of the empire of aggression”. While empires are battling out wars against each other, wars which are sanctioned by the UN, the smaller and independent nations, nations with resources that could provide safety and security for their people take the brunt of the empires ambitions. Credibility being the all decisive factor for it´s functionality, and recently having lost what little credibility there might have been remaining, what remains now is to encourage political leadership, courage and integrity, and the establishment of a true international community rather than all nations united under one banner. The UN must be most urgently UN DONE.
The now acute problem with the United Nations is not the cause of the recent decades geopolitical developments. For a large part the UN is one of the root causes of the disastrous aggressions and mischief of the recent decades. It´s problem is not acute, it´s problem is systemic. If empires rise and fall, the problems with the United Nations remain. It´s very very structure is the antithesis of democratic principles, not to speak of self-determination. It is instrumental in initiating crimes against peace under the guise of humanitarian principles and of bringing self-determination and democracy to the people of what ever country may be opposed to voluntary surrender to the empire currently in charge or taking the initiative, while it´s own fabric is everything but democratic.
Yes, the United Nations has democratic processes; at grass roots level as well as in international affairs; just as long as the outcome is limited, symbolic, a token of the masters willingness to provide some resemblance of freedom to the nations and the people they enslave by means of International Monetary Funds, World Bank, Bank of the World, and if that does not suffice to quieten initiatives to self-determination, a war under the guise of humanitarian, charitable acts to provide freedom and democracy.
It is inconceivable to any one with true integrity and principle, that it should be permitted by the United Nations to commit a crime against peace, the right to life, and the most appalling war crimes and genocide as they are currently committed in Libya. It is inconceivable to any one with true integrity and principle, that the United nations should turn a blind eye to the calls from Syria, that is plagued by an attempted subversion by NATO countries, who arm, finance and train known terrorists and terrorist organizations, like the Saudi Arabia based Omar Brigade, Al Qaeda´s assassination experts, Muslim Brotherhood and Afghan mercenaries, armed, financed and trained on NATO bases in Turkey, to cause death and destruction among the people of Syria, who are in the process of implementing honest and productive reforms with the support of their government and their President Bashar al-Assad. It is unconceivable for one with true integrity and principle that the United Nation, whose very legitimation should have been provided in the protection of mankind and the individual against the most serious crimes known to mankind, is time and time again the instrument of the aggressor, the robber and thief, the assassin and the usurper, the murderer of the individual and the masses.
Every human life is valuable. Every single ones violent end caused by the outrages of empires and others cruel, unselfish and inhumane ambitions causes manifold pain and grievances among the victims families. While murder in all human communities is perceived as the ultimate crime, that warrants the most severe punishments, the United Nations is lending legitimacy to murder in the thousands and hundreds of thousands. As every single human is valuable and unique, so is every nation valuable in it´s traditions, it´s richness in common and shared human experience, in it´s way of defining justice and fairness, in it´s colors and costumes and customs. In it´s expressions of happiness, love and creativity, in it´s social constructs and perceptions of fair and responsible governance. And the United nations embraces it; but only as long as a country does not misinterpret United as Community of Free Contributors to the common good of mankind. Democratic principles and self-determination; yes – as long as it does not touch the status quo of an empire.
We see the disappointment in the eyes of every single leader of nations who spoke at the 66th session whose nation has fallen out of the mercy of the “rulers”. We hear their more or less skillfully disguised protests against the rulers. Their words are more or less skilfully disguised behind diplomatic etiquette and often one has to be a keen observer of world politics or psychology to even realize the undercurrent of disappointment, helplessness, and feeling of entrapment; but it is there, tangibly present. Their defiance is muffled like the voices of slaves talking about their master. Their creativity and love to their people and their rage for the crimes committed against them is muffled like the voice of the slaves who speak about their masters. They beg, as in the case of Palestine, for permission to get a place; not on the stage of world politics, not even inside the theater, but a chair, a nice blue chair, so they can be tall enough to look above the barbwire fence of injustice to have a glimpse of how the actors play with their people´s lives, destinies, hopes and rightful ambitions to sharing their common human experience with all the others who are inside, under the wings of their master.
In honesty, and in the privacy of ones own home, if one is privileged to have one, every man and woman with decency in their heart cry from anger, frustration and pain about the state of the world and the state of the United Nations. something deep inside every single one of us who takes the time to reflect on it will feel the shared emotion of humanity and deepest dissent. We know that the United Nations has lost it´s legitimacy to speak on behalf of nations, on behalf of the leaders of nations and on behalf of any of us. All that remains is for leaders with integrity to gather and to do the only sensible and reasonable thing that can, and most urgently must be done. To UN DO the United Nations, to get over differences that are meaningless in the light of the atrocities that are committed in it´s name, and to become the founding members of a true international community.
Dr. Christof Lehmann