Thursday, May 31, 2012

Heart Of Darkness

I happened on a blog today by Theodore Trefon   

" Jaynet Kabila, sister of the President and Member of Parliament put Prime Minister Matata on the spot last week. She raised the question in Parliament how the government plans on implementing its social and development objectives without knowing how many people live in the country. Matata’s five-year plan outlines six objectives. Deputy Kabila (representing Kalemie in Katanga) called for a comprehensive population census to be added as a seventh objective. question and recommendation obviously make sense."

I am a reader of the blog  No Minister and the post " You Have to wonder about the worth of the UN " is fair and valid criticism it is a good blog and would be far better without the racist ramblings of Adolf.

" when they announce that Robert Mugabe, and his Zambian sidekick, Michael Sata, have been appointed United  Nations international tourism ambassadors in recognition of the promotion and development of tourism in their countries.

That made me think about the UN, they do a hell of a lot of good things but as The Veteran points out they dropped the ball on this. New Zealand I would have thought might be in a better position than most nations to correct this fucking stupid decision. Clark is in reality the second most powerful person in the UN if the NZ government was to take the moral high ground and demand that this be reversed backed by the good offices of Clark we might just convince the world that a Kiwi SG and a seat on the Security Council is a bloody good outcome not only for us but for the rest of the world.

More importantly rather than masturbating the ego's of two evil men maybe we could try and alleviate the issues that are building up in the Congo, put UN resources into sorting things out, small things like holding a census, big things like making sure people have food, security and freedom.

Mugabe and Sata are a cancer on humanity. The UN's inability to impose order in the Congo is a cancer. We are in an interesting historical ( potentially ) position. We have been here before and won the moral high ground ( nuclear weapons )  lets do it again.

NB. McCully yup they have resources as do we.

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