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United Nations - 21st century defenders ...
#1
or 12th century reactionaries?

Quote:The General Assembly passes a resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions and other killings every two years. The 2008 declaration included an explicit reference to killings committed because of the victims' sexual preferences.
But this year, Morocco and Mali introduced an amendment on behalf of African and Islamic nations that called for deleting the words "sexual orientation" and replacing them with "discriminatory reasons on any basis."
On the face of it that might seem so bad if they truly mean on any basis. However,

Quote:The resolution, which is expected to be formally adopted by the General Assembly in December, specifies many other types of violence, including killings for racial, national, ethnic, religious or linguistic reasons and killings of refugees, indigenous people and other groups.
U.N. panel cuts gay reference from violence measure | Reuters
#2
The UN is an ineffectual castrated institution anyway. It's a joke, and always has been a joke, all it does is serve to lend a false legitimacy to the actions of powerful and rich countries.

How is the UN supposed to defend liberties when countries like China and Russia sit on the security council. Not to mention France's involvement with arms dealing in Africa or America acting unilaterally no matter what the UN says while using it to block actions by other countries.
When a subject is highly controversial — and any question about sex is that — one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one's audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker.
- Virginia Woolf
#3
Even if they did pass a better resolution, would it actually change things in the real world.
Fred

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
#4
Not immediately, Fred, but bad circles are better broken somewhere.


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