Another UN General Assembly and apparently the only speaker was Trump, because according to the media, no one else apparently said – anything… The entire mélange of dialogue from Deutscheland to France, to New York to The Economist has been the edification of Trump. Using such verbiage as “rhetoric”, the German newspaper quoted a number of students studying “Presidential Rhetoric” as their college major. Really? I wonder how many jobs there are for a major in presidential rhetoric…?
While Trump spoke as Trump does, it is odd that anyone would be surprised. What exactly did anyone expect?
The ‘rhetoric’ referenced centered around his comments regarding North Korea and Iran. The alter-rhetoric suggests that if the US backs out of the Iran deal, they will ramp up their proliferation of nuclear capabilities… As in pinky swear I won’t? What? Iran is going to do what Iran wants no matter what ‘deal’ is flitting about. And Kim Jong Un is going to continue strutting about like a cock in search of a hen until – he decides not to.
The media also seems to take issue with the concept that Trump conveyed, “America First”. As the media so wearily continues to do, it failed to present the entire dialogue; America is first for Trump, just as Germany should be first for Merkel, France for Macron, etc… In other words, he advocates sovereignty, a concept that the Socialists and Communists abhor, because it nullifies Globalism, a one world monetary system, and an effective UN centrist Communist government.
Trump also took aim at the UN budget, specifically, the “Peacekeeping” budget that is nearly $8 billion and counting. Given the UN’s Peacekeeping record is abysmal at best, and laughable by most accounts, in my opinion they could easily be neutralized from existence, as in – cut.
*The UN Peacekeepers and UK established the Israeli territory after WWII that they now claim should be given to the Palestinians because they goofed and the Palestinians are miffed and the UN feels bad.
*The UN has been the moniker monitor of peace between North and South Korea… not doing so well.
*The UN has brought peace and prosperity to Sudan… to The Congo… to Ukraine… to Venezuela… to Rwanda, the Ivory Coast, Haiti, Somalia, Cambodia, Mozambique…
Rife with scandals involving prostitution, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse, their successes are nowhere to be found.
In fact, the UN Secretary General, Guterres, who belongs to the Socialist Party and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, is calling on ‘world leaders’ to repair the world that has fallen into conflict, disarray and violence, effectively acknowledging that their Peacekeeping unit is defective, obsolete and worthless. Who edited his speech?
The only other speaker on the roster would appear to be Macron. Coming out of hiding after the expose regarding his obsession with expensive ‘makeup’, Macron’s words were exactly what we would expect – Socialism and Globalism. The difference? Macron talks, but has no action other than applying makeup and hosting a few dinners. His actionable account is a qualified – zero.
Again the topic of choice for Macron and Guterres was the Paris Climate Change Agreement which is not a contract at all but a suggestion of pinky swear cooperation for which France has paid $0 into the pledged coffers. Obama put in $1 billion of the $3 billion he pledged toward the $100 billion per year budget. Analysts predict that budget will rise to more than $420 billion per year by 2020. Who is going to actually pay? To date roughly $5 billion has actually been raised including the $1 billion from US… That’s pathetic.
China says they can’t reduce emissions until 2030, North Korea says they plan to increase emissions by 300%, Syria has said nothing, gasp, they are a country of rubble, and the money is supposedly going toward developing countries who produce -0- emissions. What the hey!
Fodder for Presidential Rhetoric majors analyzing Trump might want to consider the massive rhetoric being parlayed around the climate change ‘discussions’. But hey, it sounds good when blustering journalists and Hollywooders raise their fist and ‘demand’…
I have an idea! Why doesn’t the UN pledge their entire Peacekeeping Budget to Climate Change in China…