Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A week for united nations


Yesterday was the official United Nations Day, commemorating the day in which the United Nations Charter was formed on October 24, 1945. The entire week is devoted to festivities celebrating the United Nations, with tonight's concert sponsored by the Greek government and featuring the National Symphony of Greece.

The Evzones elite guard marked United Nations Day yesterday with a march by the Parthenon.

Personally, I'm not entirely sure the U.N. is something to be celebrated, but I suppose they've done some good here and there. Just not good enough.

Photo courtesy Kathimerini

5 comments:

Yoo no Hu said...

What's funny is that if you ask the average Greek, they seem to think that the UN is a puppet of America.

However, upon my informal research of redneck USA, they seem to think that the UN is against the USA.

Wow, now us US rednecks have something in common with the Greek rednecks. THE UN stinks!

melusina said...

I find it hard to believe that anyone, including rednecks from any country, believes that UN is AGAINST them. Powerless, useless, and pointless, yes, but against them, no.

Look at me1 said...

Un's anti-american stance:

Long before the UN’s mammoth Oil for Food scandal, conservatives were both offended by and suspicious of this supranational organization, which seems to oppose and criticize the United States at every opportunity. For most of the press, the UN is a beleaguered force for good in the world, one that deserves even more support from the United States (which already pays for 22 percent of its operating budget). Eric Shawn, a senior correspondent and anchor for Fox News Channel, has aggressively reported on the many transgressions of UN officials for nearly two years.

In The UN Exposed, Shawn uses the Oil for Food scandal as a starting point to expose the organization’s inefficiency, corruption, and extreme anti-American agenda. Many Americans are already disturbed by the UN’s hypocrisy. He peers behind the closed doors and posits what America should do to make it work better.

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Events/ev051106a.cfm

Look at me2 said...

In a survey by Opinion Dynamics released by Fox News, 37 per cent of respondents refer to UN policies as anti-American, while 24 per cent think they are pro-American

http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13323

Yu No Hoo said...

Mel,

I googled UN and anti-American and came up with a million hits. The above are just a few of the types of the views of Americans who seem to believe the UN is against us.

I'm sure you could google just as many who believe the UN is proamerican.

But, in the end, it looks like I was wrong. It's not just ME rednecks who think UN is anti-american but some high-brows as well.

Prove me wrong.