No, he's not joking.
A taste of the ideas doing the rounds in Obama circles is offered by a recent report from the Managing Global Insecurity project, whose small US advisory group includes John Podesta, the man heading Mr Obama’s transition team and Strobe Talbott, the president of the Brookings Institution, from which Ms Rice has just emerged.Yes, because UN "peacekeeping" has worked out so well in the past! And UN counter-terrorism, what a great idea! It's not like the UN has any member countries who actively fund, support, and fund terrorist activity, or anything. And a legally-binding climate change agreement! So we can sacrifice our economic sovereignty and willingly weaken ourselves based on shoddy PR-science and eco-fascism!
The MGI report argues for the creation of a UN high commissioner for counter-terrorist activity, a legally binding climate-change agreement negotiated under the auspices of the UN and the creation of a 50,000-strong UN peacekeeping force. Once countries had pledged troops to this reserve army, the UN would have first call upon them.
Great ideas, all!
The world’s most pressing political problems may indeed be international in nature, but the average citizen’s political identity remains stubbornly local. Until somebody cracks this problem, that plan for world government may have to stay locked away in a safe at the UN.Who are these idiots? I wrote Mr. Rachman en e-mail:
Dear Gideon,May God save the USA from these morons.
The sovereignty of my country, the United States of America, belongs to the people of the USA. Our elected leaders, who are the administrators of our will and not a sovereign power unto themselves, have no authority to surrender our sovereignty to a "world government." Your dream, and the dream of the useful idiots at Center for American Progress, is a dream for which many freedom-loving and God-fearing people have died trying to stop. Because people like you think that people like them are merely a "problem" to be "cracked." Indeed.
Take your "world government" to the dustbin of history, where it belongs. How many people have to die before you people realize that your efforts toward an "evolved," "enlightened" human being working together across the planet "to solve common goals" paves the way for totalitarianism at home and the most brutal barbarisms abroad? When will you realize that there is not and will never be a paradise on earth, a perfect man, or a unified human race? That representative sovereignty, complete with a national identity and a willingness to fight to defend it, is the best hope we have on this Earth?
-A "Stubbornly Local" US Citizen