Nihilism triumphant 9

Iran, the foremost state sponsor of terrorism, recently held an international “anti-terrorism” conference – under the flag of the United Nations.

Caroline Glick writes at Townhall:

Speaking at the conference, Iran’s supreme dictator Ali Khamenei called Israel and the US the greatest terrorists in the world. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the US was behind the September 11 attacks and the Holocaust and has used both to force the Palestinians to submit to invading Jews.

The UN has never been able to agree on a definition of terrorism. It seems to be all one to the Secretary General of that demonic institution whether it is exemplified by “measures taken by the US and Israel to defend themselves” or “Muslims flying planes into New York buildings”.

Aside from the fact that the leaders from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan – who owe their power and freedom to the sacrifices of the US military – participated in the conference, the most notable aspect of the event is that it took place under the UN flag. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent greetings to the conferees through his special envoy. According to Iran’s Fars news agency, “In a written message… read by UN Envoy to Teheran Mohammad Rafi Al-Din Shah, [Ban] Kimoon [commended] the Islamic Republic of Iran for holding this very important conference.”

According to Fars, Ban added that the UN had “approved a large number of resolutions against terrorism in recent years, and holding conferences like the Teheran conference can be considerably helpful in implementing these resolutions.”

When journalists inquired about the veracity of the Iranian news report, the UN Secretary-General’s Office defended its position. Ban’s spokesman Farhan Haq sniffed, “If we’re reaching out and trying to make sure that people fight terrorism, we need to go as far as possible to make sure that everyone does it.”

So as far as the UN’s highest official is concerned, when it comes to terrorism there is no qualitative difference between Iran on the one hand and the US and Israel on the other. Here it is worth noting that among the other invitees, Iran’s “counterterror” conference prominently featured Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

That’s the Butcher of Dafur to most of us.

Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges for the genocide he has perpetrated in Darfur.

Iran, it should be noted, now occupies the vice-presidency of the UN General Assembly.

And North Korea, whose tyrant spends the meager resources of his impoverished country on making nuclear weapons while the people starve, heads the UN’s Conference on Disarmament.

The new General Assembly vice president is not merely the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. It is also a nuclear proliferator. This no doubt is why Iran’s UN representative expressed glee when earlier this month his nation’s fellow nuclear proliferator North Korea was appointed the head of the UN’s Conference on Disarmament.

This would be the same North Korea that has conducted two illicit nuclear tests; constructed an illicit nuclear reactor in Syria; openly cooperated with Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program; attacked and sank a South Korean naval ship last year, and threatened nuclear war any time anyone criticizes its aggressive behavior.

What these representative examples of what passes for business as usual at the UN show is that the international institution considered the repository of the will of the “international community” is wholly and completely corrupt. It is morally bankrupt. It is controlled by the most repressive regimes in the world and it uses its US- and Western-funded institutions to attack Israel, the US, the West and forces of liberty and liberalism throughout the world.

Given the utter depravity of the UN and the international system it oversees, what can explain the international Left’s kneejerk obeisance to it?

Caroline Glick does not answer her own question.

The answer is that the Left is wholly and completely corrupt and morally bankrupt.

And it forms the present government of the United States of America. Which accounts for the economic and political ruin engulfing the world.

The ideals enshrined in the Constitution – liberty above all – are considered obsolete by the Left.

This clowning at the UN; this calling of  things by the names of their opposites; this political and diplomatic sarcasm practiced in concert by dozens of vicious little powers; this mockery of civilized values by the international Left, is nihilism – and it is winning.

 

P.S. The UN must be destroyed.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • WLIL

    Eastern countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, etc  that used their islamic ideology or any other totalitarian ideology to terrorise any reasonable oppositon is not only unacceptable, but should not be tolerated or aided by any civilised civilisation.

  • Andrew M

    “The liberal atheists as I have observed are NOT freethinkers but rather
    are secular left-wing political pundits promoting their leftist
    left-wing PC agendas under the guise of atheistm or freethought.”

    And this is exactly why I no longer post at Pharyngula.

    Also, this (which all happened in just the past 70 hours): these liberal atheists hold large conferences in various locations worldwide where they engage in the sort of groupthink you and I despise. Now apparently, at one of these conferences, at around 4 AM in an elevator shaft after a hardy night of frolicking at the bars, feminist atheist Rebecca Watson received a proposition from an intoxicated man to have coffee in his room while they were together in an elevator shaft (1). Naturally this got passed around the Liberal Loonie blogroll, where the unjustifiably esteemed PZ Myers addressed it at his infamous blog.

    In comes our hero, Richard Dawkins, who in all of his previous feminist jibes actually ends up on the right side of this issue, posting a sarcastic letter chastising a Muslima for complaining about her condition while well-to-do white women get creeped on in elevator shafts without any physical contact (2). As par for the course, the hivemind bees are incensed at Dawkins’s comments for demonstrating a complete blindness of his white male privilege while the poor women are inhumanly oppressed with cat-calls. Liberal atheist Jen McCreight throws liberal Dawkins under the bus based on this logic, explaining how creepiness is bad because it may lead to rape (3).

    After too many walls of text to read, Richard comes back and defends himself against the arbitrary crime of privilege of which he has been accused, explaining the triviality of the situation which led to this furor and the basic operation of elevators (4). At the end of the day, Rebecca is still safe and well, Richard loses a small slice of fans (except me, my respect for him has just skyrocketed for actually addressing the problem of Islam in the most hilarious way possible – by belittling arrogant feminist demands), and PZ continues to busily buzz about his electronic liberal cult gathering, providing his minions with Kool-Aid laced honey. I leave the last word on this hilarious set of liberal theatrics by one guy who managed not to drink the honey (5).

    Of course I will carefully watch my back when making critical remarks about Islam because of the literal insanity that awful creed inspires. From understanding its psychosis far too much for my own good, I have been literally despondent for months on end, especially since its deeply-ingrained vocabulary makes it so hard for me to relate to my fellow friendly kuffar what Islam really thinks about them. Strangely enough, it may do me well to criticize Christianity to equal degree, because then my would-be assassin might just spare me for being only a half-wrong kaafir.

    Also, this site continues to remain extremely awesome.

    1. http://furiouspurpose.me/2011/06/21/rebecca-watson-has-a-new-video/
    2. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/07/always_name_names.php#comment-4295492
    3. http://www.blaghag.com/2011/07/richard-dawkins-your-privilege-is.html
    4. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/07/oh_no_not_againonce_more_unto.php#comment-4309418
    5. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/07/oh_no_not_againonce_more_unto.php#comment-4309465

    • George

      I was at one time very outspoken in my atheism by my writing munerous letters to the editor , calling talk shows and even speaking at certain secular gatherings over a period of time.   When the Christians wrote their anti-atheist so-called rebuttal letters attacking me for standing up for secular freethought , my  fellow atheists NEVER  supported me and wrote supportive letters themselves to defend a fellow atheist under attack. 
                  All they wanted to do was sit around in a public library conference room once a month and chit chat about      ATHEISM= GOOD  / RELIION = BAD     ad nauseum.  The atheists that I was among were ALL left-wing liberals and they even acted arrogant and snotty toward me whenever I spoke from a conservative , libertarian , or even moderate social or political perspective.  I  was always  the ONLY black perosn ( or member of any other ethnic minority )  in the group and they not only did not make me feel comfortable but rather acted  with  a very conceited, narcissistic, elitist, egotistical and even racist demeanor toward me.  I literally would have felt more comfortable sitting in the pews of a Christian  Church the way  I was treated  ( or rather mistreated).  
                      You are also exactly right when you say that even atheists engage in  [ group think  ]   but they will NEVER admit it. This applies to both liberal, moderate, and conservative atheists ( the religious community are the same way ).
                        When I was a member of a major atheist organization ( the vice-president of the local chapter )  told me that all atheists should be doing and concentrating on is filing lawsuits via the ACLU against Christians who use their proselytizing to impose their religious beliefs upon all of us.     While I believe that we must fight to keep religion and the government separate , according to him , this is ALL we should be doing and absolutely nothing else.  When I told him we should be doing more and going out in the community and helping people and doing good deeds to let people see that we are good people who truly care about people in general  , he argued against it and said we need not do that and maintained his same position. 
                          According to this atheist , we are only suppose to go out and engage in litigious acts against Christians  while being totally absent from any contributory activity or useful activities in the communities or giving  helpful assistance among the citizens of our society.  When I politely told him I disagreed with this position and I was proof that being helpful does have a positive effect , he yelled and cursed at me over the phone , hung up on me by slamming the phone down , then he quit the organization for whatever reason and I never heard from him again and I never cared if I did.
                           Just as I have heard Christians say that they need to get their “own house” in order , the same applies to secularists as well but this problem has been vehemently denied, downplayed or ignored by atheists ( both liberal and conservative secularists ).   Whenever I say things that fellow atheists want to hear , considering that even atheists engage in  ” secular group think”  ,  then I get tremendous approval and public agreement , but as soon as I point out our own shortcomings , which atheists detest hearing  , I am then subjected to “secular ostracizing”  by fellow atheists. We are NOT all monolithic , even as atheists .
                             I understand your situation all too well , as I have endured just the same myself. What I am stating here is from actual personal EXPERIENCE  and not just some personal opinion or personal  point of view–but actual  real life occurrances. I assume you are probably of college age ( I really don’t know ) and  I am probably old enough to be your grandfather.
                              I love this conservative discussion forum , but we as a whole need to take it a step further and engage in actual deeds, works, actions and helpful contributions if we are EVER going to be accepted into mainstream society.  This is why I have often  made it clear of my frustration at fellow atheists and as I have stated repeatedly before—— I actually feel like I’m  ” talking to a brick wall” , or “pulling teeth” or “beating a dead horse”  because it continues to fall upon deaf ears . If we keep on doing the same ole thing , we are certainly going to get the same ole results.   Yet atheists claim to be so rational, but our ACTIONS ( or lack thereof ) are totally irrational.
                             I stopped going to atheist  group or organization meetings  altogether.  Why should I ?  What is it going to accomplish ?  What is going to be the end result in doing so ?   I quit ever secular organization I have been a member of and I have NO intent of rejoining ( or at least  not at the moment ). I may send monetary contributions to the few groups that fight against the zealot religionists who want to impose their brand of religion on everyone and mix their creed with government. 
                               Also , I have noticed that the very atheists that encourage me to stay in the fight , are the very ones themselves who do  NOT encourage atheists in general to get involved with action, deeds, and pragmatic contributions in the communities.
                          Yes Andrew, I know how you feel and I hate to admit this but it is only going to be a handful of  pragmatic atheists who are doing good deeds in the communities and letting people in general see what we are really about to dispell all the false perceptions of secular freethinkers that permeate our society. Yes we should discuss current events, and discuss the horrible acts commited by religious extremists , but people are NEVER going to have any use for us if ALL we ever do is chit chat and talk to one another and absolutely NOTHING else.   I have had a number of  atheists actually tell me they agree with me entirely but they won’t go public and say this becvause they don’t want to be subjected to being vilified, maligned, ostracized and subjected to ad hominem personal attacks. At least they are honest about it and I understand from experience how they feel and why they remain silent.
                            We need to get and encourage more and more youthfull secular groups on college and high school campuses because the old farts are too lazy and cowardly to speak up publicly ( and  I’m an old fart myself being totally honest about it ). When I would go to various secular group meetings,   it’s as if I’m attending a senior citizen group home or adult assisted living facility with all the  “over the hill”  crowd in attendance and there are usually only  one or two or NO younger members whatsoever.  I could tell you horror stories of what I have been put through that would make your eyes bulge out , your jaw drop and your hair stand up on your head. 
                           I bid you  success in your drive to promote freethought to the younger groups as it is surely needed and they are going to be our leaders of  tomorrow and our future when the older secular crowd dies off.    Hang in there  Andrew , watch your back , and keep up the fight.   It’s an uphill battle but certainly worth fighting for.  Remember –Col. Robert G. Ingersoll stated that every generation must pass the secular torch of freethought  to the next and we must remember that the younger generation are our future and our only hope that the light of reason never goes out.

      • http://www.lacostepoloshirts.co lacoste outlet

        Keep up these sorts of blogs please. I have always had trouble with it.

    • George

      I was at one time very outspoken in my atheism by my writing munerous letters to the editor , calling talk shows and even speaking at certain secular gatherings over a period of time.   When the Christians wrote their anti-atheist so-called rebuttal letters attacking me for standing up for secular freethought , my  fellow atheists NEVER  supported me and wrote supportive letters themselves to defend a fellow atheist under attack. 
                  All they wanted to do was sit around in a public library conference room once a month and chit chat about      ATHEISM= GOOD  / RELIION = BAD     ad nauseum.  The atheists that I was among were ALL left-wing liberals and they even acted arrogant and snotty toward me whenever I spoke from a conservative , libertarian , or even moderate social or political perspective.  I  was always  the ONLY black perosn ( or member of any other ethnic minority )  in the group and they not only did not make me feel comfortable but rather acted  with  a very conceited, narcissistic, elitist, egotistical and even racist demeanor toward me.  I literally would have felt more comfortable sitting in the pews of a Christian  Church the way  I was treated  ( or rather mistreated).  
                      You are also exactly right when you say that even atheists engage in  [ group think  ]   but they will NEVER admit it. This applies to both liberal, moderate, and conservative atheists ( the religious community are the same way ).
                        When I was a member of a major atheist organization ( the vice-president of the local chapter )  told me that all atheists should be doing and concentrating on is filing lawsuits via the ACLU against Christians who use their proselytizing to impose their religious beliefs upon all of us.     While I believe that we must fight to keep religion and the government separate , according to him , this is ALL we should be doing and absolutely nothing else.  When I told him we should be doing more and going out in the community and helping people and doing good deeds to let people see that we are good people who truly care about people in general  , he argued against it and said we need not do that and maintained his same position. 
                          According to this atheist , we are only suppose to go out and engage in litigious acts against Christians  while being totally absent from any contributory activity or useful activities in the communities or giving  helpful assistance among the citizens of our society.  When I politely told him I disagreed with this position and I was proof that being helpful does have a positive effect , he yelled and cursed at me over the phone , hung up on me by slamming the phone down , then he quit the organization for whatever reason and I never heard from him again and I never cared if I did.
                           Just as I have heard Christians say that they need to get their “own house” in order , the same applies to secularists as well but this problem has been vehemently denied, downplayed or ignored by atheists ( both liberal and conservative secularists ).   Whenever I say things that fellow atheists want to hear , considering that even atheists engage in  ” secular group think”  ,  then I get tremendous approval and public agreement , but as soon as I point out our own shortcomings , which atheists detest hearing  , I am then subjected to “secular ostracizing”  by fellow atheists. We are NOT all monolithic , even as atheists .
                             I understand your situation all too well , as I have endured just the same myself. What I am stating here is from actual personal EXPERIENCE  and not just some personal opinion or personal  point of view–but actual  real life occurrances. I assume you are probably of college age ( I really don’t know ) and  I am probably old enough to be your grandfather.
                              I love this conservative discussion forum , but we as a whole need to take it a step further and engage in actual deeds, works, actions and helpful contributions if we are EVER going to be accepted into mainstream society.  This is why I have often  made it clear of my frustration at fellow atheists and as I have stated repeatedly before—— I actually feel like I’m  ” talking to a brick wall” , or “pulling teeth” or “beating a dead horse”  because it continues to fall upon deaf ears . If we keep on doing the same ole thing , we are certainly going to get the same ole results.   Yet atheists claim to be so rational, but our ACTIONS ( or lack thereof ) are totally irrational.
                             I stopped going to atheist  group or organization meetings  altogether.  Why should I ?  What is it going to accomplish ?  What is going to be the end result in doing so ?   I quit ever secular organization I have been a member of and I have NO intent of rejoining ( or at least  not at the moment ). I may send monetary contributions to the few groups that fight against the zealot religionists who want to impose their brand of religion on everyone and mix their creed with government. 
                               Also , I have noticed that the very atheists that encourage me to stay in the fight , are the very ones themselves who do  NOT encourage atheists in general to get involved with action, deeds, and pragmatic contributions in the communities.
                          Yes Andrew, I know how you feel and I hate to admit this but it is only going to be a handful of  pragmatic atheists who are doing good deeds in the communities and letting people in general see what we are really about to dispell all the false perceptions of secular freethinkers that permeate our society. Yes we should discuss current events, and discuss the horrible acts commited by religious extremists , but people are NEVER going to have any use for us if ALL we ever do is chit chat and talk to one another and absolutely NOTHING else.   I have had a number of  atheists actually tell me they agree with me entirely but they won’t go public and say this becvause they don’t want to be subjected to being vilified, maligned, ostracized and subjected to ad hominem personal attacks. At least they are honest about it and I understand from experience how they feel and why they remain silent.
                            We need to get and encourage more and more youthfull secular groups on college and high school campuses because the old farts are too lazy and cowardly to speak up publicly ( and  I’m an old fart myself being totally honest about it ). When I would go to various secular group meetings,   it’s as if I’m attending a senior citizen group home or adult assisted living facility with all the  “over the hill”  crowd in attendance and there are usually only  one or two or NO younger members whatsoever.  I could tell you horror stories of what I have been put through that would make your eyes bulge out , your jaw drop and your hair stand up on your head. 
                           I bid you  success in your drive to promote freethought to the younger groups as it is surely needed and they are going to be our leaders of  tomorrow and our future when the older secular crowd dies off.    Hang in there  Andrew , watch your back , and keep up the fight.   It’s an uphill battle but certainly worth fighting for.  Remember –Col. Robert G. Ingersoll stated that every generation must pass the secular torch of freethought  to the next and we must remember that the younger generation are our future and our only hope that the light of reason never goes out.

  • Andrew M

    Never a better time to pull out than now.

    The moral depravity of the UN and the lackies who exploit its (mostly American-contributed) resources will fold in an instant if we were to withdraw. In times like this, it really makes me hope that Ambassador John Bolton were to run for president, since I have confidence he would drastically reduce US involvement in that nest of toxic wasps, if not outright leave the entire festering foundation to collapse from its own rot. As someone who watched nothing meaningful happen in any committee in seven years of doing Model UN, my views of it have become increasingly pessimistic to the point of opposition. Has it done anything good since securing the foundation of that one small prosperous country it is now gearing up to destroy?

    • George

      At first Andrew I wondered how people like you and I can see and understand this , yet the left-wing political  power on  Capital Hill can’t seem to grasp a fundamental understanding of what they are doing.   Then as I listened to a conservative radio talk show host state that from Obama on down, the leftists know perfectly well what they are doing and it is their orchestrated attempt to intentionally destroy capitalism , our way of freedom , free enterprise, our strong national defense and they are intentionally wrecking  our economy to promote their BIG BROTHER GOVERNMENT socialist agenda and they are taking sides with and monetarily contributing to our open enemies.
                           They are NOT doing this because they are ignorant, or unaware of what they are doing————it’s planned, and systematically carried out to promote their anti-American agenda.  We MUST vote Obama out of office by next term because America won’t last with him in office another term.          
            The talk show host also said we should kick the UN out of America and get out of the UN entirely because the UN is not only useless but virulently anti-American and has now given credence to terrorist nations  which is not only an insult but a clear and present danger to world peace , safety and prosperity.  How right he was !

      • Andrew M

        You know, George, I have pondered about going around the nation to encourage people my age to not vote for Obama – or preferably, against him – in the upcoming elections next year. They are the ones most likely to vote for him, in addition to being the ones most screwed over by him winning a second term. I am clearly generalizing a whole lot here, but the term “conservative” and “Republican” carries for people my age a viewpoint inherently narrowed by the blinders of tradition/Christianity, and I also suspect the great majority of Conservatives tacitly agree with this description. Good for them that they see through this ruse, but it’ll come to bit them where it hurts if they allow the liberals get their way.

        I plan to avoid those terms in favor of ideals they will resonate with – “freedom”, “liberty”, “science”, “sex”, etc. Sometimes I feel like such a curmudgeon around my peers with my relative ignorance of popular culture, in spite of being somewhat jealous of their ignorance of civic duties and world affairs. But if I highlight to them the scheme of Obama as inferred from his administration’s behavior – bowing to the Saudi king, blocking Americans from drilling offshore to make room for the Brazilians, mollycoddling the Muslim Brotherhood both pre- and especially post-Mubarak, murmurs of negotiating with the Taliban after OBL’s death, and Hillary giving her first interview as Secretary of State to the Islamist-infested Al-Jazeera – and most importantly, their unchecked addiction to government spending which will spell economic ruin for all of us, I may have some small part in saving this country from history. (Owing to my relative lack of resources, this could possibly start as a viral Facebook campaign).

        The only other thing I would want to do is thoroughly tarnish the reputation of Islam by exposing it for the hateful ideology it is, which is a separate although clearly related endeavor.

        • George

          Andrew , I admire your drive and we need more people like yourself with your enthusiasm.    As you can tell from my numerous comments on this discussion forum , I am increasingly frustrated with the lack of involvement and assertiveness and refusal of atheists to come out of the closet. By the same token , I do understand the fear factor having been a victim of religious bigots and their intollerance toward me for being a secular freethinker.    The liberal atheists as I have observed are NOT freethinkers but rather are secular left-wing political pundits promoting their leftist left-wing PC agendas under the guise of atheistm or freethought.  They have actually done more harm than good to freethought. I’m sitting here at the coffee shop with my laptop pondering on this issue . I’m much older than you and we need younger “blood” speaking up.  Be careful because there are indeed dangerous people out there that will indeed hurt you and this is one of the main reasons why so many atheists remain in the closet as I understand the justification for their fear from my own personal experience.  Be assertive publicly but never antagonistic. Always be the better of the person.  Always let them become the public jerk and you be the intelligent one and just state your points logically and clearly. Also be careful when you make public statements regarding islam as you DO NOT want to be a target because of their oversensitive intollerance of any criticism of their beliefs  ( even though they have NO qualms of insulting others ——-which is similar to the fundamentalist Christians  ).   I NEVER attack anyone , I just strongly defend my position very assertively and staunchly and I don’t let these zealots walk over me. The religious zealots are so use to seeing atheists being silent and cowering to them out of fear and they are utterly shocked when I stand up to them and don’t take their crap.  It shocks the $#@% out of them . They actually get pissed off because I don’t take their proselytizing crap. Just be careful and don’t let yourself become vulnerable as these people can become emotionally psycho at times .  Watch your back and keep up the fight.