In part 1 I discussed the human desire for individual/local/world peace by following authority.
It didn’t take me long to google up the history of the global governance players. I’m an investor so I know there is a World Bank and an International Monetary Fund (IMF). There is the World Trade Organization. There is the World Court. There is the World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization and whole lot of World claimers I’ve haven’t looked at. And then their is the UN and the G20.
The G20 (previously the G7, G8,… is concerned about world finance and banking and the members meet for blissfully short one or two days a year and then go home after agrees to attempt to implement the good ideas and ignore the ones they don’t like. The World Bank appear to be about encouraging lending in or to less developed countries and the IMF is called in to pistol whip the finance ministers in countries that borrow to much or need help with that NPV() function in their spreadsheets. G20, WB, and the IMF are not UN entities. Turns out the World Trade Organization is not a UN creature either. I haven’t looked at the World Court. I suspect it’s not a UN org.
Think about it. Why would governments not put the UN in charge of global finance and trade? Is that not a slap in the face of UN bureaucrats, a line in the sand. You can not go there, UN. You can diplomat speak and debate amongst yourselves with great gnashing of teeth but you can’t touch the real money. The UN Security Council can override all decisions (assuming they both agree or sustain) How humiliating for the would-be leaders of the world? Living off the handouts of the member nations and yet every important world decision is not theirs to make.
The UN does “own” the WHO. I can’t say whether they’ve done good or bad. Every once in a while the UN blue helmet peace keepers are dispatched. I’m not aware of any lasting positive outcome from their deployment but maybe disaster was averted. I’m aware of some ugly call them rumors, incidents where the peace keeper brought more disaster. I think there are disaster relief programs that the UN sort of leads after the developed world countries dispatch their ships and planes filled with food and doctors. The parade is well started before the UN shows up to jump in front.
We know of some UN scandals like “oil for food” but it takes auditors to uncover the graft and the UN can’t manage it’s accountants and bookkeepers in anything resembling honest accounting.
What is a hopeful to govern world bureaucracy to do with so much incompetence and disrepsect? They need something world wide to Tax. That way their incompetence can be sustained with depending on handouts. The UN has attempted to claim control of the Seas and ocean transport. Maybe the Blue Helmets could deal with the Somali pirates first, just to show they have the chops. How well is that working? You may be aware that the UN and EU (UN light) have floated proposals for taxing internal financial money flows. The UN has received a chilly reaction to those power grabs.
What the UN really, really wants is to tax is air by deciding what molecules should be in the world’s air. Gain control of the Carbon (dioxide) in the air and there by control the fuel supply. That would be Endless Money for the UN bureaucrats. Brilliant!
Back in the 70′s when scientists were fretting and media exaggerating fears of “ice age” the UN found a few scientists to claim, no the world wasn’t going to the deep freezer, it was headed for “Anthropogenic Global Warming” (AGW), now called Climate Change after some media re-branding when it didn’t warm as predicted) They even convinced climate scientists to gather and assess the state of the climate science and by front loading the choice of scientists and ignoring dissent in their own ranks they produce IPCC reports about consensus of scientists that the world is headed to thermarmageddon unless the UN is allowed to control your energy. Sadly the EU and member nations signed up to save the world first. Australia went second. The IPCC reports are being used to direct US policy via another bureaucracy with not enough oversight for the executive or legislative branches, the EPA.
What we have is a turf fight among the world’s leading NGO (non governmental organizations) for the prime spot at the money feeding trough of the farmers that are scared of the pigs in their yard but feed them to keep them quiet. That’s not going work. Already the pigs are fighting amongst themselves and the UN is the fat, slow sow with just enough milk left that the other NGO won’t kill her. Yet. Her time approaches. She’s old and nearly useless She knows she the feed trough is not endless but maybe she can save her piglets.