Yesterday I said that Team Trudeau was manifestly hypocritical for planning to ask other UN members to step up and shoulder greater peacekeeping burdens while Canada continues to sit on the sidelines because the Trudeau regime is paralyzed by fear because it has come to understand that any UN peacekeeping mission is Africa is fraught with danger and, most likely, doomed to end in ignoble failure. The only missions that may succeed are French led and they have scant interest in either peace or Africa … they are all about France’s perceived interests in Africa and those vital interests will be pursued, mercilessly, by the French military, including the bloody efficient French Foreign Legion. While many Canadian soldiers might actually relish the opportunity to fight side by side with the storied Foreign Legion, Canada and France do not share many interests in Africa and Canada certainly has no business helping France to advance its interests there.
But Team Trudeau are relatively innocent hypocrites, they are just trying to wiggle out of a silly election promise. The hypocrisy of the United Nations Human Rights Council, on the other hand, is down right malicious. The Human Rights Council is little more than a front for African, Middle Eastern and West Asian tyrants to ritually and regularly condemn Israel for such (apparently mortal) sins as existing and being Jewish. It is now, according to a CTV News report, “set to discuss a report on issues affecting African-Canadians that makes recommendations to the federal government, including that it apologize for slavery and consider providing reparations for historical injustices.” That’s right such civil rights luminaries as Albania, Congo, El Salvador, Nigeria, Qatar, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia are all set to lecture Canada on its manifest failures to stamp our racism. The level of hypocrisy is staggering.
Canada’s reaction ought to be (since Canada is not, currently, a member of the Council) to send a senior official, a very senior civl servant, who will stand in front of the assembled Council members and, silently ~ and without a trace of a smile ~ tear the reports to (physical) shreds, page, by page, and then grind the bits under her heel before turning her back on the assembled mob and walking out. Of course that will not be our reaction … Justin Trudeau who is still fixated on wearing new comic socks to a meeting of the UN Security Council will bow and scrape to a busload of tinpot dictators and real human rights abusers and promise to do something. In short he will embarrass his country, again. Why? Because a little public humiliation and ritual self-flagellation always makes the Laurentian Elites and young social justice warriors happy, and it’s harmless, right?
Canada needs to stand up against the ever growing UN busy-body bureaucracy. Not because it is biased and not because it tries to single us out for criticism but, rather, because it is waste of the money we send to the UN every year. I am not anti-UN but I am anti-waste and corruption, and both are symptoms of a broken UN management culture. One of the reasons, I suspect, that Team Trudeau is terrified of joining a UN peacekeeping mission in Africa is because after visiting a lot of them Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan came back and told cabinet that it ~ UN peacekeeping ~ is a colossal failure … not because of bad soldiers or even bad leadership (although there is some of each in pretty well every UN mission) but because of a mangled management system in New York.
The UN is in desperate need of repair … Canada should be leading the reform efforts. A good pace to start would be by insisting that the UN Human Rights Council be disbanded, forthwith. It is a waste of time and money.