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KSCO 1080 AM radio, Monday 7-17-2006, 8:00 p.m. The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
I wrote the following thoughts several days ago. Since then, the world situation is rapidly changing. Israel is at war with Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon, both terrorist organizations funded by Syria and Iran, the latter whose leader more than once has told the world that Israel must be destroyed. Despite my forthcoming remarks, I hope that the U.N. finally comes up with some solutions and advice to justify its existence for the U.S. and other democracies. This is a moment of truth for the U.N.
Not unlike the predictable reaction of Pavlov’s dogs, who learned to salivate happily every time a bell rang, I experience a similar, though negative reaction when thinking the U.N. Created in 1945 in San Francisco after World War II, all the nations who participated were filled with hope that together they could solve the world’s problems peacefully. It was deja vu all over again like the League of Nations created after World War I, which turned out to be a dismal failure.
The U.N. is also a dismal failure. Countries with different basic principles and moral standards can never homogenize. Add to that the inevitable human fact that those endowed with less will hate those endowed with more, and like it or not most in the U.N. hate the U.S.
Also, an organization which Knowingly stands by its dishonest leader Kofi Anan who was a party to stealing millions of dollars from Saddam Hussein’s Food for Oil scandal and who continues to lead the U.N., is doomed to failure because it operates without integrity. So, why do we remain host to this dirty group, and also donate – I believe it is about three billion dollars a year to keep it alive and provide each nation member a place for its representatives to live and be immune from any accountability whatsoever? Are we not crazy? And where is our national self-respect?
Haven’t we seen throughout the years that when we turn to the U.N. for wisdom and counsel, nobody is home? Recently, we have urged the U.N. to come up with solutions for the North Korea problem, which could blow up the planet, and Iran which surely could do likewise, yet no decision is forthcoming, because the U.N. is filled with intrigue, corruption, and prejudice.
Let’s face it, most members hate us with a passion because we are their foolish generous benefactors.
I sound like a broken record, but let’s invite the U.N. to leave the U.S., resign from it, and let’s make an alliance with other democracies whose philosophies match ours, of decency, fairness, and accountability, and move ahead to make the world safer. Maybe then, the rogue nations will fall in line and also care.
As an addendum, here’s another possible, less-extreme solution. The U.N. has been the only kid on the block for 61 years, and has shamelessly vetoed most U.S. suggestions. Thus far, it has cost our Country possibly 61 times three billion dollars. Before separating irrevocably, why not create a separate united democracies now, and add another perspective and dimension to global solutions. Hopefully then, the U.N., faced with competition, may become energized instead of weak and disengaged, all of which may become a useful tool for true world peace. What do you think?
Also, for those naive souls who believe Kofi Anan is clean, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d love to sell you. For KSCO and KOMY, this is Kay Zwerling. © Copyright 2006
7:00 p.m., Sat. 6-3-06 The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling: For as far back as I can remember, eminent domain did not elicit many complaints from the general public. After all, it sounded and felt reasonable. The parameters which American cities had to abide by were fair.
Those leaders who made decisions concerning eminent domain had to be very specific that the law could be used only if it was for the betterment of the entire city or community and not for any one business or individual. For example, if a private parcel was in the way of a proposed highway which would be for the betterment of the entire community or a certain parcel and its location for a public hospital was to better serve the community at large, then certain private parcels may fairly come under those parameters, but only if the owners received fair market value. However, what has been happening since the summer 2005 is that the U.S. Supreme Court, because of the swing vote of retiring Judge Sandra Day O’Connor, made the shocking, and not well thought out law that cities or other municipalities could take away private property at fair market value so that property could be used by private developers to generate more revenue for themselves and for the city involved. This outrageous insensitive treatment of property owners forced to give up their beloved homes for developers of communities to make more money is not proper for a free society. It is not the American way. It is unadulterated stealing. Supposedly we have the finest minds in America serving as Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. How could they let this happen? Numerous eminent domain issues are now surfacing where the private property owner is on the losing end every time. The U.S. Supreme Court Justices have opened an enormous Pandora’s Box, and the developers and certain cities are salivating because now they can make tons of money legally at the expense of a private homeowner. Greed is overpowering fairness and creating pain and grief for the innocent property owner, and this is wrong We citizens must shout loud and clear and tell our U.S. Supreme Court Justices that they have made a grave error and must reverse this disgusting law at once. I don’t doubt that the recent appointees will surely agree to rescind this ruling. Every citizen should get involved. Even if your property is safe today, tomorrow or sometime later, your home may be taken away. If it’s a referendum we need, let’s do it. Who would like to lead the way? KSCO AM 1080 has a dynamite signal which can be heard during daytime hours over a third of California, and we will gladly donate air time to urge the public to help get involved and reverse this wrong. For KSCO and KOMY, this is Kay Zwerling. © Copyright 2006
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