You can’t make this stuff up. Rush Limbaugh is right. The United Nations is essentially the bar scene from Star Wars.
This week, the UN Human Rights Council, a joke unto itself already, made a move that should have all thinking, feeling citizens of western civilization shaking their heads. The nation Venezuela – yes, the place where the population resorted to eating pets because the government wasn’t distributing food – now has a seat on that body.
Venezuela has won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite widespread criticism of its poor human rights record.
A UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva saw the Latin American country elected to one of 14 new seats on the 47-member body.
Nicolás Maduro’s government hailed it as an “important achievement”.
His administration is accused of jailing, torturing and arbitrarily arresting opposition figures.
More than 50 countries no longer recognise Mr Maduro as the country’s legitimate leader. The US and most governments in Latin America – as well as EU states like France, Germany, Spain and the UK – back opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the interim president.
China, Cuba and Russia continue to support Mr Maduro, while others – including Mexico – have called for dialogue between both sides.
If that doesn’t explain the Venezuela situation among actual civilized nations, not much will.
The question, though, is when did human rights-abusing nations get the upper hand from the rest in the non-government organization that so many believe should be the overriding authority for governments around the world. That does not bode well for the nations who have based their systems on human rights, and the freedom of their citizens.