Sunday, January 02, 2005

Evil, or just -um- special?

The Anchoress: "The UN is a corrupt and ineffective travesty, a facade of compassion wrapped around a stinking cesspool of anti-semitism, graft, bribery, demagoguery, ineptitude, theft and plain FAKERY. "

I don't think I've ever seen such an accurate and succinct description of the nature and mission of the United Nations. Yet as The Diplomad cautions:

"In these times of gentleness and political correctness, we all must acknowledge that we're all special in our own way. We each do what we can best do. Americans and Australians are good at saving lives and the world; the UN is good at asking for money and going to conferences. We're sure both talents are equally valid; we shouldn't judge one better or worse than the other."

Or are both correct? Is relativism just a positive spin on amorality?