Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Singing the UN Blues?

The United Nations recently gave our country a collective glove wash.

By now we all know the sad story: Canada wanted a seat on the “Security Council” but the UN passed us over, bestowing seats instead to Portugal and Germany.

Portugal and Germany?!

This clearly proves beyond any doubt that a country’s standing in the UN must be directly related to its soccer prowess.

I suppose that means if hockey were a more popular international sport, we’d be running the world.

At any rate, our humiliating UN loss stunned Canada’s political leaders, who reacted to the bad news the way our political leaders always react to bad news – they instantly blamed each other.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff declared Canada lost out because international diplomats were punishing us for our “blatant anti-census agenda.”

“The horrifying image of those blank census forms is burned into the minds of all right-thinking Europeans” fumed Ignatieff. “To make things right, my MPs and I are willing to fill out all the forms ourselves and mail them to capitals of Europe.”

For his part, the Prime Minister took the high road: “I blame everyone but me for this diplomatic mess,” stated the Prime Minister. “But I especially blame Michael Ignatieff for reasons my speech writers will dream up later.”

Of course, regardless of who is to blame, our failure to win a seat at the Security Council table is the biggest blow to our national prestige since the McKenzie Brothers movie, Strange Brew, bombed at the box office.

In fact, when asked how this Security Council debacle will impact Canada’s international reputation, a leading American scholar, who specializes in the UN, replied, “What’s Canada?”

Even more importantly, our failure to gain a Security Council seat means Canada will not be voicing its opinions at the table when the United Nations performs its vital global functions.

What vital global functions?

Well, take the key role the UN plays in maintaining world peace.

Before the UN was invented, countries would invade each other at the drop of a hat.

Now countries have a chance to defend and debate their policies in the civilized and structured environment of the UN – then they invade each other at the drop of a hat.

And let’s not forget how UN helps to redistribute global wealth.

Every day the UN sucks millions of tax dollars out of countries like Canada and carefully funnels them into the pockets of corrupt UN bureaucrats.

And finally, the UN also gives “international statesman” a chance to shine in the global spotlight.

For instance, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad often takes time off time from stoning people to death, so he can politely and reasonably explain to the UN why Israel must be wiped from the map.

In fact, many give Ahmadinejad credit for the UN General Assembly recently voting to name October 25 as “International Wipe Israel from the Map Day.”

Yes isn’t it a shame Canada isn’t playing a more important role in such a fine and useful organization as the UN?

Oh well, at least we can lick Portugal and Germany in hockey.


Unknown said...

I sure hope you get a gig with SUN TV NEWS.

Ted Betts said...

I overslept this morning. I blame Michael Ignatieff. The only way that I will be able to sleep peacefully at night and wake up on time is if the Conservatives get a majority government.

Anonymous said...

Now that's funny, and soooo true.
Well done young Jedi.

Anonymous said...

I got a chuckle or two out of your piece, but the sober fact is that is mainly due to the Islamic nations that we didn't get the seat. Besides everything else, Israel has lost a supporter on the Security Council.

Blame Crash said...

Is this supposed to be funny or something?

Or are you auditioning for the “Jon Steward North” gig?

Or perhaps it’s the “Colbert Report North” gig you’re after?

Regardless, the originals are both pretty lame. I’d give up on it right now before you fall off the stage or something.

Mr. Lorne said...

Well said, Gerry.

Anonymous said...

I think it was the soccer issue. Canada sucks at soccer. (real conservative)

Anonymous said...

Why not leave this blogger on the must call list for the other msm places that need a token right of centre guy who will always be critical of the CPC and Harper.

Anonymous said...

Why not come up with real criticism instead of whining about Gerry's ability to point out how much Harper sucks?