By: Brent Parrish
My friend Lt. Robert Powell from the Pacific Freedom Foundation recently emailed me about a new PowerPoint presentation he put together (compiled and written by Irving Baxter Jr.) on the murky origins of the United Nations. This is also a subject matter I’ve delved into quite deeply myself. Powell’s slides offer the history in manageable chunks, and I’ve converted the slides into web-ready images. Please feel free to share this information with others (with proper citations, of course).
Yes, something needed tweaked after WWII due to transportation and communication technology shrinking the world. But adopting polar opposite principles to our founding principles wasn't necessary at all. It was pure foolishness, and/or nefariousness. It only took 65 years to prove itself without doubt as a failing concept.
Remember, too, the UN was created to "replace" the failing League of Nations. As such, it has proven itself to be a "worthless money pit"! Past time for it to leave the USA and all of its delegates with it.
Damned fine photo!!! Kudos to the marksman!!!!
With you on that!
I took a tour of the Un in 1962 and realized at my young age that it was a disaster.
My research does not show that Alger Hiss was the first Secretary General of the UN. We must not generate false information.
He was appointed Secretary at the beginning of the U.N., but was only a temp position. He was not found guilty of spying, but lying under oath. He also swore that he was not a Communist.
Are you referring to the article or someone else's comment? The article does not claim that Alger Hiss was the first Secretary General of the UN, but rather the executive secretary of the Dumbarton Oaks Conference which lead to the formation of the UN. Trygve Lie was the first head of the UN, as the article clearly states. Am I missing something?
WE AMERICANS ARE INDEED A VERY "DUMBED DOWN," VERY STUPID NATION!
In 1945, while serving as a member of the American delegation to the Yalta Conference, Hiss was named Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs. Later that year, he was Secretary General of the San Francisco Conference that organized the United Nations. After the conference - as the highlight of his government career - Hiss was asked to fly the new U.N. charter back to Washington in a special plane for President Truman's signature. "That was the day," Hiss said later, "when I realized exactly how important I really was - the charter had a parachute and I didn't."
Hiss left the government in 1946 to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a foundation which under his leadership became a leading supporter of the U.N. He was serving in that capacity when before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1948, Whittaker Chambers first made his public charges that Hiss was a secret communist. Hiss denied the charge and filed a libel suit against Chambers, but after Chambers produced a number of copies of State Department documents and said they were given to him by Hiss for transmission to the Soviet Union, perjury charges were brought against Hiss when he denied before a grand jury that he had committed espionage. The Hiss-Chambers affair would prove to be the watershed case of the McCarthy period and one of the most important of the century.
A first trial ended in a hung jury, but Hiss, who firmly maintained his innocence, was convicted in a second trial. He served 44 months in jail before his release in November 1954.
When he left prison, the other inmates stood at the windows to cheer him, something that had happened only once before, when Eugene V. Debs left jail in 1921. Hiss in later years reported that, for him, prison had been a place of learning and growing, saying that "three years in jail is a good corrective for three years at Harvard."
Disbarred, Hiss took a job as a salesman and wrote "In the Court of Public Opinion," in which he rebutted the government's case point by point. (continued in the next column)
I beg your pardon, this seems to be correct information to me.
Get the USA out of the UN, and kick the communist UN out of the USA! PERIOD!
THEY ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS!
Three things need to happen concerning the U. N. (1) The United States needs to withdraw from the U.N. (2) The U.N. should be forced to move to the European Union. (3) All financial support to the U. N. and its organizations on charter needs to stop, at once. Once the U.S. is free of the U.N. and its rights to rule what happens in the U. S., that should leave us free to return to the Constitutional Republic this nation was designed to be. Of course after we wake up the morons that are voting......