Where “corrupt” doesn’t mean just “taking bribes” but includes things like working for the interests of special “connected” companies and not for the people at large.
For the life of me, I can’t think of ONE global organization where I feel like they are either essential or working for my benefit.
The WTO works to benefit global corporations, not me. What is it but a place for Globalist Corporations to use their own Judicial process and dodge national ones?
The UN is a pack of lying bastards trying to take over the world and destroy nation state democracy & liberty.
The UN Security Council is a circle of ex-Colonial Powers and the USA trying to maintain some control of the world via approved wars and sanctions on those who do not play along (like Russia and in the past China – though since China ignored the ruling on Tibet the Council has given up on intimidating China).
The World Bank benefits big banks and global companies, not me nor the 3rd World countries it claims to help.
The International Monetary Fund seems to exist to do the bidding of the EU with minor input from the USA, and not do much at all for any of the smaller countries of the world. It clearly hurts folks in places like Cyprus.
The simple fact seems to be that the further from local control any governmental body or non-governmental special body gets, the less it does anything to benefit the people and the more it does to benefit the few and well connected.
I’m open to suggestions of an exception.
BTW, this thought comes from having read this article:
Pointed to by David A (H/T) here:
I’d thought some of the thoughts in that article, and I’d had my annoyances at the Global Organizations involved (from UN to WTO to Corporations) at various times. But the article ties them up in a very tidy package.
FWIW, I advocate for the need for Rich People in a society for 2 reasons. First off, you need investment and the Marginal Propensity To Invest is high for the Rich, while it is negative for the very poor who eat their seed corn. You really MUST have someone rich enough to invest in an economy or you decay into poverty. Second, I think that those who worked to save their money deserve to use it as they desire, in general. Once you start to “soak the rich” you get less rich and then begin the decay into poverty.
Opposed to that is the Evil Bastard problem. Or GEB Greedy Evil Bastard as P.G. likes to abbreviate them. This is why we have anti-trust laws and break up monopolies.
Now between those two we have an interesting question: Is there some size of Rich that is just too-Rich to be controlled by laws? In particular, when the GEB is not a person, but is a corporation, and is bigger than most countries of the world, and spans the Globe and buys politicians in all countries where it operates: Is THAT a Rich Too Far? What about a collective of them buying governents and setting up their own WTO Courts? Buying treaties that strip national power to set law and move it to their preferred venue?
Looking at the world today, I would have to say yes.
Where does real political power and control lie? In the board rooms of a few dozen to low hundreds Global Companies and their created Global Organizations. Soros is but one example, and he works largely through NGOs he has created. Yet there are just as rich and powerful folks operating through more formal quasi-governmental organizations that they have had set up and control. I can’t help but look at folks like Monsanto and see that.
What is the great crime of Russia that has them now being vilified? Is it really taking back Crimea that is dominantly filled with Russians and was part of Russia until it was broken off by Khrushchev in an arguably illegal act? Or was it that Putin quashed their Oligarchs who where in training to become the Russian Wing of the Globalist Operation?
I suspect the latter, as Putin was vilified from about that point forward. It did not start recently.
To the extent that Treehouse article is correct, Trump is faced with far more powerful forces than one can enumerate.