We are in the second iteration of the UN. In the world there are 192 or so known nations. Transcendia shows up now and then as one. I get surprised by myself, but I have been at “nation building” officially since 1978 when I decided the US could not be reformed.
I can’t even remember exactly what ticked me off. In 1978 Carter was still in office. What went wrong with that administration? He has a lot to be proud of but I feel there are secrets of his that will go to the grave with him. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that his CIA moved Afghani hashish into the US.
I’ve had aa uniquely perfect education. I’ve been uniquely positioned to see real power acting in secret while reading the best of papers. I’ve seen jobs of pilots lost to advances in technology. As an instance the publishing of the Wall Street Journal. Used to be it was flown up and down the east coast by Florida Aircraft leasing using 11 old Convairs.
The old recipes lie the Convairs, DC4s & DC6s that had originally been pressurized were stripped of that for it required stronger fuselages & seals and compressors not necessary for freight. They typically flew in the weather. That means they flew at or below 12thousand feet most of the time.
In an attempt to change my life, change my lifestyle even I had gotten a job at Atlantic Aero as a “lineman”. The job came open after the linemen I replace had been killed essentially on a joy ride which was a test flight of a Cessna Conquest. There was a bolt that fell out of the elevator rigging that allowed and affected the ability of the plane to go up or down. The plane went up and then down killing all aboard.
I had been hanging out at the airport in my free time from my then work as a carpenter in the mud. Like the soldier in the Blue Max with George Peppard, that guy, I was the plane in the sky and decided I’d rather be there than where I was. I was a horrible flight training student with little money spending only enough for a half hour of flight instruction instead of the standard hour, and then sitting in the lobby glaring, watching, till somehow encouraged to go home.
It has been a long time ago now. I forget some of how I did the things I did. I had girlfriends I’d get to help me get around sometimes. it may well have been in my bicycle days. My work history was broken up into 2 year chunks of doing this or doing that, or here, or there, for a long time.
Sure enough I was a poet and a writer but that doesn’t pay so I did all the things as if life was a river. I believe the last job was as a Newspaper Circulation Manager. I believe the last job was working as a carpenter. I do not have a great mind for geometry and therefore have never felt or even been perceived as being a talented carpenter. I often forget it as a job, or would like to.
I knew that for the first time in a long time and for a short period in drug supplies history hashish was available. I got the Wall Street Journal every night when I worked the night shift from 10 PM till 6 AM. In that paper I read that Congress had not voted military aid to the Afghanis and there was wonder about how they were getting money to buy weapons to resist the Soviets. Well, I knew where hashish came from because when I was Security at Rochdale College Toronto, it was said in and out of the College went 25 percent of the hashish distributed in North America.
So I believe Carter’s CIA helped smuggle hashish from Afghanistan into the US. The Canadian market is only so big anyway, you know. After Congress vote the aid to Afghanistan there has never been much hashish in the US again. Carter’s Library wouldn’t answer my question.
Would be a big deal if Carter were to ever admit his administration felt hashish was harmless enough to use to achieve the ends he wanted. Lots of Americans of course, went to jail around this. All people ever put in jail for pot are political prisoners.
You’re not supposed to be allowed as a member of the UN if you legalize pot in your nation, or that was long the deal.
Reinvention of the UN, well it needs to be done now as if the Apocalyptic Riot has occurred.
That means an army of its own, taxes on weapons sales, enlarging the Security Council according to national population and budgetary contributions, better balanced power relationship between the Security Council and the Secretary General.
More use of Article 99 that allows for secret negotiations between member states when there are crisis. I advise that in those secret negotiations an International Attorney be there to say what is legal under international law, and not.
Nations that violate international law and abuse their people must be named and shamed instead of being allowed to be anonymous. There are nations in good standing that really ought be censured.
Andre` Lewin was strongly attached to Elba, which he wanted to be an exile Island for deposed or fleeing despots and failed political figures like Napoleon. I said my nation of airports Transcendia could take this up since these sorts end up at the airport most of the time anyway.
Andre` added my concepts as regards the UN failure to provide to the world a watchable on TV TV Channel where truthful reporting of events and personalities making the news, and history itself balanced perceptions between networks like Fox or even CNN & MSNBC. It is simply stupid that the UN has not claimed better territory in TV Land.
There must be effective sanctions against nations that ignore and violate resolutions. They must be deprived of their votes & stopped from participation in debates.
This is not a complete statement or rewrite of Andre` Lewin’s Points for Reinvention of the UN. The essay it is derived from is “Improve the UN or build another institution?”
The letter intro has to do with the reasons for my belief in my standing and experiences that allow me to say I know what I am talking about, to the extent that I do.
I write in the Letter form here.