It is no easy thing to champion the rights and sovereignty of nations while at the same time promoting the creation of more international initiatives and partnerships. Still, in his Sept. 21 address to the United Nations General Assembly, Joe Biden did just that. While advocating a globalist agenda, the chief executive of the US railed against Moscow for trying to eliminate Ukrainian nationhood, declared that the Palestinians had a right to their own state, and said not a word about protecting Taiwan from China. It was the kind of mixed messaging on which the UN thrives – and why it has amounted to little more than a massive bureaucracy that has repeatedly proven itself incapable of solving any real problems.
Russia was a recurring theme throughout the address, though Mr. Biden aimed no threats at Moscow, other than a vow to maintain and possibly tighten sanctions. Responding to Vladimir Putin’s recent flirtations with nuclear warfare, the commander-in-chief said, “No matter what else is happening in the world, the United States is ready to pursue critical arms control measures. A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”
Earlier in the speech – the first seven minutes of which he devoted to berating Russia for its military attack on Ukraine – Biden accused Moscow of “extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state.” That message of sovereignty for every nation was repeated, with Mr. Biden even later speaking of giving Palestinians “the state to which they are entitled.” Apparently, though, Taiwan’s hopes of continued autonomy were not important enough to defend. While Biden briefly mentioned China a couple of times, he did not speak of the breakaway island nation that lives with the constant threat of invasion.
Leading the Charge for a Globalist Agenda
After the obligatory condemnation of Russia, Biden moved on to discuss various international cooperation projects that appear to be all part of the globalist agenda being pursued by the ruling classes of Western countries. First, he seemed to take a swipe at his own domestic critics:
“But as we meet today, the UN Charter’s very basis of a stable and just, rule-based order is under attack by those who wish to tear it down or distort it for their own political advantage.”
Biden suggested expanding membership of the United Nations Security Council, including “permanent seats for countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.” It was part of a plea for the UN to become “more inclusive,” and one cannot help but suspect this was inserted into Biden’s speech at the behest of progressive influencers close to the White House, for it otherwise served no purpose but to pander to the promoters of so-called social justice. There was also much talk of advancing “shared interests” as the chief executive ran through a host of treaties, agreements, and multinational projects, while casually throwing out huge numbers, representing the dollars the US would be throwing at them. Tackling the “climate crisis,” strengthening “global health security,” and establishing a World Bank fund for “pandemic prevention” were all touted.
According to Mr. Biden, the US and some of its partners are “working to build a new economic ecosystem,” which would include a “global minimum tax.”
This all seems at odds with protestations that individual liberty and a respect for the sovereignty of nations are among the UN’s highest goals. An ever-growing web of international pacts and agreements cannot possibly be sustained without eroding the disparate laws, customs, cultures, and political systems of each country involved. A global tax and new economic ecosystem smacks of a globalist agenda designed to eventually supersede the autonomy of any one nation and the right of the people of that nation to choose their own leaders and a way of life they prefer. Put simply, one cannot believe in both nationhood and globalism. Which of those Mr. Biden is leaning toward appears quite evident.