Since Britain's Brexit vote back in June — that was the referendum vote to get Britain out of the European Union — there's been a fad for thinking up similar shorthand expressions for other nations pulling out of the E.U.: Frexit for France, Nexit for the Netherlands, and so on.Well, if we're going to have a repudiation of grand multinationalist schemes and a return to countries attending to their national interests without taking orders from globalist bureaucrats, why not a USexit?
What are we going to get out of, though? America isn't in the E.U.
No we're not. We are in the United Nations, though; and if ever there was a multinational organization that needs knocking on the head, it's the U.N.
Seven and a half years ago, on publication of my paradigm-shattering book We Are Doomed, I gave an interview to The Economist. At one point the interviewer asked, quote: "Give me some examples of how conservative pessimism might translate into policy," end quote.
I rattled off a whole list, among which was the following, quote from me talking to The Economist, quote:
Withdrawal from the U.N., followed by razing of all U.N. structures on American soil and sowing the ground with salt.End quote. Well, I'm glad to see that significant politicians in the U.S.A. have swung round to my longstanding point of view regarding the U.N. They're not quite on board yet with the bit about sowing the ground with salt, but it can only be a matter of time.
Here for example is Sarah Palin, fertility goddess of the 2008 election cycle, telling Breitbart on Thursday this week that President Trump should, quote, "get the heck out of the U.N. and get the U.N. out of the U.S." Mrs Palin called the U.N. a "globalist circus."
It's not just Mrs Palin, either. Last Sunday Senator Lindsey Graham said he'd move to stop our funding of the U.N. if they didn't rescind that anti-Israel resolution.
On Wednesday former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee chimed in on Fox News, singing the same tune. He actually suggested that America's contributions to the U.N., currently around eight billion dollars a year — fifty bucks from every taxpaying American — should be redirected to veterans' benefits.
Works for me, although I'd still like to keep alive the idea of rubbling the U.N.'s buildings and sowing the ground with salt. Or alternatively, since sowing the ground with salt would probably violate some New York City environmental ordinance, we could just send the bureaucrats back to their home countries and auction off the buildings to property developers.
I believe New York City is well supplied with property developers who know how to refurbish tall buildings and market them as apartment complexes. Perhaps the incoming President could make a few phone calls.
02m31s — USexit! (We too can quit a multinational bureaucracy.)
06m56s — Venezuela, Senegal: arbiters of the world's security. (And France. France!)
13m01s — Israel isn't very important. (However much we sympathize.)
19m08s — The integrity of their quarrel. (Hard to say anything original.)
26m42s — Is the Pope Catholic? (The UN isn't the only globalist bureaucracy in town.)
31m30s — The greatest force in the universe. (Trouble at the mall.)
35m14s — White ethnomasochist of the week. (How Haiti got to be so successful.)
38m32s — Bogus refugee of the week. (They're not sending their best.)
40m20s — Shop till you drop … (… in two pieces.)
41m22s — Signoff. (Until next year.)