The American citizens provide a huge amount of international support outside of tax dollars that the gov’t pours into the UN. Doctors Without Borders, City of Hope, hundreds of private charity organizations such as the Red Cross, and the list goes on. This is not to mention the individual people who volunteer a year or more of their lives to go to hell holes throughout the world, at their own expense, and get paid nothing while they teach people how to get safe water for their villages, grow and rotate healthier crops, maintain cleaner, safer environments for their children, etc. It is the soldier in the West whose life is always put in danger to fight rogue nations who want to use nuclear weapons to harm the weaker nations. It is the strength and willingness of the wealthy nations in the West to protect the weaker nations that prevent such disasters.
The tax dollars that would be cut from the UN by what this money grubber from Foreign Policy calls an “unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen.” (stated by Foreign Policy as quoted in the Conservative Tribune) is not used for those purposes anyway, or at least very little of it is. Most of the funds the UN collects from Western nations end up in the hands of the wealthiest people in the poorest nations and the poorest people see very little, if any, benefit from it.
The majority of the members of the UN are from nations that are corrupt in the highest degree and truly hate and revile the West because they, even with their corruption, still can’t achieve anything close to an affluent society. This is due mostly because of their corruption, but that doesn’t matter to them. They are constantly telling the West how to live and govern our countries, but they themselves can’t do anything to better their own governments. Yes, we have wealthy people in our governments, but our poorest citizens are living much healthier and more comfortable lives than their citizens. If our wealthiest haven’t sucked everything up and our poor are still so much better off than their poor, who are they to tell us we aren’t compassionate?
We could give them every dime we have and their poor people would still be no better off because the wealthy in their nations would keep it all for themselves. We have paid and paid and paid to help via their UN members and programs for many years. If they were truly using those funds to help their people, we would see a big difference from what life used to be in those nations. Instead, there are still just as many poor, unhealthy and hopeless people living in abject poverty and degradation there.
It would be stupid and disrespectful to our own citizens to continue to throw our tax dollars, taken from hard working Americans, down such a rat hole run by people who hate and disrespect us while depriving their own people of the help our money could provide to them and then have the nerve to call us uncaring. They need a spanking. Cutting our funding in half would do just that. And if that doesn’t do it, then we should withdraw from the UN completely. They need to learn not to bite the hand that feeds them. They need to learn to show gratitude and respect to those who voluntarily do so much to help them. They need to stop demanding we do things their way when the way we do things is obviously so much more successful and beneficial to not only us but them as well.