Beyond the Cusp

January 18, 2019

UN Group of 77 Show Their True Colors

 

The United Nations Group of 77 developing nations has decided to remove all doubt about who and what they are and represent. Their recent elections for choosing their leader for the year of 2019 simply revealed that their unilaterally voting to sanction Israel at every turn was no accident but a well thought out, even if dripping with hatred and a jealous spite, belief that if only Israel were to be destroyed, their world would improve. Their choice of Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to lead their group should not be unexpected from a collection of the worlds worst run nations which are mostly led by dictatorial leaders who promise the moon and a socialist dream delivering in its place a nightmarish existence where the people remain impoverished and their lack of interest or ability for development makes their title of developing nations a laughable joke. We can understand why they have a jealousy dripping with hatred for Israel as just sixty or so years ago Israel was an agrarian culture and economy just as undeveloped as their nations and is now one of the leading nations in technology in fields from agriculture to medicine to computers and on to almost any field one might care to mention. They see the wealth of Israel as something stolen from them because they were equal with Israel sixty years ago and now Israel is a wealthy nation so their question is from where did that wealth derive? Their leaders claim that it was gained through stealing the raw materials and cheating the other developing nations’ ability to develop. Israel, according to their leadership, took all the available materials and wealth without sharing any with the other developing nations thus the Israeli wealth was stolen from the rest of the world which Israel left behind. These are the same nations who also claim that the United States has stolen their wealth by becoming so wealthy such that they are left with nothing.

 

One may ask where does their mindset come from? It is steeped in jealousy, anti-capitalist agendas and, as far as Israel is concerned, anti-Semitism. Even when it comes to the United States, many claim that the reason for American wealth is those Jews stealing from the rest of the world and there is always that canard that the Jews actually run the United States and even Europe or even the world, which is quite interesting for a group which does not even make up one-half-of-one-percent of the world population. But as between Israel and the United States one has included three-quarters or more of the world Jewish populations, thus it must be the Jew’s fault that these developing nations are so poor. It has nothing to do with their leaders who live the good life, are driven around in new Mercedes or similar make of vehicle, eat lavishly and many have stashed away millions of dollars and Euros in Swiss accounts. This is something Mahmoud Abbas can give lessons as he has stolen billions from the inflow of monies the world lavishes on the Palestinian Authority (see graph below). If these nations ever realized the reality that the Palestinian Arabs receive such a disproportionate amount of international aid monies, which could be distributed to these developing nations, then with decent leadership, this could change their plot in life. Many of these nations will never realize, as they are fed a constant diet of propaganda about how the rest of the world mistreats them and steals from them, that nations such as India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and even China succeeded facing similar difficulties and starting points.

 

Graph of Aid Money to Palestinian Territories and other needful locations

Graph of Aid Money to Palestinian Territories and other needful locations

 

What did these developing nations have which changed them from agricultural undeveloped countries into some of the strongest economies in the world? It is actually what they did not have. They all rejected the concept that the developed world could never compete with the established nations and thus required a special form of governance where everyone was given a piece of the pie and was cared for by the government. Further, they also rejected central economic planning and the purely socialist model and instead adopted a free market and took on the established nations by playing the same game as the developed world used to make its fortunes. Their economies and governance were both bottom up and rejected top down autocracies. They had faith that their people would choose wisely and development could be grown naturally and would only be harmed by the stock underdeveloped world practice of socialism and top down planned economies. The nations which went from developing world, which is another name for undeveloped world, to first rate economic powers did it exactly the same way the United States and Europe had attained their economic might, free markets, open competition, low taxes on companies and investments, and an accepting system allowing for developed nations to seek these locations for their own expansionist enterprises. They also had legal systems which were well managed and guarded against corruption and refused to nationalize any sector of the economy when it began to flourish in order to distribute their accumulated gains while taking a leader’s share off the top. When countries nationalize an industry, this makes others very wary of investing or placing their resources within such a nation as they see the governance as threatening to their success. Allowing the wealth to grow naturally is the solution which took many nations from undeveloped to developed.

 

This was also the route taken by Israel. Truthfully, Israel has an advantage which many nations were not privileged to acquire. The Arabs throughout much of the MENA* world forced their Jews to flee either by edict, persecution or passing laws which denied the Jews equal rights in many areas of which legal rights was almost always one of the first stripped leaving Jews with no recourse were somebody to steal their property. The Jews were also refused entry to many of the world’s nations unless they had a relative who would sign for responsibility for them financially. Thus, most of these Jews ended up in the one nation which would accept them penniless or wealthy just because they were Jews, Israel. Many of these Jews were tradesmen such as tailors and other trades. This added to the developing cities in Israel but Israel remained largely agrarian until the Jews finally were granted permission to leave the Soviet Union. Then came an influx of people who had even the slightest attachment to being Jewish but had a Jewish grandparent to people who were fervently Jewish and had been persecuted for practicing their religion. But all of the Jews with varying attachments to the faith did have something else in common; they were largely highly educated. These were scientists, physicians, mathematicians, computer programmers, electrical engineers and a plethora of other skills. This was the secret which launched Israel to the forefront of technology in numerous fields. What was even more of an aid was many were professors with the skill of teaching the next generations. Would Israel have made it to a developed nation without this quirk of fate? Probably, it just would have taken somewhat longer. Israel had the right governance and only required time and giving up on some of its most socialist programs which actually impeded such growth.

 

There is another thing which has made Israel reviled by the less wealthy nations of the Group of 77, the same reason that the United States also has received such rough treatment in the United Nations and elsewhere, the fact that both nations attempt to assist these developing nations by sharing technology and other forms of aid. This results in the opprobrium because such aid only reinforces the helplessness felt by the people and this is stoked by their leaders as further proof that Israel and the United States are stealing their wealth. These leaders have to have a scapegoat to cover for their skimming off much of the aid wealth themselves. We have talked about the agricultural aid Israel shares with Africa but it is worth noting it again with two articles, first Top 22 ways Israel aided Africa in last three years and How Israel is redefining foreign aid for the 21st century. If you think these articles come from some slanted sources, that is fine, please check out their claims independently. Israel has a different idea about how to assist the third world nations. It often demands that they perform their work after bypassing these nation’s governments and taking the aid directly to the people. This is largely true on how Israel gives agricultural aid. Israeli agricultural aid does not consist of sending boatloads of food to the developing nations knowing that such aid, if it ever reaches the people, undermines the development of their economies, as their base economy is agricultural; so sending food undercuts the farmers by lowering the price of food. Instead, Israel works with the farmers and the villages which are off the beaten path, so to speak, and shows them the means for improving both their yield and the quality of their production. They introduce modern means of plowing and irrigating as well as providing seeds for crops which are hardier and better suited to their use. These are natural seeds so that the farmers will have seeds for the next year’s planting as they have not been engineered like hybrid seeds but instead raised through selective breeding in order to produce a normal plant with not only healthier plants but also the seeds for the ensuing years will continue to have these advantages. Israel provides instruction to medical personnel on new techniques and often brings patients to Israel for treatment when necessary. Israel also sets up new departments for these trained medical personnel in their hospitals including all the modern equipment required. The leader in this field is SACH (Save a Child’s Heart) which has given needed help to children from throughout the world as well as training and setting up departments in numerous nations and hospitals. Lastly, there is the IDF team which is dispatched to numerous, but not quite every, disaster zone after anything has gone horribly wrong from natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes etc. to nuclear disasters and anything else under the sun which is evidenced by the below map which shows Israeli disaster relief worldwide (for an interactive version of the map click here and an article click here). As is evidenced, Israeli aid has reached every corner of the globe. The map shows only official aid sent by the Israeli government and does not include aid by private institutions and other Israeli efforts. But this aid has not improved the voting record of many of the nations who have received lifesaving aid sent by Israel. This is because governments of the United Nations Group of 77 often are not representative of its people. Actually, these governments have an intense and visceral hatred of Israel because of the assistance Israel has provided simply because they realize that the people might wonder how it is that the tiny little nation of Israel travels halfway around the globe and offers aid, assistance, training, sharing technology and other vital services and their government does nothing.

 

Map of Israeli Disaster Relief in the World

Map of Israeli Disaster Relief in the World

 

Israelis do not expect the world to change from the way it is. Israel certainly does not expect the United Nations Group of 77 to alter their voting to condemn Israel at every opportunity to change. Israelis likely believe that the United Nations Group of 77 has chosen their representative well. A President of a non-country who steals aid monies and diverts contracts to his sons enriching the family and ignoring the people except to offer them money if only they will murder Israelis is likely just representative of the governing leaders of these countries. The truth be told, Israel does not expect very much if anything from the United Nations. Many Israelis would probably tell you that they believe that Israel should simply pull their Ambassador to the United Nations and resign as the institution is next to worthless. These Israelis should fear not as within a short period, ten to twenty years at the most, the United Nations General Assembly with vote to revoke the United Nations recognition of Israel and demand that Israel leave the community of nations, they like giving the membership to the United Nations an important ring to it, community of nations. This will force a vote to be taken in the Security Council over whether or not to expel Israel revoking her membership in the club. Depending on how far the United States has slid farther to the left, thus no longer proffering Israel their protective veto, the Security Council is very likely to confirm the General Assembly request and expel Israel. The only thing we have against this finality is that Israel still bothering to remain a member and not simply leaving of her own volition. It is difficult to name any United Nations agency which has not decided that Israel is the most vile and hateful nation in the world with one sparkling exception, there was the time that United Nation’s World Health Organization recognized the Israeli army’s field hospital, which is regularly sent abroad to provide aid at natural disaster sites, as “the number one in the world”, which says it all in a sentence from the article itself. Well, even the United Nations gets it right once in a while, or wrong depending on what your opinion is of Israel. As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

 

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* MENA = Middle East and North Africa

 

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