The UN as object lesson in socialism

The UN as object lesson in socialism

After cafeteria workers at the United Nations went on a wildcat strike, UN employees went on a rampage, stripping the cafeterias of everything, including silverware.

What should have been a shining example of people working on the honor system turned into a lesson on what socialist bureaucrats do when they believe no one is looking.

. But as tensions grew and stomachs growled, a high-ranking U.N. official boldly ordered that all the cafeterias open their doors for business even without staff. The restaurants had been locked shut by security until about 1:00 pm when the doors flung open.

The decision to make the cafeterias into “no pay zones” spread through the 40-acre complex like wildfire. Soon, the hungry patrons came running. “It was chaos, wild, something out of a war scene,” said one Aramark executive who was present. “They took everything, even the silverware,” she said. Another witness from U.N. security said the cafeteria was “stripped bare.” And another told TIME that the cafeteria raid was “unbelievable, crowds of people just taking everything in sight; they stripped the place bare.” And yet another astonished witness said that “chickens, turkeys, souffles, casseroles all went out the door (unpaid).”

Just another reason why I think the US should cut all ties to the organization. Sure, it’s not as shameful as forcing small, poor countries to legalize abortion or forcibly sterilize their women to promote their ideology, but it’s indicative of the intellectual and moral rot at the heart of the UN.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli

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