Demise of League of Nations
Caption:The Gap in the Bridge. Cartoon about the absence of the USA from the League of Nations, depicted as the missing keystone of the arch. The cigar also symbolizes America (Uncle sam) enjoying its wealth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
League of Nations was founded, after second world war, so that their would be no war in future. Representation at the League was often a problem. Though it was intended to encompass all nations, many never joined, or their time as part of the League was short. The most conspicuous absence was the United States. President Woodrow Wilson had been a driving force behind the League’s formation and strongly influenced the form it took, but the US Senate voted not to join on 19 November 1919
The onset of the Second World War demonstrated that the League had failed in its primary purpose, the prevention of another world war. There were a variety of reasons for this failure, many connected to general weaknesses within the organization. Additionally, the power of the League was limited by the United States’ refusal to join.
On 23 June 1936, in the wake of the collapse of League efforts to restrain Italy’s war against Abyssinia, British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin told the House of Commons that collective security had “failed ultimately because of the reluctance of nearly all the nations in Europe to proceed to what I might call military sanctions … The real reason, or the main reason, was that we discovered in the process of weeks that there was no country except the aggressor country which was ready for war … [I]f collective action is to be a reality and not merely a thing to be talked about, it means not only that every country is to be ready for war; but must be ready to go to war at once. That is a terrible thing, but it is an essential part of collective security.”
The final meeting of the League of Nations was held on 12 April 1946 in Geneva with delegates from 34 nations attended the assembly. This session concerned itself with liquidating the League: assets worth approximately US$22,000,000 in 1946, including the Palace of Peace and the League’s archives, were given to the UN, reserve funds were returned to the nations that had supplied them, and the debts of the League were settled. (Extracts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations#CITEREFNorthedge1986 and http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/leagueofnations.htm)
The League died on this day in 1946. Long live the United Nations. But after 66 years of its existence, is the situation any better today? After invasion of Iraq by USA and its allies under alleged authority of UN resolution 1441, the credibility of UN is all time low. Who is monitoring the world UN of USA? If UN has to produce any results to save humanity from stupid wars, it needs to re-invent itself otherwise doom is written on its future.
Springs © Sandeep Bhalla
are simpleton creatures who spend their life under assumption that they are intelligent. They are always stubborn and very often arrogant. They are capable of hard work but are easily distracted with any new thing. These creatures do all the hard work and with very limited manipulative skill they could hardly ever rise to the political offices. But now things are changing. People are more appreciative and some them have made it to offices of Judges and recently to the office of Head of the State and even United Nation. But the problem is that at such places they are manipulated by others like their wives, advisors or parents (last if still around). Their natural talent is thus abused. The best thing about them is that they are repetitive. They keep on doing the same thing and even though complain boredom, they never change their pattern of functioning. It becomes very easy to take work from such people. Once their programming is properly understood and their obedience achieved, intelligent people love to have them around. Being not manipulative they cannot plan any adventure but their life is an adventure of repetitive errors and a tale of great survivorship.
English language is a language of adjectives, labels, names, pronouns and what not. If we take the word fool, it categorize them as idiot, imbecile, moron and fool. With idiot bordering on extreme foolishness and fool being the most intelligent among them. Here I am talking about these intelligent beings.
On this day of pranks we must do a serious work of seeking to establish a new Fundamental Right by writing it down here and now.
A fool when born, the parents become unnecessarily anxious. They take him to best possible schools/coaching to get best possible degrees, to make them a professional or a bureaucrat or even a politician. All by training or coaching. After all intelligent people like Milton, Einstein, Edison etc. needed no coaching. They were brilliant or rather genius. Now if Foolishness is declared to be a fundamental right, the whole society can be saved from the atrocities of fools who have infiltrated into every office by cramming the books written by intelligent people. The stronger argument
is about the people who do not, after all the efforts pass in exams due to their inability to cram all irrelevant historical facts about various branches of study. They fall sick and some of them also commit suicide. Now if only we recognize their right of co-existence and give them their rightful place, a vast humanity can be saved from all kinds of problems.
Therefore this issue must be taken up at every forum from United Nation to Parliament of every Country that we must refrain from converting/covering our foolish descendants and encourage them in their natural aptitude without any fear or guilt. Let their be a new word order of peaceful co-existence with fools.
© Sandeep Bhalla.