I was just sitting here reading about how the military dictatorship in Myanmar is making relief efforts for the millions of people within its borders affected by the recent hurricane so impossible that even the ever-so-accommodating United Nations has given up trying to save these poor people for the moment.
So I was thinking: Isn't it about time that we, as a planet... mankind... in the form of the United Nations, enact a policy — especially in an instance as cut-and-dry as this, where a government has so clearly and manifestly neglected it's foremost humanitarian obligations — that enables the United Nations to declare a sovereign government to be in breach of its duty, and give itself the ability to act without that government's permission, with force if need be, on behalf of... and to save the lives of... those people whom that government prima facie is killing?
Supermajority vote or whatever process you want: Shouldn't we be arriving at a point in our civilization where behavior as blatantly inhumane as this can be called to face some kind of extraterritorial edict and be subject to compliance with international standards of humanity?
Feel free to throw out your dystopian warnings or slippery slope admonishments in the comments section... or your NWO endorsements if you are inclined to side with me on this one.
Time magazine writes an article wondering the same thing.
The liberal New York Times doesn't think it's a bad idea.
The New Yorker backs them up.
The conservative Town Hall finds itself agreeing as well.