Re: Fw: Why Europe is so Contrary ( joe 1)

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 16:30:48 GMT

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    >At 08:01 AM 8/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
    > >Non-dictatorial countries are governed by consensus. The new world
    > >government in the form of the U.N. is also reaching for consensus. If we
    > >fail to achieve it, we will become ungovernable and some will seek to
    > >order rather than endure chaos or anarchy. We gain consensus through
    > >leadership rather than by imposition. If we don't learn to lead we will
    > >either have to follow or impose our will on others. Europe seems
    > >to follow. America is trying to lead but doesn't seem to know how to
    > >achieve a consensus. As a result we get accused of imposing our will on
    > >everyone else.
    > >
    > >Grant
    > >>
    >Hmm, but what of US vetos in the UN, are they democratic or dictatorial?
    >And is the UN run on consensus or majority?

    I would say the best word for a US veto would be anarchic. While the UN is run on a majority vote (not counting the security council) they are reaching for consensus. The US is reaching for chaos, in my opinion.


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