Please make it so

Kevin Rudd has denied he is seeking to replace Ban Ki-Moon as Secretary General of the United Nations.

Although Ban Ki-Moon’s second term does not expire until 31 December 2016, no one can really doubt that Rudd considers himself the best candidate to take the position.

Please make it so. The best way to cut the United Nations down to size is to make Kevin Rudd the Secretary General.

Outside the United Nations, Kevin Rudd is its greatest supporter. But as Secretary General he would be the enemy within.

“It’s time to move on and let me take over”

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41 Responses to Please make it so

  1. Papachango

    lordy, lordy the man would be insufferable if he headed up the UN.

    I’d pity the poor bastards who would have to deal with that ego on a daily basis

  2. Gab

    Kevin Rudd has denied he is seeking to replace Ban Ki-Moon as Secretary General of the United Nations.

    So he’s confirmed it then. Watch your back, Spanky Banky.

  3. Hasbeen

    The worst thing is he is arrogant enough egotistical enough, but most of all incompetent enough to be given the job. With a perfect track record of failure, he would fit in at the UN perfectly.

  4. H B Bear

    I’m Kevin from Australia and I’m here to help.

  5. steve

    The UN needs KRudd like the Klu Klux Klan needed Adolf Hitler

  6. Megan

    Given Rimmer’s previous form it would be an even more ungovernable morass of paralysis and dysfunction inside 18 months. And then TLS would be forced out of retirement to ride to the rescue.
    Cunning plan to destroy the UN without firing a shot…and much, much faster than any corporate change management program on the planet.

  7. That would have Rudd Implementing what the UN is calling The World We Want agenda globally and the OECD and the new economics foundation are calling The Great Transition. It is the idea of redistribution within countries and globally from the affluent countries to Africa and South America.

    It’s a toxic vision that tracks directly back to Marx’s concept of supposedly planning society around human development. Unfortunately it is all in motion and serves as a future job security program for politicians from all levels who pursued its elements with fidelity while in office.

  8. .

    The World We Want

    The Great Transition

    I would like to know more.

  9. Ripper

    Given Rimmer’s previous form it would be an even more ungovernable morass of paralysis and dysfunction inside 18 months. And then TLS would be forced out of retirement to ride to the rescue.
    Cunning plan to destroy the UN without firing a shot…and much, much faster than any corporate change management program on the planet.

    Exactly! bring it on.

  10. This calls for a petition at change.org. Quickly, someone.

  11. JohnA

    Forget the “Please” – as Captain Picard would say “Make it so!” in the imperative.

  12. gabrianga

    Make Rudd Secretary General giving Australia their best excuse to withdraw our taxpayer support from this corrupted organisation of bottom feeders.

  13. http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/forging-new-categories-of-consciousness-globally-to-make-political-power-the-key-determinant-of-21st-century-life/ is a good intro into The Great Transition and The World We Want and other UN and ed initiatives it is grounded in over the decades.

    In other posts I have taken the term The Great Transition back to a Kenneth Boulding (Mr Systems Thinker extraordinaire) book of 1962 laying out the hoped for collectivist vision that would be achieved by the year 2000. We are off schedule but it is still the same hoped-for, toxic to the masses vision.

    The UN has set up a website worldwewant2015 dot org. I am saying it is a common pursuit now being pushed in tandem by the UN and OECD under numerous names including the Belmont Challenge that Australia has specifically signed on to.

  14. Kevin Rudd has denied he is seeking to replace Ban Ki-Moon

    Compare Harry Potter:

    Snape’s been after Quirrell’s job for years.

    In this case, however, I don’t think we’ll find out that Kevin Rudd was secretly one of the Good Guys all along. He’s more on Gilderoy Lockhart’s level.

  15. Robert O.

    On paper Mr. Rudd has just the background for the job; diplomatic experience from working in foreign affairs and Australia’s Foreign Minister and Prime Minister, speaks reasonable Mandarin, likes flying around the world, bought a seat at the Security Council for Australia with heaps of foreign aid for tinpot regimes…. But, do you think the Chinese would accept him as Secretary for the UN? Methinks no as they know him to well and we know what he thinks of them, quite explicity!

  16. Forget the “Please” – as Captain Picard would say “Make it so!” in the imperative.

    JohnA, adding a polite adverb, “please”, to an imperative verb does not somehow stop that imperative being imperative any more than adding “now” or “quickly” to “go!” would suddenly mutate the mood of that commanding verb—though it may alter the mood of the commanded—; however, if you insist, you could consider “Please make it so” to be a jussive optative.

  17. Lloyd

    In addition to the Chinese I’m sure the Indonesians would be disinclined to support a Rudd SecGen.

  18. Tel

    … no one can really doubt that Rudd considers himself the best candidate to take the position.

    True regardless of which position we are talking about.

  19. johno

    If he could do to the UN what he did to Australia, he will be providing the world with a great service. Possibly the greatest service an Australian has ever provided.

  20. Up The Workers!

    The name “KEVIN MICHAEL RUDD” is an anagram for: “MR U.N. – EVIL DICKHEAD”.

    Spooky, isn’t it!

  21. entropy

    Maybe Tony Abbott could look forward to a strongly worded letter.

  22. Not completely off the topic of the corrupt UN, the latest Alumni News from the University of Tasmania has this:

    Scientific storyteller is lead IPCC author.
    By Miranda Harman.
    Nathan Bindoff’s framed Nobel Prize sits at the back of his office bookshelves. Among sundry academic books and plaques it’s dusty.

    How humble is the professor to allow such an important document to gather dust! So humble one might wonder how anyone gets to learn of his dusty facsimile.

    Professor Bindoff, coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is keen to point out that the facsimile says he ‘contributed’ to the Nobel Prize, which was awarded jointly to the IPCC and Al Gore in 2007, the Nobel Prize for Peace. “It’s not for Science, but for the policy relevance of the work,” he says. […]
    As well as the Nobel Prize from his IPCC work, Prof. Bindoff counts the continued monitoring of the Mertz Glacier region in Antarctica as a career highlight.

    “Storyteller” seems about right.

  23. Crossie

    Isn’t the candidate’s country expected to give a serious amount of money to the UN to sweeten the deals and grease the wheels? I just can’t see Joe Hockey being happy with that after yesterday’s horror deficit news. Kevni can use his wife’s money to buy the job.

  24. And Another Thing

    You actually want Rudd to get this job? Didn’t Australia already lose enough prestige under his and Gillard’s stewardship? If he wasn’t identified with Australia I would agree.

  25. .

    Another story to scare the kiddies and vulnerable elders of our community:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/arctic-sea-ice-melted-less-in-2013-but-climate-change-isnt-slowing-noaa-says/

    The 2013 figure “is simply natural variability,” said National Snow and Ice Data Center director Mark Serreze, who wasn’t part of the NOAA report but praised it. “There is nothing about the year 2013 that provides any evidence that the Arctic is starting a path toward recovery.”

    He added: “Looking back 20 years from now, the world will be warmer and we’ll have much less sea ice than today. We’ll see that 2013 was just a temporary respite.”

    Cold weather is variability, warming of any kind is an inevitable trend.

    Cooling since 1997 though.

    Must just be natural variation. I’m sure the Australian proxy data taken hundreds of kilometres away with an upward bias and urban heat islands globally make the warming data totally valid.

    The fraud from UEA and the IPCC means they’re full of shit. if the data told the story, they wouldn’t need to lie or conspire.

    Now for the brains trust : 40 degree days in Australian summers, global warming not retreating!

    They are a bunch of freaks who simply want “corporations or the poor to pay a fee to make themselves feel good about themselves.

    It would be cheaper to simply give them all ecstacy or prozac.

  26. egg_

    Surely KRudd’s reputation precedes him and even the UN aren’t that dumb?

    “He’s Kevin Rudd from Austria and he’s here to help (himself)!”

  27. Tapdog

    Two words. Grandiose narcissist.

  28. PEB

    He is a great diplomat. Who else could call the Chinese rat f…kers and still have the adulation of the left, well Bruce Hawkers at least. You sell him short. It does take great skill to say that and get away with it.

    Then again, he is a weird creep.

  29. Ant

    Do it I say.

    Make Psychopath UN General Secretary.

    And then the day after, make Gillard Australia’s UN ambassador.

  30. Rabz

    FFS, can’t we just make Rudd Ambassador to the Universe, blast the odious little twerp into space and then thankfully never have to hear from him again?

    Or would that be unacceptably risking apocalyptic extra-terrestrial wrath?

  31. Struth

    Nothing worse than incompetent public servants with tickets on themselves.

  32. south

    Didn’t they say the same thing about that other supersized Labor ego, Gareth Evans, when he retired from politics? I think the UN changed the locks on all their doors as a precaution.

  33. Robert O.

    I remember Alexander Downer’s opinion of our friend Mr. Rudd, “makes a good second embassy secretary, or words to that effect. That’s the beauty of the English language, you can say a lot with a few words.

  34. Toiling Mass

    Rudd would be able to really focus his energy on getting done the things he knows are vital – without having to suck up to moronic voters.

    His dream: Being photographed with famous leaders, chairing meetings and, at the end of his tenure, present the world with a report on a timetable to define a process for preparing a plan for selecting a panel to review submissions summarising advice on establishing protocols for the preparation of reports.

    His name would resound within the halls of the UN down the ages.

  35. Token

    Kevin Rudd has denied he is seeking to replace Ban Ki-Moon as Secretary General of the United Nations.

    Right, so the millions wasted on chasing the world cup and the seat on the security council were not enough, the vanity of these morons knows no bounds.

    There is as much chance of an Australian heading the UN as there is of FIFA going a year without a corruption scandal.

  36. Kaboom

    “Or would that be unacceptably risking apocalyptic extra-terrestrial wrath?”

    Rabz, don’t forget about the possible alien misinterpretation of the plaque and LP record (??) attached to the side of the Voyager 1, as predicted (I think) by Douglas Adams. Particularly if it plunges into a densely packed population centre…

    Rimmer will never get to be Sec-Gen – despite his multitudinous failings, I do not believe that he was ever proven to be corrupt in office.

  37. Mr Rusty

    Is everyone freaking mental? You want that meglomaniac, psychotic, havoc-wreaking douchebag as U.N Sec-Gen? That wouldn’t be the end of the U.N, it would be the end of everything! It’s like the plot to an ‘Omen’ movie. He’d have the U.N Ambassadors from each country lining up to greet him after his installation, he’d crush the hand of the Korean Ambassador, remove embargos on Cuba in exchange for some cigars and spend his evenings in strip joints fondling the girls.
    I’m no fan of the U.N but Rudd as Sec-Gen would end with the Chinese nuking us for having allowed the little turd to rise as far as he did.

  38. Jannie

    Even if Rudd was offered the job on a plate by his mates in the UN, it would be incumbent on our Government to decline the appointment. Rudd is not a good rep for Australia, he is cannot be trusted by his own friends and is viscerally hated by his own side of politics, and even those who like him have to concede he is utterly incompetent at anything except self agrrandisement and spin. He would totally screw up the UN.

    Come to think of it, maybe it IS a good idea after all.

  39. mizaris

    Kevin Rudd has denied he is seeking to replace Ban Ki-Moon

    The same way he denied he was seeking to replace TLS?? Can’t wait for this!!!!!!

  40. egg_

    Didn’t they say the same thing about that other supersized Labor ego, Gareth Evans, when he retired from politics? I think the UN changed the locks on all their doors as a precaution.

    Slightly OT but did one catch Gareth Evans’ interviews on Aunty reminiscing about Mandela’s days with the great man?

  41. David

    Gareth Evans a.k.a “Biggles” upender of Democrat sheilas [I don't think she was ever a lady]. Him and Kevni – The Battle of the Egos. That volume of hot air emission would surely lead to gerbil worming.

    :-)

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