The News That Never Were For Real

 by Einar Du Rietz

…but very well could have been, as so many people – including yours truly – believed in, was the appointment of the dictator Mugabe as UN boss for “tourism“.

The apparent truth, as we all know now was that UN Tourism had urged world leaders to promote tourism in their countries.

Nothing wrong with tourism. As a matter of fact, it can be the best contribution to both liberty and prosperity.

Really, little wrong with the UN either. The UN idea that is. The combination, however, tends to be dangerous.

However, as my esteemed colleague Silberstein pointed out today; maybe it would have been better. We were not watching a horror show here, but – as is intriguingly common  in the UN world – the opportunity to get handle a man who has starved the people, devastated farms and families, and in general terrorised everyone in his presence.

Here’s my idea: Give the fellow the job, let some decent people clean up the mess, or maybe we should make him head of the UNFCCC.


About the Author: Einar Du Rietz

Einar Du Rietz is a journalist and communications consultant based in Europe. He has authored several environmental reports for the Electrolux Group and written many blogs for the Center for the New Europe at CNE Environment.