The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)
Friday, April 19, 2002
Oh look the UN is upset that the Supreme Court defends the constitution rather than "the sensitivities of society and the moral codes of good conduct." The UN is headed for a crisis too. Especially after this kind of shit. My favorite was the reason Guatemala (of all places!) voted against: "(Guatemala) said the primary and the principal responsibility for the human rights situation in the occupied territories lay with the Palestinian authorities. The Palestinian authorities did not have the will to accomplish their obligations. It was not right to attribute the responsibilities only to Israel, which was only acting to defend itself. The resolution had no single reference to the responsibilities of the Palestinian authorities. The resolution contained inflammatory words which would not favour negotiations. For that reason, the delegation of Guatemala would vote against."