Please see below essay, selected snippets, with side comments of levity, for the sake of sanity, rather than from any malice; the UN Charter:
The UN officially came into existence... upon ratification of the United Nations Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council--France, the Republic of China (the breakaway island of Taiwan), the Soviet Union (defunct), the United Kingdom and the United States, and by... wait for it, a majority of the other 46 signatories. Ha! Ha! Ha! With a wink and a nod.
The UN is the international institutional expression of the ultimate fraudulent distribution of power among the nations of the world. Those countries with the might have the right to say what goes, either by accepting or rejecting predetermined policy.
The Security Council, whose five founding permanent-member states possess -- determined arbitrarily by themselves to directly protect their own interests -- unchallengeable authority. They "cannot be held accountable by those other member states who have no say (currently 189), because they are the ones -- the majority, who do not" wield this 'necessary' direct power veto.
What does this tell us about the notion of real democracy?
"(W)ho guards the guards?" Those who write the history get to factually specify what it is!
The Security Council then, by definition, is a tyranny of a minority over the global commons of nation states.
Which country predominates in this body and has unchallengeable veto power to rule the roost!
After this inexorably drawn-out moment (73 years) of actual history, it is plainly obvious which hegemonic state this is; begging the question.
The neo-liberal laissez-faire structured form of capitalism, dominant in the US, and which plays by the politics of "take-no-prisoners", contributes 25% of the UN budget.
This is the precise model upon which the US electoral system itself operates since its inception. Those who control the purse strings have the final authority. All 'others' are coerced, by way of this heavily veiled historical mechanism, to kowtow to the diktats of money power, backed by the unilateral might of the most intransigent military-techno-industrial complex the world has ever had to face.
(Our) way or the highway is an idiom that comes to mind. It may as well be their motto! Or, on a personal level, they are prone to say "if you don't like it, why don't you just go back to where you came from."
It is by such methods of control that the US usurped political 'leadership'. This is the way hierarchies conduct business whatever the designated 'business' is. When it comes to the killing and/or maiming of innocents, the US is definitely the leader! No other country comes close.
Can there be conscience without wisdom? Only a child acts without forethought. And if the child does not mature s/he ends up being a sociopath, believing that he who pays the piper calls the tune.
The errant belief is that being the largest contributor, the US should call the tune.
This subjective US rule of "he who pays the piper calls the tune" is nothing less than a despicable (de)mockery of the very ideal upon which the US supposedly was founded. This policy, ever since the constitutional founding of the United States of America, has been spread worldwide in this manner, and therefore, is an utter fraud, both domestically and globally. If the expression laughing-stock ever penetrates the greater American conscience (or lack thereof) before it really is too late, the domestic mass public too, will consciously know and be horrified at how we have been had.
The tragedy is that the greatest threat to international peace is facilitated by the one major international body of oversight, purportedly established to unify the nations of the world.
However, being based on a premeditated conspiracy of a minority -- the five charter-member countries -- how likely is this to come to fruition?
Being rigged in favor of root power it is a totally undemocratic institution.
Conspiracy derives from undemocratic collusion, even if unwitting.
The UN Charter:
The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter. True, but without any global peoples' enforcement capacity, utterly useless as a constructive political asset.
WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED
to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
AND FOR THESE ENDS
to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS
Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.
Manifesto for A New World Order by George Monbiot, 2003