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International Religious Leader Rael Supports Duterte

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Philippine President Duterte supported by international religious leader Rael. The international head of the movement called Raelian has pledged support for the embattled president of the Philippines. This support comes at the state leader’s claims that the United Nations is “stupid”.

International Religious Leader Rael
Source: Al Jazeera Inside Story

Part of the comment that the international religious leader Rael made is translated as follows:

“Finally! A head of state may trigger the dismantlement of the US puppet United Nations Organization and inviting China, African nations and other countries to create a rival international body is a wonderful idea! Should be called Anti-Imperialism States Organization.”

It wasn’t the first time that the concept or idea of an international organization separate from the United Nations has been entertained in the past. Maybe the international religious leader Rael was not the first person to think of it. (And certainly, not Duterte either). Then again, for certain organizations and sovereign states that don’t feel that much UN love. They’d rather have economic and political ties with each others without minding UN again. Maybe not ever. But surely not for the long time.

 

Does forming a separate global organization automatically mean going against the UN? No. The European Union was formed with economic cooperation in mind. The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) was formed as a support group for the Latin American countries. BRICS emerged as a group of nations that rely on each other for economic and political power consisting of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

As of late, new acronyms like MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.) and CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.) emerged. These latter groups haven’t been “formalized” in the vein of BRICS. But one can sense an attempt to gather into groups outside the UN system. What does that say about UN’s influence then?

International Religious Leader Rael
Source: Strategic Affairs

Let’s go back to international religious leader Rael’s comment about Duterte. Now that we have analyzed global affairs now. The last sentence says “Should be called Anti Imperialism States Organization.” It’s like a soft shade thrown at UN for having a certain level of favoritism thrown the US way. Globalization wasn’t as controversial as it used to be anymore. Some states have started thinking about themselves more and less about what the international community. This is why EU and other sympathizers feared Brexit. After UK grows a pair and packs its bags. Would the rest of the members dissatisfied with the current EU leadership follow? Could it be another source of inspiration for Duterte’s PHexit?

For Duterte, it’s simple. He’s trying to do his job and he hates interference. And he doesn’t give a rat’s ass on whether it’s the frickin’ UN. He just wanted to serve the people. He lived here in the Philippines all his life. He experienced how hard life had been here. And he wouldn’t let a bunch of bureaucrats interfere in his job when these UN “experts” earned their so-called expertise without ever setting foot in the Philippines. An act lauded by the international religious leader Rael.

International Religious Leader Rael
Source: Al Jazeera Inside Story

As of this writing, President Duterte has returned to the Philippines after a successful stint in the ASEAN Summit and his state visit to Indonesia. Would a meeting with the international religious leader Rael be far behind? Tune in to updates here at The Philippines Web by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter. We’d be expecting you.