Before the Dubya administration is done, we'll be tired of seeing how many planetary cross-overs by chart comparison hit his chart and the chart of the USA (Declaration of Independence). For openers, the United Nations' Mars-Saturn conjunction (23 and 24 Cancer, respectively) conjoin Dubya's natal Saturn in his 12th house. The same planets oppose the USA's natal Pluto at 27 Capricorn. Thursday's vote by the U.N. Human Rights Commission to oust the United States should serve as a wake-up call to the Bush administration. A reassessment of its unilateralism and blind hubris in regards to missile defense and its Taiwan-China gaffes are issues that wound (Chiron) the USA's prestige.
There are numerous points of view over this turn of events, which, in themselves are quite Libran. The main thrust has to do with what many nations see as the USA's unfair and hypocritical manueverings which appear blatantly self-serving. The U.N. vote comes on the heels of international outcry against Dubya's scrapping of the Kyoto Treaty and his missile defense shield strategy. The word most oft repeated in news articles on the Internet is "resentment."
MSNBC's staff writers reported on May 3, 2001, that Joanna Weschler, U.N. representative for Human Rights Watch said the USA "has voted on the wrong side of several important human rights initiatives in the last few years, including a treaty to abolish landmines and to [establish] the International Criminal Court and making AIDS drugs available to everyone." The aforementioned negative votes occurred under Clinton's watch, so Dubya can't be held accountable for those, but the overriding question has to be: why now? Why this constellation of events? Why, suddenly, is the U.N. taking such umbrage with the USA? Perhaps it is that Dubya's recent decisions on the environment and missile defense are the straw that broke the camel's back.
However, this does not explain another chilling factor in this scenario. Nations such as Sudan (who has an appalling human rights record) also collborated with other "States of Concern" to get the USA knocked off the Committee. This development could well be an op for similarly rated nations to run wild and further shield their abuses. The USA may be getting a wake-up call via the European bloc (among others), but in the end, no one will be benefitted. Dubya is permanently comatose when it comes to humane governance, so don't look for him to have an epiphany any time soon. His stance on arsenic in the water, desire to drill for oil in the ANWR, and rescinding of regulations granting workers protection in the work place are just a few of the character revelations that define George W. Bush. On the other hand, Sudan, Pakistan, Libya, et al., are equally comatose. No matter how you slice it, everyone loses.
"But other American behavior, including a tendency to treat the U.N. as a benighted and irritating stepchild, has needlessly provoked opposition. Washington's failure to pay U.N. dues is the most conspicuous example. But member states are also angry about the Pentagon's insistence that Americans not be covered by an international criminal court, the Bush administration's withdrawal from talks about global warning and even Washington's policies of pushing poor countries not to make copies of AIDS drugs. President Bush's open contempt for the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty has alarmed not only Russia, the other signatory to the accord, but NATO allies as well. "
Note: The Bi-wheel chart is comprised of the U.S. Constitution and the U.N. Charter. The USA as a governmental body (the Federalist Republic) is the entity that joined the United Nations, not the "people." The people, or the collective body of the USA, is more clearly described in the Declaration of Independence chart.