Adam Borowski

Dear UN: You’ve lost your way.

Dear UN,

You’ve lost your way when the world needs you most.

We all know that you’re a bureaucratic behemoth. Understandable. You represent more than seven billion people. Nearly eight now.

Do you pay your interns now? You didn’t in the past.

You seem to have a habit of supporting regimes lately.

What’s wrong, UN? Is it really all about the money?

Iran chairs United Nations Human Rights Council.

Bravo, UN. Way to go.

You openly support Russia and condemn Ukraine for defending itself.

You can’t even openly condemn Russia.

Bravo, UN. Way to go.

Now something that really makes me mad inside.

You call Russian propagandists who want to see genocide of Ukrainians, Poles, and others… you call them journalists? You are outraged when Russian propagandists are assassinated but you never mention their backgrounds, their relentless genocidal rhetoric masked as journalism?

You only see one side, UN. Is it because you’re afraid of Russian nukes, or secretly admire Russian genocidal ways worthy of an empire? I sure hope not.

Imagine Russian military slaughtering people in Warsaw. Not hard to do, NATO, or no NATO. History shows how fragile seemingly ironclad alliances are.

The Polish capital is also being bombed.

Thousands of Polish civilians are holed up in some old factory in the Polish capital. Sure, there are members of the Polish military among them, but it’s mostly civilians with little to no military training. And Russians know it. Do they care? Did they care when they were bombing a theater in Mariupol with the word children spelled out on the square outside the theater? Did they care about bombing Azovstal? Of course not. Everyone who dares to defend themselves against Russia is a Nazi and a Satanist.

And then, when every Polish civilian in the factory is dead, the so-called Russian journalists proudly walk around the ruins of the factory. They film how a heroic Russian military has eliminated a bunch of Nazis and Satanists. They snap selfies. Dumb and downright psychopathic Westerners cheer, just like they cheer when Israelis die.

And then, one of those Russian so-called journalists who walked around the Polish factory got assassinated. You, dear UN, condemn the assasination as an ulwalful killing of the Russian journalist.

Where’s the logic in that, dear UN? Shame on you. If you even know what shame is.

I doubt that.

Yes, dear UN, journalists and civilians must not be targeted, but you cease to be a civilian and a journalist when you use your platform to call for genocide. You are then a war criminal and war criminals are a legitmate target. It’s that simple.

What’s so hard to understand, dear UN? Are you really that blind, that dumb, that naive?

Can’t be.

I know there are great people working for the UN

But they are being suffocated by red tape

You are now mad at Israel for defending itself.

How about talking to Iranian regime about senseless deaths of Iranian girls instead?

Or does it disturb your peace up there in your New York City ivory tower of diplomacy and VIP conferences in fancy skirts and suits?

Dear UN, it’s a cliche but valid as ever in 2023: the world is on the edge of abyss.

And you’ve lost your way. Right when the world needs you most, you’ve lost your way.

People are enslaved, exploited and exterminated on your watch.

To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. That’s what needs to happen to you, dear UN. You’re a relic of the past, just like the League of Nations.

Either reform, or disappear.

Dear UN, when Russia comes to Warsaw to pay me a vist – and it’s likely at some point, in spite of all the cheerful NATO talk, please light a candle for me and millions of others Poles you will have forsaken. You’re good at diplomacy, after all.

About the Author
Adam Borowski is a technical Polish-English translator with a background in international relations and a keen interest in understanding how regime propaganda brainwashes people so effectively. He's working on a novel the plot of which is set across multiple realities. In the novel, he explores the themes of God, identity, regimes, parallel universes, genocide and brainwashing. His Kyiv Post articles covering a wide range of issues can be found at