I have an idea. The UN is taking up a HUGE tract of land in New York that could more profitably be used for other things. The UN buildings are desperately in need of repairs / rebuilding. The US people are pretty sick of them being their (mostly rent free). The NYC people are sick of the unpaid parking tickets and other random annoyance of the Diplomatic Immunity crowd.
So I have a suggestion that should work well for all people and help to revive an American City.
Relocate the UN Headquarters to Detroit.
The land is cheap. Finding 100 contiguous city blocks to redevelop shouldn’t be any kind of an issue. The city is in desperate need of a cash infusion. The new building alone should bring roughly $300-500 million alone. Then all the diplomatic compounds that would be put in would create a complete renaissance in the area they choose.
It would also make the typical diplomat and UN worker feel much more at home, given their nations are much closer to how Detroit is today then NYC.
I see it as a win for NYC. They get rid of the UN locusts.
A win for the UN, they get new digs and an area HAPPY to have them and their associated revenues.
A win for the politico’s as their chicanery, corruption and avarice will go unnoticed in the political landscape of Detroit.
A win for the US people as Detroit has long ago been written off anyway.
A win for the US Treasury as no one will even notice when we completely quit funding any aspect of the UN. Being fly over country, WaPo and the NY Times won’t even notice.