The World War II Allies recognized by war's end a need to establish a world organization as a tool to "maintain international peace and security" - providing a voice for all members. Created Oct. 24, 1945, it worked well initially. By the 1970s, however, nondemocratic member states realized this tool could be manipulated to counter the interests of democratic members. Today, the original intention of the democratic founding members of the United Nations has been drastically undermined. After a 65-year journey, the United Nations' good intentions have become a road less traveled - one over which a nondemocratic cabal runs roughshod.