In the end people tend to look out for themselves.
Which is why there is truly no such thing as a country that 'just wants to be left alone'. It's a transitory illusion made possible by said countrys' interests and needs already met. Using your own metaphor, what would your happy-shiny bug-nobody snowboarders do if people were clogging up the trail? (threatening their interests) Maybe this?
Left alone my ass.
Again, the UN is a forum where countries who aren't doing their own dirty work (or don't, at the time, need to do dirty work) can wave holier-than-thou fingers at other countries.
Excerpt from one of my favorite books, read it and tell me it isn't true:
I ask you, What is the difference between the Chosen Nations, whom you hate, and all the Others for whom you have so much love?
2 You see that the tree you hate is big, and so you think that every small tree is beautiful and good.
3 But this is a lie which you have made up for yourselves, because you are not very smart and cannot think of any other way to look at it.
4 The truth is that all trees are of the same tree,
5 Which is the tree of Mankind,
6 And one is not different from the other in its basic nature.
7 You would revile the conquistadors because they committed genocide in the name of God against the Mayas and Aztecs,
8 But I ask you, Did not the Mayas and the Aztecs also commit genocide in the name of God against those who opposed them, and even against their own people?
9 You would deplore the Brits who committed genocide against the Zulus of South Africa, not even in the name of God, but in the name of the King, for the purpose of expanding their evil empire,
10 But again I ask you, Did not the Zulus commit genocide against their neighbors, also in the name of their king, for the purpose of expanding their empire?
11 And so what is the difference between the conquistadors and the Mayas, or between the Brits and the Zulus?
12 The only difference is that the Spic tree was taller than the Maya tree, and the Brit tree was taller than the Zulu tree,
13 Just as the American tree is taller than the tree of Southeast Asia or the tree of the Native Americans.
14 And if you cut down the biggest tree, you will simply make room for the smaller trees to grow taller,
15 By committing genocide against their neighbors and their own peoples,
16 Which is what they all want to do anyway,
17 All of them,
18 Including even the very tiniest trees on the planet,
19 Even unto the headhunters of the rain forest,
20 Who have no nuclear weapons,
21 Or B-52s,
22 Or Napalm,
23 But still want more heads anyway,
24 Because they, too, are of the tree of man.
- Boomer bible