Rio’s Anti-DemocracyÂ Summit
- According to the head of the United Nations, only one vision of the future is acceptable.Â (full post below the fold)
- Is it an African thing trying to steal other peoples money rather than create wealth?
.Germany, one of the countries that leads the world in preaching the global warming doctrine and insists the rest of the world do as it says, should re-evaluate itself in regards to its environmental on-goings. Â (source)
Rio’s Anti-DemocracyÂ Summit
Five days from now the United Nations’Â Rio+20 conferenceÂ will officially commence in glamorous Rio de Janiero. Most of the world’s citizens will pay little attention. With bills to pay and mouths to feed, we have other things on our mind. Â (source)
But there’s a serious problem. Many of the individuals attending Rio+20 think they’re authorized to speak for the rest of us. They also think it’s their job to choose our future.
Forward to the tyranny of professional parasites!
Two days ago anÂ opinion pieceÂ authored by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, was published inÂ Der Spiegel, a prominent German news magazine (backup linkhere). So far no translation â€“ or even record â€“ of it is available on the section of Ban Ki-moon’s websiteÂ specifically devotedÂ to such matters. So a GoogleÂ translationwill have to do.
Contrary to the U.N.’s dire assessment, humanity has never seen a clearer reduction in poverty worldwide. The proportion of people living in absolute poverty has dropped massively, from 52 percent in 1981 to 22 percent today.
Lomborg wasn’t exaggerating when he said the UN nevertheless considers this remarkable achievement a failure. Here’s Google’s imperfect translation of what Ban Ki-Moon said inÂ Der Spiegel:
For too long we have tried the path to prosperity through enhanced to ensure consumption. This model is dead in Rio, we need a new model for an economy of the 21st Century development…
So the economic model that has, in a mere 30 years, slashed the percentage of the world’s population living in squalorÂ in halfÂ doesn’t deserve praise and support. Rather, the UN considers itÂ dead. This is the same UN that has been utterly ineffectual with respect to achieving peace in the Middle East, discouragingÂ piracy on the high seas, alleviating theÂ tragedy of Zimbabwe, or preventing theÂ ongoing massacresÂ in Syria.
Not having enough real problems to deal with, Ban Ki-moon instead imagines he can micromanage the future. He seems to think that governments possess a magic wand and that, if they’d only wave it in the correct manner, all would be well:
With smart policies, governments can create growth, fight poverty, create employment and accelerate social progress and protect the natural and finite resources of the earth.
The rest of us can point to evidence that says private businesses â€“Â particularly small onesÂ â€“ are responsible for job creation, but the head of the UN prefers to believe governments have the ability to conjure jobs out of thin air. Ditto growth and “social progress.”
Three weeks ago Ban Ki-moon authoredÂ another opinion pieceÂ for theÂ New York TimesÂ in which he said that the participants at Rio+20 will be pursing “a transformative agenda for change” and “a conceptual revolution in how we think” about the future.
According to him, at the first Rio environment summit 20 years ago world leaders agreed that “the only way” to protect the environment
was to break with the old economic model and invent a new one.
Is that so. Does anyone remember having such a matter placed before them on a ballot?Â Do you mandate your elected representatives to invent a new economic model?
I can attest thatÂ myÂ opinion has never been sought in this regard. I also suspect that any news team that ventured forth on any street in any nation would have a difficult time finding five people who were aware of this fact. How could a decision so momentous be such a well kept secret?
According to Ban Ki-Moon’sÂ New York TimesÂ piece, we all recognize that we cannot continue to
consume our way to prosperity. Yet we have not embraced the obvious solution â€”Â the only possible solution, now as it was 20 years ago: sustainable development. [bold added; article backed-upÂ here]
In a world brimming with creativity, diversity, and ingenuity the head of the United Nations is telling us that choices don’t exist. He’s telling us that there’s only one answer.
This is not leadership by the people, for the people. There’s nothing remotely democratic about what’s going on here.
We have a word for those who believe that their vision is the only acceptable one. They’re called tyrants.
- Australia, I’m Looking Forward to Meeting You
- The World Wildlife Fund’s Rio+20 Press Release
- Masters of Hypocrisy: the Union of Concerned Scientists
- Canadian Greens & their Twisted Democracy
- Poverty Pollutes: Lomborg on the Rio+20 Conference
- More on IPCC Chapter Head Neil Adger – & Stephen Schneider
- Der Spiegel Skewers the World Wildlife Fund
- The IPCC: Going Where No Scientist Should Go
- The Activist Economist & the IPCC (Part 2)
From Sweden, the progressive paradise:
Swedish Bureauweenies Move to Impose SitzpinklerheitÂ (Moonbattery)
Germans have an excellent term for wimp:Â Sitzpinkler. It means “one who urinates sitting down.” It could also be defined as “one who submits to liberalism.”Â For example:
The Left Party in Sormland [Sweden] said it wants the Sormland County Council to pass a motion requiring toilets reserved for stand-up urination to be labeled, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. …
Viggo Hansen, a substitute member of the council and author of the motion, said he wants it to eventually lead to sitting-only bathrooms.
For another example, refer to Germany’sÂ talking toilets.
It’s not your imagination. Moonbats really do want to emasculate you.