A seemingly innocuous plan from the United Nations about ideal cities is set to go into effect in October, and its tenets, if implemented, could mean complete government and globalist control of American cities.
According to the New American, the U.N.’s “New Urban Agenda” was set to be adopted by the world body this month. While it looked like a set of recommendations on its face, what it recommended should frighten every American.
A quick scan of the document revealed that it was, at its heart, profoundly redistributionist and called for government control of almost every aspect of urban life.
According to the document, the United Nations ought to ensure that cities “fulfill their social function, including the social and ecological function of land, with a view to progressively achieve the full realization of the right to adequate housing, as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, without discrimination, universal access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, as well as equal access for all to public goods and quality services in areas such as food security and nutrition, health, education, infrastructure, mobility and transportation, energy, air quality, and livelihoods.”
While the document didn’t define specifically what an “adequate standard of living” or “equal access for all to public goods” represented, it was pretty straightforward about the fact that it planned to use redistribution to achieve these goals.
“We will support the development of vertical and horizontal models of distribution of financial resources to decrease inequalities across sub-national territories, within urban centers, and between urban and rural areas,” the document read.
Most of the document was cloaked in this sort of thinly veiled language which sounds good until you think about how it could be applied. Take, for instance, the document’s talk about the “informal economy.” You may be wondering what the informal economy is. Simply put, it’s the economy that exists outside of extensive government regulation or oversight.
And what do the framers of this document think of the informal economy? Not too much, apparently: cities should leverage “urbanization for structural transformation, high productivity, value added activities, and resource efficiency, harnessing local economies, taking note of the contribution of the informal economy while supporting a sustainable transition to the formal economy,” it read.
Let me translate that into human speak for you: Cities should leverage and “harness” the advances and high productivity to drive redistribution and liberal policies, then they should “transition” it to the “formal” (read: planned) economy.
Thanks for the economic advancement, entrepreneurs! We’ll take it from here — along with your money! Oh, but we will “take note of the contribution” you made when we’re taking that money.
And here I was thinking all along that “Atlas Shrugged” was fiction.
I don’t wish to be a conspiracy theorist and say that this is part of a massive plan to take over your hometown this October. It obviously isn’t binding on America — yet.
However, this farrago of hastily refurbished socialism is what the United Nations believes America should look like, and there are plenty of liberals, dictators and internationalist functionaries ceaselessly working to make this a reality in every city and state across this nation.
It’s time we took a stand and made sure that this never takes effect in our cities and towns. Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you agree.
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