He’s at it again.
Last month, I reported on a video from His Globalness U.N. Chief António Guterres, in which he called for using the COVID-19 pandemic as a tool for ushering in a world tax and a one-world currency. As a reminder, here is a bit of his blather from his 15-minute, hallucinatory collectivist screed:
What is needed is a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive multilateral response amounting to at least 10 per cent of global GDP. We must massively increase the resources available to the developing world by expanding the capacity of the International Monetary Fund, namely through the issuance of Special Drawing Rights, and the other international financial institutions to rapidly inject resources into the countries that need them.
And if you’re not completely anesthetized by his sanctimonious conceit, it should be noted that “Special Drawing Rights” means “loans” from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). And, of course, the IMF is an international organization that's funded through lending by U.N. member states, with nearly one-fifth of that coming from U.S. taxpayers. Some claim that the IMF "repays" the U.S. government and everything is just peachy, but a 1998 report from the Cato Institute disputes those claims. By '89, the U.S. involvement with the IMF had already added $4.6 billion to the national debt.
Additionally, the U.S. is the biggest contributor to the United Nations itself, providing 20 percent of the funds for this 193 state-member bureaucracy.
Of course, cash from U.S. serfs, and out-of-thin-air currency via the IMF, aren’t enough for Guterres. He wants a 10-percent global tax to, well, make the world “sustainable,” according to the “2030 U.N. goals.” And if one looks into the U.N. 2030 “sustainable development” goals, one sees that they're all tied to what’s called The U.N. Model Tax Treaty, which has as its goal to push the world population towards electronic transactions, and drawing a U.N. tax on those transactions.
It’s always interesting to trace the circuit of U.N. malfeasance and collectivist rhetoric, because the circuit leads to your wallet and your inherent human rights.
And now, thanks to his pals at the New York Times, Captain Bureaucrat is spelling out his agonizing goals with even greater zeal, tying them with…
The politically-pushed theory of “Anthropogenic Climate Change.”
Yep. It’s a one-two NYT punch from the Guterres-man, headlined, “A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet,” and in it, the UN’s Taxmeister General pushes six points…
First: As we spend trillions to recover from Covid-19, we must deliver new jobs and businesses through a clean, green transition. Investments must accelerate the decarbonization of all aspects of our economy.
Who is this “We”? As I have noted in previous writing and public appearances, “we,” when delivered by people interested in the polis/govenment, is one of the most dangerous words in existence. It is used to assume your consent, to force you into a group, the “We”. It’s a word of aggression when wielded by politicians, and means you will be told, mandated, robbed, and left poorer – in earnings and rights. Additionally, he completely misunderstands the nature of economic growth, i.e. “sustainability”, which requires individual choice and valuation in order for the price system to apply prices to resources and skills and see them delivered to people as they see those fulfilling their needs.
These cannot be dictated by people like Guterres. It’s been tried, Mr. U.N., from the first, failed collectivist system attempted by the Pilgrims in America, to the Soviets, the Chinese, the North Koreans, the Cubans, the Venezuelans, and on, and it always fails, leaving millions dead.
Second: Where taxpayers’ money rescues businesses, it must be creating green jobs and sustainable and inclusive growth. It must not be bailing out outdated polluting, carbon-intensive industries.
Well, bailouts are always immoral and unethical forms of wealth redistribution. But, evidently, Mr. G has no problem with immorality of the theft and handouts. He just wants the handouts given to what he prefers.
Third: Fiscal firepower must shift economies from gray to green, making societies and people more resilient through a transition that is fair to all and leaves no one behind.
In other words, more than “bailouts” for green industries (can you say “Solindra”?), he wants “fiscal” i.e. central banks and central governments, planet-wide, to “invest” in those special “green” crony businesses the politicians love. All predicated on complete blindness to private property and ethics, and based on sketchy, politically-fueled “science” that’s increasingly been called into question.
Fourth: Looking forward, public funds should invest in the future, by flowing to sustainable sectors and projects that help the environment and climate. Fossil fuel subsidies must end and polluters must pay for their pollution.
He’s just repeating much of what he said earlier, but it allows us to remind him that subsidies for anything are immoral and economically counter-productive because they negate private market valuation.
Fifth: The global financial system, when it shapes policy and infrastructure, must take risks and opportunities related to climate into account. Investors cannot continue to ignore the price our planet pays for unsustainable growth.
This is a hyperdimensional Pandora’s Box. It implies that the international banking system, already a cronyist albatross that’s been bailed out by taxpayers and screwed up financial markets for generations, should be directed (through "penalties and incentives," surely) to “invest” in “green-sustainable” fields. More central planning. Not a wise idea.
Sixth: To resolve both emergencies, we must work together as an international community. Like the coronavirus, greenhouse gases respect no boundaries. Isolation is a trap. No country can succeed alone.
The problem with these strong-arm government people is that when they say things like “we must work together,” they mean you will do as they say. “Must” is not a word to implore, but to compel. It is the hinge of the cell door, creaking, as the light of liberty slims, dims, and goes out.
The practical evidence against the U.N. handling a pandemic is as obvious as the corruption of the U.N. Climate “science.” The U.N.'s WHO is headed by a hardcore Marxist, Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus, who’s been accused of multiple acts of corruption, and in January, the organization actually tweeted that the Wuhan coronavirus wasn’t contagious between humans.
Even if one were to overlook the ethical, economic, and constitutional barriers to Guterres’ dark ideas, why would anyone want to hand the practical, day-to-day, operations of their neighbor’s lives to a man and bureaucracy like this?
Why not let our neighbors live as free people?