In what should give even the must gullible of New Rochelle residents pause, the quasi-socialist coalition government has now disbanded its “Sustainable Development Commission.
One particular line caught my eye from this Telegraph Op-Ed:
6. “Sustainability” is not nearly as politically neutral as its cuddly, warm name sounds. A bit like “multiculturalism” or “diversity”, “sustainability” is one of those weasel concepts which has been foisted on our language and culture by the hard left, linguistically masquerading as something unimpeachably caring and reasonable while in fact advancing a policy agenda designed to increase state control, remove property rights and liberty, and brainwash the gullible into ceding more and more of their democratic rights to UN and EU bureaucrats.
You may think that “sustainable” means nice, luffy stuff like recycling old sweaters or not over-fishing. It doesn’t. What it really means, as One World Government advocate Maurice Strong made clear in his keynote speech at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was a route to global eco-fascism:
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable. A shift is necessary which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations.”
Could not have said it better. Wake up, New Rochelle!