There’s been a lot of chatter lately about the United Nation’s “Global Goals,” which has been termed the elites’ blueprint for a “united world.”
It seems on Sept. 25, the United Nations launched a set of 17 ambitious goals it plans to achieve over the next 15 years. Just 15 years, mind you. “The formal name of this new plan is ‘the 2030 Agenda,'” notes ZeroHedge, “but those behind it decided that they needed something catchier when promoting these ideas to the general population. The U.N. has stated that these new ‘global goals’ represent a ‘new universal agenda’ for humanity. Virtually every nation on the planet has willingly signed on to this new agenda, and you are expected to participate whether you like it or not.”
These 17 goals aren’t just any ol’ goals. These are ambitious goals. Amazing goals. Astonishing goals. By golly, they’re … SUPER goals.
In a nutshell, if we all behave ourselves and do exactly what the U.N. wants, then in a mere 15 years the entire population of the planet will be able to do something it’s never been able to do in 6,000-plus years of modern human civilization, to wit: “End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.” Yes really. These 17 goals, when implemented, will achieve those three things. Isn’t that nice?
So here’s the list. It’s a little vague on the technical nuts and bolts of how these ambitious, amazing, astonishing goals will be accomplished; but hey, I’m sure it’ll all work out somehow:
1) End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2) End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
3) Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
4) Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5) Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
6) Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. (I do find it personally amusing that “clean water” was listed below “gender equality” in order of importance.)
7) Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
8) Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9) Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
10) Reduce inequality within and among countries.
11) Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12) Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
13) Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
14) Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15) Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
16) Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
17) Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
These goals are carefully crafted and worded that no sane person can object to them. After all, who wants more poverty, hunger, or dirty water? Who wants girls and women to be oppressed? Who wants cities and human settlements to be discriminatory, unsafe, failing and unsustainable instead of “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”?
Yes, these are certainly worthy and ambitious goals. And keep in mind these goals will be achieved within 15 years. Isn’t that ambitious? Aren’t you amazed? Aren’t you astonished? I know I am.
There’s just one picky little problem: how to achieve these goals. How can we “reduce inequality within and among countries”? How do we “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”? What’s the best way to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”?
When we put aside the pretty buzz words and disregard the sparkly packaging, it comes down to one thing: force. Remember, there are only two ways to get someone else to do something: persuasion and force. When persuasion doesn’t work, force is the only alternative.
If you have more money than I do and I can’t persuade you to give me some, these U.N. goals means I can force you, at the point of a gun, to give me some of your money so we can “equalize” our wealth. If you have access to better health care than I do, I can force you, at the point of a gun, to make you pay for mine so we can both have “healthy lives.” If your country is richer than my country, I can force you at the point of a gun – or since we’re talking entire nations, probably at the threat of nuclear annihilation – to give me your wealth and your resources.
Now let’s look at these goals from a different angle. What is preventing these goals from being achieved in the first place? What is preventing girls and women from achieving equality? What is preventing “peaceful and inclusive” societies with “justice for all” from happening? What is preventing people from getting educational opportunities or abundant health care?
In other words, what is the source of the equality, the wealth, the security, the sustainability and the inclusiveness these goals demand?
It’s very simple. The source of these good things comes from human ingenuity. The only thing that prevents people from exercising the full extent of their ingenuity is other people, particularly collections of other people known as “government.” Only government has the force needed to “persuade” people to obey – forcibly.
Throughout history, most systems of government have done their best to rope people into the service of that government. Whether “government” was represented by kings or dictators or tyrants, the purpose of people was to serve their leaders.
But America was different. From its inception, the idea was the government would serve and protect the people, not the other way round. And what happened? Things exploded – in a good way. There were brilliant advances in manufacturing, medicine, education, employment and, yes, women’s rights.
To millions of eager immigrants, America was the land of opportunity – a sort of utopia, especially compared with some of the hellholes they came from. They came, they took advantage of the freedoms guaranteed by our founding documents, and they thrived and prospered due to hard work, thrift and a restricted government.
In this constitutional utopia, there is no promise of “equality” in medical care or education or wealth. But there is the promise of opportunity. There is the promise of freedom. Maybe it’s not perfect, but it’s the best durn thing we can hope for in this imperfect, unequal world.
To go back to the United Nations’ 17 worthy and lofty goals, we must ask ourselves: What can governments do to achieve these goals? It’s quite simple: Design all world governments to be patterned after the founding documents of America – and this time, stick to them. If the whole world had constitutional republics protecting the God-given rights of its citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and stopped oppressing with nitpicky laws and political correctness and insane taxes and other stupid nonsense, then maybe, just maybe, we might get somewhere.
Hey, if progressives can dream about utopia, so can I.
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