One of the myths that are shouted the loudest is that human development has occurred on the backs of a certain portion of the population. This belief is parroted by billionaires who claim they are in favor of paying more taxes themselves to help the neediest the most, so there is more equality in society.
What these ideological goons don’t tell you is that their wealth has been made in the same way they now claim to be negative for society, for the environment and the planet.
It is not uncommon to read in globalist publications that rich nations have developed and taken advantage of the rest of the planet on the backs of less intellectually and less naturally endowed countries. In fact, they all want to pay retributions and redistribute wealth in order to level the table.
In sum, they have accumulated so much power and wealth that they now want to prevent people from enjoying the benefits of living in better social, health and economic conditions because that would mean, they say, the destruction of the planet.
The most recent piece of propaganda on this matter comes from no other place than the United Nations, an organization created by and for globalists and financial rubber barons.
According to its Human Development Index, Norway, the most developed country in the world, should be, due to its contribution to CO2 emissions and “the pressure it exerts on the planet” as it develops, in position 15 on the list. According to this index, Iceland falls 26 places, Australia 72 and the United States 45.
No country in the world has achieved very high human development without exerting great pressure on the planet, the document says. “But we could be the first generation to correct it,” explained Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in a meeting with journalists prior to the presentation of the new Human Development Index 2020.
This UN organization changed the way of measuring progress beyond income, GDP and merely economic indicators to sell the idea that using science, technology and available resources to bring development to the less favored, is a way to promote inequality of societies and also to widen the so-called “gender gap”, for which, social and economic development led by market capitalism must be eliminated.
The inclusion of indicators related to the impact of countries on the environment causes important variations in the upper part of the table, that is, in the countries that have had the most development in the last 100 years.
This practice of wanting to discourage development based purely on insane ideological beliefs, such as not providing cheap fuel to developing countries in order to promote their growth, goes hand in hand with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which aims to stop development. and productivity as the only way to “save the planet”.
“Right now there is an empty space between achieving high human development and low pressure on the planet,” noted Pedro Conceição, director of the UNDP office responsible for this study, in the virtual meeting with the press.
No country achieves extremely high prosperity without too much impact on the environment, but there are good examples.
One of those highlighted by the authors is Costa Rica, which occupies position 62 out of 189 in the HDI, but rises to 37 positions if its level of emissions and the ecological footprint of its consumption are taken into account.
“It has already harnessed hydropower and has largely decarbonized electricity production,” he notes. Almost 100 percent of Costa Rica’s energy sources are so-called renewable, but there are still parts of the country where power outages and insufficient water supply are common, irrespective of the season or location in a country of just over 51 squared kilometers.
The Covid-19 Crisis: The Opportunity for the Great Reset
The objective of this new measurement is to justify the insane idea that it is necessary to have a type of human development that is compatible with planetary limits and with more equitable forms of redistributing resources. This means de-industrializing the Western world to the levels of the 1900s and to take from one country to give another, as supposed to promoting its growth according to its needs.
In the opinion of ideologists in the church of environmentalism, the COVID-19 crisis provides an opportunity to achieve limited economic growth. For this, the reactivation of activities paralyzed by the lockdowns and the limitation of mobility to stop the pandemic, must contemplate measures very different from what had been adopted before 2020. “The usual does not work,” Conceição insisted.
What is wanted is to keep as many people confined to reduce emissions and mobility and that people have to work at home or depend 100 percent on government handouts tied to obeying authoritarian guidelines from the globalist bureaucracy.
Thus, the UNDP administrator pointed out that “fossil fuels are highly subsidized.” Specifically with five trillion dollars, or what is the same, 6.5% of global GDP, according to a study by the International Monetary Fund, cited in the IDH report, on the other hand, vulnerable people are not receiving such subsidy, the document says. And understandably so, since these people do not produce anything of value, which is why developed nations need to invest in creating and applying new technologies that may provide energy, food and shelter to poorer countries.
The idea that it is necessary to redistribute wealth has always been the the war flag of globalist foremen and servants, who say they want to help those most in need. Who could object to that?
What they really want is to install a global nanny state that we all depend on and that we all obey. For example the use of universal basic income, UBI.
“We have suggested to the countries that they approve a temporary minimum income for the poorest, those hardest hit by this crisis. If you shut down economies to contain the virus, you can’t condemn people to no income and basically starvation. We have a hunger emergency and poverty is on the rise. These are only short-term symptoms of a development path that has given us material progress, but that has brought us ever closer to the precipice, not only in climatic terms, but also socially; you just have to look at the protests happening all over the planet. The risk is that we will go back to where we were at the beginning of 2020,” says Steiner.
This plan sounds very benign, but just like the lockdowns and the illegally mandatory use of masks, these plans are all but temporary. Once technocratic elites accumulate power, they rarely or never let go of it. It is their plan to centralize control, development and to socially engineer everything.
“In development it is not about choosing between people or trees; we just have to rethink how we progress,” Steiner remarked. It must be done, Conceição added, because “human activity is changing natural processes on a planetary level.” The pressure is such that “not only are we putting ourselves as a species at risk, but all life on Earth as well,” he warned.
In this geological era that some scientists have agreed to call the Anthropocene, since they chose to focus on the alleged human impact on the planet, it is possible to take control to change the current course towards destruction, these so-called experts say.
“Humans have more power over the planet than ever. It’s time to use that power to redefine what we call progress, one in which our carbon footprints and consumption are no longer hidden,” Steiner noted.
The report lists some of those possible mechanisms for change. “First, through social norms -read, technocratic tyranny-. The second is the incentives: we know that currently prices determine our choices, but they do not incorporate damage to the planet. Third, we must stop considering the preservation of the environment as something that limits what we can do; however, we have to see in nature an opportunity to continue development with less pressure on the planet ”, summarized Conceição.
The classification of the traditional HDI compared to the new one adjusted to the pressure on the planet can be found on page 241 of the analysis that UNDP has written to support an idea: the well-being of people is indivisible from the habitability of the Earth.
Therefore, human development cannot be defined as it has been until now, ignoring the environment. For now, the UN body has put on the table this “experimental” proposal, according to its terms, for measuring progress. The goal is that leaders make decisions to improve human life and preserve what makes it possible, they say.