We’ve been saying it for years — sustainable development is really just a disguised Marxism, with its top-down control of economic decisions, violation of private property rights, and emphasis on Social Justice — a term, incidentally, coined by none other than Karl Marx (so what was your first clue?). Well, as Agenda 21 has been enforced in more and more policies, the perpetrators have grown more and more bold in openly revealing the truth — it really is a not-so-disguised Marxism after all. But, of course, I’m just the lunatic fringe. So, let them tell you in their own words:
“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects.” — Dave Foreman (Co-founder of Earth First)
“If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecologically sound society under socialism. I don’t think it’s possible under capitalism.” — Judi Bari (Earth First)
“The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.” — Michael Oppenheimer (Environmental Defense Fund)
“So when [people like Tom DeWeese] react to ... Climate Change as if capitalism itself were coming under threat, it’s not because they are paranoid.... It’s because they are paying attention.” — Naomi Klein (writing in The Nation magazine, 11/28/11)
“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” — Harvey Ruvin (Vice Chairman, ICLEI)
“Only socialism and the global solidarity of all working peoples can free both humanity and the earth from the fatal threat of global capitalism.” — Third Annual Conference of the World Association from Political Economy, Langfang, China, May 23-25, 2008
We call for “Zero Economic Growth.” — Speaker at the UN’s Rio+20 Summit, June, 2012.
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