Now let’s just guess whether the crony classes in these poor countries will just happen to pocket all of this “climate mitigation” money. OK, let’s not guess because we know the answer. Of course it’s a scam. But it’s dressed up as “social justice” of course.
From a while back.
I have a good number of friends in the environmental movement. People I respect very much, who are of high intellect, good humor, and are legitimately trying to do what they see as “the right thing.” Most of these people are completely and totally on the climate change wagon, which it is pretty reasonable to be I think. I am not one who argues that there is no way man has impacted the climate.
But I am one who argues that the response to “climate change”
“Nothing says ‘human rights’ more than bureaucrats sitting in a new office,”
The last thing we need is a UN “embassy” in Washington DC. Particularly one which will be driven by the deeply corrupt Human Rights Council. The council is believe it or not currently chaired by Saudi Arabia. That’s right, that Saudi Arabia.
When I think “champion of human rights” I always think of Saudi Arabia. What with the public beheadings and women not being allowed to drive cars and all. Oh, and being gay is punishable by death too.
We wonder if Pope Francis will address the issue of the Saudis at the head of Human Rights Council panel when he speaks at the UN later this week? Sadly, he probably won’t.
The United Nations is one of the most crony organizations on earth. The place is chock full of them. Like well paid diplomatic sardines in a tin. If the UN were to go away I don’t think many in this country would cry. I for one would pop a bottle of champagne.
Yes, in more ways than you might think.
The USA leads the world in giving ambassadorships to non-career diplomats, aka cronies. All one needs to do is bundle half a million or so for the president (any president) and boom – a sweet diplomatic post.
The euro was originally created as a counter balance to the US dollar. The yen was in the end too small to effectively challenge the greenback and China had not yet come roaring onto the world stage. The goal was to remove the US currency’s sole “reserve currency” status.
Government representatives from around the world gathered last week in Dubai to chart the future course of the Internet. They voted to kill it as we now know it.
The governments of the world are relentless.
The UN has just issued a report calling for a wealth tax on “billionaires” to increase foreign aid to poor countries.
The report claims the money will help the world’s poor. But empirical evidence suggests that foreign aid given to governments does not help the world’s poor. Indeed much of foreign aid ends up in the off-shore bank accounts of the crony capitalists running the poor country’s government.
Even if aid were not siphoned off by kleptocratic rulers,