Obama Ambassador to UN Quotes COMMUNIST to Push New Socialist UN Sustainable Development Goals
Guest post by Patch Adams
It’s official. On Friday morning the United States, and 192 other nations, unanimously adopted the new United Nations Sustainable Development goals. These “goals“, designed to eradicate world poverty and fight Climate Change, include the Socialist ideals of universal healthcare, universal education, universal employment, and wealth redistribution, all of which must in place by 2030.
On Thursday night, the eve of the U.N. Summit, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Powers (pictured above), gave a speech in support of the new U.N. Sustainable Development goals where she quoted Communist influenced economist, Amartya Sen:
“I want to open my remarks with a quote from the master, “Development requires the removal of major sources of unfreedom: poverty as well as tyranny, poor economic opportunities as well as systematic social deprivation, neglect of public facilities as well as intolerance or over-activity of repressive states.” This goes to the essence of Goal 16 in the SDGs, which as you know world leaders will adopt within the next few hours. But it was written nearly two decades ago – by Amartya. And, I would only say, I wish the world had come around to his vision a little bit sooner – we could have probably spared a lot of people a lot of heartache.”
During an interview in 2005, Amartya Sen admitted that while growing up as a student in Calcutta, India the strongest influence on “left-wing” students such as himself was the Communist Party movement in China:
“When I was growing up in Calcutta, since the left wing student movement was very strong, the big figure, of course on those days was the inspiration of the communist movement in China which was probably the stronger influence on thinking of students in Calcutta than almost anything else I can think of.”
Critics of Amartya Sen are quick to point out how the Communist experiences of his youth helped him in shaping his Kerala economic model which “is simply an expression of the romanticised notion that Communist rule creates a utopia” and that Sen doesn’t stand for Freedom, but for wealth redistribution labeled as “economic equality“.
Considering President Obama’s own childhood experiences with radical Communists it’s not surprising that he would agree to adopt the new Socialist U.N. Sustainable Development goals, or that his ambassador to the U.N. would quote a Communist in a effort to show support for such a move.
What is surprising is the fact that many Americans still refuse to recognize the Marxist path the United States is now set upon, and how close to losing what’s left of their liberty, and the liberty of future generations, they really are…
(Image: The Telegraph)