The UN doesn’t like the way you live

Participants at the UN’s Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador are exhorted on blue and white (the UN’s colors) billboards to do their best for the world’s cities. Our personal favorite read “Compact Cities.”

According to speakers addressing the conference, only by transforming cities and other human settlements into densely populated urban centers will future generations have any prospect of meeting the challenges facing them, first and foremost climate change (formerly known as “global warming”).

An endless parade of people described as “urban experts, “ warned  habitat-iii-bonner-cohen-w-delegate-rthat whatever plans were adopted at Quito would be pointless unless they were accompanied by comprehensive monitoring. But what would be the criteria by which a city’s performance could be evaluated? Not to worry, said Michael Cohen of the New School in New York , his graduate students had developed the criteria that would assess cities’ compliance with the UN’s plans to ensure that urban areas take the lead in combating climate change.

That’s right, kids in their early-to-mid-twenties – with precious little experience in the real world –have figured it out. With the grad students’ criteria in hand, cities can be monitored for the seriousness with they are meeting their commitment to battle the scourge of climate change.

Climate Change as the Pretext for a Radical New Housing Policy

While it’s easy to make light of such nonsense, no one should take these people lightly. They mean business. Using climate change as the pretext, they are determined to put an end to the way we have traditionally chosen the homes, where we raise our families.

Over time, the UN’s New Urban Agenda will see decision-making authority shifted from individuals and local governments to regional councils. These regional councils will be stacked with a smattering of elected officials joined by assorted “stakeholders.” These stakeholders will be composed of green groups, housing advocates, officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other busybodies. It is they who will rewrite local zoning ordinances, land-use laws, and transportation policies.

People will see their choices limited to the few options presented them. The terms “property rights” and “individual liberty” were nowhere to be heard at Habitat III. Instead, participants were told that “decarbonization” is imperative if the planet is to be saved. And if that means packing people into compact housing like so many sardines in a tin can, so be it.

One of the sessions even dealt with the role of video games in enhancing climate awareness in urban settings. Really? Wow. Come up with a video game where a seven-year-old can figure out how to save his town from rising sea levels, and you are well on your way to indoctrinating the next generation of climate warriors.

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About the Author: Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph. D., is a senior policy analyst with CFACT.

  • arschloch

    The UN should be renamed the Ugly Numbskulls. They need to be evicted from the US and the building torn down. Once the US withdrew from this farce operation, they would collapse for lack of funding. It an organization of, by, and for the fool. Its only purpose is to allow the third world to ruin any country who can operate on its own, and force those countries to become garbage dumps like the other dumps, while allowing the stupid to reap the profits of the hard working.

  • ReaperHD

    This UN needs to be taken out and rounded up and DEPORTED. We can house a lot of HOMELESS PEOPLE and this building will finally do some good for the people.

  • Hate thy neighbor and hate thyself.

    • Chris Chambers

      Hate the UN. Love myself.

  • AllenBarclayAllen

    Craig , we need these Greene’s to get the hell out of our buisness ! It’s regulation with out representation !
    Get rid of all agenda 21
    Code inforcement communist has to go ! Billions of dollars they suck off local States can be used for Medicare !
    Building code inspector needs to go they suck off billions of dollars better spent some whare else ,like Medicare, and we only need insurance underwriters that will do that job for free !
    Why do we need 4 inspectors ( code inforcement, building inspection , apprasiles office ,and the insurance inspector ) for one job the insurance companies can do better !
    These Greene’s crap are killing our economy !
    It’s time for them to get their own life and get the hell out of my state and buisness !

  • Lindsay Smith

    Take a look at who created the UN.
    Rockefeller “donated” the land in New York which should give you your first clue.

    Even 100 years ago great jewish philosphers themselves were warning of the evils to come;

    “Within a century, all the positions, even the highest ones, will be in the hands of jews – Wilhelm Marr (November 16, 1819 – July 17, 1904)

    “The jews, this handful of uprooted people, has caused the uprooting of the entire world”. and “the untruth of progress is Israel” – Simone Weil (1909 – 1943)

    “By the way the word Antisemite is meaningless since the jews aren’t even semites at all, being everywhere in the world. The arabs, the muslims are semites, so we are not antisemtic at all” We are anti-jewish, insofar as we have to fix some people’s attitude, which is suicidal, on a global scale. – Roger Dommergue Polacco de Menasce 1925- 2013

    The world is gradually dying through their suicide right now and the greens are nothing more than UN lemmings leaping into the deep sea of one world fascio-communism.