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The Agenda 2030 Preamble starts this way:

Declaration. Introduction.

  1. We,the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25 to 27 September 2015 as the Organization celebrates its seventieth anniversary, have decided today on new global Sustainable Development Goals.

My first point is about the subterfuge, lies and deceit while advancing a One World Government as predicted and coming anti-Christ figure as predicted, (prophesied), in the Bible. The U.N. and the signatory list to the Globalist-Marxist Agenda 2030 is nowhere to be found, that is, they hide their signatory list.

Here is a partial list of the attendees.

Han Zheng, Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China; Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany; Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy; H.R.H. The Prince of Wales; Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain; Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation; Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of Austria; Ivan Duque, President of Colombia; Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lenin Moreno Garcés, President of Ecuador; Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana; Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece; Barham Salih, President of Iraq; Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland; Omar Al Razzaz, Prime Minister of Jordan; Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia; Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana; Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands; Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway; Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan; Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority; Andrzej Duda, President of Poland; Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; Macky Sall, President of Senegal; Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore; Kais Saied, President of Tunisia; Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine; Barak Obama, President of the United States.

My second point is to address each goal of the U.N. initiated and controlled Marxist-Globalist Agenda 2030, but, in this post, I will address just their first stated goal.

Goal #1. End Poverty.  This sounds like a glorious goal, but the Socialists methods form ending poverty can be found in the Marxists manifesto and can be seen played out in history in communist Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil and dozens of other countries.

The Marxist doctrine on Ending Poverty: How is Marxism related to poverty?

According to the Marxist view, the major cause of poverty is inequality or uneven distribution of wealth and income, a main consequence of capitalism. From one point of view, any society with inequality is bound to have poverty. In other words, poverty is more likely to occur in a society which accepts inequality.

What did Karl Marx suggest was the solution to poverty?

And as is still the case with most of our own intellectual and political leaders today, the only solution that Marx and Engels ever offered to end poverty was to have the government increase its compulsions and prohibitions over the people in their economic activities.

How does this play out in real economies?

Instead of ‘lifting people out of poverty’, everyone is reduced into poverty.

The outcome in Venezuela

With the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela was once the wealthiest nation in Latin America. But today, it is experiencing a historic economic collapse that has forced over 2.3 million citizens to flee the country. Since 2013, Venezuela has lost a third of its gross domestic product while inflation rates have soared at a record pace. The International Monetary Fund now predicts that the country’s inflation rate, which is already the highest in the world, could reach 1,000,000 percent by the end of the year.

No matter how you analyze the situation, one thing is clear: socialism is the root cause and the main driver of the tragic fall of a country that once championed democracy and prosperity. Venezuela’s failed socialist experiment serves as a reminder for the United States, where support for socialism has noticeably increased in recent years. The crisis that is on display in the South American nation highlights why socialism is a threat to the freedom that we all deserve.

How Venezuela Got There

The Pre-Hugo Chávez Era: The once-democratic nation did not become socialist overnight. In fact, the process took generations to be completed. During the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela had a significant level of economic freedom. Most sectors of the economy, including the oil industry, were privatized, and the individual tax rate remained low at 12 percent. Furthermore, labor laws were flexible, corruption was kept in check, and foreign trade was relatively unrestricted. However, beginning in the 1950s, politicians began taking away these economic freedoms by installing exchange-rate, price, and rent controls, while simultaneously nationalizing private businesses and forming state corporations and regulatory agencies like Cordiplan. They also tripled the marginal tax rate to 36 percent in the 1960s.

Due to the massive corruption in the government, wealthy elites disproportionately benefited from the government revenue. For instance, the urban population that had strong ties to Democratic Action, a major political party, had access to state resources that were not available to the poorer, rural migrants. The corruption increased when oil prices dropped in the late 1980s and suffocated the country’s economy. By the end of the century, the loss of economic freedom had decimated the Venezuelan middle class and created a massive gap between the elites and the poor. The growing economic divide led to the rise of Hugo Chávez, a populist who campaigned on transforming the partially socialist Venezuela into a full-scale socialist state.

The Hugo Chávez Era

After being elected in 1998, Chávez replaced the decades-old Venezuelan constitution with a new socialist constitution in 1999. The new version declared employment, healthcare, and housing as basic rights that must be provided by the state. Additionally, Section VI of the Constitution stated that the government is responsible for promoting agriculture and manufacturing, among other sectors of the economy. In other words, the new constitution marked the end of the free market in Venezuela.

Chávez’s regime then doubled down and passed additional legislation that redistributed land and wealth.

Final Thoughts

It is extremely difficult to separate the centralization of economic power from that of political power at a large scale. This is why socialism is a threat to the freedom that we enjoy today. It is unlikely that the United States will be in Venezuela’s position anytime soon, but there is no denying that socialism has become increasingly popular in this country, especially among Millennials. To those that support socialism, Venezuela should serve as a reminder of the importance of protecting America’s democratic foundations and capitalist economic system. (Berkley Political Review).

More reading on the collapse of Venezuela: The Venezuelan Crisis.

The outcome in BRAZIL

Socialism ruined Brazil. Socialism and democracy cannot co-exist but the people in Brazil thought they could.

Cash transfers and welfare benefits nearly bankrupted Brazil and plunged it into its deepest recession since the 1930s.

In 2006, The Workers’ Party leaders and top officials bribed the legislative members into voting with them on their Socialist policies. Socialists can’t win on ideas but bribery works.

Lula aka Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva , the socialist president, got himself reelected despite scandals and a flailing economy.

The Socialists thought they could go on forever, benefitting from a rise in commodity prices and bleeding the State oil company dry.

Lula got Dilma Rousseff elected as his successor after his terms were over. She was known as the “mother” of the huge infrastructure program Brazil was undergoing. No more than 30% of it has been finished.

To win votes, Rousseff ran up deficits.

Rousseff spent wildly and expanded welfare programs. She won reelection in 2014 by hiding spending. Millions of people now march in the streets against her.

Powerful executives and party leaders in Brazil have funded campaigns and bribed politicians using kickbacks from state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Bleeding the State-owned oil company Petrobras led to a recession and, while welfare helped the poor, there were no new jobs for the middle class.

Brazil is divided like the United States. So-called minorities think they are entitled to reparations owed to them by white, blue-eyed people.

The politicians increased debt, calling it a stimulus, and increased the minimum wage. Civil servants were given increased and unsustainable salaries and benefits. Jobs in government grew and it was called good governance.

Workers are forced to pay mandatory contributions to more than 15,000 syndicates and unions.

It’s the evil wrought by Socialists in Latin America.

Social justice was the buzzword.

The economy began to shrink under Lula but Brazil decided to move further left. They thought big government with politicians picking winners and losers in business was the way to go. These government-backed businesses didn’t succeed as expected; Petrobras did not make Brazilians self-sufficient in oil; and a government-backed credit program sank with the economy.

The Petrobras scandal was the end of Socialism in Brazil. They demanded a payment of 3% of the value of any contract the company would be part of and, legally, the company would be part of virtually every single oil related project in Brazil. The embezzled money was a way to keep the Workers Party in office.

A devastated Petrobras is selling off its shares, the economy has shrunk, inflation is in double digits, and the recession has dragged on for two years.

Latin America has a stake in Socialism succeeding in Brazil and are keeping the pressure on.

Capitalism and limited government are looking a lot better to Brazilians – there is hope – but the damage is very extensive. (The Independent Sentinel)

Michael J. Young


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