The "ESG agenda" has powerful supporters in Russia. This is bad?
Renewable energy for Russia!?! What they really mean is wind & solar. Powering Russia with wind & solar would be like trying to grow pineapples in Norway. They do have a good hydro resource but they are expensive to develop, way too limited in size, environmentally destructive, vulnerable to drought and the long distance transmission is very expensive and vulnerable to sabotage. Even ESG rarely funds hydro. And never funds nuclear.
Russia has excellent light water reactors, the VVER-1100 and also has Fast Reactors that use a trivial amount of fuel. If they REALLY cared anything for the environment and climate change Russia would be pushing hard on nuclear just as China now is. That's the only sensible path to a low carbon future for Russia and it makes all this crap about ESG, carbon footprint, carbon trading, carbon credits absolutely worthless, in fact less than worthless, of negative effectiveness. Birdbrains, Russia has one path forward on climate change mitigation and that is build nuclear power plants. And since Russia is the largest exporter of Nuclear Power on Earth, why don't they get massive carbon credits for every NPP they export? How come schlock Western Companies, like Amazon or Microsoft get carbon credits for funding solar or wind farms in Developing nations but no credits for NPP exports? ESG is a scam. Unlike wind & solar, nuclear actually does reduce carbon emissions.
Your "Carbon Footprint" is a LIE (and we all fell for it):
From Red to Green was the autobiography of Bahro. Bahro, who developed his critique within a Marxist framework, accused the Communist Party leadership of betraying socialist ideals. Characterizing the states of Eastern Europe as systems of organized irresponsibility, he analyzed their political economy and aspects of their industrial production. He recommended far-reaching reforms of the administrative apparatus—indeed, an overhaul of the entire political structure. In Bahro’s view, the Eastern Bloc was not merely an example of deformed socialism, but rather a social reality based on entirely different principles. He accused the Soviet leadership of having, through its invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, robbed itself and the peoples of Eastern Europe of the experience of socialism with a human face. He demanded true economic democracy, without wage privileges for tiny elites, and also the elimination of the existing division of labor. Genuine institutional self-rule, Bahro declared, must gradually develop from below, with freedom of personal development a necessary condition. He believed that a coalition drawing from all political tendencies could lead the way out of self-imposed imprisonment. All this was conceived as a new vision of communism. Altogether some 300,000 copies of The Alternative were sold, and the book was translated into numerous other languages.
“Bahro … remains as committed as ever to the vision of a classless society. He sees the ecology crisis as a direct result of the capitalist industrial system [a system taken over lock, stock and barrel by the socialist states) ; he looks to material interests as the ultimate force behind social change—an interest in survival that is ‘more material’ than any economic interest.”
But nor is Bahro Gorz, draping a green veil over an old, decrepit and discredited project. (For a brilliant debunking of Gorz’s Ecology as Politics, see Bookchin’s Towards an Ecological Society. Regrettably it’s the only brilliant material in the book.) There is much in Bahro that is not new: much of what he says echoes Murray Bookchin in the sixties. Nor does his critique seem to me to be as radical as that of Camatte, Lewis Mumford, or the Fifth Estate. Nevertheless, he is deeply involved in a movement that is practically as well as theoretically confronting the megamachine; more of the real project that lies before us comes through his work than through the work of any other marxist “interpreter” of the ecological critique.
Bahro’s central thesis runs along these lines: We face today an ecological crisis of threatening, global dimensions. This crisis is a direct result of capitalist industry, an industry which, according to Bahro, “is driven on by a boundless need to valorize capital, to make value into more value.” This limitless need threatens to destroy the natural base of human life and at the same time “poses the old question of ‘socialism or barbarism’ with an intensity that earlier socialists, for all their farsightedness, did not even dream of.” He states that the future of the “entire social body” is in question, speaking urgently of the imminent results of our suicidal mode of existence: “The present way of life of the most industrially advanced nations stands in a global and antagonistic contradiction to the natural conditions of human existence. We are eating up what other nations and future generations need to live on.” If these nations complete their goal of industrializing the world, life on this planet will be destroyed. This process may take a hundred years, he tells us, and will be caused not necessarily by lack of resources but by the systematic destruction of the biosphere.
In the context of Neo Liberal Russia and the WEF Leninists, Bahro provides a bridge to today. From Green to "Blue" shall we say, or call this curious hybrid a Watermelon. Green on the outside.
Not sure if you will see this Riley, I have been following you for months and I love reading your work . From the Philippines with love. I always was suspect with China and Russia's agenda as a Filipino as I see the same technocracy here in Asia where the 2 powerhouses rain king especially with the COVID hoax
Unfortunately the sustainable development plan is happening in the voiceless Southeast Asia such as here in the Philippines which includes green jobs and plant based meat promotions here in my article which I linked your work hehe. In addition we are hella complaint with COVID mandates and we still have mask mandates over here
Southeast Asia are also in lockstep with CBDCs and the QR Code technocracy and most of us in the region are just going in it like it is normal and is hella scary ngl.
Hope we can pull through together as humanity but hey let's enjoy the insanity and easting ze bugss!
"sustainable development" is nothing is actually code for depopulation and the tool to transfer wealth from the people of the middle class to the oligarch the Elite$ - the predator class.
These are the corporate financial crime syndicate. Elite$ bankers and Powerful Corporate Families.
WHAT (I think) THIS MEANS... If there's money to be made, he - and many other big-money Russian interests - are all in.
And, EVERYONE must comply. Or else. WHY must EVERYONE comply? Because if ANYONE is allowed to not comply, if anyone thrives outside this new system, that rightly reveals this system for the fraud and stream of endless lies that it is.
"Green" tech. "Green" energy. "Green" goals. The only "green" they're truly interested in is "green" money. They rightly see ESG as the biggest money-making scheme in world history - and it is. And what exactly will ESG really supply in return? More environmental degradation, more human misery. And on a truly grand scale - a planetary scale. NOT the "green" utopia they're all so desperately, and pathetically desperately, trying to portray.
But, but, but, you'll get a "certificate of conformity"!!! Hoo boy, that'll keep all Russians (and everyone else, worldwide) warm in the winter, and food in their bellies. Hmmm... Reminds me of another set of utopian promises - "a chicken in every pot, and a Volkswagen in every driveway" (not an exact quote). And how did that actually turn out, what were the actual results of that? And, what were the REAL intentions of that "leader"? Are the REAL intentions, and intended results, of this scheme any different?
Who speaks about stockpilling food? Using weapons? I understand that you would like to amalgamate self sufficiency with that, but it is not the reality. And once again, being self sufficient is not antinomic with fighting for our rights, changing the Constitution, acting politically.
It is up to to each individual to choose to go to Fairway Market or grow its own production, but he must be aware of sthg: once you decide to rely on your credit card to live, to depend on food industry, on public water and public energy, you must be prepared to lose your civil and political rights at any time, since they can "cut" them for any subversive individual that does not comply with the standards.
"Not only are Russia’s leading businesses reciting ESG incantations, they’re calling for the country’s education system to join their cult so that future generations will be able to continue their sustainable development crusade. "
And trans humanist Putin associate Pavel Luksha, who heads Global Educations Future together with trans humanist Alexander Laszlo, is in charge of re-shaping the education system of not only Russia but the entire BRICS bloc.
Dr. Pavel Luksha is a founder and a director of Global Education Futures initiative, aimed at catalyzing the transformation of educational ecosystems at a global scale, and a co-founder of Global Change Leaders movement of educational & social innovators. He is also a Professor of Practice at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, where works primarily on the transformation of the higher & professional education sector, and a Professor at ITBA (Technological University of Buenos Aires). Pavel also works closely with Russian Agency of Strategic Initiatives, one of the primary national vehicles of driving change in professional education development and new technological sectors. He is the coauthor of Rapid Foresight methodology, widely used in sectoral and regional planning, and a primary author of Skills Technology Foresight methodology developed in partnership with International Labor Organization.
Wouldn't it shine out to put care for the earth as a whole before climate goals?
Extract: "Newman quoted an excerpt from this report: “Land cannot be treated as an ordinary asset controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” "Newman said that, in his view, the U.N. ultimately wants to get rid of private land ownership. “We see this all over the world. This is not just happening in the Netherlands.”
He thinks that a war is taking place against farmers and ranchers, especially those who are independent or those who are not part of the system. “They want to remove small farmers, even medium farmers, from their land, and they want to bring it all under the control of these—I think there’s no other term to describe it—fascistic public-private partnerships.” "Newman noted some examples to illustrate his opinion: The Chinese regime forces peasants to move to megacities, farmers are killed in South Africa, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States proposed a new rule that could bankrupt small and medium farmers." "The American Farm Bureau Federation said in a statement that the proposed rule could create “substantial costs” for farmers because they do not have teams of compliance officers or attorneys like large corporations. Moreover, it may push out of business small and medium-sized farmers and force food-processing companies to look for agricultural raw products outside of the United States, the statement asserted." "“One of the things that the communists loved to do is create scarcity and create dependents. As long as you have independent people who are able to take care of themselves, there really is no need for the government to run your life and to control everything that you do,” Newman said."
Elite Slave Group agenda can go fuck itself
ESG is a scam because it is the hard core of a NWO government. The first time about that was in june, 2020, on BlackRock's website.
But wait. They tell us about:
- global warming: originated with chemtrails! Rains, storms, global warming are under control!
- water is scarce: the same!
- contamination: world-wide business, armies, industrials.
- Food shortage: war, quantitative easing, inflation, global warming (chemtrails). globalization!
I got this via a friend who is vulnerable to Kremlin propaganda, recent speech by Putin. IMHO, this is pap meant for Putin groupies in the West, which is where most such people are, Russians know better. Thanks again, Riley!
"The model of total domination by the so-called golden billion is unfair. Why should this golden billion, which is only part of the global population, dominate everyone else and enforce its rules of conduct that are based on the illusion of exceptionalism? It divides the world into first and second-class people and is therefore essentially racist and neo-colonial. The underlying globalist and pseudo-liberal ideology is becoming increasingly more like totalitarianism and is restraining creative endeavour and free historical creation.
One gets the impression that the West is simply unable to offer the world a model for the future of its own. Indeed, it was no accident that the golden billion attained its gold and achieved quite a lot, but it got there not because it implemented certain concepts. It mainly got to where it is by robbing other peoples in Asia and Africa. That is how it was. India was robbed for an extensive period of time. This is why the elite of the golden billion are terrified of other global development centres potentially coming up with their own development alternatives.
No matter how much the West and the supranational elite strive to preserve the existing order, a new era and a new stage in world history are coming. Only genuinely sovereign states are in a position to ensure a high growth dynamic and become a role model for others in terms of standards of living and quality of life, the protection of traditional values and high humanistic ideals, and development models where an individual is not a means, but the ultimate goal.
Sovereignty is about freedom of national development, and thus, the development of every individual. It is about the technological, cultural, intellectual and educational solvency of a state – that is what it is. No doubt, responsible, active and nationally minded and nationally oriented civil society is the most important component of sovereignty.
I am convinced that in order to be strong, independent and competitive, we need to improve the mechanisms for people to participate in the country’s life and to make them more open and fairer. That includes mechanisms for direct democracy and people's involvement in addressing the critical problems facing society and the public.
The way forward is to rely on our people’s creative potential...."