As New Rochelle Embraces "Sustainability", UK Government Abolishes Its "Sustainable Development Commission"

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In what should give even the must gullible of New Rochelle residents pause, the quasi-socialist coalition government has now disbanded its "Sustainable Development Commission.

One particular line caught my eye from this Telegraph Op-Ed:

6. “Sustainability” is not nearly as politically neutral as its cuddly, warm name sounds. A bit like “multiculturalism” or “diversity”, “sustainability” is one of those weasel concepts which has been foisted on our language and culture by the hard left, linguistically masquerading as something unimpeachably caring and reasonable while in fact advancing a policy agenda designed to increase state control, remove property rights and liberty, and brainwash the gullible into ceding more and more of their democratic rights to UN and EU bureaucrats.

You may think that “sustainable” means nice, luffy stuff like recycling old sweaters or not over-fishing. It doesn’t. What it really means, as One World Government advocate Maurice Strong made clear in his keynote speech at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was a route to global eco-fascism:

“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable. A shift is necessary which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations.”

Could not have said it better. Wake up, New Rochelle!

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newrovox on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 09:07

The Sustainability Plan proposed by New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and his small group of yes people, including Deborah Newborn and Michael Freimuth, is just a lot of smoke and mirrors to cover up for all the Mayor's development failures since he took office. The Sustainability Plan is a lot of fluffy rhetoric with very little, if any, benefit to New Rochelle in the near future. What is needed is a solid Master Plan that will bring in retail sales taxes and other revenues that will benefit the taxpayers of this City. We must make a change in City Hall leadership next November.

railien on Sun, 07/25/2010 - 02:39

The New Rochelle government should take a cue from the UK government.

This whole thing sounded similar to the proposed historic district in Residence Park - an excuse to get people to pay fines and give up control rights to their properties.

The NR government should take this cue instead of the GreeNR plan - to spur economic development, spend less and tax less. You will see people and companies flock to NR instead of fleeing it.