Cities are jockeying for more autonomous control within the nation-state, claiming that all societies will be multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual. Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, once stated that multiculturalism is the only path to implement Sustainable Development.
New Urban Agenda
UN Technocrats now suggest that urbanites should be ‘open minded’ and dream up ‘innovative solutions’ to create the cities of the future. This is nonsense, however, because the decisions have already been made and models have already been built. Technocrats only want to offer a distant hope of citizen participation.
The UN’s New Urban Agenda has little direct appeal to the masses, so the logical Technocrat solution is to manipulate the media into selling it for them. Looking beyond the Utopian promises, the UN’s policies will establish a global Technocracy and Scientific Dictatorship.
Technocrats claim that convenience makes you happy, and in Dubai, its Smart City technology makes everything convenient. However, Dubai is an Islamic dictatorship, where creating a Smart City bypasses all direct input from citizens who must live under it. Scientific Dictatorship promises the moon, but the realization of it will be a dark moon rising, indeed.
Sweden is headed toward direct Technocracy and leads Europe in New Urban Agenda policies, but it has not curtailed unsustainable consumption. Who decides what is sustainable consumption or not? The same Technocrats who shoved Technocracy down their throat in the first place.
Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, is an unworkable economic model that will self-destruct as its proponents foolishly worship at the alter of Utopia. I cannot find a single legitimate economist who has done a deep analysis on Technocracy and concluded that Utopia has finally arrived. It has not, will not, cannot.
Several global cities like Paris are planning a 100% ban on combustion engines within their city limits, favoring instead electric trains, busses and bicycles. These cities are rising to a stature that exceeds their national domicile.
Tiny houses are the darlings of New Urban Agenda to provide “affordable housing for all”, but existing neighborhoods want nothing to do with them since they hurt property values. The UN’s agenda of social engineering completely disregards anyone or anything that gets in their way or its anti-freedom programs.
For oil-rich Dubai, money is no object and its Islamic dictatorship poses no impediment for Technocrats to create the most Technocracy-oriented city in the world. Indeed, the entire Islamic world is completely sold out to the UN’s program of Sustainable Development, New Urban Agenda, Green Finance, etc., and seeks to be the leader in all of these area. This amply demonstrates that Technocracy and Islam are not rivals, but rather are highly symbiotic.
The globalist London School of Economics offers a grim choice for cities: if you are not eating lunch at the table of New Urban Agenda, then you ARE lunch. Technocracy and Sustainable Development are transforming the global economy, which is mostly driven by cities.