ESG - Environmental-Social-Governance: Tyranny, Tech, and Government Subsidies

P. Gardner Goldsmith | July 13, 2022
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Culminating decades of international corporatism and bailouts, of fascist government “grants” and “public-private partnerships,” of “regulation” and regulatory capture, of pretend money created by the government-established Federal Reserve, and stack upon stack of bureaucratic offices piled as high as the Tower of Babel, people worldwide are ringing alarm bells over the newest push to collectivize the planet.

They’re warning others about the term “ESG”, or “Environmental-Social Governance.”

ESG is a globalist, “Agenda 2030,” variation of the Chinese government’s “Social Credit Score” that the communist/fascist collective uses to monitor whether citizens are conforming or if they might be “speaking out” against policies, or behaving in “incorrect” ways, and then punishing the “malcontents” by blocking them from trains and stores and/or controlling their central-bank-digital-cash (CBDC).

It's behavior modification and resource/consumer control through interconnected technological snooping, “regulation,” and, finally, “benefits” that the centralizers are beginning to shower on enthusiastically servile corporate agents of the state.

And it might have appeared in your email, as it recently did with one of my family members, who forwarded it to me.

The email touted the wonders of the “first-ever CohnResnick Gamechangers in ESG Awards” – CohnResnick being a giant, New York-based, accounting, tax-advisory corporation with its fingers in asset management, insurance, cyber-security, PPP (Paycheck Protection Program, part of Trump’s anti-constitutional COVID payoffs), and many other fields.

And CohnResnick’s great ESG Awards competition, being judged this month, sees very “special” guest judges, people that CohnResnick describes as a “panel of experts who represent capital markets, academia, industry and professional associations, and advocates for environmental and social justice.”

They’re folks from such woke corporate giants and “Non-profit Organizations” as Major League Baseball (take a knee for Gaia), Starbucks, Conscious Venture Lab, Yale, the Sustainable Finance Institute, CohnReznick, World Central Kitchen, and more, and they all are not just fully embracing the “social justice” and “Anthropogenic Climate Change” narratives, in nation after nation, they have chosen sides: globalist political connections over consumer satisfaction.

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ESG is the culmination of decades of government propaganda and political ties to corporations, universities, banking, and non-profits, steering them away from consumer satisfaction and towards political plans. It is the attempt to see politically preferred behavior and propaganda control resources and crowd-out any competition offered by the consumer-oriented “un-woke.”

And it's one of the driving forces behind the Dutch government’s merciless attack on farmers, livestock, and nitrogen fertilizer, which, as Micky Wootten reported July 5 for CNS News:

“…calls upon each Dutch Province to implement emission reduction measures to reduce nitrogen emissions between 12 and 70 percent, depending on the area.”

That means both nitrogen fertilizer (one kg of nitrogen can be derived from two litres of Diesel fuel, IF a person is lucky enough to get the fuel, in this increasingly green-strangled world) and it means livestock depletion…

“Each of the 12 Dutch provinces have one year to come up with a strategy. To reach the country’s 2030 climate goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent, it is estimated that farmers will need to have around a 30 percent reduction in the total number of cattle.”

Which, in turn, means the end of Dutch independent farming, means higher prices for anything associated with livestock, and means a strengthened political nexus for the food producers big enough to handle new regulations or those that switch to – say, turning bugs into dinner.

Is it any wonder the hard-working farmers of The Netherlands are rising up against their government mafia? The US pop media is assiduously avoiding the Dutch revolt against the farm sector shut-down, but excellent reporting from RebelNews shows us that the innocent targets of totalitarian government are engaged in nothing short of a nascent political revolution.

And Holland is not alone. ESG already has visited swift and unimaginable economic hardship on innocent people.

As Micaela Burrow reports for The Daily Caller, the World-Bank-Client-State of Sri Lanka already instituted many of the environmental and “Climate Change” policies the Dutch people are fighting, and the results were calamitous.

“Sri Lanka has been wracked with poverty, inflation and fuel shortages on a massive scale, with the Prime Minister declaring Tuesday that the country has gone ‘bankrupt,’ according to Business Insider. A ban on chemical fertilizers, implemented April 2021 in an effort to promote organic farming, proved the final straw after a string of missteps, decimating Sri Lanka’s primary source of income and forcing it into bankruptcy, experts told The Daily Caller News Foundation.”

And:

“The government lifted the fertilizer ban in November 2021, but the damage had already been done, Peter Earle, a former financial markets trader and economist at the American Institute for Economic Research, told TheDCNF. ‘The decision to overnight shift away from synthetic fertilizers was an absolute disaster,’ he said.”

This just so happens to be nearly the same plan that Joe Biden announced in June, as he told Americans that he wants to funnel a bunch of their tax cash towards a scheme to turn farming away from cheap nitrogen fertilizer derived as a byproduct of Deisel and natural gas and towards whatever pie-in-the-sky “alternative” he and his central planners prefer.

Even as Joe and his planners can see what has become of Sri Lanka…

As Daily Caller’s Burrow reports:

“Earle’s comments accorded with those of Breakthrough Institute founder and leading climate policy thinker Ted Nordhaus, who argued that synthetic fertilizers represent the most ‘economically and environmentally efficient’ way to sustain Sri Lanka’s demanding agricultural sector in an essay from March.”

Ahh, but that’s not in the Environmental-Social-Governance playbook.

“Environment Minister Mahinda Amaweera declared a government initiative to save the earth from ‘our own geoengineering misuse, greed and selfishness’ in 2020 ahead of a forum on halving nitrogen waste. The move was part of Sri Lanka’s effort to pursue environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals; the country signed onto a green finance taxonomy with the International Finance Corporation in May that included a commitment to organic fertilizers.”

And Burrow notes how devastating the government block of market choice has been:

“The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated in the report that crop production for the 2021-2022 season decreased by 40% to 50%, and so far farmers have only utilized a quarter of the available land for the upcoming season, according to a report dated June 9.”

But this is not solely about Holland, or Sri Lanka, or the US. It’s a worldwide gambit by multinationals, politicians, bureaucrats, and bankers to create an elite corporate-non-profit-bank-government-investment spiderweb that could span the entire globe and benefit the crony promoters who, in turn, will punish non-complying citizens.

 

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As Rupert Darwall notes in a lengthy analysis of ESG published by RealClearPolitics:

“Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is the biggest trend in finance and business. Index funds focused on sustainability oversee $250 billion of assets. Corporate leaders signaled their alignment with ESG when more than 180 CEOs signed the Business Roundtable statement on business purpose.” (in 2020)

World Economic Forum head Klaus Schwab proudly announced this plan in 2021, revealing some of the big hitters backing the power-grab:

“Political and business leaders also offered their endorsement, including the CEOs of Microsoft, Salesforce, Tata Sons, Grupo Santander, Bank of America, and the Prime Ministers of Belgium and the Netherlands, Alexander De Croo and Mark Rutte." 

What’s that? The PM of the Netherlands?

How odd…

Well, as one watches this and the alarms go off, one also can see that he is not alone in worrying about the future for freedom, and about the honesty of these corporate cronies.

Already, people are calling into question the PR-spin of many of these ESG financial giants.

As Dr. Joesph Mercola wrote July1, for Technocracy.News:

“…the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is cracking down on ESG labels, with multiple investigations launched into ESG greenwashing on Wall Street by multiple mega-banks. Globally, $41 trillion are expected to flow into ESG funds in 2022.”

By “greenwashing,” Mercola refers to the practice of these international “planners” and corporate cronies claiming they are “investing in sustainable” X, Y, or Z plan or “technology shift,” when, in fact, that tech is unproven, and, of course, sustainable is a matter of economics, pertaining to what each of us finds sustainable in his or her life and budget.

“After an investigation into greenwashing by Deutsche Bank in 2021 — that led to a raid of the bank’s offices in Germany by German authorities — and a $1.5 million fine to BNY Mellon for ‘misstatements and omissions about ESG considerations,’ the SEC is now going after Goldman Sachs.

In the BNY Mellon case, one ESG fund included 185 investments, 67 of which had no ESG-quality score when the security was purchased, but shareholders were told its strategy included ‘identifying and considering the environmental, social and governance risks, opportunities and issues throughout the research process.’”

If you smell a rat, you’re not alone.

And if you think this rat is immense, world-spanning, tied to Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum, “Build Back Better,” Wall Street, giant banks, multinational corporations, wokeism, Joe Biden, oil and gas shortages, pandemic lockdowns, big-tech censorship, digital currency, and your choices for how you drive, heat your home, and serve dinner, you are absolutely right.

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