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“The real secret of magic lies in the performance.”
He’s Back! Like a bad penny, Jeffrey Sachs, keeps showing up at the Vatican as its favorite environmental expert, even though he’s not a scientist, climatologist, or meteorologist. Don’t fret. Sachs is an expert in all things, just ask him.
Jeffrey Sachs, the UN’s Mr. Sustainable Development, returns for his 7th environmental performance at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Science (PASS), as the master illusionist of the UN Sustainable Development shell game.
On July 22nd, Sachs performed his magic at th e Vatican’s latest leftist political convention for radical politicians, like NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio (friend of Jeff Sachs) and Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown. Several other U.S. attended this political theatre as the Vatican confers its final blessing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
As in his past Vatican forays, Sachs will begin his performance with grim ecological warnings. Perhaps, he will dust off one of his favorites, ‘dangers are evident in every part of the planet.’
Scare your audience. It works every time.
Like the clever illusionist, Sachs sets the tone, as he has done in previous appearances, by predicting a global climatic catastrophe full of rising oceans, heat waves, and hurricanes:
“I want to describe what I believe to be the central drama of our time. Now our backs are up against the wall. Our generation’s history is the threat of unprecedented, global-scale environmental catastrophe.”
Using high drama, fear mongering, and apocalyptic language, the magician ensures the rapt attention of the gullible papal audience. The sky is not only falling, but hopelessly polluted. Fear not, our magician will waive his UN sustainable development wand and save us all. Salvation usually has a different connation at the Vatican.
In previous Vatican appearances, Sachs reassured his captivated Vatican audience that, “sustainable development is the global concept to address this quite harrowing and unique reality of our time. Sustainable Development calls for a holistic and integrated vision which will end extreme poverty, as well as our environmental objectives of stopping climate change, controlling pollution, and protecting ecosystems.”
Now you see looming harrowing catastrophe, now you don’t.
Oh, thank God for our secular savior who has the answer to save us from the ecological cliff and the end of the world. It’s none other than the UN’s latest snake oil, sustainable development!
It’s no wonder the Vatican invites back Jeffrey Sachs for repeat performances of his masterful shell game. The Vatican can’t get enough of his promise of ecological salvation.
And promise he does!
Sachs promises to end extreme global poverty in 2030 with the magic of, you guessed it, Sustainable Development! Yes, it sounds like linguistic sleight of hand, but Swami Sachs will accomplish what no one in the history of mankind has done; eliminate extreme global poverty in just 15 short years! Can’t wait to see Sachs pull that rabbit out of his hat.
But there are more tricks in Sachs’ UN Sustainable Development bag.
Knowing that Pope Francis’ favorite cause is human trafficking, Sachs addressed the Pontifical Academy on April 15, 2015 and made another bold forecast. Sachs predicted that sustainable development can eliminate human trafficking by 2020! Yes, folks, human trafficking, today’s fastest growing criminal enterprise, will be eliminated in 5 years! Is it any wonder, that he is the Pope Francis’ favorite advisor? No doubt, the secular Sachs is hoping for some Catholic miracles to achieve the end of human trafficking. Now that’s a quite a disappearing act. Imagine, only five short years…Abracadabra, and no human trafficking!
What is this magic potion called Sustainable Development with miraculous powers to restore this overpopulated, overheated, inequitable, and inclement world back to the Garden of Eden? It resides in the latest, most radical UN plan to impose carbon taxes and regulations on the developed world, in order to reduce the soaring population of the developing world, i.e., Africa. Simply put, Sachs and his UN minions create a phony climate crisis, blame people for it, tax them into submission, and promise utopia. Presto!
Every magician hopes for a naive audience. Sachs and the UN found theirs in this eco-obsessed Vatican.
This week, the Vatican audience will be eagerly awaiting more predictions and promises from Sachs. He will waive his disappearing handkerchief and POOF!Hunger, poverty, human trafficking, inequity, rising seas, polluted air, and yes, overpopulation will disappear.
And no doubt, Jeffrey Sachs will certainly be able to perform the trick that even Magician David Copperfield couldn’t manage. Copperfield often remarked, “I’m just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.”
–Attorney Elizabeth Yore is a consultant on climate change policy for The Heartland Institute. She served as one of the members of the Heartland Institute delegation to protest the Vatican exclusion of all scientific opinions and reliance on population control experts. She served as Child Advocate and Special Counsel at the South African Leadership Academy for Girls. She was the General Counsel of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Loyola University Law School in Chicago