Lepanto Inst: Vatican Pushing Communist Goals
This coming November, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Science is holding a workshop intended to figure out how to indoctrinate your children in the Sustainable Development Goals. This comes on the heels of the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations announcing “verbatim” support for the SDGs, and after Catholic Relief Services president, Dr. Carolyn Woo echoed Pope Francis’ call for support for the SDGs as well.
So, what are the Sustainable Development Goals? They’re a United Nations plan for the creation of a global socialist utopia thinly disguised as a poverty reduction program. They are the fruit born out of Agenda 21, the Millennium Development Goals and a host of other socialist programs developed by the United Nations.
In short, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the first step in achieving several of the goals laid out in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. In truth, these goals are Communist goals, through and through. Here’s a snap-shop of how specific portions of the SDGs line up with identified Communist goals:
Sustainable Development Goals
•Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere •Communists have always used the plight of the poor as justification for the implementation of their nefarious schemes
•Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture •Plank 7 of the Communist Manifesto calls for a top-down approach to industry and agriculture
•Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages •A 1938 issue of a Communist publication concluded that “Only through the final victory of world socialism can the vast stores of available scientific knowledge really be put to work for the full benefit of humanity. ‘Socialized medicine’ is a meaningless phrase except in a socialized society.”
•Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all •Plank 10 of the Communist Manifesto is “Free education for all children in public schools.”
•Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls •Communism has pushed for working women since the beginning of the Revolution in Russia.
•Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all •Plank 8 of the Communist Manifesto: Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
•Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable •Plank 9 of the Communist Manifesto: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
•Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns •This is an echo of Karl Marx’s mandate, “From each according to his ability to each according to his needs.”
•Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development •This is pure global governance orchestrated by an entity with authority above national sovereignty.
Communist GoalsThis summary is not intended to be exhaustive, but should provide enough information to alarm even the most lukewarm of patriots and faithful Christians. But the Catholic Church, which has issued full and unqualified condemnations of Communism and Socialism should have nothing to do with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals … and yet, “Catholic” social justice organizations and its leaders have hijacked key positions in the Vatican and are using their influence and authority to fast-track programs to get the faithful to fully support and work for the implementation of the SDGs. This is extremely dangerous and must be forcefully resisted by all faithful Catholics. What follows is a general overview of some of the more egregious of the SDGs in their audacious push for global Communist governance.
The first of the Sustainable Development Goals is:
Goal 1. End all poverty in all its forms everywhere.
As noble as this goals seems, it is completely unachievable. Our Blessed Lord said very clearly, “you will always have the poor among you.” (John 12:8) If it were possible to achieve this goal, our Lord would be a liar. But this first goal is nothing more than a launching platform for the other goals, which strongly echo the writings of Karl Marx and other noted Communists.
For instance, Goal 2 is “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” Subsection 2.4 of this goal states:
By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
Communist manifestoWhile this goal is lacking in any actual implementation plan, what is clear is that the intention is to manage food production according to an international standard and planning system. Other aspects of Goal 2 include the maintenance of “diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and ensure access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources” while ensuring “secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs.” Perhaps a more succinct way of putting all of this is plank 7 of the Communist Manifesto:
“Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.”
Goal 3 of the SDGs is a long-standing push from socialist and communist circles. The goal is, “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” While this sounds like a good goal, it is in reality a push for socialized medicine, including all forms of birth control and access to “safe” abortion.
New InternationalIn the December 1938 edition of The New International, is an article titled, “What is ‘Socialized’ Medicine?”. In the article, it attempts to establish a need for socialized medicine. It says:
“One needs only to be reminded of a few facts to realize how false the claims are of those who defend the status quo*: the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is (1936) 57 per 10,000 live births-more than twice that of Sweden; there are 40,000 deaths a year from tuberculosis, half of which are preventable; nearly one adult in ten is infected with syphilis; there are 60,000 new cases of congenital syphilis every year-ninety-eight percent of which are preventable; there is urgent need for nearly 50,000 public health nurses, for 70,000 dentists, and for 400,000 hospital beds if even minimum health standards are to be met.”
The conclusion of the article was very clear:
“Only through the final victory of world socialism can the vast stores of available scientific knowledge really be put to work for the full benefit of humanity. ‘Socialized medicine’ is a meaningless phrase except in a socialized society.”
In a 1963 edition of the International Socialist Review is an article titled, “Socialized Medicine, Britain and the USA.” The concerns in this article are similar:
“Tuberculosis was rampant. In 1948 the death rate was 48,000. In 1960 it had dropped to 4,500.
The mortality rate for infants under five, and for mothers in childbirth was one of the highest in the world. Today it is among the lowest, second only to Holland.
Doctors, dentists and nurses were in very short supply, poorly distributed.”
In 1976, the Socialist Worker’s Party declared a new “Bill of Rights,” which included this statement:
“Everyone, from birth to old age, should be guaranteed government financed medical and dental care through a full program of socialized medicine.”
In short, socialized medicine, or universal health care, has ALWAYS been a goal of communism. But what is particularly concerning is how closely the rhetoric of the Communist push for Socialized medicine matches with Goal 3 of the SDGs…
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