The link between ‘free trade’ – or more correctly, the fraud of ‘free trade’ and environmentalism is the path to global communism and the redistribution of wealth. The plan is laid out in the Brundtland Report, published in the UN record in 1987.
Negotiations are underway to give “Fast Track” trade authority to President Bush. “Fast track” trade authority has been the vehicle that was used to give away American wealth and productive capacity to third world countries.
The link between ‘free trade’ – or more correctly, the fraud of ‘free trade’ and environmentalism is the path to global communism and the redistribution of wealth. To understand, you need to read the Brundtland Report. It was published in the UN record in 1987. The Brundtland Report was the basis for Agenda 21 and it popularized the term ‘sustainable development’.
Brundtland Report, “Our Common Future” http://www.un-documents.net/ocf-ov.htm#I
Part I, Chapter 3, Section 2.4, “The Mandates of Multilateral Trade Forums”
55. Although a number of UNCTAD research projects have considered the links between trade and environment, these issues have not been taken up systematically by intergovernmental organizations. The mandates of these organizations – principally GATT and UNCTAD – should include sustainable development. Their activities should reflect concern with the impacts of trading patterns on the environment and the need for more effective instruments to integrate environment and development concerns into international trading arrangements.
56. International organizations dealing with trade will find it easier to reorientate their activities if each nation designates a lead agency with a broad mandate to assess the effects of international trade on sustaining the environmental and resource base of economic growth. This agency could be responsible for raising sustainability issues in the work of UNCTAD, GATT, OECD, CMEA, and other relevant organizations.
When you read the above two paragraphs, it makes the meaning of Robert Zoellick’s statement all the more obvious:
“America’s trade policies are connected to our broader economic, political, and security aims. This intellectual integration may confound some trade scholars, but it follows in the footsteps of the architects of reconstruction after 1945.” – Robert Zoellick