by Leslie Eastman at legalinsurrection.com
The WEF’s dystopian version of the modern world is magically resolved by the magic of bureaucracy and apps.
There is increasing concern that the “climate crisis” narrative is less about saving the environment than about expanding the power and influence of the politically connected. Recently, attention has turned to the continued targeting of private car ownership.
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano went on Fox Business Thursday and discussed how the Democrat and globalist push to replace gas cars with electric vehicles (EVs) isn’t about helping the environment but restricting Americans’ freedom of movement. “This really isn’t about them driving an electric car,” Morano said, highlighting how this is a top-down decision not based on popular demand.
“This literally is — the banning of gas-powered cars — is being done just like a COVID lockdown without a vote,” he added. From California to the Biden Environmental Protection Agency to Australia, leftists are trying to force ordinary citizens into a corner with their gas car restrictions.
The liberty to travel freely has long been a target of globalist eco-activism. In 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) initially published a disturbing look at this particular goal: Goodbye car ownership, hello clean air: welcome to the future of transport.
It is the dystopian version of the modern world that is magically resolved by the magic of bureaucracy and apps. The stated goal was to slash the number of vehicles on the road by 90%.
…[A]s global incomes rise, cars and trucks are choking these cities with deadly pollution and productivity-sapping traffic jams. More than a million people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year, and many more are threatened by transportation’s contribution to global warming.
Imagine instead a world where fleets of autonomous vehicles that are electric and shared (FAVES) slash the number of vehicles on the road by as much as 90%. Hailing and paying for a ride or delivery is as easy as tapping a smart phone app. Car loans and insurance payments shrink or disappear because renting a vehicle when it would otherwise sit idle (or feeding electricity back to the electric grid) more than pays for it.
I recently reported on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s recently released presidential campaign video, in which he shared concerns that the covid-fear-model was being adopted by globalists to enact more liberty-crushing, fiscally-destructive, and dehumanizing policies that give bureaucrats and those connected to them more money and power.
The WEF, sensing new, power-grabbing possibilities, released a briefing paper this May, The Urban Mobility Scorecard Tool: Benchmarking the Transition to Sustainable Urban Mobility
The entire thrust of the paper is limiting private car use and making cities as compact as possible. The favored buzzwords, “sustainable” and “equitable,” are generously strewn throughout the document.
According to the authors, the key to this shift “lies in the synergy between electrification, increasing the use of shared transport (such as public transport, shared vehicles and micromobility) and creating more compact cities.”
For example, the paper says that “compact cities also offer an opportunity to revitalize urban areas, creating more economically viable communities by enhancing local services and encouraging mixed-use districts.”
Recently, the WEF, through its Global New Mobility Coalition, trialed its Urban Mobility Scorecard Tool, which “seeks to bridge the gap between real-world challenges facing private-sector mobility players and the policy agenda set out by cities.”
Three cities were chosen for the trial: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Curridabat, Costa Rica; and Singapore.
“Contain the growth of private car use” was listed as the top ambition area for Buenos Aires.read more