The United Nation’s Agenda 21 (Sustainable Development) Program became reality in June 1992. It’s been roiling in the cauldron since that time. Taxpayers have given the EPA billions to push this agenda which wants us off of as much land as possible. It starts with where you live, and these jokers refer to your home area as “human settlements.” It calls for smaller homes, smaller roads, smaller schools, neighborhoods with smaller blocks, walking access everywhere, cycling and public transit. Smaller private areas, including yards – because the “public realm” will provide the park like environments for you. They may be working in your City Hall right now. Your City may be taking government money right now, and they may also be paying out dues. See the Agenda 21 Video for Dummies below. It’s a serious video and should send a few chills up your spine.
Out of the pages-upon-pages of Agenda 21 implementations, the bottom line is the control of the world’s land use. Keep that in mind as you read on.
Bill Clinton formed the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1993, and it was in effect until 1999. Barack Obama has just signed his 86th Executive (No. 13575) on June 9, 2011 establishing the White House Rural Council (WHRC). Hold onto your chapeau because Agenda 21 is a chameleon with many names. This Executive Order sounds suspiciously and eerily familiar. It looks like every department and office in Obama’s government is involved in EO 13575 which is interested in your rural “food, fiber and energy.”
Get this: this Executive Order will be carried out without Congressional authority (nothing new under this president). The theme throughout is working for the collective good, and banishing individual wants, needs, and desires. It’s about the death of capitalization and industry. Kinda like spreading the wealth around, but far worse.
The UN’s Agenda 21 is definitely comprehensive and global — breathtakingly so. Agenda 21 proposes a global regime that will monitor, oversee, and strictly regulate our planet’s oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, aquifers, sea beds, coastlands, wetlands, forests, jungles, grasslands, farmland, deserts, tundra, and mountains. It even has a whole section on regulating and “protecting” the atmosphere. It proposes plans for cities, towns, suburbs, villages, and rural areas. It envisions a global scheme for healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption — in short, everything; there is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn’t fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21.
What is Sustainable Development?
According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.
Social Equity (Social injustice)
Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.” Redistribution of wealth. Private property is a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it. National sovereignty is a social injustice. Universal health care is a social injustice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.
Agenda 21 and Private Property
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” From the report from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference.
“Private land use decisions are often driven by strong economic incentives that result in several ecological and aesthetic consequences…The key to overcoming it is through public policy…” Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, page 112.
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.
Your local city or community planner is likely already involved in implementing Agenda 21, or Sustainable Development, or something by another more obscure name, maybe Smart Growth, Resilient Cities, Visioning Projects, Going Green, comprehensive management, growth management or smart growth. The person behind it, known as an NGO (non-governmental organizations), the person receiving government taxpayer monies, knows the root of the program but the next guy down may not, and in most of America, the Agenda 21 drivers know to utter “United Nations,” or “Sustainable Development,” would bring immediate negative attention. So “growth management” sound much more benign.
What gives Agenda 21 Ruling Authority?
More than 178 nations adopted Agenda 21 as official policy during a signing ceremony at the Earth Summit. US president George H.W. Bush signed the document for the US. In signing, each nation pledge to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, President Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858 to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in order to “harmonize” US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21. The EO directed all agencies of the Federal Government to work with state and local community governments in a joint effort “reinvent” government using the guidelines outlined in Agenda 21. As a result, with the assistance of groups like ICLEI, Sustainable Development is now emerging as government policy in every town, county and state in the nation.
Biodiversity: In the map above, everything in red is to be set aside for NO human use. The yellow designates buffer zones, and so no humans will be allowed in the yellow zones as well. See the grey areas, just a few, that will be allowed for military use. The pretty, pastel- green is where we will all be living. This map was used in the 1990’s in the U.S. Senate to kill the ratification of Agenda 21. But it hasn’t gone away. It’s proponents are making progress quietly behind the scenes.
If we don’t get control of the Senate and the Oval Office, we could see this map back in the Senate with Harry Reid’s bony finger pointing out the beautiful plan for biodiversity from sea to shining sea.
Some places that are unsustainable (and so eventually gone) are:
Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.” UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report.
A couple of quotes that will interest you:
“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project
“We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First.
Let’s go back to our neighborhoods, yards, schools and shopping centers. From Freedom Advocates:
Right now, in your town and neighborhood, policies are being implemented that will ultimately eliminate your freedoms and destroy your way of life. You need to know what’s going on to stop this process. Many town officials are selling us out to global regional development with help from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI): Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is used as one of the mechanisms to undo the political recognition of unalienable rights.ICLEI uses the false premise and outright lies of anthropogenic global warming to change our way of life, for the worse!
ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability promotes Local Action 21, Local Agenda 21 and other United Nations programmes implemented through local town councils, planners, mayors and local governments…
Freedom Advocates says there are 550 chapters paying ICLEI dues. You can check this list to see if your city is there, but beware, if they are not, the ICLEI is just one avenue. I found my city, Tulsa Oklahoma on the list. We are among the most conservative cities in the state, probably in the country, and certainly the most conservative major city in the state. We have a Republican Mayor. We have been a member since 2009. It doesn’t look like anything has been accomplished – nevertheless, my city pays dues to these Green Communist Jokers. Outside the U.S. check this list.
This website for my state, Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise explains what “Sustainable Development” mean in Tulsa. There’s an interesting chart that is easy to understand.
Quote from “Education for Sustainable Development” that should first of all really piss you off, then drive your blood pressure through the roof! This is the kind of crap that is being used to educate indoctrinate our kids today:
“Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.”
People, whenever we hear the word “sustainability”, be alerted to the underlying implied meaning – statist collectivism controlled by the power elites to basically enslave the “peons” through the 40 Chapters of Agenda 21.
Be especially aware of just what the entire thrust of the ICLEI agenda is. “International Committee for Local Environmental Initiatives” a seemingly innocuous, well-intentioned, and altruistic-sounding plan to wrest control of our communities away from the people and place it under the UN’s by “subscribing” to the principles and doctrines included in Agenda 21.
Marin County, California has Agenda 21 intruding right now, right in the middle of their extraordinarily lush and scenic landscape. SmartMeters to gauge electricity usage minute by minute are being pushed on the people. Read that story at Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s Noisy Room. She’s betting the TEA Party will win this one.
We often talk about the dumbing-down of America. Guess what? It’s actually a United Nations program.
If you have been reading Maggie’s Notebook for awhile, you know I’ve often talked about Senator Barack Obama’s Senate Bill 2433 Global Poverty Act. The Bill was tied to the U.N. Millennium Development Goal (UNMDG). That piece of legislation did not pass and is now dead, but the point is, Obama wanted to unite with UNMDG, which wanted to tax the sky, fossil sources, all energy, and control land use. It still today calls for no world borders with citizens roaming the world freely. It’s a scary plan, and the U.N. works toward it every day. In the video below, listen closely at about 3 minutes-in.
Update June 18, 2011: Jim Gourdie at Conservatives on Fire has a post up referencing mine, but with additional information and links to other bloggers who have been writing about Agenda 21 for sometime. Jim is asking that we try to get a Senator or Congressman talking about Agenda 21. I think that’s a good idea. It’s not enough for to blog about it, we need a high-profile advocate. Please help us work on that. Whatever connections you have, please use them.
Update: The Mad Jewess: Obama Sigsn 84th Executive Order (Agenda21) Takes Over 16% Rural Farmland Believe me, you want to read the Mad Jewess’ entire article.
But, didn’t the Army’s Corps of Engineers blow an 11,000-foot hole in the Birds point levee and flood 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland? Wait, the Goverment is making offers to buy back those acres in question. Why? Sold to Soros through Ospraie Management, what is thought to be the largest acquisition by a hedge fund.
See links to other bloggers writing about Agenda 21 below the video.
Agenda 21 for Dummies (video)
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