Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions
Section II: Conservation and Management of Resources for Development
Section III: Strengthening the Role of Major Groups
Section IV: Means of Implementation
Ann Bressington Exposes Agenda 21, Club of Rome:
Sustainable Development, at the Lord Monckton Launch 2 Feb 2013 at the Adelaide Convention Center
Sustainable Development, Agenda 21 was the main outcome of the United Nation’s Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Agenda 21 outlines, in detail, the UN’s vision for a centrally managed global society. This contract binds governments around the world to the United Nation’s plan for controlling the way we live, eat, learn, move and communicate – all under the noble banner of saving the earth. If fully implemented, Agenda 21 would have the government involved in every aspect of life of every human on earth.
Agenda 21 spreads it tentacles from Governments, to federal and local authorities, and right down to community groups. Chapter 28 of Agenda 21 specifically calls for each community to formulate its own Local Agenda 21: ”Each local authority should enter into a dialogue with its citizens, local organizations, and private enterprises to formulate ‘a Local Agenda 21.’ Through consultation and consensus-building, local authorities would learn from citizens and from local, civic, community, business and industrial organizations and acquire the information needed for formulating the best strategies.” – Agenda 21, Chapter 28, sec 1.3
What exactly 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. Sustainab-lists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education and global population control and reduction. Social Equity (Social Justice) Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources forded 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 justice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.
Our cities are being radically, aggressively altered according to the “Sustainable Development” plan, which is inflicting “Smart Growth” aka: “New Urbanism,” on our tranquil suburban communities. The claim is that we must change our lives, give up driving, and live in crowded multi-use buildings by train and bus lines, in order to save the planet from the scourge of global warming. Al Gore warned us of the dire effects of global warming in his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth. However, major principles of “Sustainability” and its source, the United Nations’ Agenda for the 21st Century (aka: Agenda 21) were introduced as early as 1976 in the United Nations’ document: The Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements and the Vancouver Action Plan, as seen from the following quote:
“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 and therefore contributes to social injustice…”
Not only was this 30 years prior to the global warming hysteria, but at that time, scientists were asserting that the climate was cooling. Also recall that Agenda 21, which calls for what Al Gore has since termed a “wrenching transformation” of America, was unveiled in 1992, and incorporated into American governmental machinery in 1993, via Clinton’s President’s Council on Sustainability. This radical agenda was adopted in America a full 13 years before the UN’s IPCC released its famous (or infamous, depending on one’s perspective) study claiming to prove the existence of catastrophic man made global warming. In other words, the “Sustainability” agenda, which calls for governmental and, by extension, international control of land, natural resources, food, water, energy, cars, housing and more, in America, was drawn up many years before global warming hit the decks as a rationale for the program. The cart came before the horse. And now we are asked to believe that the already debunked and always highly controversial hypothesis of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is reason enough for us to sacrifice our homes, our lands, our property, our rights, our way of life, and our country.
Notice too that “global warming” morphed into “climate change”, presumably because people were noticing the world was not getting hotter. And then, since the “climate” i.e. weather, is always changing, the buzzword morphed again, into “climate reality,” presumably because one cannot argue against “reality.” The hysteria increased with the emotionally charged term “climate deniers,” conjuring up the moral perfidy of holocaust deniers, and ratcheting up the whole bogus theory to the level of religious dogma which relies on faith. All of this, of course, is the opposite of hard science. Perhaps that’s why 20,000+ legitimate, non-UN-sponsored scientists have not only debunked the flawed theory that was based on flawed computer modeling, but have also expressed outrage at this parody of science.
In short, the “Sustainability” plan is about power and control, not about the weather. It is a plan by and for the elitist 1% who seek to dominate and exploit the 99% in an unprecedented global power play masquerading as humanitarian environmentalism. It would bring about the greatest transfer of wealth in human history, from us to them.
Who are some of these great environmentalists? Are they living in modest hovels and riding their bicycles to keep their “carbon footprints” down? Or living in crowded Smart Growth stack-and-pack condos along rail corridors? I doubt if this profile, prescribed for the 99%, will be followed by the chieftains of Sustainability: billionaires Maurice Strong, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George Soros, among others.
In fact, Al Gore, Obama, a host of Goldman Sachs heavy hitters, and George Soros (through connections with the Joyce Foundation), have already lined up to profit off the 99 percenters’ misery, by creating the Chicago Climate Exchange with which to make a predicted $10 trillion a year from our planned crippling carbon taxes. But wouldn’t this system cause energy rates to go down? Then-Presidential Candidate Barack Obama stated: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Ah yes, to discourage the 99% from using heat, air-conditioning, stoves, or lightbulbs. And to provide great profits for…take a guess.
The elite multinational powerbrokers, financiers and billionaires who run our country behind the scenes, want to switch from the war machine they’ve used to fatten their coffers all these years, to a ‘peace economy’; while this sounds good at first, they long since made plans to substitute a created global catastrophe for war, so they can continue to exploit and control the masses. They’ve said as much in several of their publications, including the Club of Rome’s The First Global Revolution.
Whether you follow the money or follow the science, it becomes all too clear that the 1% is out to own the world and everyone and everything in it. This is the New World Order, and this is why we need to fight every aspect of Agenda 21/Sustainable Development, including: Smart Growth, the Grand Boulevard Initiative, Climate Action Plans, Carbon Taxes, Cap-and-Trade, California’s onerous pieces of legislation AB 32 and SB 375 etc.—to remain a free people in a free Republic.
The policies of Sustainable Development are changing the very fabric of America.
Sustainable Development entered the world officially in 1987 in a report of the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development entitled, “Our Common Future”. This commission was chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime minister of Norway and Vice-President of the World Socialist Party. A well known mantra that originated from that report is “meeting today’s need’s without compromising future generations to meet their own needs”. If one is to look, this mission statement has been incorporated into many government and non-government organizations. Is it a surprise that it was also reflected in the old Soviet constitution?
Then in 1992 the United Nations conference on “Environment and Development” was held in Rio De Janeiro Brazil. This summit is commonly referred to as the “Earth Summit”. Then-President George H. Bush signed what is commonly referred to as the “Rio Accords”. Out of this conference came the “Agenda 21” document. Agenda 21 was adopted as a work plan to implement Sustainable Development by 179 nations including our own.
The following year, newly-elected President Bill Clinton created “The Presidents Council on Sustainable Development” through executive order. This order created the framework for the federal government to begin implementing sustainable development programs nationwide. All of this has been moving forward with virtually no legislative debate.
So what could be wrong with the idea of being sustainable? We don’t want to be unsustainable, do we? The problem with Sustainable Development is that it flies in the face of man’s will to advance. America is the greatest country in the world. Why? Because its citizens were allowed the use of its bountiful resources. There was no king or dictator to control man’s creative action.
The idea behind Sustainable Development is to foster a mentality of guilt in people over the use of natural resources. Every time one starts their car… Every time one turns on a water faucet… Remember, be sustainable! Don’t exceed your allotment of resources… Big Brother is watching you. We all must learn to live the same, think the same and most importantly… be sustainable!
America was not created using this mindset. America was created with the mindset of full speed ahead!!! I don’t think NASA was concerned about being sustainable when they were going to the moon.
You see, the real agenda behind Sustainable Development has nothing to do with protecting the environment. It is about controlling the natural resources. If the resources are controlled, the people are controlled. The screws are already tightening on us. Does it make any sense that we must use poisonous, difficult to dispose of, fluorescent lighting in kitchens now? These things should be a personal choice. No doubt in time the use of all natural resources will be highly regulated.
Of course, as in the old Soviet Union, not everyone will be required to live the peasant lifestyle. Those who play along will be rewarded. But the reward will only be a temporary one. It comes down to “the end justifies the means”. The “useful idiots” will be in for a big surprise when they realize the noose they helped to tie will be placed around their own necks.
Problem is, most of the Think Global, Act Local socialists realize that most adults are smart enough to see through their utopian pipe dreams. Their solution? Brainwash the school children. It’s not education anymore. It’s indoctrination. That’s why it’s so important to have good teachers in the system. The local Packard Foundation (billions of dollars in assets at last check) funds a great many projects related to Sustainable Development. The next generation is being prepared to live in a new controlled society where people are discouraged from reaching their personal best. All this is being done with the help of our tax money.
Indicators of Sustainable Development and Agenda 21 are everywhere. The city of Watsonville is busy implementing its own Agenda 21 Plan, called ACTION Pajaro Valley. The county is neck-deep with valley and village plans, such as in Corralitos and Aptos. Then there is the City of Marina redevelopment plan. The name of this type of planning is “community planning”, “comprehensive planning”, “growth management planning”, or “smart growth”. They all mean the same thing. Oh, then let’s not forget about Highway 1. The plan on that is to stall long enough, until we all give up on our cars due to unbearable congestion. We are being molded into complying with a more controlled and less independent form of transportation, such as the proposed rail line. Then there won’t be a need to widen the highway. We have become guinea pigs in a social experiment.
Getting back to community planning, it is based on the creation of councils called “visioning councils”. These councils are manipulated in such a way as to come to a pre-determined outcome. The professional facilitators of the meeting work hard to make sure all those involved are easily swayed into being agreeable. The process utilizes group manipulation tactics. Most people fear the thought of looking foolish in front of others and tend to keep quiet. If one is vocal, and unwilling to go along, a wily facilitator will pick up on this and use mockery to shut the person up. I have seen this demonstrated on numerous occasions. These so-called “visioning councils” are based on a very similar method of government such as that which was used in the Soviet Union. It is a top down form of governance where the local representatives blindly follow along behind their higher ups. The infrastructure for the brave new world of tomorrow is being created today right in front of our eyes. It’s not about free enterprise providing the type of housing people want anymore. It’s about government dictating the type of housing it will allow people to live in. I guess the government has forgotten the fact that it is not its role to control the housing market.
In fact, there is a lot of so-called public land in this county. But activities for outdoor sports and recreation are becoming increasingly restricted. There is big demand for activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, etc., but these activities are often considered to be unsustainable and therefore not allowed. A lot of this so-called open space is just plain closed off to all human use. More and more regulation is being placed on the use of public lands. I am not a big proponent of the government acquiring any more land, either directly or through “funnel” agencies such as Land Trusts — who usually sell back to the government at a profit and then repeat the cycle.
If one is willing to take the time and do the research, you will come to realize — as I did — that we are in big trouble in this country. It doesn’t seem to make much difference who is in power, be it Democrat or Republican, the Agenda 21 beat goes on. It is a very troubling and discouraging to realize that our own government is implementing a program that would make the Marxists proud. Did all those brave American soldiers die in the second World War fighting tyrannical regimes, for this? The American people need to be informed so they have a chance to voice their opposition to this form of tyranny. Forget about any major media willing to discuss this issue. I would suggest Freedom Advocates as a good start.
If America is to remain the land of the free and home of the brave the truth must get out. All patriotic Americans need to take the time to understand what is happening. I assure you, you will not like what you find. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but necessary if we are to stand a chance in saving our country. Take the time to be informed and speak out against those who wish to change America from the land of the free to the home of the regulated and controlled. Do it now — before it’s too late.