Monday, February 13, 2012
Alex is joined by author and top researcher on the UN's Agenda 21, Rosa Koire, a veritable expert on the creeping takeover of cities and states under the paralyzing guise of the buzzword sustainability.Koire's book, BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: U.N. Agenda 21, not only deconstructs the agenda's aims with solid facts, but is designed for use as a study guide and starting point for developing a strategy to defeat its effects in your area. Rosa Korie is Executive Director of the Post Sustainability Institute, where she studies the impacts of Agenda 21/Sustainable Development on liberty, and also runs the website Democrats Against UN Agenda 21.
UN AGENDA 21
KIDS GET EXPLODED FOR NOT DOING THE GOOD OF THE EARTH
GLOBAL WARMING PROPAGANDA VIDEO
SOUNDS LIKE SCIENCE FICTION...OR SOME CONSPIRACY THEORY...BUT IT ISN'T.
Have you wondered where these terms sustainability and smart growth and high density urban mixed use development came from? Doesn't it seem like about 10 years ago you'd never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their land use/planning codes and government policies to align themselves with...what? First, before I get going, I want to say that yes, I know it's a small world and it takes a village and we're all one planet etc. I also know that we have a democracy and that as cumbersome as that can be sometimes (Donald Rumsfeld said that the Chinese have it easy; they don't have to ask their people if they agree. And Bush Junior said that it would be great to have a dictator as long as he was the dictator), we have a three branch government and the Bill of Rights, Constitution, and self-determination. This is one of the reasons why people want to come to the US, right? We don't have Tiananmen Square here, generally speaking (yes, I remember Kent State--not the same, and yes, an outrage.) So I'm not against making certain issues a priority, such as mindful energy use, alternative energy sponsorship, recycling/reuse, and sensitivity to all living creatures.
But then you have UN Agenda 21. What is it? See our videos and radio shows at the bottom of this page (or search YouTube for Rosa Koire) or buy BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: U.N. Agenda 21 by Rosa Koire click here.Considering its policies are woven into all the General Plans of the cities and counties, it's important for people to know where these policies are coming from. While many people support the United Nations for its peacemaking efforts, hardly anyone knows that they have very specific land use policies that they would like to see implemented in every city, county, state and nation. The specific plan is called United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development, which has its basis in Communitarianism. By now, most Americans have heard of sustainable development but are largely unaware of Agenda 21.In a nutshell, the plan calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners. It is assumed that people are not good stewards of their land and the government will do a better job if they are in control. Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body. Moreover, people should be rounded up off the land and packed into human settlements, or islands of human habitation, close to employment centers and transportation. Another program, called the Wildlands Project spells out how most of the land is to be set aside for non-humans.
U.N. Agenda 21 cites the affluence of Americans as being a major problem which needs to be corrected. It calls for lowering the standard of living for Americans so that the people in poorer countries will have more, a redistribution of wealth. Although people around the world aspire to achieve the levels of prosperity we have in our country, and will risk their lives to get here, Americans are cast in a very negative light and need to be taken down to a condition closer to average in the world. Only then, they say, will there be social justice which is a cornerstone of the U.N. Agenda 21 plan.Agenda 21 policies date back to the 70's but it got its real start in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro when President Bush signed onto it. President Clinton signed it later and continued the program in the United States. A non-governmental organization called the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, ICLEI, is tasked with carrying out the goals of Agenda 21. Over 600 cities in the U.S. are members; our town joined in 2007. The costs are paid by taxpayers.
It's time that people educate themselves and read the document and related commentary. After that, get a copy of your city or county's General Plan and read it. You will find all sorts of policies that are nearly identical to those in U.N. Agenda 21. Unfortunately, their policies have advanced largely unnoticed and we are now in the end game. People need to identify their elected officials who are promoting the U.N.'s policies and hold them accountable for their actions. Only when we've identified who the people are and what they are trying to do will we be able to evaluate whether or not we approve of the policies they are putting forward. Some people may think it's appropriate for agencies outside the United States to set our policies and some people will not. The question is, aren't Americans able to develop their own policies? Should we rely on an organization that consists of member nations that have different forms of governments, most of which do not value individual rights as much as we do? It's time to bring U.N. Agenda 21 out in the open where we can have these debates and then set our own policies in accordance with our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Ok, you say, interesting, but I don't see how that really affects me. Here are a few ways:No matter where you live, I'll bet that there have been hundreds of condos built in the center of your town recently. Over the last ten years there has been a planning revolution across the US. Your commercial, industrial, and multi-residential land was rezoned to mixed use. Nearly everything that got approvals for development was designed the same way: ground floor retail with two stories of residential above. Mixed use. Very hard to finance for construction, and very hard to manage since it has to have a high density of people in order to justify the retail. A lot of it is empty and most of the ground floor retail is empty too. High bankruptcy rate.So what? Most of your towns provided funding and/or infrastructure development for these private projects. They used Redevelopment Agency funds. Your money. Specifically, your property taxes. Notice how there's very little money in your General Funds now, and most of that is going to pay Police and Fire? Your street lights are off, your parks are shaggy, your roads are pot-holed, your hospitals are closing. The money that should be used for these things is diverted into the Redevelopment Agency. It's the only agency in government that can float a bond without a vote of the people. And they did that, and now you're paying off those bonds for the next 45 years with your property taxes. Did you know that?
So, what does this have to do with Agenda 21? Redevelopment is a tool used to further the Agenda 21 vision of remaking America's cities. With redevelopment, cities have the right to take property by eminent domain---against the will of the property owner, and give it or sell it to a private developer. By declaring an area of town 'blighted' (and in some cities over 90% of the city area has been declared blighted) the property taxes in that area can be diverted away from the General Fund. This constriction of available funds is impoverishing the cities, forcing them to offer less and less services, and reducing your standard of living. They'll be telling you that it's better, however, since they've put in nice street lights and colored paving. The money gets redirected into the Redevelopment Agency and handed out to favored developers building low income housing and mixed use. Smart Growth. Cities have had thousands of condos built in the redevelopment areas and are telling you that you are terrible for wanting your own yard, for wanting privacy, for not wanting to be dictated to by a Condo Homeowner's Association Board, for being anti-social, for not going along to get along, for not moving into a cramped apartment downtown where they can use your property taxes for paying off that huge bond debt. But it's not working, and you don't want to move in there. So they have to make you. Read on.Human habitation, as it is referred to now, is restricted to lands within the Urban Growth Boundaries of the city. Only certain building designs are permitted. Rural property is more and more restricted in what uses can be on it. Although counties say that they support agricultural uses, eating locally produced food, farmer's markets, etc, in fact there are so many regulations restricting water and land use (there are scenic corridors, inland rural corridors, baylands corridors, area plans, specific plans, redevelopment plans, huge fees, fines) that farmers are losing their lands altogether. County roads are not being paved. The push is for people to get off of the land, become more dependent, come into the cities. To get out of the suburbs and into the cities. Out of their private homes and into condos. Out of their private cars and onto their bikes.
Bikes. What does that have to do with it? I like to ride my bike and so do you. So what? Bicycle advocacy groups are very powerful now. Advocacy. A fancy word for lobbying, influencing, and maybe strong-arming the public and politicians. What's the conection with bike groups? National groups such as Complete Streets, Thunderhead Alliance, and others, have training programs teaching their members how to pressure for redevelopment, and training candidates for office. It's not just about bike lanes, it's about remaking cities and rural areas to the 'sustainable model'. High density urban development without parking for cars is the goal. This means that whole towns need to be demolished and rebuilt in the image of sustainable development. Bike groups are being used as the shock troops for this plan.
What plan? We're losing our homes since this recession/depression began, and many of us could never afford those homes to begin with. We got cheap money, used whatever we had to squeak into those homes, and now some of us lost them. We were lured, indebted, and sunk. Whole neighborhoods are empty in some places. Some are being bulldozed. Cities cannot afford to extend services outside of their core areas. Slowly, people will not be able to afford single family homes. Will not be able to afford private cars. Will be more dependent. More restricted. More easily watched and monitored.This plan is a whole life plan. It involves the educational system, the energy market, the transportation system, the governmental system, the health care system, food production, and more. The plan is to restrict your choices, limit your funds, narrow your freedoms, and take away your voice. One of the ways is by using the Delphi Technique to manufacture consensus.Another is to infiltrate community groups or actually start neighborhood associations with hand-picked leaders. Another is to groom and train future candidates for local offices. Another is to sponsor non-governmental groups that go into schools and train children. Another is to offer federal and private grants and funding for city programs that further the agenda. Another is to educate a new generation of land use planners to require New Urbanism. Another is to convert factories to other uses, introduce energy measures that penalize manufacturing, and set energy consumption goals to pre-1985 levels. Another is to allow unregulated immigration in order to lower standards of living and drain local resources.All of this sounds unbelievable until you have had direct experience with it. You probably have, but unless you resisted it you won't know it's happening. That's why we'd like you to read our blog The Way We See It (click here). Go to the section in the blog (look on the right side under Categories) called Our Story. You'll get a look at how two unsuspecting people fell into a snake pit and survived to tell about it.
U.N. Agenda 21: Reduce Global Population One Billion
Date: 20 November 2011 Posted By : by Michael Shaw
Agenda 21 is the United Nations’ Agenda for the 21st century that was unveiled at the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro- the so-called Rio Earth Summit.179 nations have agreed to implement Agenda 21 policies, so the policies are now being implemented worldwide. In America, it is being implemented by all federal agencies and in every county. Shaw asserts that Agenda 21 is a global/local program intended to wrest sovereignty from individuals and existing political structures and invest power and control in the United Nations.
Joan Veon (In Prince Charles: The Sustainable Prince), paraphrases Agenda 21/Sustainable Development as follows: The world has too many people, and if we do not reduce the number of people on planet earth they will use up all of the earth’s resources so that future generations will be left without any resources. The United Nations is the best global body to monitor, manage, and preserve the resources of the planet.In practice, Agenda 21/Sustainable Development goals are advanced by Public-Private Partnerships – an alliance between government, big business, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that are allied with big business. The common name for political systems controlled by corporate government, of course, is fascism.A current example of a state/region now completely under corporate rule is Queensland, Australia, which is now under the authority of the Brigalow Corporation [http://www.nickmaine.info/Documents/update_re_brigalow_corp.htm]. Shaw refers to this corporate take-over of entire states and regions as a thousand points of darkness.
The sponsors of Agenda 21 utilize programs such the Wildlands Project, World Heritage Sites, National Heritage Areas, roadless programs, and wolf re-introduction programs, to move towards their stated goal of making at least 50% of America off-limits to the American people. They advocate re-apportioning the country into core reserves (which are completely off limits to people), corridors, and buffer zones (where only public-private partnerships could operate). People would be herded into Smart Growth zones or human settlements,where they would be confined to high-rise buildings. Individual rights, including private property rights, would be stripped away. Agenda 21/Sustainable Development documents call for reduction of the human population from the present 6.6 billion down to about 1 billion people, that is, by 85%.Who would benefit from such a system? Shaw says we need to understand that funny money is made out of thin air by a small ruling elite- and that this tiny ruling elite is the driving force behind Agenda 21. Today, both Republicans and Democrats are completely committed to implementing Agenda 21. Whereas Republicans have joined forces with political parties from numerous other nations in the International Democratic Union (IDU), Democrats have signed on with another international coalition, the Democratic Leadership Council, which is the brainchild of Britain’s Tony Blair. Both of these internationalist groups advocate the adoption of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.
What’s wrong with that? In contrast to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees that individual rights and civil liberties, including private property rights, are unalienable rights given to us by God, the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights (Article 29, Section 3) states that our rights are subject to U.N. policies and dictates. In other words, our rights are what the U.N. tells us they are. In this kind of system, all people can become serfs and slaves of the tiny ruling elite.Shaw notes that Agenda 21 is an attempt to implement fascist Communism or communist Fascism- or a political system where the social policies are communist and the economic policies are fascist.The program is entirely Fabian socialist (or communism in slow motion). In order to obtain their New World Order by stealth and slow, imperceptible changes, Fabian socialists have adopted motto is Two steps forward and one step back.But once this kind of feudal collectivism is implemented, human life will be completely altered, much as in George Orwell’s 1984..How are Agenda 21 policies being implemented in America today? When local governments accept the carrot of federal grant monies and begin to utilize the standard consensus process (manipulated by trained change agents), communities begin creating their own visionary plans.However, somehow each community’s consensus process typically leads to the implementation of identical Local Agenda 21,Smart Growth, and Sustainable Development initiatives. And invariably, these initiatives strip citizens of their private property rights, etc. Invariably, the changes also lead to regionalization of governments and weakening of democratic structures or eradication of democracy altogether.
Our globalist manipulators get people to buy into these programs with the innocuous-sounding phrases like the Three E’s: equity, economy, and environment. However, if we look carefully, we see these the meanings of these words have been distorted in Orwellian fashion, such that each term means something completely different from what we thought it did.Today, federal and state governments are completely on board U.N. Agenda 21 and each federal agency submits an annual progress report demonstrating their progress toward implementing Agenda 21 programs. The Dept. of Interior, for instance, now defines humans as biological resources.According to Sun Tzu, the Chinese expert on warfare, we need to understand our enemy and ourselves. Shaw observes that the American education system, which has been transformed by Dewey and others into a system for robotizing America’s youth. Another area of concern is that local groups are typically heavily infiltrated. Thus, we can expect to be lead down paths that are dead ends. Think tanks are particularly affected. The primary m.o. of our globalist manipulators is to divide and conquer.Another goal of our globalist manipulators is to create (artificial) resource shortages; which they can use to justify and implement population reductions. By re-designating large areas as wildlands, for example, government can create water, oil, or food shortages. And of course, another common practice is to sell off public assets to private companies in a process known as privatization.Agenda 21 policies directly attack rural America in order to gain control of resources in rural areas. Thus, those who own a ranches or a farms are under intense economic pressure. Shaw believes that if America’s rural landowners lose this battle, all Americans lose.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should really be called extra-governmental organizations because they serve corporate interests rather than those of citizens. Shaw asserts that the Sierra Club, for example is an NGO that, like the other approximately 2000 NGO’s, has been accredited by the U.N. under the condition that they will help implement Agenda 21. He notes that the Sierra Club currently sits on many water boards throughout the West. Again, their goal is to control water resources in order to create artificial water shortages. Shaw notes that whereas Americans today use an average 140 gallons of water per day, the World Bank is calling for a reduction of global per capita water to only 10 gallons per day. So get used to not taking showers.Internet site reference: http://www.911nwo.com/Michael%20Shaw.html
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