Alternative media outlets across the Internet (including ours) have sounded the alarm against the dangers Agenda 21 poses to our national sovereignty and our personal rights.
Still, many people from our politicians on down continue to push the myth that sustainable development is not Agenda 21 and Agenda 21 is not in any way tied to a United Nations takeover and bid for global governance. Agenda 21 began at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and has continued through the formation of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development right on down to ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and pretty much all other local planning groups seen today (and there are a lot of those groups).
“Nixon states in a press release that he has struck down two pieces of legislation that would have imposed new mandates on local communities in an attempt to solve problems that do not exist, including a decades-old nonbinding United Nations’ resolution known as ‘Agenda 21’ … ‘While the problems these bills ostensibly aim to fight are only imaginary, the headaches they could create for local governments would be very real and costly.'”
Interesting comment considering that the majority (if not all) of these local sustainable development boards are non-elected boards which drive policy anyway and serve to ‘pick winners and losers’ when it comes to who can build what and where to ensure a town is planned and continues to grow along Agenda 21 guidelines.
The phrase “sustainable development” has always been a code word for the United Nation’s Agenda 21. While most local sustainable development planning groups will attempt to deny their allegiance to the UN’s Agenda 21 plan all day long, Tom DeWeese at NewswithViews.com found an American Planning Association (APA) newsletter dating back to 1994 which openly admits all ties and spells out exactly how these sustainable development initiatives are really just implementing Agenda 21:
“The document was an APA newsletter to its members in the Northern California (San Francisco Area). The article was a commentary entitled ‘How Sustainable is Out Planning’, by Robert Odland. It was written just two years after the UN Earth Summit at which Agenda 21 was first introduced to the world.
The fifth paragraph of the article says, ‘Vice President Gore’s book, Earth in the Balance addressed many of the general issues of sustainability. Within the past year, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development has been organized to develop recommendations for incorporating sustainability into the federal government. Also, various groups have been formed to implement Agenda 21, a comprehensive blueprint for sustainable development that was adopted at the recent UNCED conference in Rio de Janeiro (the ‘Earth Summit.’)’.” [emphasis added]
Incorporating sustainability into the federal government, huh? Wait, isn’t Agenda 21 supposed to be “non-binding”? This APA newsletter even managed to refer to it as a “comprehensive blueprint”.
DeWeese notes two important factors to be considered when reading this document:
A) The APA (like many of the local planning initiatives you will find in your area) vehemently denies it has any ties to Agenda 21:
“Continuously we hear that local planning programs, especially from such groups like the American Planning Association (APA) have no connection to Agenda 21 or the UN. It’s all local – or as the APA says in its document, Glossary for the Public, ‘There is no hidden agenda.’ In its ‘Agenda 21: Myths and Facts’ document found on the APA website, the group goes to extreme measures to distance itself and its policies from Agenda 21, specifically saying ‘The American Planning Association has no affiliation regarding any policy goals and recommendations of the UN.'”
No affiliation except literal admission in its own newsletter!
B) This APA newsletter does a fabulous job of connecting all the dots between local sustainable development groups and a UN Agenda 21 takeover from the ground up:
“In one paragraph, this document brings together the APA, Agenda 21, the UN’s Earth Summit, Al Gore, Sustainable Development, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, NGO groups with the mission of implementing Agenda 21 and the description of Agenda 21 as a ‘comprehensive Blueprint’ for Sustainable planning.”
Agenda 21 is about total control of our personal property, our ability to travel, our energy consumption…the list literally goes on and on. As Rosa Koire, author of Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21 states, under an Agenda 21 future, “Your energy consumption will be controlled until you can’t farm, can’t manufacture, can’t travel, can’t fish, can’t use your land. Productivity and businesses are limited now.”
Through pushing everyone into smart cities and onto smart grids, the Obama EPA’s clampdown on coal, and the steering of all manner of public policy from land-use and land ownership restrictions to seemingly small traffic initiatives that ultimately restrict personal travel, evidence of Agenda 21 can be found everywhere we look these days.
It’s just as former Rockefeller Board of Trustees member (the Rockefeller Foundation is behind Agenda 21 imitative “America 2050” among others) and Earth Council Chairman Maurice Strong envisioned when he wrote the forward to ICLEI’s “The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide” sustainable development implementation document:
“In my parting words at the conclusion of the Earth Summit, I said that we all ‘must move down from the Summit and into the trenches where the real world actions and decisions are taken that will, in the final analysis, determine whether the vision of Rio will be fulfilled and the agreements reached there implemented.’ Of the many programs that have resulted from the Earth Summit, none is more promising or important than this one, which has hundreds of local authorities around the world now setting out and implementing their Local Agenda 21s.”