What is Agenda 21?
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992. President George H.W. Bush agreed for the US to participate. The Agenda 21 program and principles were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002.
Sustainable development is the center of Agenda 21: It is the agenda for the 21st century we are living in today, with focus on the environment of our planet. It elevates nature above men and it embraces the concept that you are guilty until proven innocent. Sounds familiar?
Think about national parks being closed to the public, conservation easements, habitat conservation plans, endangered species act, and so on and so forth.
The concept was first born on June 16, 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted in Stockholm. It has a “noble” start: among its principles it wants to preserve developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations.
However, it wants environmental protection to constitute an integral part of the development process; it wants to limit nations from exploiting their resources if that may cause damage to the environment of other nations; it imposes for all people to cooperate to eradicate poverty in order to decrease the disparities in standard of living and to better meet the needs of the majority of the people of the world. Special priority must be given to the poorest of the developing countries. Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin would be very proud: it is sheer Communism.
A Few of the 27 Principles Behind Agenda 21
(To read all principles please visit: http://www.un.org/documents/ga/conf151/aconf15126-1annex1.htm)
Nations shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve and protect and restore the health of the earth ecosystem.
The principle # 8 of Agenda 21 aims “To achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all people, States should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and promote appropriate demographic policies.” (isn’t this Communist China?)
The document further urges states (nations are defined as states) to enact effective environmental legislation. It also promotes a supportive and open international
economic system that would lead to economic growth and sustainable development
in all countries, to better address the problems of environmental degradation.
According to the plan, states “shall develop national law regarding liability and compensation for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage … and develop further international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within [and outside] their jurisdiction or control.”
This aspect of the plan would obviously be beneficial to trial lawyers. It will certainly create an unfriendly atmosphere for private businesses, which can be easily sued by citizens of their own as well as by citizens of other countries. It certainly explains why EPA wants to control dust and cattle farts. Only governmental companies will be able to operate, and will do so by “general consensus.” And isn’t this the way Pres. Obama is leading the Country? By consensus of committees?
Seemingly out of context, principle 20 states that “Women have a vital role in environmental management and development. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development.” What is this interested in women? Is this a coincidence that Obama presidency is also so interested in women?
Another principle, # 21, is worrisome and confirms what George Soros and Al Gore have been doing for sometimes: indoctrination of our youth, transferring loyalty and education from the parents to the government. Principle 21 of Agenda 21 states that “The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a better future for all.” This indoctrination results in the cartoon movies “The Story of Stuff,” “Let there be … Stuff,” and the “Story of Cap and Trade.” UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations) has dedicated the Decade 2005 to 2015 to teach the youth the importance of “sustainable development,” accomplishing all 40 chapters of Agenda 21.
On the same token, a new mathematic course is taught to children, not based on arithmetic, but on “connected mathematics.” “Students … learn that mathematics is man made, that is arbitrary, and good solutions are arrived by consensus among those who are considered experts.” In other words, two plus two might be equal five soon in a school near you. Truth does not exist anymore in the new “constructive education”: “students construct (their own) understanding of reality and realize that that objective reality is not knowable.” So why bother with the truth? (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/) And Wayzata Central Middle School on its bill board read “The aim of education is the knowledge NOT of fact, but of values.” Whose values? Certainly not God’s because He has been kicked out of our schools …
Environment is obviously much more important than people and must, therefore, be protected under any circumstance, as principle #23 suggests. “The environment and natural resources of people under oppression, domination and occupation shall be protected.”
And finally, (principle 24), Agenda 21 suggests that if countries are not able to avoid wars, they should agree enough to “respect international law providing protection for the environment in times of armed conflict and cooperate in its further development, if necessary.”
In case of environmental disputes, the states shall resolve their disagreements peacefully in accordance with the United Nations, of course.
It gets better.
Private Property in Agenda 21
Agenda 21 promotes obviously social justice and socialism. Private property ownership, single families home, the family unity itself, private car ownership and privately owned farm are at risk.
“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; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.’ (http://www.unhabitat.org/downloads/docs/3566_45413_HS-733.pdf)
Currently in California, Agenda 21 is working to implement plans to create plans for sustainable management of ‘open spaces.‘ The definition of what is to be considered an ’open space’ has sparked some heated exchanges between those directing the planning meetings and citizens who want private property rights to be respected and protected. Please watch this video: http://youtu.be/CEHWsdimVO4
International Council of Local Environmental Initiative (ICLEI)
A plan like Agenda 21 could not be implemented were it not well funded. George Soros through his Open Society donated $ 2,147,415 to support local Agenda 21 project through International Council of Local Environmental Initiative (ICLEI) like the California project.
ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level. If you would like to know if your community is part of ICLEI please visit http://www.icleiusa.org/about-iclei/iclei-by_region
Austin Texas certainly bought into ICLEI nonsense. Texans for Accountable Government tried to stop the city from passing the Energy Conservation Ordinance on October 14, 2010, but its representative John Bush was completely ignored and the ordinance passed 7 to 0. To view the TAG presentation at the hearing, please visit http://youtu.be/3h-lTRxKu3A.
As noticed earlier, private companies are not favored in this climate. The government will sign agreement only with certain chosen companies, like GE, and will give them tax breaks and allow them to stay in business. Companies like Boeing, however, will suffer and are prevented from taking sound business decisions and are told in which state they may stay in business.
Origins of Environmentalism
Vice president of the Socialist International, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland started environmentalism as a tool to control people through a global government and planted the seed of Agenda 21 in 1987 with her book “Our Common Future” that caught the eye of the UN.
Attacking American Family Farms
August 1, 2011 was the deadline for public comment for a regulation of the US Dept. of Transportation – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in which farm equipment would be considered commercial motor vehicles, and farmers would be required to have a Commercial Driver License, claiming regulatory control on over 800,000 farm workers in America, overriding the rights of the states. (for further details, please visit:
This will prevent young and senior farmers from driving a tractor, will require detailed logs, DOT numbers on the implements or equipment, and other provisions required of semi-tractors trailer drivers, driving the family farmers out of business. All this is the wake of Pres. Obama executive order to form the White House Rural Council, on which DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, and many others with ties to George Soros and his Center for American Progress, have a seat.
The White House Rural Council is the last implementation of Agenda 21. The rural Council is formed, besides by Soro’s friends, by secretaries of the EPA, Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Defense, Homeland Security, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Treasury Dept., the FCC, and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Please watch this video: http://youtu.be/H_fDjCOMiZg
How do we fight this monster? Actually, we registered already some victories thanks to many groups like American Stewards of Liberty, Freedom 21, and private citizens and local governments. Every time you defeat a habitat conservation plan, like five counties around Bexar county have done, or you fight against the endangered species, or conservation easements, you have defeated a part of Agenda 21.