Sunday, March 11, 2012

Agenda 21 - More Details and Original Sources

My last three posts on UN Agenda 21 and its likely future effects on the US have been mostly confined to brief explanations of the concept and how such an agenda stands in direct contrast to the view and crucial importance of land ownership in Western Culture, especially in regards to our nation.

On this post I will attempt to gather more in the way of quotes from those who advance such ideas.

From the slideshow - link is above:

Note that all italics and bolding/underlining are added.

"What Is Sustainable Development?
The most common definition of Sustainable Development given by its
proponents is a statement found in the Bruntland Report, Our Common
Future, released during the 1987 United Nations World Commission on
Environment and Development:
“Development that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to
meet their own needs.”

"At times, the political agenda embodied in Sustainable Development is
implemented under other names for purposes of political expediency.
J. GaryLawrence, a planner for the city of Seattle, and advisor to the President’s
Council on Sustainable Development, said in 1998, that, “Participating in a
UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many ... who
would actively work to defeat any elected official ... undertaking Local
Agenda 21. So we will call our process something else, such as
“comprehensive planning,” “growth management,” or “smart growth.”

Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chair of the International Council on Local
Environmental Initiatives, and Clerk of the Circuit and County Court in
Miami-Dade County, Florida, has said that “individual rights will have to
take a back seat to the collective in the process of implementing Sustainable

Maurice Strong, Secretary General, U.N. Conference on
Environment and Development, in 1992 said -
“...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.”

According to Agenda 21’s preamble, “The developmental and
environmental objectives of Agenda 21 will require a substantial flow of new
and additional financial resources to developing countries.
throughout Agenda 21 erroneously assumes that life is a zero-sum game
meaning that the wealth of the world was made at the expense of the poor,
making them even poorer. This critique of economic ills denies the ingenuity
of private action, individual determination, and free market innovation, and
leads inevitably to the conclusion that if the conditions of the poor are to be
improved, wealth must be taken from the rich. Sustainable Development
embodies this unjust redistribution of wealth both in theory and in
implementation, effectively lowering the standard of living in America to that
of the rest of the world. Agenda 21 in The Draft Covenant on Environment
and Development states in Article 8: “…equity will be achieved through
implementation of the international economic order ... and through transfers
of resources to developing countries....”

"Sustainable Development is actually restructuring the economy,
molding it not on private enterprise, but on public-private partnerships.
Public-private partnerships bring businesses desiring the protection offered by government’s legalized force together with government agents that want the 
power that comes with economic control. The power of economics, and the
force of government, must serve as a check and balance on each other;
combining the two will ultimately result in tyranny. Free enterprise is lost
amid regulations, subsidies, incentives, tax-breaks, and insider privilege, and
with it goes the free market system. The Sustainable Development
“partnerships” involve some corporations – domestic and multinational –
some tax-exempt family foundations, select individuals, and progressive
politicians and their administrations. Of these participants, only elected
politicians are accountable to the public for their actions."

"Al Gore says that Sustainable
Development will bring about “a wrenching transformation” of American
society. "

“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a
new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that
pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages,
famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are
caused by human intervention, and it is only through
changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.
The real enemy then, is humanity itself"

-From the book The First Global Revolution, by Alexander King of The
Club of Rome - premier environmental think tank, consultants to the United

The following quotes of many of those involved with Agenda 21 can be found at the links below.
Note that there are two distinct angles from which the supporters approach; one Marxist/Socialist-redistributionist and one radical environmentalist. Both have come together in the movement. Both feel that the institution of one-world (Or maybe five or six regional) government(s) will allow their plans to come to fruition. They are supremely confident that exerting massive degrees of control over the world's population and the manner in which the members of that body  live is the only thing that will provide them with the satisfaction they so desperately desire. 

I thought that, instead of treating each quote individually, the best manner to approach this post would be to provide a general list of the ideas advanced by our Leftist friends and to allow the reader to find these as the scroll though and read the quotes themselves. While reading, keep in mind the two ways of thought involved:

1. Strong Marxist/Socialist-redistribution mindset. 
The developed world has too much wealth. That wealth could only have been obtained by depriving others of their fair chance. (Zero-sum) No allowance is made for factors such as time periods involved during times of rapid acquisitions or the inherent qualities of any cultures that may have made these possible. Those that have too much will be required to have their wings clipped. The financial resources of the West must be pooled and divided among the nations of the world. Of course it will not matter if people of certain cultures will begin to take what little they have been allotted and make it prosper and build solid communities. Like the Jews of the Middle Ages, those communities can simply be sacked again once they have grown too big for their britches.

2. Radical Environmentalist desires.
The world is being destroyed by "civilization". This phenomena should never have occurred in the first place and needs to be remedied. You will note that a number of the quotes not only allude to but clearly indicate that government control of population growth (And forced reductions thereof) is not only OK but is absolutely necessary. The common theme is to treat people as a species - and nothing else. The species Homo Sapiens Sapiens (As opposed to Homo Sapiens Neandertalis) is a pox or a cancer on the planet that needs to be either drastically culled as a species or removed completely from the picture. The only way it should be allowed to continue in existence is to restrict its right to procreate and to assign approved locations in which to live.

The people of the West  will need to give up their ways of life such as:
A. Abundant  and inexpensive electricity (And all of the things that go with that).
B. Foods such as meat (No joke-this is in the quotes and has been pushed for over 20 years) that sustain us and have long ensured our ability to maintain physical strength and endurance. ( I wrote in an earlier post about the advantages of a high-protein diet vice a grain-base one)
C. Houses that fit not only our tastes but the desire for individual freedom that is part of Western Culture.
D. Ties to the land (especially that of the free farmer, a common theme of Western Culture).
E. Insistence on the sovereignty of individual nations and their people.

F. Using more than 20 gallons of water a day per person. Of course this concept does not distinguish between people who live in, say, Arizona or Las Vegas, which have few local water resources. Nor does it apply to exercising caution with abundant but limited resources such as the Ogallala aquifier of the Midwest.  No, this means everyone, even if you have a huge pond or a very high water table in/on your own property. Not to mention that our water that we use today is the same water that the dinosaurs drank. H2O has a very strong molecular bond which does not break up when heated, frozen, or used for showering. Just like it always has, it finds a place to go by finding its own level and evaporates to later come back as rain. Everyone gets their daily allowance and will faces fines for exceeding that.
G. Not mentioned, but forget about having any ability to defend your family and household. The UN Small Arms Treaty is working on eliminating that too.

For a very long time, we all blew these people and their agendas off. They were kooks, they were the fringe. The Left would finally give up Marxist thought once they saw the Soviet Union collapse. The environmentalists would either become satisfied after we enacted more than reasonably thorough laws and regulations for pollution and preservation of open space, or just retire to their own communes.

For the same period, we blew off those who tried in vain to make us aware. They were conspiracy theorists. John Birchers were also kooks. Senator McCarthy's work was a dark episode for our nation. The UN would never replace our national sovereignty. Marxism would never take root here.

We were wrong, and I extend my apologies to the latter.

Sources are below:

"Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound
reorientation of all human society,
unlike anything the world
has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both
governments and individuals and an unprecedented
redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift
will demand that
a concern for the environmental consequences
of every human action be integrated into individual and
collective decision-making at every level."

- UN Agenda 21

"The current course of development is thus clearly unsustainable.
Current problems cannot be solved by piecemeal measures.
More of the same is not enough. Radical change from the
current trajectory is not an option, but an absolute necessity.
Fundamental economic, social and cultural changes that
address the root causes of poverty and environmental
degradation are required and they are required now."
– from the Earth Charter website

We require a central organizing principle - one agreed to voluntarily.
Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations,
rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change - these are all forms of
appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that
sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation
of society will not be necessary."

- Al Gore,
Earth in the Balance

"We need to get some broad based support,
to capture the public's imagination...
So we have to offer up scary scenarios,
make simplified, dramatic statements
and make little mention of any doubts...

Each of us has to decide what the right balance
is between being effective and being honest."
- Prof. Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology,
lead author of many IPCC reports

"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony...
climate change provides the greatest opportunity to
bring about justice and equality in the world."

- Christine Stewart,
former Canadian Minister of the Environment

"We've got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy."
- Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation

“The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations
on the data. We're basing them on the climate models.”

- Prof. Chris Folland,
Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

The models are convenient fictions
that provide something very useful.

- Dr David Frame,
climate modeler, Oxford University

"I believe it is appropriate to have an 'over-representation' of the facts
on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience."
- Al Gore,
Climate Change activist

"It doesn't matter what is true,
it only matters what people believe is true."

- Paul Watson,
co-founder of Greenpeace

"The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe."

- emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

"The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and
spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest
opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level."
- Al Gore,
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

"We are on the verge of a global transformation.
All we need is the right major crisis..."

- David Rockefeller,
Club of Rome executive member

"In Nature organic growth proceeds according
to a Master Plan, a Blueprint. Such a ‘master plan’ is
missing from the process of growth and development of
the world system. Now is the time to draw up a master plan for
sustainable growth and world development based on global
allocation of all resources and a new global economic system.
Ten or twenty years form today it will probably be too late."

- Club of Rome,
Mankind at the Turning Point

The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable,
indeed a sacred principle of international relations.
It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to
the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation."
- UN Commission on Global Governance report

"Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the
affluent middle class - involving high meat intake,
use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning,
and suburban housing - are not sustainable."

- Maurice Strong,
Rio Earth Summit

"The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society,
which is nature's proper steward and society's only hope."
- David Brower,
founder of Friends of the Earth

"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?

Isn't it our responsiblity to bring that about?"
- Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme

A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the
United States.
De-development means bringing our
economic system into line with the realities of
ecology and the world resource situation."
- Paul Ehrlich,
Professor of Population Studies

"The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another
United States
. We can't let other countries have the same
number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US.
We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are."
- Michael Oppenheimer,
Environmental Defense Fund

Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty,
reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control."
- Professor Maurice King

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun."
- Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

"We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place
for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and
plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams,
free shackled rivers and return to wilderness
millions of acres of presently settled land."
- David Foreman,
co-founder of Earth First!

"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to
about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure
and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species,
returning throughout the world."

-Dave Foreman,
co-founder of Earth First!

"One America burdens the earth much more than
twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say.
In order to stabilize world population,we must eliminate
350,000 people per day.
It is a horrible thing to say,
but it's just as bad not to say it."
- Jacques Cousteau,
UNESCO Courier

"Humans on the Earth behave in some ways like a
pathogenic micro-organism, or like the cells of a tumor."

- Sir James Lovelock,
Healing Gaia 

"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells;
the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people.
We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to
the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many
apparently brutal and heartless decisions.''

- Prof Paul Ehrlich,
The Population Bomb

"A total population of 250-300 million people,
a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."

- Ted Turner,
founder of CNN and major UN donor

"I don't claim to have any special interest in natural history,
but as a boy I was made aware of the annual fluctuations in
the number of game animals and the need to adjust
the cull to the size of the surplus population."

- Prince Philip,
preface of Down to Earth

"I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong.
It played an important part in balancing ecosystems."
- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

"... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence
more than 500 million but less than one billion."

- Club of Rome,
Goals for Mankind

"The extinction of the human species may not
only be inevitable but a good thing."

- Christopher Manes, Earth First!

The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival
for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species.
Phasing out the human race will solve every
problem on Earth - social and environmental.”

- Ingrid Newkirk,
former President of PETA

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against
society, unless the parents hold a government license.

All potential parents should be required to use
contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing
antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing."

- David Brower,
first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

"The spiritual sense of our place in nature...
can be traced to the origins of human civilization....
The last vestige of organized goddess worship
was eliminated by Christianity."

- Al Gore,
Earth in the Balance

"Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed,
we must destroy the Judeo-Christian Religious tradition."

- Peter Singer, founder of Animal Rights

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