"Individual rights must take a back seat to the collective." -Harvey Ruvin, Board of Directors for ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability
I felt I was obligated to submit something to say I'm still alive... lots of RL stuff been happening lately, but I assure you, I'm still here. Why is it called bite the apple when I refer to watermelons in the stamp? Because of the inspiration picture in the credits.
What is Agenda 21? It is rather complex and hard to explain in a few paragraphs. The document itself is over 400 pages. It is a product of the UN (first red flag). The objective of the agenda calls for "sustainable development". That doesn't sound so bad, does it? But, when you start to peel back the onion layers of A21, you start to realize what it's really about. Agenda 21 is, "a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System.." [link]
Main A21 highlights:
End national sovereignty
Abolition of private property
Restructure the family unit
Increase limitation on mobility
All of these statements are in Agenda 21, it would be nearly impossible for me to go over all of them - so if you are really interested then I suggest you do so. Try not to be overwhelmed by the academic sounding language or the legalese verbiage but be very prepared for euphemisms. For example, there is a part in there about "transportation being accessible". Yes, it will be accessible, but it will be their
transportation that they say you
can take that you
will have access to.
What is considered "sustainable" in this document is blatantly "in your face", it's amazing advocates for A21 cannot understand it. Private property, fossil fuels, consumerism, agriculture, paved roads, pastures, grazing of livestock (plus others)... are all considered "unsustainable" and would be prohibited if this Agenda were ever to be implemented in your town, state, or our country!
Something that the Agenda relies heavily upon is what's known as the precautionary principle ([link]
), in which you are guilty until proven innocent. If something is suspected to have an impact on the environment, it does until you can prove that it doesn't.
I suppose I should also mention that this document proposed that Mother Earth's surface should not be touched, and that every human be crammed into stack-n-pack "zones". Many of its key points are so ridiculous that those who read it or are told some of them simply shrug it off or don't believe it because they think, "How could this ever be implemented?" The answer is quite simple: indoctrination. New generations of children are being taught to accept their new global village
Centralized planning has been and always will continue to be ruinous, and only countries that support property rights produce sustainable well-being for the majortiy of their people! The UN's vision of equality is to bring the top down to a third world country. How do you suppose they do that? It's called the dumbing down of America:
"Generally, more highly educated people
, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability
." (Education for Sustainable Development) [link]
This is all related to the Wildlands Project (now called the Wildlands Network), also coordinated with the Yellowstone-to-Yukon corridor (Y2Y). The Wildlands Project is part of the ICLEI to lock up as much as 50%+ of the US for non-human land use. [link]
I wanted to use the rest of this description to talk about how much of the average taxpayer's money actually goes towards the UN. The United States funds roughly 22% of the UN's budget. In 2010 we gave the UN approx. $7,691,822,000! By doing some number crunching, I came up with these figures:
Average taxpayer pays around: $12,230
Average taxpayer pays around: $5,599 for the bureaus/accounts that the US contributes to the UN
The tax money towards the UN may be wrong, as I was trying to calculate each bureau individually. The largest was roughly $2,430 going towards the Department of Defense.
Watch for the buzz words "sustainable" or "sustainable development" and "global citizens" or "global development".
Now, time for some sources...
UN Agenda 21->CC-BY-NC