Saving The Planet, But Who Benefits? The Insidious Story Of Agenda 21
Author’s Note: Sometimes editing an article down to a sound bite rich 500-1000 words can be a Herculean task. Especially when it is an issue that is close to your heart, like Agenda 21.. I used to joke, “global warming’s” true effect was to reveal that an ex-girlfriend and I were simply too different to continue dating. She challenged my “climate denial” and made me back up “the garbage I was spewing” and when my arguments held water – it was her turn to be aggravated and ultimately, it drove us apart.
The only solace I took from my empty bed was that I actually received a great education from her daily challenges. Only, there is now so much more information for me to wade through (5 years on) that is not commonly known (and even where it is known, often the wrong conclusions have been reached) I’m worried its just going to seem like I’m scrapping for a fight, because not only am I fighting the mainstream media nowadays (in telling this story “straight”) – I am fighting a legacy of four sitting presidents who have supported this agenda, right down to changes in education curriculums that have been perpetuated by these lies.
There is a very thin line here between sounding conspiratorial (which this subject completely is – in the largest sense of the word), without delving into “conspiracy theory”. The “conspiracy fact” on the other hand, is enough to scare the bejeezus out of you, if you fully grasp what these people have in store, for our planetary future . . . And just how close they are to achieving their objectives.
By Richard Ravarino
Global cooling. . . Global warming. . . Climate change. . .
This is the “Paul Revere” cry of our age, to let you know that our poor planet has been wounded and we only have 30-50 years to save it, or we are all going to die. We are told we must all do our part. We must all conserve. So you stop taking long showers. Turn off your air conditioner. Get rid of your 100 Watt light bulbs – Here! Use this compact fluorescent bulb instead (never mind that its filled with toxic mercury that will end up in a landfill), it‘s green. . . RIGHT!?!
As we all surrender to the halcyon “feel goods” of doing our part, maybe we should stop and ask: Why does the planet suddenly need saving after 500,000,000 years? Wasn’t it doing okay on its own? Don’t get me wrong – I care about the environment, but now they want to tax my carbon footprint! Huh? You want to tax me. . . for breathing!?!
CO2 – A biological poison? We drink it every day. It’s created naturally in beer and champagne giving us those nice bubbles. . . Or even in your Coca-Cola. My God! The Carbon Cops have missed it! Coke, Pepsi and Budweiser are destroying the planet!
For those that weren’t aware, CO2 is an important part of the life cycle on our planet: from the mammals of the land, to the fish in the sea – we all breathe oxygen in and exhale carbon dioxide out. In turn, the true “green” of this world, in the form of trees, shrubs, flowers, kelp and sea-weeds all breathe in carbon dioxide, which they exchange for life giving oxygen. CO2 literally makes up half of the life cycle of ALL living things on our planet! And yes, although it is a greenhouse gas, it is one of many. The reason governments have chosen to tax it, is you exhale it.
You human, are a nasty polluter! And nearly everything you do in your modern life affects the output of more of it. Never mind that even if we continued to grow as a population until there were double our current numbers, the atmosphere would still only consist of about only one half of one percent CO2.
It’s a scam folks.
What good will your carbon tax payments do government anyway? They may help pay off some bad old derivatives debts. They may allow for the retirement of bad mortgage loans left over from the economic collapse of 2008. But the truth is, like any other tax, it is a means of government control of YOU.
Every tax you pay robs you of freedom. Freedom to spend your money on things, you would spend it on. The more taxes the government has on your income, the more they control your day to day actions. When stacked on top of your federal income taxes, your state income taxes, insurance (remember, health insurance is now a tax), sales taxes, licensing costs, etc., you will have very little to show for your hard work at the end of the day. And as the coffers of the world’s elite are filled with your carbon taxes (as they jet around the globe on your dime, laughing at your expense), you will be forced into a state relocation camp, because you can no longer afford to pay your mortgage, but have no fear – They will take care of you.
You will soon live rent free. You will soon eat for free. You will have a new job or career assigned to you and don’t worry about raising your children – the government’s got it handled. It’s more important that you work and contribute your part to humanity’s future. You arrive by train to the new “smart growth zone” – Sector 132 (formerly Los Angeles, you hear someone say). Ahead of you, spiring towers rise against the skyline as far as the eye can see. They are HUGE! You soon realize they are apartment buildings – You have been stacked, packed and racked into a 150 story “community center” and you find that this is where you will be living out the remainder of your existence (your apt. is a measly 350 sq ft. – Your closet was bigger in your last house). You are outraged! You want to speak to whoever is in charge! You see your old neighbor, Tom, I think it was. . . Yes, he walks up and grab your arm. He whispers in a stern voice, “You don’t want to do that. Keep your head down and shut up. Pretend you like it, this is the best we’ve got now. You complain and you’ll be killed.
But what’s happened, you ask? How did we get here? Who wanted this for humanity? Didn’t Al Gore promise if we just paid our carbon taxes, he’d save us?
“How We Got Here”
It was 1987 when Colorado University Professor George W. Hunt served as a key host at the Fourth World Wilderness Congress for Worldwide Conservation in Denver, CO. He had jockeyed for this prestigious spot, in hopes of rubbing elbows with Department of the Interior head Bruce Babbitt, or James Watt, hoping to curry favor for a son of his, who wanted a career in forestry.
The voice of Edmund de Rothschild as he introduces the idea of the world’s first Conservation Bank. Where, once they convince you global warming is real is the final destination of your carbon taxes
Instead, as the final day of the conference moved to Estes Park, CO (40 miles from Denver) he was surprised to see David Rockefeller, Edmund de Rothschild, Maurice Strong, former Secretary of State James Baker (now head of U.S. Treasury) and various IMF and World Bank officials there. He found himself asking, “What were the wealthy elite of the world, and their bankers, doing at an environmental congress?”
The short of it was this:
In 1983, then Secretary General of the European Congress on Biological Diversity, Gro Harlem Brundtland, published a report, in which she expressed her opinions on environmentalism and ecology. By 1986, Ms. Brundtland had been elected Prime Minister of Norway, so with that, her husband, Socialist Internationale President Willy Brandt, Rockefeller Foundation attaché and Rothschild consultant Maurice Strong, came together to form the “Brundtland Commission”, to which they saw Ms. Brundtland’s report distributed to over 175 heads of state worldwide.
This video was released as a political counter to Maurice Strong’s original UNCED “Earth Summit” meeting in 1992. Forgive the quality of the original VHS tape. There is good information here.
Now was the time to literally capitalize a movement and they were just about to introduce the World Conservation Bank. For her report inspired the international elite to action. In the report’s pages, lay a simple plan for achieving, what many in their circles had dreamed of since the turn of the 20th century.
The report coined the phrase “sustainable development”, which Ms. Brundtland defined as, “development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sounding innocuous enough and a reasonable approach to the future, the devil would soon be found in the details.
Canadian David Lang, an international investment banker was quoted as saying of the report, “I suggest this be sold, not through a Democratic process. . . As that would take too long and devour far too many resources, to educate the cannon fodder, unfortunately, which populates the Earth.”
Er hum. . . Not to be patronizing of you my reader, but did you catch that Mr. Lang just referred to you (the general public) as “cannon fodder”??? Think about that, as you consider Ms. Brundtland herself called for population reduction of at least 2 billion in her report, before world populations would be “sustainable” (and this when the world was only home to four and a half billion souls).
The “Brundtland Report” conclusions were stunning. Through Socialist control mechanisms, the world was to be remade into a panacea of controlled growth and worldwide villages of human existence, which would leave 90% of the Earth as wild-lands (completely off limits to humanity) under centralized authoritarian control.
This highly produced video was released by the John Birch Society to help you understand the extreme loss of personal liberty and private property you will suffer under Agenda 21.
This was an opportunity to remake planetary society, within a footprint of their own designation and literally, down to their own belief. For a hint as to what they had planned, you just need to go back a decade earlier, as they had commissioned the United Nations 1976 Habitat Study, which concluded of the continent of Africa, “Private (property) ownership is a principle instrument of the accumulation and concentration of wealth; if left unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implantation of development schemes.”
That is to say, Socialist “development schemes”. They couldn’t allow private property rights to take a foothold in third world Africa, as it had in the West, for the African continent was already clamoring to emulate the West. It had to be carefully considered how to keep them under the thumb of U.N. globalist control.
And if the Brundtland Commission were going to move this agenda to a global scale, they had to take control of private property. It was key to their control. Reasonable strategies had to be formulated on how they could win their battles in courts, for the responsible management of endangered eco-systems or taming the abuses of private property that endangered entire species. These strategies would become the one-two punch of “sustainable development” and the means by which 90% of private property has been legally transferred in court, since 1988, to globalist control.
At last, in the Brundtland Commission Report they had their answer – It was simply a matter of destroying Western Capitalism through ecological and environmental usurpations and impressively, they’d accomplish it through capitalist investment partners! Appealing to their sense of human greed, would become their undoing!
If you know any public officials and want to help them ‘see the light’, this is the video for them. It will help them understand how NGO’s and ICLEI are working towards undermining our American system, for Globalist ends.
The Capitalists would fund their World Conservation Bank, which would then fund NGO’s (Non-Governmental Agencies) to fight their fights, in the name of ecology. Then when the dust settles from the fight, they would sell a portion of the confiscated lands to trusted global business partners, which would then refill the coffers of the World Conservation Bank, pay dividends to their investors and leave the bank resplendently rich, attracting new investment with the “feel good” promise of “Saving the Planet”, only to then repeat the cycle.
According to George Hunt, “I asked them as an official host, when is this Conservation Bank going to come to pass and what I got out of them was, they would engineer a collapse in 2012 and out of the wreckage of the old world currencies, they would come in with a new currency and a new trade model and this Conservation Bank would then seize control”.
“Saving The Planet” – The 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), “Earth Summit” Rio di-Janeiro, Brazil
The 1992 General Secretary of Earth Summit, Maurice Strong (capitalist oil billionaire, former employee of Rockefeller’s and Rothschild’s World Projects and Brundtland Commission member), convened the original UNCED meetings in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972, during which he stated “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.”
Well his contributions to this summit would soon be obvious. His callous, Malthusian attitude towards humanity, is what generally pervaded this 1992 “Earth Summit”, as it had had 20 years to fester and for the first time, world leaders from 178 countries came together to discuss the feasibility of a plan to institute the “Brundtland Commission Report” as international law.
This conference yielded a new a forty-chapter document that defined planetary control, for the benefit of an elite few, based entirely on socialist control mechanisms. They called it Agenda 21, as all aspects were to be instituted by the year 2000, so it was literally the agenda for the 21st century.
In the Agenda’s pages, nature is elevated above man through its precautionary principle – which assumes you guilty until proven innocent in “crimes” against the environment.
The primary objectives of the agenda include:
1. An end to national sovereignty
2. The abolition of private property (including private vehicles)
3. Restructuring of the family unit
4. Limitations and restrictions on mobility
5. Individual opportunity.
Among a list of what is NOT sustainable were: All fossil fuels, airports, golf courses, ski lodges and resorts, consumerism, single family homes, air conditioning, paved roads, commercial agriculture, irrigation, pastures, grazing of livestock, herbicides and pesticides.
Latter aspects of Agenda 21 would include relocating people from rural areas to smart zone developments, pushing gas prices higher (to help demonize the “greedy” oil companies), manipulating transportation patterns by shutting down traditional thoroughfares claiming them “unsustainable”, forbidding human access to land, seizure of private property, restricting water use, additional taxing, restricting the amount of waste, forced community involvement and forced quotas on harvesting.
Michael Shaw is the head of Freedom21.org and Freedom Advocates.org. Local organizations fighting ICLEI and NGO encroachment in California. Fighting back on the local level is the key to winning back our liberty as Agenda 21′s secret to success has been its local implementation.
As President George H.W. Bush signed the Agenda 21 compact, which commissioned the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, he said, “It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter, to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance.”
Is it any wonder, American children no longer rise and pledge their allegiance to their flag, as many of us once did?
As the UNCED “Earth Summit” broke, environmental activist and attorney Daniel Sitarz exclaimed to the media, “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on Earth. Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound re-orientation 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.”
The 1995 U.N. Global Biodiversity Assessment
Agenda’s like this one, which radically remake the political and sociological makeup of society rarely succeed overnight. They are better won through a war of attrition, one step at a time – rather than through violent revolution.
Keep in mind, UNCED first convened in 1972. The one constant was Maurice Strong, who joined the Brundtland Commission in 1984, was Secretary General of the 4th World Wilderness Congress in 1987, as well as the 1992 meetings in Rio. He also played overseer of the 1995 U.N Convention on Biological Diversity and its subsequent 1,200 page report, The Global Biodiversity Assessment.
Hunt states, “If there is a face to put to ‘climate change’ and environmental extremism it is not Al Gore, but Maurice Strong – He practically invented it. It was Strong in the ‘70’s trying to prepare us for another coming ice age. This guy has used the weather (and environment) as his weapon of choice for 40 years”.
Coming out of the ’95 UNCED conference, a new direction was given of the agenda. As points central to the ’92 Rio meetings were further delved into, adding much greater detail, the brightest minds of their generation were hired to develop agendas, specific to their field of study, which would better define “sustainable development”.
An Agenda 21 breakdown by Glenn Beck. One of the many reasons he was fired from Fox. He broke the cardinal sin of modern American journalism – He told the truth! He’s lucky he wasn’t Breitbart’ed.
A large part of what was to come out of the Biodiversity Assessment was the 1995 Wild-lands Map of the United States. Intellectuals like Wild-lands map developer Dr. Reed Knoss reported, “We must convert at least 50% of the land area of North America to wilderness, completely off-limits to human beings. Those wilderness areas are to be interconnected by wilderness corridors off-limits to human beings, those wilderness areas are to be surrounded by buffer zones with limited resource use, with licensing and permission of the United Nations local authorities and NGO (Non Government Organization) approval.”
Battling Back Against A Globalist Cabal
But others that worked with Knoss began to see through the agenda. Dr. Michael S. Coffman, PhD. Stated, “It was during that study that I began to realize, this was not an effort to protect the environment, this was an effort to control you and I. They were dividing the United States up into little compartments, in which, they would rip out roads and whole communities and allow them to be returned to wilderness.”
Dr. Coffman reveals “The document literally calls for reducing the human population of the planet by 2/3’s to ¾’s in the next 30 to 50 years”. As a point of fact, in the 2012 Rio Conference “Rio – Plus 20”, the calls for reduction in human population have now been quoted as high as 93%
Dr. Coffman concludes stating, “Agenda 21 is nothing more than a 40-chapter UN document to reorganize the world around socialist, command and control regulation.”
A man who heard Dr. Coffman’s revelations of the Agenda and was quick to battle them on the home front is attorney and conservationist Michael Shaw, head of Freedom21 and Freedom Advocates.org, founded in 1996 and based in Santa Cruz, CA. Shaw comments on the Wild-lands map, “If you live there, you won’t”, speaking of the red areas off-limits to all humanity as sacred Holy land for Gaia Herself (and the Globalists).
Shaw further states, “Of the yellow areas, where only limited human activity will be allowed – If you live there, you won’t”, he continues, “And those black dots mark the ‘Smart Growth Zones’ where human beings are to be stacked and packed along rail lines, where your jobs will be assigned and your children will be cared for by the state”.
Rosa Koire, author of Behind The Green Mask explains the story behind her book in this 90 minute expose of Agenda 21. This lecture is the definitive video I have found on this subject and I highly recommend you buying her book as well (above left).
“The principle goal of the ‘Sustainable’ Globalist agenda is a planned collapse of American principles, values and lifestyles. The effect on the average American will be devastating. Within the rules of this agenda, the average American will live without independence, privacy or substantive rights”, concludes Shaw.
Suburban Agenda 21
When the United Nations grew up their 1992 plans for world domination, countries in the West, specifically Europe and the United States were of particular dismay to the globalists. As stated before, the well-established land rights in these countries would make it harder to carry out their plans than in other parts of the world.
Harder, but not impossible:
Environmentalist and attorney Sitarz reported, ”Property rights are not absolute and unchanging, but rather a complex, dynamic and shifting relationship between two or more parties, over space and time”. Taken out of legalese terminology, he is saying that if the “common good – sustainable development” can be proven to be endangered by private property, they can simply take the land and they have done this on the local level through an organization known as ICLEI (International Committee for Local Environmental Initiatives).
ICLEI is an organization for the local implementation of Agenda 21 principles in all of our local communities. From statewide programs like “Florida Forever” and “Envision Utah” initiated in the late ‘90’s to stop “urban sprawl” – these programs have encouraged local governments to designate areas as open lands, or green-lining areas and protecting them as wet-lands, sometimes despite the lack of, or even a trace of water.
By creating feel good legislation on the local level, ICLEI members have managed to gain control of city councils, county aldermen and commissioner posts and state congressional appointments. ICLEI President Harvey Ruvin has said, “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.”
And Mr. Ruvin assures us this includes the loss of your fourth amendment right to privacy. ICLEI has recommended Gestapo type tactics of its local members to ensure environmental initiatives are being met.
Taken from the pamphlet, Building a More Sustainable Future in Wisconsin, they state, “. . . the importance of state and federal training and education programs to generate educators, facilitators and motivators who would be capable of going into individual homes and helping people develop their own personalized sustainability action plans.”
In 1998 the President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) stated “Sustainable communities encourage people to work together to create healthy communities where natural and historic resources are preserved, jobs are available, sprawl is contained, neighborhoods are secure, education is lifelong, transportation and healthcare are accessible and all citizens have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.”
“While this sounds like a panacea of a Utopian future where we should cling to our neighbors in a group hug and sing ‘Kum-baya’, the truth is your jobs will be assigned from a neighborhood ‘Commandant’ and that education is on a need to know basis”, states Shaw.
In fact, UNESCO called 2005-2015 the United Nations Decade of Education For Sustainable Development, to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. Curriculum will encompass all 40 chapters of Agenda 21. But according to Shaw, it won’t include much else. . .
“Our children are being deliberately ‘dumbed down’ on the basis of sustainable development”, states Shaw, “From UNESCO own writings, ‘the more highly educated a person becomes, the higher their income will be and therefore they consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes.’ Therefore UNESCO believes high levels of education increases the threat to sustainability.’”
Don’t believe me? Did you know that 2+2 now equals 5? Well it could. . . According to the geniuses behind “fuzzy math”, it is more important that children feel good about their solution, than it is that they arrive at the correct computational answer. Under the principles of “fuzzy math”, if the majority of students in a classroom believe that 2+2+5, then 2+2 DOES equal 5. Heaven forbid we damage their delicate little psyches’ with the computational TRUTH!
“Fuzzy Math” gained UNESCO approval for K-6 curriculums nationwide in 2005.
So How Do We Stop This?
So how do we turn back the clock on the U.N. Collectivist movement? The commentators of this article have some suggestions:
“Turn off your TV and actually start believing what you read on the internet”, suggests Shaw, “It amazes me that my wife and I can sit and conspire over our finances and how to improve our end of the month cash-flows, but to suggest that government officials or bureaucrats would do the same behind close doors is somehow preposterous! Conspiracy is the legacy of human history and you had better believe this one – before the local ICLEI representative shows up on your doorstep and demands a carbon inventory of your home”.
It is also encouraging to know that ICLEI is not all-powerful. In Shaw’s home community of Santa Cruz, all ICLEI sponsored legislation has been pulled and statutes that have already passed are being re-examined and in one case, land rights have been turned back over to the rightful owner.
“Talk about this openly. Get the word out as to the dangers to private property and our way of life. This includes your worship of Christ as your Savior, Jehovah or even Allah. . . These people plan to put all of the old “Gods” on their knees in front of Gaia, as they plan Mother Earth to have a central role in our future theology”, states Hunt.
It is perhaps to Dr. Coffman we must listen closest to as he states, “We are living in the most perilous time in the history of the United States, as warring worldviews divide and tear the heart out of America. America has one chance to stop this insidious destruction. That chance is you, right now!”
Dr. Coffman continues, “We are in a battle for the very survival of the freedoms, liberties and wealth creation given to us by our Founding Fathers. We either start taking our nation back from those who want to control it or we will lose our nation to a stagnant, all-controlling government.”
“There is hope. Great hope. The American people have always risen to the occasion, once they understood the danger. Ironically, we can do it using the very instrument progressives have tried to destroy – the Constitution. For this to happen, however, millions of dedicated Americans will have to join the battle by supporting candidates who affirm Constitutional principles, and getting involved in their local communities to take action using a time-tested legal procedure that stops government intrusion. This is by far the most important war America has ever fought”, he concludes.