"Sustainable Development" is the buzz word of the day, but what exactly does that mean?
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Agenda 21 In One Easy Lesson
Thursday, 07 April 2011
By Tom DeWeese
Awareness of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is racing across the nation as citizens in community after community are learning what their city planners are actually up to. As awareness grows, I am receiving more and more calls for tools to help activists fight back. Many complain that elected officials just won’t read detailed reports or watch long videos. “Can you give us something that is quick, and easy to read that we can hand out,” I’m asked.
So here it is. A one page, quick description of Agenda 21. I’ve also included for the back side of your hand out a list of quotes for the perpetrators of Agenda 21 that should back up my brief descriptions.
A word of caution: Use this as a starter kit but do not allow it to be your only knowledge of this very complex subject. To kill it you have to know the facts. Research, know your details and discover the NGO players in your community.
Identify who is victimized by the policies and recruit them to your fight; and then kill Agenda 21. That’s how it must be done. The information below is only your first step. Happy hunting.
What is Sustainable Development?
According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. Sustainablists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.
Social Equity (Social Justice)
Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.” Redistribution of wealth. Private property is a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it. National sovereignty is a social injustice. Universal health care is a social justice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Special dealings between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the government’s power of
Eminent Domain to implement sustainable policy. Government-sanctioned monopolies.
Local Sustainable Development policies
Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, “Going Green,” Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus.
Who is behind it?
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (formally, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). Communities pay ICLEI dues to provide “local” community plans, software, training, etc. Addition groups include American Planning Council, The Renaissance Planning Group, International City/ County Management Group, aided by US Mayors Conference, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Association of County Administrators and many more private organizations and official government agencies. Foundation and government grants drive the process.
Where did it originate?
The term Sustainable Development was first introduced to the world in the pages a 1987 report (Our Common Future) produced by the United Nations World Commission on Environmental and Development, authored by Gro Harlem Brundtland, VP of the World Socialist Party. The term was first offered as official UN policy in 1992, in a document called UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21, issued at the UN’s Earth Summit, today referred to simply as Agenda 21.
What gives Agenda 21 Ruling Authority?
More than 178 nations adopted Agenda 21 as official policy during a signing ceremony at the Earth Summit. US president George H.W. Bush signed the document for the US. In signing, each nation pledge to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, President Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858 to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in order to “harmonize” US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21. The EO directed all agencies of the Federal Government to work with state and local community governments in a joint effort “reinvent” government using the guidelines outlined in Agenda 21. As a result, with the assistance of groups like ICLEI, Sustainable Development is now emerging as government policy in every town, county and state in the nation.
Revealing Quotes From the Planners
“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ” Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Emphases – DR
Urgent to implement – but we don’t know what it is!
“The realities of life on our planet dictate that continued economic development as we know it cannot be sustained…Sustainable development, therefore is a program of action for local and global economic reform – a program that has yet to be fully defined.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.
“No one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved; however, there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.
Agenda 21 and Private Property
“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 principle instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social justice.” From the report from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference.
“Private land use decisions are often driven by strong economic incentives that result in several ecological and aesthetic consequences…The key to overcoming it is through public policy…” Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, page 112.
“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.” Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.
Reinvention of Government
“We need a new collaborative decision process that leads to better decisions, more rapid change, and more sensible use of human, natural and financial resources in achieving our goals.” Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project: “We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First.
What is not sustainable?
Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.” UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report.
Hide Agenda 21’s UN roots from the people
“Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.” J. Gary Lawrence, Advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development What They Bring
By David Gallant
There has been a lot of talk lately about something called “Sustainable Development.” For many of us this is a new term. At face value it sounds like more of the same recycle and wind mill type talk we have all heard for years. For others, images of “Little House on the Prairie” might come to mind. And for the former and perhaps current hippies, it would not be too far flung to suggest the conjured images of life in a 1960’s style commune.
The precise method of implementation is still a vague dream being outlined among various regulatory elitists but it is certain that if Sustainable Development is made a reality of our lives, everything will change. Recently Panasonic drafted a plan to build their vision of what they are billing as a “Sustainable Smart Town.” 
According to Panasonic’s plan, they intent to start from the ground up and create an energy efficient town incorporating solar power and integrated computers to regulate energy use. Despite the difficulties befalling Japan recently Panasonic intends to have this housing project complete by 2014.
But the issue of Sustainable Development does not end here. In fact this instance only provides insight. In 1992 the United Nations drafted a plan widely known as Agenda 21  which details a blueprint for correcting, as they see it, mankind’s effect on the environment. The intention is to address the problems of widening inequalities in income and a continued deterioration of the global environments.
This plan was originally adopted on June 13 of 1992 by 178 governments. Progress was later appraised in 1997 where those adopting governments were graded on their improvements. Then on June 09, 2011, our president, Barak Obama, signed Presidential Executive Order #13575, titled Establishment of the White House Rural Council.  This executive order essentially provides federal funding for the US to begin complying with the UN Agenda 21, which up until then Congress had resisted.
Now for the meat and potatoes of what Agenda 21 is. At the very heart of this plan is the intention to bring impoverished nations, such as can be found throughout Africa, up the economic standards of the Western style civilization while not impacting and perhaps even repairing the environment. This is a grand scheme to redistribute wealth mainly through the transference of production.
Simply put, through environmental regulations, the plan is to make it too expensive to produce, for instance, shoes in one nation. That forces the shoe manufacturer to have his business relocate at least the manufacturing end someplace where labor and environmental costs are acceptable. However, if the new location has adopted the Agenda 21 plan, the new facility would be constructed under approved “Sustainable Development” standards.
Therefore, the place the shoes are made would meet the UN goal of zero to positive environmental impact. What does that mean to the average person? Well, the people where the shoe factory is would benefit financially. And, in turn would benefit the community at large and the average person could feel good about buying reasonably priced shoes made in such a way as to not negatively impact the environment. However, that is only the plan, not the implementation.
As with any plan dedicated towards social engineering, human corruption always finds a way to throw a wrench in the machine. The result is and always will be bribery and collusion. Nike, for example, has had a long history of operating sweat shops around the word. Their record of abusing workers with toxic materials under poor working conditions has been reported on for years.  The most recent information came from Greenpeace in a report of how manufacturing companies are polluting the water supply. 
Even though Greenpeace spoke generally of the textile industry as a whole and mentioned Nike only within a group of companies who enjoy China’s cheap labor and corrupt bureaucracy, the response from Nike speaks volumes to the issue of Agenda 21. Within this response you will find mention of everything “sustainable” from the supply chain to the chemicals. 
But this just brings us back to the town Panasonic is planning. The major problem with sustainable development, as highlighted by Nike’s problems, is the cost of development. It is simply too expensive to modify an existing manufacturing sight to meet Agenda 21 standards. So far the solution has been to bribe officials and essentially use slave labor so nobody will report the corruption.  And the corruption is rampant and companies are flocking to regions such as China to take advantage of it and enjoy the 80 cent per hour labor cost.  So how does the UN get around this problem? What is the solution?
Panasonic may be on the right track. Simply build a new city. Existing cities and towns are inefficient and dirty. Most are old and have antiquated services from sewer to power. Commutes are often poorly planned with circuitous routes causing traffic buildups. And these problems often cause what is known as “urban sprawl.”
Urban sprawl is equally unpopular by those supporting Agenda 21’s sustainable development scheme. Those supporters blame urban sprawl for the problems of decreased farmland, loss of wild life and diminished recreation land. Also, they claim urban sprawl causes a variety of pollutions from water to noise.  Thus, they have made it clear they do not like existing cities any more than new ones created through the natural selection of urban sprawl.
Which brings us back to Panasonic’s idea: build a new city which is already in compliance with Agenda 21. But as it turns out they may not have been the first ones to think of this. Recently it has been discovered that China has been building cities throughout its more remote regions.  These cities have so far gone largely unnoticed and there is little information on them. However, one thing is clear: the cities are empty.
Until now, the construction of these cities is being blamed on an economic problem in the country which encourages building even for pointless reasons. I, however, am not so sure. One has only to look at the how China handled the relocation of its residents during the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Their method was to simply force residents to leave or help in the construction. If a citizen was unable or unwilling to help, they were forcibly relocated resulting in the uprooting of 1.4 million individuals. 
The good news is that this method of mass relocation is not likely to take place in any Western nation. The bad news is that the door is open to more clandestine and sinister methods. It has yet to be shown that there is an actual connection between the Chinese ghost cities and Agenda 21 so it may be too soon to draw conclusions. However, if the two are related, a Pandora style box of evils is opened. Americans need to be prepared.