Local Planners and non-elected Municipal officials have either been unwittingly hijacked or willingly aligned themselves into implementing this very destructive and anti-democratic agenda into every day legislation within municipalities and local governments world-wide.
To say Agenda 21 is the “saviour of mankind from itself” is an understatement. This U.N. policy originally crafted by infamous Canadian Maurice Strong has basically ripped the guts out of most democratically run government agencies and continues today as probably the biggest threat to humanity the world has ever known.
YET, most people have never heard of it, understand it, let alone know what the hell it even means!
When you listen to righteous and above the fray “environmentalists” as they call themselves these days, state that they live a green off the grid clean and socially aware life-style and expect every single person on this planet to follow their lead, then you will see Agenda 21 in action.
From the headlines like “kill the Pipeline” to “go green and save the world from Global Warming” then you can spot these eco-whacked out U.N. maniacs very easily.
Just because a person has bought into the Green Energy Revolution as the Liberal Government calls it, doesn’t mean every other person should “buy into it” and that’s just what makes these “do-gooders” so dangerous!
Like the Al Gore’s and Suzuki’s of the world everyone that doesn’t agree with them should actually be eliminated from the planet so “they” can live the life they want…..even though they don’t practise what they preach.
Learn the buzz words of this document and then listen to the diatribe as pro-Agenda 21 devotee’s quack the propaganda and you can immediately tell if there is any sincerity in the messages.
It’s the same as the Liberal announcements on a daily basis now that to not being able to afford Ontario’s electricity is a good thing and we should all be proud to be energy poor………………..it just doesn’t make sense and nothing the Liberals say afterwards holds any truth!
April 25, 2014 by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.
A growing number of initiatives by elitist organizations, working hand-in-glove with local kindred spirits, is transforming once-self-governing communities into instruments of environmental political correctness.
Cloaked in the mantle of providing for “sustainable” or “livable” communities, these programs include such fashionable ideas as “open space,” “heritage areas,” “view sheds,” ”smart growth,” “clean energy,” and “combatting climate change,” – just to name a few.
What was once largely the domain of far-away UN conferences and obscure academic journals has now made its way to Main Street. Planning commissions, which have spread like wildfire over the past couple of decades and whose members are unelected, produce an endless array of schemes designed to micro-manage every aspect of commercial, residential, and recreational life. No town, no matter how small, is safe from the meddling of planners in and outside of government.
The Shadow of Agenda 21
The proliferation of efforts by green elites to mold communities in their own image is a consequence of the rise of the environmental movement – both in the U.S. and throughout the world. Those efforts received a substantial boost with the adoption of something called Agenda 21 at the conclusion of the June 3-14, 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment & Development in Rio de Janeiro. Agenda 21 is described by the UN Division on Sustainable Development as “a comprehensive plan of development to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the United Nations Systems, Governments and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts (sic) on the environment.”
A 300-page document divided into 40 chapters, Agenda 21 has many goals, including changing consumption patterns, conserving biological diversity, protecting fragile environments and the atmosphere, and achieving more sustainable settlements. Agenda 21 provides a blueprint for the kinds of structural changes the proponents of sustainable development (a term left purposely vague) want to see take place.
Merely setting goals, however, was not enough; the task of implementing Agenda 21 fell to another UN body, the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Founded in 1990, ICLEI is an association of local and regional governments as well as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) – all sharing a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI’s membership currently numbers over 1200 cities, towns, counties, and NGOs in 84 countries. In the United States, 528 cities belong to ICLEI, including New York, Los Angeles, Dubuque, Iowa, and Arlington, Texas.
ICLEI’s U.S. website, www.icleyus.org, informs its visitors that $618 million in funding for grants and technical assistance is available for state, local, and tribal governments. The largess comes courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy, Interior, and Transportation and is be used for climate and energy initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Lest they have any doubts about the organization’s commitment to combatting climate change, visitors also can read about ICLEI’s new emissions-management software.
Another organization spreading the gospel of sustainable development is the appropriately named American Planning Association (APA). Founded in 1978, APA provided a ready-made vehicle for taking the goals of Agenda 21 to the local level. A forum for the exchange of views and proposals among urban and regional planners of every description, APA has state chapters throughout the country. In addition to its well-attended conferences, APA uses its website, www.planning.org, to get the message out. Its website, for example, touts the virtues of solar power and bike-sharing as ways communities can reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions.
When such “lofty” goals are adopted by local governments, they have real-world consequences for those on the receiving end of the elitists’ grand vision. Open space in a case in point. Thomas Sewell, senior fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, notes that open space comes at an enormous cost to perspective homeowners and those seeking affordable apartments to rent. “What that lovely phrase means is that there are vast amounts of empty land where the law forbids anybody from building anything,” he says. “Anybody who has taken Economics 101 knows that preventing the supply from rising to meet demand means that prices are going to rise,” he explains. “Housing is no exception.” (Washington Times, April 23, 2014)
Here’s a slide show basically explaining how evil Agenda 21 really is: