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How afraid are you of Agenda 21?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    If you don't know what it is, consult your local Tea Party.

    I think it's a crazy conspiracy theory.
    I may live to regret living with my head in the sand on this.
    I will take my chances.

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Does this question really matter anymore? Because while you all were asleep or just going off on the right and the tea party that tried to warn you, Obama has already signed 3 executive orders on allowing Agenda 21. So the takeover of you personal and business properties has already begun.

      China bought AMC theaters last week, oh you were not suppose to know that

    2. SimeyC profile image87
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What happened to the other 20 agendas? big_smile

      1. Mighty Mom profile image92
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Now you've really got me spooked.

  2. eternals3ptember profile image59
    eternals3ptemberposted 4 years ago

    *Google: Agend- oh, thank you auto-fill for showing the result I want*

    *click on Wikipedia article for Agenda 21*

    *United Nations.... hmm hmm... Environment... help people... implement technology... hmm hmm hmm.... aid impoverished nations... hmm hmm hmm... ... what is this? "Political Opposition in the United States?".... .....*

    ... what the flying **** is wrong with my country

    1. Mighty Mom profile image92
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well if the Congress is now only speaking at 10th grade level,
      what level do we suppose the rank and file John Q. Public is processing at?

      Frightening, ain't it?

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        logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Congress may be speaking at the 10th grade level, but their thinking is mostly moronic.

  3. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    This debate has so far been on a 5th grade level.


    Sometimes even your political enemies get things right, and the Tea Party is absolutely right about Agenda 21, and it would be wise to be wary of this draconian plan.

    Here's a video that might appeal to you: [Agenda 21 for dummies]

    Agenda 21 sounds nice with their words like 'sustainability', but its methods essentially outline the deconstruction of the economy in the name of saving the planet. It suggests that no longer will any human being be able to own private property, let open a business of their own accord, as it is 'unsustainable'.

    I suggest you actually read it and wonder what might become of the world if these plans were actually put into practice.

    1. Shanna11 profile image92
      Shanna11posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Normally I think your views are way beyond mine, but we agree spot-on about this subject.

      Sometimes I just want to smash my face into my desk in frustration, wondering why people are so ridiculous all around. I wish I was a cat.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image86
        PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Shanna, I am curious, since you seem like a reasonable person.  Have you read Agenda 21?  I just tried to and it was boring as hell so I gave up.  If you have read it, which sections are scary to you?  If you haven't read it, what has convinced you to fear it?  I should say, I tried to watch the video, but our internet connection out here in the boonies is terrible so I gave up for now.  I'll come back to it later.

        1. Shanna11 profile image92
          Shanna11posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I sifted through it for an international relations class, and most of was dry and boring, but there were several key phrases throughout the text that made me feel uncomfortable-- I'll go back through and see if I can find them for you later tonight.

          I guess the whole thing about it that makes me uncomfortable is that its global, world wide... I'm normally not a conspiracy theorist or anything of the sort, but anything that wants to control or implement things (however minor or even beneficial they may seem) on a global level makes me feel very uncomfortable, but maybe I've been reading too many apocalypse novels lately.

    2. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What I saw was a lot of right wing rhetoric that will appeal to those that enjoy conspiracy theories.

      The reality is, UN resolutions never really get implemented because nations look at the effects on their economies and water everything down. Whatever became of Kyoto?

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Doesn't saving the planet kind of have to be global in scope?

    I too would love to see some specifics.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/ … r-dummies/

    For those who prefer to read vs. watch a video.
    I can see why this is so ripe for the gloom and doom people.

    Agenda 21 In One Easy Lesson

    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 that fits on one page. 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; 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 injustice)

    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 injustice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.

    Economic Prosperity

    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 principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” 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.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image82
      EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So basically this is an attempt to introduce a highly planned, centralised economy, using environmentalism as a way of getting people to buy into it.

      Sadly in Britain we're already a long way down this route.

      Looked at another site (http://americanpolicy.org/2012/05/12/ag … or-threat/), and found this:

      "But the agenda outlined in Agenda 21 and by its proponents is a much bigger threat that just land use planning. They openly advocate massive reduction of human populations. Some actually call for as much as an 85% reduction in human populations in order to “save the planet.” David Brower of the Sierra Club said, “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license.”  The UN’s Biodiversity Assessment says, “A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion.”"

      It's those bleedin' Georgia Guidestones people again, isn't it?

  6. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 4 years ago

    Stop and go lights are a conspiracy of the reds and greens.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Oh no! It's already fully institutionalized!
    Look at this seemingly normal college website.
    Notice anything suspicious in the top navigation buttons?
    (Hint: the "s" word).