Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment. (U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Division for Sustainable Development)
Sounds good, no? Who wants to intentionally trash our planet? We could all agree that we need to be good stewards of what God has given us. What we do not agree on is the validity of the “science” behind the Global Warming theories. So, one would ask, why would this theory be so widely believed as “fact” while there are many who disagree with it’s findings?
In 1990, a small, round faced Canadian described a scenario to a reporter. He envisioned a small group of world leaders concluding that the rich countries were the “principle risk to the Earth.” This group then created a plan to get the rich countries to “sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment.” When the rich countries refused, the group decided “the only hope for the planet” was for the industrialized civilizations to collapse. He pondered, “Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” (All American Blogger)
Bottom line is that the ultimate goal is Socialism and the way we get there is by using a “crisis.” You need to look closely at what Agenda 21 and issues like “Cap and Trade” ultimately seek to accomplish. (Hat tip to Trevor Loudon for bringing this to our attention.)
Already, several generations have been indoctrinated, via our school systems, to value globalization and “social justice,” over personal responsibility and free enterprise. They have been repeatedly sold the idea that they should, “Think globally, act locally.” (Agenda 21-The Death Knell of Liberty)
If you take issue with some of the questionable science used to justify the actions demanded by things like Agenda 21 you are automatically labeled with unpleasant names. What I would like everyone to look closely at, however, is the results of the actions recommended in these documents and articles. It IS all about world view. You either view the world, it’s problems and the possible solutions to those problems from the perspective that our Founders did or you view them from the perspective of “the elite should be given the power to make decisions on just how much liberty the average useful idiot can handle.”
And, if they have to create an emergency or crisis to get us to cooperate, well that makes their job all that much easier, doesn’t it? Look at this “crisis” closely and look VERY closely at what it will mean to your freedoms. Don’t get me wrong. Those freedoms come with individual responsibilities, but I do not believe the United Nations and the self-appointed elite get to dictate exactly what those are.
And…by the way….if you have an opposing view and wish to provide concrete evidence that Agenda 21 is something other than what these links outline I would encourage you to respectfully submit those for my edification.
Other articles of interest:
Agenda 21 Links (Right Side News) This site includes many of the links below plus a source for a Christian perspective on the Global Warning agenda.
Maurice Strong and the Cap and Trade Crime of the Century (RedState)
Agenda 21: A Global Economic Disaster in the Making (Big Government)
Agenda 21 Part II: Globalist Totalitarian Dictatorship Invading a Town Near You–With Your Permission (Right Side News)
Agenda 21 Part III: Maryland County Abolishes It–Now It’s Your Turn (Gulag Bound)
Agenda 21 and the Death Knell of Liberty (Canada Free Press)
Pennsylvania County Rejects Agenda 21 (New American)
From Geneva to Global Governance (Sovereignty International)
Excerpt: The Commission bases its recommendations on the belief that human activities have irreversible environmental impacts and that human activities need to be “managed” to keep the “adverse outcomes within prudent bounds” (p. 11). “Effective and equitable management calls for a systemic, long-term, global approach guided by the principle of sustainable development. Its universal application is a priority among the tasks of global governance” (p. 30).
The Commission is convinced that the world is ready to accept “a set of core values that can unite people of all cultural, political, religious, or philosophical backgrounds…. It is fundamentally important that governance should be underpinned by democracy at all levels and ultimately by the rule of enforceable law” (p.48). “Underpinned by democracy” has a totally different meaning to people who live in a socialist democratic nation, than to people who live in a “free” country such as America. Americans think of “democracy” as the process by which they elect the individuals to represent them in their exercise of the limited power that Americans have chosen to give to their government. In socialist nations, “democracy” means participating in the process by which the sovereign government decides how to manage its subjects. (emphasis mine.)
Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson (NewsWithViews; Tom DeWeese)
How Sacred is Your Property? (Canada Free Press)
UPDATE 7/5/11: There is a great post at GulagBound you might want to read; “Ending Liberty in America.”