Have you heard of Agenda 21? If not, what you learn will scare the pants off of you. Agenda 21 was dreamt up by Gro Harlem Brundtland, VP of the World Socialist Party, for the United Nations. George Bush, the first, signed off on it in 1992. President Clinton bypassed Congress and with Executive Order #12858 created a Presidential Council on “Sustainable Development.” This, in effect, made it a part of our government.
So what is Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development? Doesn’t sound ominous does it? Well, according to The Blaze, Agenda 21’s agenda is to “impose the tenets of Social Justice/Socialism on the world.” Some of the things that will be “at risk” under Agenda 21 are private property ownership, single-family homes, private car ownership along with travel choices and privately owned farms. In a nutshell, what’s at risk is what makes America, America.
From a UN conference on Human Settlements in 1976, the preamble stated, “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 and therefore contributes to social injustice: if left unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.”
If that isn’t enough, who should rear his ugly head in connection with this, but spooky dude, George Soros. The International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) was created to support Agenda 21. Guess who supports ICLEI, George Soros’s Open Society which gave ICLEI $2,147,415.
ICLEI is well established in the US, “ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaption, and sustainable development at the local government level.”
In New Hampshire, Keene, Nashua, Portsmouth and Wolfeboro are current members.
How does Agenda 21 feel about business and the free market? The preferred business is one that’s cozy with the government. Private Public Partnerships will mean that governments will decide “which companies will receive tax breaks and are allowed to stay in business.” GM ring a bell?
If your pants haven’t been scared off yet, they will be. Go to the Agenda 21 article at The Blaze and make sure you click the link to the American Policy Center at the bottom.