Agenda 21 Ends Our Rights, Sovereignty, and Constitution
Cris Alarcon, Placerville Newswire, May 29, 2012
Editorial: I DO NOT support the UN's Agenda 21. Some wonder how I can believe in a clean and a healthy natural environment but not support Agenda 21. In simple terms Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the end of civilization as we know it! It is the end of private property rights, the elevation of the collective over the individual. It is the redistribution of America’s wealth to the global elite, it is the end of the U.S. Constitution!
In 1992, twenty years ago this summer, Agenda 21/Sustainable Development was unveiled to the world at the UN’s Earth Summit in Rio where Maurice Strong stated: “The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”
Here is how the UN described Agenda 21 in one of its own publications in a 1993 article entitled “Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save our Planet:” “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.”
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. They 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. Look at these words, they are part of the new vocabulary: Free trade, open space, smart growth, regional planning, walkable, bikeable, viewsheds, diversity, visioning, social justice, carbon footprints, comprehensive planning.
This is not just policy but a complete restructuring of life as we know it. We not only will be taught how we must live, but where we are allowed to live; taught how to think and what is acceptable thinking; told what job we will be allowed to have; and we will be programed into believing that the individual must cede all to the collective. Private property will be a sin that will be eradicated as will be free-market economics which will be replaced by public private partnerships and a planned central economy. Individualism will be rooted out and social justice will rule the land. 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." – in other words, the redistribution of wealth. This will be achieved through an organizational structure of land use controls; control of energy and energy production; control of transportation; control of industry; control of food production; control of development; control of water availability; and control of population size and growth. And all of this will be decreed under the guise of environmental protection.
The Wildlands Project:
The first path to Sustainable Development is to Re-Wild the planet. Dave Foreman and Arne Naess drew up the plans to re-wild North America. The Wildlands Project literally calls for the “re-wilding” of 50% of all the land in every state – back to the way it was before Christopher Columbus set foot on this land. In 1983, when Foreman first dreamed up the scheme for the Wildlands Project, he said: “It is not enough to preserve the roadless, undeveloped country remaining. We must re-create wilderness in large regions: move out the cars and civilized people, dismantle the roads and dams, reclaim the plowed lands and clearcuts,-- reintroduce extirpated species.” In order to re-wild America, the people must go somewhere else. They must be driven from their farms and rural homes (and even cabins) and crammed into cities, called human settlements. All of El Dorado County is slated to be re-wilded as humans are removed to Sacramento. The Wildlands Project actually became the blueprint for the UN’s Biodiversity Treaty. “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 tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.” -Dave Foreman
The second path to Sustainable Development is Smart Growth. According to the Wildlands map, certain areas have been designated as human habitat areas; those are the larger cities of our country. At the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco. On June 5, 2005, two documents - the "Green Cities Declaration" and the "Urban Environmental Accords" - were presented. Every mayor in attendance signed them. The two documents are part and parcel of the United Nations’ Agenda 21. The first is the declaration that the mayors of all the cities of the United States and the world are going to be the implementers of Agenda 21. Smart Growth cities have stack-em and pack-em housing often connected to public transportation; there will be no garages or parking lots other than for bicycles. You can see examples of this in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.
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.
It is not the UN that is enforcing these polices in El Dorado County, it is Federal Agencies, State Mandates, Regional organizations like SACOG, and even many of our own planners educated in Urban Planning. To ignore Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is to disregard the REASONS behind and the EFFECTS of the policy in our daily lives. To ignore the Top-down strategy of Agenda 21 is to fail to understand why they are taking away our rights. It is under estimating ICLEI – the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. ICLEI helped write Agenda 21 and now works to implement the policy on the local level. At least 544 American cities now pay dues to ICLEI for it to help implement Agenda 21 in their cities.
While Agenda 21 was introduced in June, 1992, it was already installed as public policy in communities across the country as early as 1997. Many planners have set themselves up as an elite force which believes they know better how the rest of us should live. They are reinventing where and how we live as top down control to enforce a life style on us, rooted in a one-size fits all international policy called Agenda 21.
Agenda 21 is environmental extremism responsible for U.S. Forest Service road closures, onerous regulations on local farms, high-density low-income housing projects, a ban on dredge mining, a Highway 50 wildlife crossing, unemployment and many other effects right here in our county. Even the $1.6 million dollar animal undercrossing on highway 50 near El Dorado Road was not built because it was a hotspot for wildlife crossing. When officials did an initial analysis on the best place to put it, they came to a surprising and disconcerting conclusion: There are no roadkill hot spots on Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Local environmental groups have targeted this area for years in a pre-emptive effort to stop the development potential of the area as set in the County's General Plan. Providing north/south wildlife corridors in El Dorado County is not a goal substantiated by any currently need, but it is a goal of the Wildlands Project's effort to move humans off the Sierra Nevada range.
Agenda 21's policies were recently imbedded the “Sustainable Communities Strategy” approved by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, under Senate Bill 375. Supervisor Ray Nutting has recently voted against SACOG's Blueprint in a 3 to 2 decision because it sought to implement many of the principles of Agenda 21 in El Dorado County. He said, "I am fundamentally opposed to any agenda that has as an overarching goal of moving humans out of El Dorado County."
So, how is Agenda 21 implemented in El Dorado County? Just like you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.