Agenda 21, via ICLEI, to paraphrase Heritage, is a voluntary plan adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. It calls on governments to intervene and regulate nearly every potential impact that human activity could have on the environment.
The UN is dominated by a Marxist philosophy and they see nations like the United States as gluttonous in its destruction of the earth’s resources which belong to everyone. They are no friend to the United States. Redistribution of wealth, including the earth’s natural resources, from wealthy nations to impoverished, is integral to their belief system. They plan to spread Agenda 21 throughout the world.
Their crusade against private property is guided by their Marxist belief that it is no one’s right to own privately – the earth belongs to everyone – they believe private property is the cause of much of man’s strife.
The UN has decided that the best way to implement their vision is to infiltrate every small community throughout the world, and particularly the United States, and begin to make their fundamental changes to our free property rights, one village, one town, one city at a time.
If you have Smart Growth and Sustainable Development or New Growth in your area, keep your eye on them. They soon limit jobs and growth via management plans that cater to the most extreme movers and shakers in the environmental movement. Another byproduct is corruption. When these management plans hit local areas, the politicians declare an area blighted, then decide which contractor will be awarded the redevelopment project, and the contractor will be a contributor to their campaigns.
There is also mixed use rezoning. Community leaders need to look closely into the rules governing them in your area. With the foreclosure rates, people are losing their property and some mixed use contracts turn the land over to the government if conditions aren’t met or if the term expires.
Different communities define sustainable development in different ways, some are reasonable and some are outrageous. Florida recently repealed their Agenda 21 program and it has already led to tremendous growth. Read here: Florida repeals Agenda 21
From Heritage.org: Radical environmentalists, local business groups, and the ever-present Not in My Backyard [NIMBY] crowd have been trying for decades to reshape American communities to conform to their preferred “smart growth” policies.
These advocates work to impose land use regulations that would force Americans into denser living arrangements, curtail freedom of choice in housing, discriminate against lower-income Americans, and compel people to pay more for their houses and give up their cars in favor of subways, trolleys, buses, and bicycles.
These efforts—often described as “New Urbanism,” “sustainable development,” or “open land preservation”—have long been resisted by some members of the community due to their negative impact on economic growth, competitiveness, and the nation’s standard of living.
As Heritage has documented, communities implementing smart-growth policies have significantly higher home prices, which precludes moderate-income households from homeownership. In turn, these high home prices have forced buyers to take on excessive levels of mortgage debt, which has contributed to the default and foreclosure problems that have led to the current recession.
Indeed, the foreclosure problem is at its worst in states with the strictest land use constraints: Florida, California, Arizona, and Nevada
Agenda 21 seeks to depopulate certain areas and control populations with denser community living. Farms, waterways, all the natural resources are gradually being taken over by the Obama administration. It is easily sold easily under the banner of environmental protectionism. Who doesn’t want to protect the environment?
On Long Island, I heard our town Supervisor, Mark Lesko, declare that he would take over “run-down” or “blighted” property via Eminent Domain and then decide which contractor would get the job. We need a definition of “blighted” because many of the seized properties do not fit a normal definition of “blighted.”
We have started our stack ’em and pack ’em homes in a lower middle class area here on Long Island.
We are building under mixed-use rezoning, pushing government ownership of land in the name of preservation and we are using Eminent Domain inappropriately.
Tim Bishop, our Representative recently spent millions on bike paths, millions we don’t have. I don’t necessarily have a problem with bike paths or preservation, but when it makes it impossible to develop and grow our economy and private businesses or when property is seized by Eminent Domain for trumped up misuse of the term “blighted,” I have a problem.
High speed rail is part of the plan – rails define the area where the rail is to be built as a redevelopment area. All development is then controlled.
Redevelopment is a funding mechanism for the UN which is used to declare an area blighted and any increase in property tax dollars for the next 30 years goes into the pocket of the redevelopment fund via city councils or redevelopment agencies – it goes to bond brokers. They never go away and the blight never goes away. Not one in California has ever gone away.
Smart meters will be used to control our energy usage. That has been expressed verbally and is being inched into our lives under the pretext of helping us know how we can economize. It’s gonna cost ya!
The UN’s vision for us in in the open – it is a Marxist takeover and we’re helping them do it. Read here: Sovereignty.net and here.
This is long, but it gives you a good picture of what is going on, and it is worthwhile information. You can scan through it.