“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
~ Prof. Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports
Agenda 21 is a blueprint for sustainable development using global warming as the motivator. ICLEI is an offshoot of Agenda 21. Simply put, ICLEI is local governments for sustainability. The UN sees Agenda 21 succeeding by infiltrating the smallest levels of government, thus ICLEI is a means to an end.
If you are wondering why you keep hearing so much about sustainable development, smart growth, open spaces, environmental justice, social equity, TDR’s, population control, Eminent Domain, and redistribution of the wealth [which includes land not simply money], it is because the Obama administration is infiltrating every aspect of our society with it via executive orders and agencies. It’s been around for twenty years, but he put it on steroids.
A good example is Obama’s executive order 13575 which pushes Agenda 21 into every aspect of rural America. It cedes U.S. agriculture to international guidelines under the authorship of the UN. Obama in effect is signing the Kyoto treaty without a physical signing. He is ceding U.S. agriculture to the U.N.
Obama’s 86th Executive Order 13575, signed in 2011, mandates government control over 16% of the rural lands in America, but it will extend outward into every aspect of our lives. It represents a massive & organized infiltration of Agenda 21 into the United States societal fabric.
The first paragraph of the order reads:
Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
As the Executive Order references “sustainable rural communities,” it uses one of the key phrases found in the UN plan for sustainable development known as Agenda 21. The order admits that it intends to seize greater power over “food, fiber, and energy,” items that are key to human existence.
The mission and function of the White House Rural Council, according to the Executive Order, is as follows:
“The Council shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities.”
This video presents a good discussion. Caroline Heldman of far left Occidental College, who takes the government’s side. is as far left as anyone I have heard on TV.
Here is a quick summary of the terms for those who are unfamiliar with them –
Sustainable development, according to its authors, is purposed to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.
Sustainablistas 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) 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.
Agenda 21 policy includes 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 which are government-sanctioned monopolies aka crony socialism.