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April 2019 Agenda21course.com Newsletter

 Table of Contents

Short Summary of Agenda 21-its Goals and Tactics.
Theme of Newsletter
Gaia Worship-The New Pagan Religion 
The Earth Charter and the Ark of Gaia Covenant  
Madrid archdiocese urges Catholics to use Lent for ‘ecological conversion’
Smart Growth is Dangerous Growth
Hays woman buys out Payless shoe, sends shoes to flood victims
 

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Short summary  of Agenda 21 and the goals and tactics of the Progressive Globalists (useful as a tutorial for anyone new to the topic)

The goal of the 1992 United Nations Agenda for the 21st Century treaty (also called Agenda 21, sustainable development or Agenda 2030 and now the NEW GREEN DEAL) is to control all of the human behaviors of all the humans across the globe. To accomplish this the Progressives all around the globe have been for many decades creating ways to control what you do, how you do it, where you go, how you get there, what you think, what you say, where you live, how many children you can have, and on and on.

The three primary tools used to accomplish this are called the 3 E’s; social equity/justice (identity politics and political correctness= politics of revenge and hate), economic equity/justice (socialism and communism), and environmental equity/justice (Global Warming/Climate Change and other environmental issues).

The Progressives are using the 3 E’s to do the following.

Destroy our traditional Judeo Christian values.
Replace capitalism with Socialism, Communism, or Fascism.
Destroy our Constitution/legal system.
Destroy private property rights in order to control where we live and deny us self sufficiency.
Replace elected officials with unelected bureaucrats, who answer only to the unelected Elite.
Dummy down and indoctrinate our citizen through the use of the media, our education system, and the various churches who embrace the 3 E’s.
Elevate animal rights while creating a disdain for human life.
Destroy our sovereignty through regionalism and elimination of borders.
Entice, regulate, and eventually force all citizens out of the rural areas (Wildlands Project) and into super large and densely populated, regulation-rich “human settlements” where transportation is limited to bicycles, mass transit, and walking-unless you are one of the elite. As you read this our large Progressive controlled cities are being transformed using a strategy called Smart Growth.

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Theme of Newsletter

Christianity is one of America’s three most important supporting principles (along with the traditional family unit and education of America). Christianity must be destroyed in order to transform America and ultimately fully implement Agenda 21. For that reason much of this newsletter is dedicated to making the reader aware of the new environmental religion which the environmentalists have selected is to replace Christianity.

At the end of the newsletter is information about Smart Growth. Smart Growth principles are being used to redesign our cities in advance of the influx of citizens who are currently being enticed and eventually forced into the cities. Once there, it will be relatively easy to control and monitor human behavior. It is critical we see this redesign of our cities for the real threat it poses to our freedom.
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Ohio Cities’ Rental Licensing and Inspection Requirements Unconstitutional

If you wish to read a success story, where the good guys win an important court case against unwarranted inspections from an ” unelected” board, please click on this link.

If You Have a Roof, You May be Taxed for It

Several years ago the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District created a new regulation that would create a new tax burden on the citizens. This tax would be determined by measuring the amount of impermeable surface (roof, asphalt driveway, etc) on a property (business, home, church, etc.). The logic (and I use this term loosely) goes something like this. The more impermeable surface you have, the more storm water run-off you create, and you, the citizen must pay for any harm to the environment that might be created.

Unfortunately, there is no proof that the water that runs off of your roof does any damage to the environment, nor did you the citizen have any chance to voice your objection to this tax (Does “taxation without representation” ring any bells?).

Again, for those of us who understand Agenda 21, this is just another way to tax the citizen into the poor house while “nudging” us to build taller, narrower, and hopefully smaller homes. Got to love those folks who just can’t get through a day without trying to control our every decision.

Last month (September 2014) the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law provided a Merit Brief to the Supreme Court of Ohio. The results of this case, which could have important implications beyond the state, will not be known for some time. To learn more about this case, follow this link. To get more history on this issue, follow this link.

Lesson 4: Smart Growth

Bike at beach.This is the fourth lesson in a series of ten lessons on Agenda 21, commonly known as Sustainable Development.. Today you will learn…

 How Smart Growth Stategies are Used to Control Human Behavior Within the Human Settlement.

One of the goals of Agenda 21 is to re-wild over 50% (plus an additional 10% for buffer zones around the re-wilded areas) of the United States. Out of necessity, this will force the human population off the rural lands and into, using Agenda 21 language, “human settlements”. Once there, the behavior of humans can be more easily monitored and controlled, thus creating, “sustainability”. Continue reading

Smart Growth is Dangerous Growth

Normally the author of the website www.Agenda21course.com  does not compose the articles included in the newsletter. In this the author would like to make an exception.

The official website for Smart Growth, www.smartgrowthamerica.org , is working actively, aggressively, and successfully to advance Agenda 21 in an attempt to transform our cities.

The Smart Growth America website lists 10 principles which are currently being used to transform our cities.  What the website does not tell you are the many negative consequences to the quality life of those living in the cities. Nor does it tell the truly horrible impact these principle will have on those living in the rural lands. Nor does it tell you how Smart Growth will steal freedom from every single American regardless of where they live.  This then is why the information in this article is so important.

Below are the 10 smart growth principles listed on the www.smartgrowthamerica.org website which are being used to convince those going to the site just how wonderful will be the results of smart growth planning. You may click on any of the principles to see more information.

 1. Mix land uses

2. Take advantage of compact design

3. Create a range of housing opportunities and choices

4. Create walkable neighborhoods

5. Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place

6. Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas

7. Direct development towards existing communities

8. Provide a variety of transportation choices

9. Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective

10. Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions

Let’s examine the likely reality of the information listed under each principle and the likely outcome and purpose of each of these principles.

Principle 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 collectively encourage developers to develop only within city boundaries resulting in developers building upward to acquire the millions of new living spaces needed. Encourage developers through zoning to place businesses on the ground floor of these high rises (=mixed use). Encourage the Progressive city councils raise taxes and take grants to fund mass transit and a massive network of sidewalks and bike paths.

The Smart Growth America website never mentions these principles over time will increase the difficulty of driving cars and trucks. As bicycles are given dedicated driving lanes or allowed to intermingle with moving cars, driving cars and trucks will become more difficult. Increasing the presence of more mass transit will further clog the roads. The addition of speed bumps and the loss of parking, as parking lots are replaced by high rises, acerbate the problem.  Eventually only the elite will have cars or parking spaces (think New York City). This sets up a scenario where the citizen is forced to walk, ride their bike, or use mass transit. This in turn makes it easy to limit where and when citizens are allowed to travel. If mass transit is not allowed to leave the city boundaries, then neither will the average citizen be able to leave-leaving the rural areas undisturbed advancing the Wildlands Project (See Lesson 3).

Principle 3 states there will be housing options for all socio-economic groups.

The Smart Growth America website does not mention, as develop-able land within the city becomes scarcer, affordable housing will become equally scarce. The only way the middle or lower classes can afford housing is if they are willing to live in a shoe-box size apartment, become part of the growing number of homeless, or have their housing subsidized by taxing others (again, think New York City).

Principle 5 states Smart Growth will create attractive communities with a strong sense of place.

The efforts by the American Planning Association (APA), which vigorously advances the principles of Smart Growth through its impact on university curriculum and its direct contact with virtually all of the city planners across America, along with numerous grants, passed out to cities to bribe them into using Smart Growth principles guarantees just the opposite result. In the end all the towns in America will have the same generic look; packed, stacked, full of bike paths, sidewalks, and mass transit with zoning and building codes which allow for little, if any, diversity of appearance. If not for the name of the city displayed on the side of its overpasses, it will be virtually impossible to tell one suburb or city from the other.

Principle 6 expresses the desire for more land to be locked up in a variety of green space options.

 The Smart Growth America website does not mention land taken out of private ownership is usually no longer taxed placing a greater burden on the remaining privately owned land. Further the resources on, above, and under the green space is usually locked down-often in perpetuity. As less land is left for private ownership, its value and the taxes on it go up-unless it is rural land outside of a town with an urban growth boundary.

A city, who creates an urban growth boundary, only allows development inside the city limits (creating pack and stack), while preventing development outside of the city limits. In addition to limited development the rural community is provided limited services. Taken to its logical conclusion, while the city land sky rockets in value, the rural land values plummet and the rural communities slowly become ghost towns as folks are forced to move into town. This then greatly advances the Wildlands Project.

If this sounds crazy, under Oregon law each of the state’s cities and metropolitan areas has already created an urban growth boundary around its perimeter to control expansion onto farm and forest lands. Other cities in America also have urban growth boundaries.

Principle 6 states:

“Preserving open spaces can also make communities more resilient, protecting them from natural disaster, combating air pollution, controlling wind, providing erosion control, moderating temperatures, protecting water quality, and protecting animal and plant habitats.”

The Smart Growth America website does not explain, with the exception of protecting animals and plant, which just makes sense, how in the world packing and stacking millions of humans into a relatively small space can achieve any of the rest of these claims.

All of China’s large cities embrace Smart Growth principles (have achieved extreme control of their citizens’ behaviors). Rarely are these cities touted for the good quality of their air or water. As for claims smart growth can control natural disasters and wind that is just nonsense designed to suck in the naïve.

Principle 9 and 10 assures the citizen the decision making process is fair and equitable and includes citizen involvement.

The head-sheds in charge of making the big decisions required to create a smart growth city do not leave any decisions to chance. They employ the Delphi/Consensus/Visioning process to make sure in advance the predetermined result the shakers and movers want is the result they get. Sure, they will attempt to create the illusion “everyone” has a say, but the process is rigged in advance.

In summary, the Smart Growth principles do not stand up to scrutiny. They are designed to sound wonderful, but in reality will drive the rural citizen out of the countryside and into packed cities where the peoples’ behaviors will be monitored and controlled. Smart Growth is just one more tactic used to steal our freedoms. Know it for what it is-dangerous growth.

Whether it is the “Garbage Police” in Seattle or Smart Meters in Maryland, the Goal is NOT to Protect you, but to Control YOU

As you no doubt know, if the left can keep environmental justice moving down the track, we will be nudged/forced off of the rural lands and into town to be monitored through the use of Smart Growth policies. Here are two examples of Smart Growth policies . To learn how the behavior of Seattle citizens are being controlled by the “garbage police”, click on this link. To watch a powerful 3 minute video on the radiation poisoning of a Maryland women by Smart Meters click on this link.

Michigan Tax Assessor Attempts Interior Home Inspections

Being sure that the homes in this Michigan town were assessed correctly for taxes was the excuse used by assessors to trespass INTO the town’s homes. When some  homeowners refused the assessors entry, the homeowners were punished through their wallets.

Only because these policies were created by elected officials, who could be threatened with being “unelected”, was there a happy ending. Without this happy ending, would the next bureaucrats have attempted to invade the homes to check the amount of insulation in the walls or the efficiency of the appliances?

Watch the citizens in this short video sort out their elected officials by clicking on this link.

California vs. The Suburbs: Planners, Smart Growth, and the Manhattan Delusion

This short video uses information about development in Los Angeles, California to debunk the supposed necessity of creating a multitude of high rises to replace the suburbs. Further, the video explains how by following the money you can see who will really benefit if pack and stack is achieved, and why it is a mistake on all levels to allow this densification to occur. To learn more click on this link.

“Stopping Obama’s Assault On the Suburbs”

The article, “Stopping Obama’s Assault On the Suburbs” by Stanley Kurtz, provides a chilling explanation of how Obama’s recent ruling, Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing (AFFH), goes way past preventing discrimination and moves on to creating rules to force integration of minorities into our neighborhoods (aka social justice) on the taxpayer’s dime. In addition, these social engineering policies concentrate even more people in our population centers where they can be more easily controlled and monitored through Smart Growth regulations.

This article, which was written in mid-2014, also discusses an effort by Arizona Congressman Paul Goser to create legislation to prevent funds from being used to implement the AFFH rules.

Note: I contacted Congressman Goser’s office on 3/2/15, to see if he was still attempting in 2015 to defund these efforts at forced integration of our neighborhoods, and was told he is indeed again this year (2015) working towards that goal. I will attempt to let you know in the future of the progress of this effort. To learn more about the impact of AFFH social engineering rules and Representative Goser’s effort to thwart them, click on this link.

Citizens in California’s Bay Area Fight to Stop Pack and Stack Building

We in the United States realize that many of our laws are affected by the crazy legal precedents established in California. This is certainly the case with all things environmental. Californians are infamous for going overboard to protect the environment. That makes them especially easy targets for a scam like sustainable development. That is why it comes as no surprise that California, especially around the San Francisco Bay Area, is currently the poster child for pack and stack building where living in multi-family housing, walking, bike-riding, or taking public transit to work are being forced on the citizens. In this August 6, 2013 article the citizens tell how their efforts to stop these restrictive measures have fallen on deaf ears, and that they, with the help of the Pacific Legal Fund plan to fight back. Please click the link to learn more about what will be your future if sustainable development is not stopped. link