Their Plans for us in Their Own Words
Here are some of the ‘Buzz-words’ they use to steal our rights: Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green Jobs, Building Codes, “Going Green”, Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, Facilitators, Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Conservation Easements, Development Rights, Sustainable Farming, Comprehensive Planning, Growth Management, Consensus, and more.
Below are more very important quotes to drive home the points made in Lesson 1 of the Agenda 21 Course.
They take control over each of us: “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it call 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 known.” Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993)
They will confiscate all private property on behalf of the good of ‘the collective’: “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, therefore contributes to social injustice.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996
“We reject the idea of private property.” Peter Berle (National Audubon Society)
The ‘middle class’ is too comfortable and we need to make them poor, too: “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992
We will take away YOUR freedoms: “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI, The Wildlands Project
What is NOT sustainable according to them? “Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building of fences, industry, single family homes, paved 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
What about the progress our country has made compared to other countries? “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 millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First
“If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecology sound society under socialism. I don’t think it’s possible under capitalism.” Judi Bari (Earth First)
“Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath the surface of the earth is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature” Al Gore (Earth in the Balance)
“The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industialization we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.” Michael Oppenheimer (Environmental Defense Fund)
“The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable, indeed a sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperations.” UN Commission on Global Governance.
“Nations are in effect ceding portions of their sovereignty to the international community and beginning to create a new system of international environmental governance as a means to solving otherwise unmanageable crises.” Lester Brown (WorldWatchInstitute)
“Regionalism must precede globalism. We foresee a seamless system of governance from local communities, individual states, regional unions and up through to the United Nations itself.” UN Commission on Global Governance