Posted on September 24, 2012 by Gillian
The New American | September 24 2012
most Americans remain blissfully unaware, the United Nations
“sustainable development” scheme known as Agenda 21 will affect
virtually every area of life — and it is already here. A short new documentary about the UN plan,
using the global organization’s own documents and other sources,
explores the implications of this far-reaching agenda and what it means
to you and your family.
The film emphasizes the obvious importance of protecting the
environment — everybody wants clean air and clean water. However, as the
documentary points out, when environmentalism came to a fork in the
road, the agenda took one route while the rhetoric took another. For
those concerned with freedom, the picture appears grim at first.
America, of course, was founded on the principles of individual
liberty and God-given rights, which include the ownership of private
property. “Private property and freedom are inseparable,” reads a quote
from George Washington cited in the documentary. The Founding Fathers
also understood the danger of big government, even waging a war for
independence against what was then the most powerful big government on
earth — the British Crown.
Beginning some three decades ago, however, the UN began its push to
allegedly “save the environment” and achieve what it called “sustainable
development.” The short documentary — entitled Agenda 21: How Will It Affect You? —
introduces viewers to some of the key players in the scheme including
socialist Gro Harlem Brundtland, one of the chief architects of the UN
The film also goes through important milestones such as the 1992
“Earth Summit” in the global effort to impose “sustainability” on the
people of the planet. At that crucial conference two decades ago, rulers
from all over the world came together and created what came to be known
as “Agenda 21.” It quickly became clear what the scheme was about.
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle
class — involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical
appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning and suburban housing —
are not sustainable,” noted Earth Summit Secretary-General Maurice
Strong as he ushered in Agenda 21. In other words, the UN sustainability
agenda eventually seeks to curtail people’s choices in terms of food,
transportation, housing — even family size, as in Communist China.
The final document at the summit was
signed by 178 world leaders including then-U.S. President George H.W.
Bush as well as dozens of totalitarian despots. It was never ratified by
the U.S. Senate as required by the Constitution. Since then, however,
presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have signed myriad executive
orders and agreements advancing Agenda 21 in the United States, the film
Meanwhile, with federal help, the UN scheme has already found its way
into local communities all across the nation through Local Agenda 21
and a deeply controversial international organization known as ICLEI —
formerly the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
More than 500 local governments in the United States are already
involved with the group.
A significant segment of the film is devoted to exploring the true
intentions of Agenda 21’s architects. It also explores in some detail
what the scheme really means to Americans and the people of the world —
and how it will affect the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
Individuals who cherish freedom may find the information disturbing.
Much of the information, however, is drawn from the UN’s own
documents, more than a few of which openly attack private property
rights, population growth, the market system, cheap energy, and much
more. The film offers a short review of some of the key points presented
in important UN reports, giving viewers a brief but well-rounded view
of the global agenda and its implications.
However, there is good news as well. The film also covers, albeit
briefly, the fact that opposition to Agenda 21 is growing all across
America. At the local level, for example, activists are securing
countless victories in the battle to expel the UN and its “sustainable
development” plan. Numerous communities have already ditched ICLEI
while state legislatures across America get involved as well.
The powerful documentary was produced by The John Birch Society, a
liberty-minded non-profit organization that has been working against UN
scheming and all forms of totalitarianism for more than five decades.
Its motto encapsulates the mission well: “Less government, more
responsibility, and — with God’s help — a better world.”
The consequences of doing nothing and letting the UN’s Agenda 21 take
a firmer hold in America would be disastrous. So, on that note, the
video, which is also available on DVD, ends by encouraging citizens to get involved and by pointing activists to online JBS resources for the fight.
- Agenda 21: The New World Order is here (lsnewsgroup.com)
- U.N.-backed ‘Agenda 21′ development rules anger many in Texas (lynleahz.com)
- Rosa Koire ~ Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21 (shiftfrequency.com)