Thursday, April 24, 2014

Agenda 21: Critics of United Nations Plan Clash With Proponents

By Zachary Stieber, Epoch Times April 23, 2014


Agenda 21 is a huge plan by the United Nations that the group says will impact the whole world. “Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment,” it says. However, critics charge that the agenda includes hampering people’s freedoms.

“On so-called sustainability, meanwhile, the UN and its ringleaders have also been fairly explicit in explaining their goals,” according to the New American blog.

“’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,” explained UN Earth Summit Secretary-General Maurice Strong as he ushered in Agenda 21 two decades ago. In other words, the UN sustainability agenda eventually seeks to curtail people’s choices in terms of food, transportation, housing, and much more. The document itself makes that abundantly clear, too.”

The agenda has come under criticism not only by those typically labeled conspiracy theorists but also elected officials and entire states, such as Alabama.....To Read More......

My Take - Mr. Dennis Murphey, chief environmental officer of Kansas City, Missouri is quoted in this article as saying this “has the potential to have a chilling effect” on sustainability efforts", and Eileen Horn, the sustainability coordinator for the city of Lawrence, Kansas, claims. “We’re already in this context where it’s politically dangerous to talk about climate change“ and "Basically, the conservative Tea Party movement in the Midwest was inviting local Tea Party chapters to come talk to their city and county commissions about it,” she also claims, “So we had this rash of identical testimony in all of our city commission meetings about the dangers of sustainability.

What we need is clarity!

A chilling effect on sustainability is a good thing - a really good thing - for a number of reasons, first and foremost among them being the problem of defining 'sustainability', and who's going to do it. The word sustainability is much like everything the greenies promote - indefinable...or if you will unendingly re-definable to fit the next greenie philosophical flavor of the day.

And make no mistake about this -central planning bureaucrats - people who have no clue about the legitimate environmental issues in an area will be making those decisions - not the people living there. Do we really believe a handful of people - no matter how intelligent - can devise 'sustainable’ - policies that are tailored to the needs of people in Arkansas and the people in Zaire? If local populations start defining ‘sustainable’ and not some U.N. bureaucrat then we will have policies that reflect local needs, but not at the expense of property rights, and that’s the goal in all of this; the destruction of property rights in the U.S. as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

As for the claim the testimony was mostly the same no matter where these ‘tea party’ inspired citizens testified –So What? That is a red herring fallacy. As an example: One and one is two, two and two is four, etc. and that is repeated in every one of the tens of thousands of school districts in the U.S. Why? Because it’s factual, and being repeated everywhere - and the fact that it’s repeated everywhere - isn’t an argument, it’s dismissive without being refutative!

Clarity – dismissing something isn’t the same as refuting it.

Not once did this woman claim anything that was said – no matter how many times it was repeated – wasn’t factual! However, Eileen Horn doesn't seem off put by the testimony inspired by the green movement, which is repeated over and over again, but it's mostly lies, especially about climate change, which Eileen Horn apparently thinks is terrible. Yet we know that climate change claims have absolutely been proven to be nothing more than a corruption of science and politics. Greenies and their supporters have absolutely no affections for two things - consistency and truth! Both undermine what they say and what they can say.

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