In 1992 the United Nations’ Earth Summit drafted a policy document called Agenda 21 which calls for “a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced—a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources… This shift will demand a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.”
For the past twenty-one years, all of us in the West have experienced almost daily indoctrination into global environmentalism and “sustainability” as this “profound reorientation of human society” works its way into our daily lives.
To really understand and appreciate what the global environmental movement is doing, we need to accept that all of us in wealthy developed nations are the enemy as far as the U.N. and environmentalists are concerned. The major threat to the world’s survival is Western affluence and Western lifestyles. According to environmentalists, we produce too much and we consume too much because of economic systems which foster prosperity. This prosperity and our levels of consumption and production cause other nations to want to emulate us and to produce and consume at equal levels. But this aspiration for a better life is “unsustainable” and will lead to global disaster, according to climate change proponents. The only solution to this problem is to reduce the living standards of Western nations to the levels of third world countries so that all of the world is in an equal state of misery.
In 2012, the Earth Summit and Agenda 21 had a twentieth-anniversary party in Rio de Janeiro where the UN reaffirmed its dedication to global environmentalism in a new document called The Future We Want.
The Future We Want is a 21st-century message with 21st-century messaging. It has its own Twitter hashtag–#futurewewant–and links to live streaming UN web TV with messages from the current secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, covering everything from his zero hunger challenge to the eradication of poverty worldwide to his goals for a more sustainable future. Last year, China asked 230 of its citizens to participate in a video titled “The Future We Want 2032,” in which they stated their dreams for the next two decades.
I really encourage all Westerners to watch this short film, 2032: The Future We Want which includes young Chinese people expressing hope for a future in which national boundaries no longer exist, and they are able to speak Chinese with people from all over the world. The film takes on special significance when we recognize that China’s one-child policies are a model for the global environmentalist movement and that a primary goal of the “sustainable” movement is to transition China to the world’s premier economy.
In the United States, Agenda 21 is being implemented locally–in cities and towns across America that have joined ICLEI. However, it is also being implemented through mandates from the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture, and executive orders from the Obama Administration. This piecemeal enactment is necessary because the United States has failed to pass a federal climate change bill which would allow proponents of climate change legislation a giant framework in which to enact all of the elements at once. Agenda 21 calls for each of the 177 countries which signed onto the treaty to enact a federal bill implementing its goals.
Although there are hundreds of United Nations’ programs linked in some way to climate change and Agenda 21, I have reduced the UN’s policies down to five basic stages of implementation. Various western countries are in various stages of these processes:
Stage One– Control of Housing/Transportation and Energy
In the United States, this stage is being implemented through “Smart Growth” and Smart Code which rezones areas of cities to mandate small, urban mixed use housing with retail on the bottom of the buildings and residents packed into tiny housing over the store. Closely related to this is an increased emphasis on public transportation through grants and funding to increase the usage of public transportation while the EPA and the government raise fuel efficiency standards on cars that will price lower-income people out of cars totally. Also closely related is higher energy prices which make driving automobiles unaffordable and which increase the cost of heating and cooling single-family homes to the point that they are no longer cost effective. High energy prices coupled with high property taxes produced by urban redevelopment projects and high housing prices produced by artificial land rationing will all serve to move people away from individual housing into tightly packed “sustainable” human settlements. A key goal of Agenda 21 is the abolition of all private property, so getting people out of houses is key to the accomplishment of that goal.
Stage Two — Global Arms Control and Disarmament
This stage is essential because of potential fallout from the remaining three stages. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the incoming chair of the UN disarmament conference and has worked closely on the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty which the world is being asked to sign. In an ironic twist worthy of the world’s great literature, the treaty that is supposed to protect the civilized world from “rogue nations” is being overseen by the leader of one of the most dangerous rogue nations of all.
Stage Three–Control of Food Production and Agriculture
“Sustainable” agriculture and food rationing is being preached everywhere right now. In a very misleading ad, ConAgra Foods is currently implying that 1 in 5 children in the United States is hungry. According to the USDA, 1 in 5 American children is “food insecure” without hunger or threat of hunger–which means that their families are concerned about the family finances as it relates to food. Only just over 1% of children is hungry, according to the USDA. One in three American children is obese–which in the doublespeak world of global environmentalism is actually the same thing as being hungry. All of this propaganda is being pushed out to persuade Americans, and all Westerners, that we need to give up our high output, high consumption ways of producing food in exchange for “sustainable” farming systems where we will only consume food that is grown locally and is in season. This goes back to the theory of over consumption and over production I discussed at the beginning of this post. Current food systems produce plenty of food, but those methods are “unsustainable”. As Babtune Osotimehin, a Nigerian doctor serving as the executive director of the UNFPA, said last week at the global Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, “A homeless person in Denmark actually consumes more than a family of six in Tanzania.” And since the biggest problem that the world is facing now is that “every young person who grows up in Tanzania wants to drive an SUV,” the solution is to ration and create scarcity until all of us are starving, rather than to try to lift up the standards of farming in Tanzania so that they can be better nourished.
The UN’s current Zero Hunger Campaign is the newest program dedicated to ending over-consumption and food waste. Yesterday, for World Environment Day, U.N. officials asked people worldwide to pledge to reduce their own food consumption. I only hope that everyone who signed the pledge understands what they are really signing on for and the profound and dire consequences of trading systems of food production which have historically produced an abundance of food for systems which have historically produced famine and starvation.
Stage Four–Worldwide Population Control
The global environmentalist movement says that the world cannot support more than between 1 and 2 billion people. This is one reason that China is heralded as a hero in the Globalist New World order. Their “one child policy” combined with forced abortions makes them a perfect country for other nations to pattern themselves after.
Ted Turner, founder of CNN, has said that if we do not reduce the world’s population, within 30 or 40 years the planet will be eight degrees hotter, and all of the people left on it will be cannibals. According to Turner, We MUST reduce the population of the world to prevent this. Turner says that this can be done voluntarily–just as it is in China.
Of course, China’s policies are not voluntary. Last year China made international news for the forced abortion of a young married woman who already had a child but had decided that she wanted another one. Her dead baby was laid beside her in the hospital bed where she was recovering, and the photos of her lying next to her forcibly aborted child made international headlines and resulted in three Chinese officials being fired.
Yet, last week Princeton professor Peter Singer attended the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur and advocated new policies where women are not allowed to have children for the good of the environment. Singer maintains that even with more reproductive choices and family planning, too many women are choosing to have children, and we are entering a new era in which women’s reproductive rights can no longer be considered “fundamental.”
Maurice Strong, chair of the Earth Summit in 1992, gave an interview to BBC in the 1970s in which he predicted that in the future people would have to receive licenses from the government in order to be allowed to reproduce.
Stage Five–Global Governance
Speaking on a panel at last week’s Women Deliver Conference, Kavita Ramdas, an Indian representative of the Ford Foundation, said that people must be forced to make better choices for the environment. “You force it…you can force women to have less children, you can force people to consume less.” But the problem with “forcing” people to do what they don’t want is that this is incompatible with Western ideals of democracy in which politicians who force unpopular agendas find themselves out of office.
To achieve a massive restructuring of the world demanded by global environmentalists, we have to get rid of pesky documents such as the U.S. Constitution which grant individual rights and freedoms as well as democratically elected forms of government.
Global environmentalists don’t really care if the science behind their programs is debunked as long as they can bring in this new system of global governance to correct all of the inequities of the world and create a new world order.
As 1992 Earth Summit chair Maurice Strong has famously stated, “We may get to the point where the only way to save the world will be for industrialized civilization to collapse.” His sentiments were echoed by former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev in 1996, “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”
It is time for Westerners to wake up and understand that the global environmentalist movement is not about science–it is about crashing centuries of Western civilization and remaking the world into a destitute hell managed by a global, centralized government of elites.
The very people who are selling this bunk to us know that they are scaring us into abandoning freedom, prosperity and our way of life in exchange for poverty, misery and slavery. Shame on us if we sit by and let them succeed.
© 2013 Alexandra Swann
Alexandra Swann is the author of No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master’s Degree at Age Sixteen and several other books. Her novel, The Planner, about an out of control, environmentally-driven federal government implementing Agenda 21, is available on Kindle and in paperback. For more information, visit her website at http://www.frontier2000.net.