Preface to Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh's upcoming book
UN Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy
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I am not sure when subsequent generations, our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will no longer be permitted access in zones marked off-limits to human habitation and trespassing in accordance with the dictates of UN Agenda 21 and the now infamous Wildlands Project map.
The map was produced by Dr. Michael Coffman, editor of Discerning the Times Digest and NewsBytes and CEO of Sovereignty International, to stop the ratification of the international treaty on Convention on Biological Diversity one hour before the scheduled cloture and ratification vote. (Congressional Record S13790)
The mandate of the Convention of Biological Diversity draws buffer zones, core reserves and corridors to protect biodiversity. Areas in green will allow housing. Areas in yellow will be buffer zones, highly regulated with no homes and possible hiking. Red areas will be core reserves and corridors off-limits to human access and human habitation. There is already limited use of red areas via no management or resource harvesting through Wilderness, Critical Habitat, and Roadless Areas.
Dr. Coffman’s map also includes the Border 21/La Paz Sidebar Agreement of NAFTA, 120 mile wide international zone of cooperation, and Indian and military reservations.
The idea of a One World Government/Order and Agenda 21 has been around since the turn of the 20th century. To see written evidence, just look at the back of a one-dollar bill. Featured prominently under the Masonic pyramid are the Latin words, Novus Ordo Seclorum, the New World Order.
It was not until 1992, after numerous United Nations conferences around the globe spanning decades and a concerted effort by third world governments led by individuals like Maurice Strong and Gro Harlem Brundtland that the UN Agenda 21 became reality at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This conference produced three documents: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (an international treaty), the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (an international treaty), and UN Agenda 21 (not a treaty but a “soft law”).
President Herbert Walker Bush signed along with 178 countries but refused to sign the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity because it required transfer of technology without recognition of proprietary rights. However, President Bush said, “It is the sacred principles enshrined in the UN Charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance.” I am sure the American people were very surprised or perhaps totally unaware that a U.S. President would pledge allegiance to a foreign body instead of the U.S. Constitution.
UN Agenda 21 is a “soft law” document, not ratified by Congress. Parts of it have been incorporated into other laws passed because Congressmen do not read the bills they pass or do not understand the full scope of the UN Agenda 21. The 40-chapter document limits the behavior and freedoms of individuals and firms, involving every facet of human life.
A video dated October 2, 1992 and taken from C-SPAN archives shows discussions on the House floor about Agenda 21 in which both Democrats and Republicans are in favor of conforming fully to the recommendations of UN Agenda 21 in spite of the oath they took to defend the U.S. Constitution and the sovereignty of our country. A much younger and stuttering Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill to follow the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to conform to UN Agenda 21, its local sustainable community practices, and to follow international law.
UN Agenda 21 makes suggestions and recommendations that are adapted into law at the state and local levels through comprehensive land use plans which are voted on and included by the board of supervisors into local zoning codes. Citizens do not understand its damaging ramifications to their private property, the ability to make a living, to use their land, grow food in their gardens, sell their produce freely, and engage in agriculture. Local land owners do not have the opportunity to provide their input into the decision-making process, they are at the mercy of “visioning committees” and the board of supervisors, often plants or paid subscribers to the One World Government’s UN Agenda 21 document.
UN Agenda 21 goals include but are not limited to:
- Redistribution of population according to resources
- Government control of land use in order to achieve equitable distribution of resources
- Land use control through zoning and planning
- Government control of excessive profits from land use
- Urban and rural land control through public land ownership
- Developing rights must be held by public authorities via “regionalist” authorities
President Bill Clinton facilitated President Herbert Walker Bush’s initial commitment by signing an executive order which created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development to translate UN Agenda 21 into U.S. public policy under the guise of ecosystem management.
One World Governance in the name of protecting the environment, racial justice, and social justice/equity is a communist system that redistributes wealth and promotes universal health care as a human right.
Harvey Rubin, the Vice Chair of ICLEI, proclaimed his vision of a communistic sustainable world in which “Individual rights must take a back seat to the collective.”
One World Governance will control:
- Energy production, delivery, distribution, and consumption via Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and Renewable/Clean/Green resources
- Food growth and production via FDA regulations, and Codex Alimentarius
- Education control via a curriculum centered on environment and Mother Earth and global citizenship (i.e., No Child Left Inside Act in Maryland)
- Water through irrigation denial in agriculture, home use, recreation activities; destruction of dams and reservoirs; abolishing hydroelectric generation use of water as a contributor to the now discredited theory that greenhouse gases cause global warming
- Land control through abolishing of private property
- Finances (one world currency to replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency)
- De-population (restructuring the family unit and reducing population to “manageable levels” through sterilization and eugenics)
- No borders/no sovereignty
- No national language and culture (a multi-cultural hodgepodge devoid of a nation’s history, and shameless promotion of global citizenship)
- Mobility restriction to 5 minutes-walk/bike from work, school, shopping
- Longer distance travel through rail use
- Homestead by stacking people in high-rise tenements in order to designate formerly privately owned land for wildlife habitat
The One World Governance of the UN Agenda 21 requires that every societal decision be based on the environmental impact on global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction. They have deemed “not sustainable” most human activities that form our modern civilization: private property, fossil fuels, consumerism, farming, irrigation, commercial agriculture, pesticides, herbicides, farmlands, grazing of livestock, paved roads, golf courses, ski lodges, logging, dams, reservoirs, fences, power lines, suburban living, and the family unit.
“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 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 of presently settled land.” (Dave Foreman, Earth First)
Public Private Partnerships and ICLEI have enabled the spread and encroachment of UN Agenda 21. Public Private Partnerships, programs between the federal government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have implemented with tax dollars Sustainable Development policies at the local level such as Smart Growth, Green Growth, Green Building Codes, Going Green, and many others.
The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) now called Local Governments for Sustainability has channeled grants with the help of the American Planning Association to the municipalities around the country. These grants were badly needed by struggling communities and came with strings attached such as “visioning consensus,” the vision of a third, unelected government tier coming from the United Nations and non-profit foundations who promote the interest of wild animals over those of humans.
There is never a shortage of new converts – the educational system is deliberately dumbing down our students in order to accept the Sustainable Development goals. “Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.”
In some states, the curriculum includes “constructivism,” a teaching method by which “students construct [their own] understandings of reality and [realize] that objective reality is not knowable.”
“The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.” Whose values will educate our children? Will it be the atheist, Gaia-centric values of government indoctrination?
The New World Order teachers recommend Connected Mathematics because “Mathematics is man-made, is arbitrary, and good solutions are arrived at by consensus among those who are considered expert.” With the right consensus of experts, two plus two may not be four but five.
“The curriculum does not emphasize arithmetic and some students may not do well on tests assessing computational skills… We believe such a trade-off in favor of Connected Mathematics is very much to students’ advantage in… the world of work.”
According to the late Henry Lamb, UNESCO, another tentacle of the United Nations, had taught seminars to teachers and disseminated curriculum materials that promoted the idea that nationalism was bad and had to be replaced with global citizenship. The textbooks of the International Baccalaureate plant the seeds of prejudice against national pride and support the idea that world/global citizenship and world governance are viable solutions to the future of a socially, racially, and economically unjust planet.
As I described in my essays the countless places where I had encountered Sustainable Development, I came to the realization that, because United Nations Agenda 21 is so insidious and so much part of every facet of our society, it will take a miracle to dismantle it.