Subject: Sustainable Development Date: 13 June, 2002 2:15 PM Quote: We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we [ the CFR, CLMsr. ] need is the right major crisis and the nation will accept the New World Order. End Quote. David Rockefeller: Founder and Honorary Chairman, Council of the Americas; Chairman, Americas Society; Founder, Forum of the Americas; Chairman, Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations [CFR]; Founder and Honorary Chairman, Trilateral Commission [TC]; Chairman, The Bilderbergs. [ How does the 11 Sept 2001 attack upon our country figure into this? CLMsr ]Subject: Sustainable Development. Unsustainable freedom. Posted: May 25, 2002, 1:00 a.m. Eastern, By Henry Lamb. ? 2002 WorldNetDaily.com. The opposite side of sustainable development is unsustainable freedom. Sustainable development means government-managed integration of economic development, environmental protection and social equity. The concept of government-managed economic development is the opposite of free enterprise and free markets. The concept of government-managed environmental protection tramples the concept of private-property rights. The concept of government-managed social equity penalizes individual achievement, enterprise and excellence - and rewards the opposite. Sustainable development is government-managed development - freedom cannot survive in a government-managed society. In a land that celebrates the recognition that "all men are created equal," with the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, a person can no longer live wherever he chooses. If the choice is outside the urban boundary; in a critical habitat area; within the "view-shed" of a scenic byway; or is inconsistent with any of the government's management requirements, freedom is sacrificed on the altar of sustainable development. Moreover, those people who have chosen to live within what has been designated as a buffer zone, or a proposed connecting corridor between wilderness areas, are being forced off their land in order to reshape our free society into a sustainable society. Klamath Basin farmers live in a proposed buffer zone. The Endangered Species Act was the vehicle chosen to deprive the farmers of their water to force them off the land. Although the farmers have won the battle for now, it is a temporary victory. Environmental organizations have sued to force the government to protect the fish and to force the people off the land. The bible of sustainability is Agenda 21, adopted at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. The 10th anniversary of its adoption will be celebrated at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2002. More than 40,000 proponents of global governance are expected to gather to adopt a plan of action to speed the "wrenching transformation of society" into sustainability. Agenda 21 was neither debated nor adopted by the United States Congress. It was imposed by Executive Order in 1993. Congress has allowed its implementation, and indeed, has adopted piecemeal legislation that effectively moves America closer to compliance. The Community Character Act, which offers bribe money to states that adopt the "Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook," is one example. This "guidebook" provides model legislation that imposes sustainable development on local governments. The transformation of public education - Goals 2000 and School-to-Work - is basic to transforming society to sustainability. Schools no longer teach facts, knowledge and information to prepare students to achieve their maximum potential. They teach values, attitudes and beliefs to prepare students to cooperate in a managed, sustainable society. Students are being required to choose their work field by the eighth grade, and are guided toward the receipt of a "certificate of competence" in their work field. Government-managed development will hire only certified workers. Schools are being transformed to provide a managed workforce for a managed economy. In education too, freedom is being sacrificed on the altar of sustainable development. Six national organizations came together three years ago to launch the Freedom 21 Campaign, in hopes of countering some of the negative aspects of Agenda 21. Subsequently, Freedom 21 Santa Cruz was organized to counter the impact of Local Agenda 21 in Santa Cruz - the first local community to adopt a local version of sustainable development. Compared to the full force of the President's Council on Sustainable Development, supplemented by hundreds of well-funded, orchestrated environmental organizations, the Freedom 21 campaign is hardly a blip on the Agenda 21 radar. But it is gaining traction. Armed with a full understanding of Agenda 21 and its corrosive effect on freedom, local grassroots organizations are confronting elected officials and winning battles for freedom. The "Smart Growth" legislation proposed in Kentucky was soundly defeated. A Sierra Club-sponsored Smart Growth initiative in Arizona was also soundly defeated. Sanibel, Fla., withdrew its endorsement of the Earth Charter. Florida's five-year "Sustainable Development" pilot program was not renewed. With increasing frequency, freedom-loving individuals are interjecting themselves into "visioning councils" and "stakeholder councils" to insist that property rights and individual freedom be identified, valued and protected in all visions of the future. This Global action plan matches PCSD report: Sustainable America Local Agenda 21 The U.N. Plan for Your Community [ NOTE: comments contained in this doc that are enclosed in [ ] were inserted by me. CLMsr. ] By Berit Kjos www.crossroad.to "...current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable. A shift is necessary. which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations..." 1 Maurice Strong, Canadian, Undersecretary Deputy to Kofi Annan, UN , opening speech at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. [ you will notice that Strong, a multi-millionaire, of the "upper class" is dedicated to eliminating the "middle class". See EndNotes # 2. CLMsr. ] Agenda 21, the UN blueprint for global transformation, sounds good to many well meaning people. Drafted for the purpose of creating "sustainable societies", it has been welcomed by nations around the world. Political, cultural, and media leaders have embraced its alluring visions of social justice and a healthy planet. They hide the lies behind its doomsday scenarios and fraudulent science. Relatively few consider the contrary facts and colossal costs. After all, what could be wrong with preserving resources for the next generation? Why not limit consumption and reduce energy use? Why not abolish poverty and establish a global welfare system to train parents, monitor intolerance, and meet all our needs? Why not save the planet by trading cars for bikes, an open market for "self-sustaining communities," and single dwellings for dense "human settlements" (located on transit lines) where everyone would dialogue, share common ground, and be equal? The answer is simple. Marxist economics has never worked. Socialism produces poverty, not prosperity. Collectivism creates oppression, not freedom. Trusting environmental "scientists" who depend on government funding and must produce politically useful "information" will lead to economic and social disaster. 3 Even so, local and national leaders around the world are following the UN blueprint for global management and "sustainable communities," and President Clinton is leading the way. A letter I received from The President's Council on Sustainable Development states that. In April 1997, President Clinton asked the council to advise him on: next steps in building a new environmental management system for the 21st century... and policies that foster U.S. leadership on sustainable development internationally. The council was also charged to ensure that social equity issues are fully integrated . Many of our representatives are backing his plan. In a 1997 letter congratulating the Local Agenda 21 Advisory Board in Santa Cruz for completing their Action Plan, Congressman Sam Farr wrote, The Local Agenda 21 Action Plan not only has local significance, it also will have regional and national impacts. As you know, the President's Council on Sustainable Development is beginning Phase III of its work with an emphasis on sustainable communities.4 This agenda may already be driving your community íís "development", so be alert to the clues. Notice buzzwords such as "visioning," "partners," and "stakeholders." Know how to resist the consensus process. Ask questions, but don't always trust the answers. Remember, political activists, like self-proclaimed education "change agents", have put expediency above integrity. As North Carolina school superintendent Jim Causby said at a 1994 international model school conference, "We have actually been given a course in how not to tell the truth. You've had that course in public relations where you learn to put the best spin on things."5 To recognize and resist this unconstitutional shadow government of laws and regulations being imposed on our nation without congressional approval, take a closer look at its history and nature. Agenda 21.. This global contract binds governments around the world to the UN plan for changing the ways we live, eat, learn, and communicate - all under the noble banner of saving the earth. Its regulations would severely limit water, electricity, and transportation - even deny human access to our most treasured wilderness areas. If implemented, it would manage and monitor all lands and people. No one would be free from the watchful eye of the new global tracking and information system. This agenda for the 21st Century was signed by 179 nations at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Among other things, it called for a Global Bio-diversity Assessment of the state of the planet. Prepared by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), this GBA armed UN leaders with the "information" and "science" they needed to validate their global management system. Its doomsday predictions were designed to excuse radical population reduction, oppressive lifestyle regulations, and a coercive return to earth-centered religions as the basis for environmental values and self-sustaining human settlements. The GBA concluded on page 763 that "the root causes of the loss of bio-diversity are embedded in the way societies use resources." The main culprit? Judeo-Christian values. Chapter 12.2.3 states that- This world view is characteristic of large scale societies, heavily dependent on resources brought from considerable distances. It is a world view that is characterized by the denial of sacred attributes in nature, a characteristic that became firmly established about 2000 years ago with the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religious traditions. Eastern cultures with religious traditions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism did not depart as drastically from the perspective of humans as members of a community of beings including other living and non-living elements.6 Maurice Strong, [ a Canadian citizen multi billionaire, Dpty Sec General the UN ] who led the Rio conference, seems to agree. His ranch in Colorado is a gathering place for Buddhist, Bahai, Native American, and other earth-centered religions. Yet, while spearheading the restructuring of the United Nations (see " World Heritage Protection?"), he also helped design the blueprint for the transformation of our communities. And in his introduction to The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, he called local leaders around the world to "undertake a consultative process with their populations and achieve a consensus on 'Local Agenda 21' for their communities." Achieving that consensus meant painting scary scenarios of a hurting, dying planet that frighten children, anger youth, and persuade adults to submit to the unthinkable regulations. (See "Saving the Earth") It means blaming climate change on human activities and ignoring the natural factors that have - throughout time - brought cyclical changes in climate, storm patterns, wildlife migration, and ozone thinning (there has never been a "hole"). Natural factors you seldom hear about: * the earth's orbit around the sun * the gravitational pull of the moon (affects tidal forces and trigger volcanoes which cool the earth and produce El Ninos) * major volcanic eruptions which affect the ozone layer far more than all human activity * sunspot activity (times of great solar turbulence which heat the earth and recurs every nine to thirteen years) * the earth's relationship to other stars and planets * storm tracks * the earth's magnetic field (deflects storm tracks) * the annual decrease of stratospheric ozone each southern winter (our summer) when the sun's seasonal absence prevents ultraviolet rays from interacting with oxygen and producing ozone. Local Agenda 21 Chapter 28 of Agenda 21 specifically calls for each community to formulate its own Local Agenda 21: Each local authority should enter into a dialogue with its citizens, local organizations, and private enterprises and adopt 'a local Agenda 21.' Through consultation and consensus-building, local authorities would learn from citizens and from local, civic, community, business and industrial organizations and acquire the information needed for formulating the best strategies. (Agenda 21, Chapter 28, sec 1,3.) This tactic may sound reasonable until you realize that the dedicated "Stakeholder Group" that organizes and oversees local transformation is not elected by the public. And the people selected to represent the "citizens" in your community will not present your interests. The chosen "partners", professional staff, and working groups are implementing a new system of governance without asking your opinion. They probably don't even want you to know what they are doing until the regulatory framework is well under way. You may read in your local paper about "visioning", working groups, Total Quality Management, and partnership between churches, welfare and social service agencies, and other community groups. These are clues that, behind the scenes, the plan is moving forward. The goals and strategies are outlined in Sustainable America, the report from our President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD). President Clinton's PCSD is merely one of about 150 similar councils established by nations around the world, all following guidelines from the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. The same steps and strategies are detailed in The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide: An introduction to Sustainable Development. This "planning framework for sustainable development at the local level" was prepared by The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the International Development Research Centre of Canada. Remember, UNEP also prepared the GBA which supposedly proves the environmental "crisis." Could there be a conflict of interest here? ICLEI's step-by-step plan for transforming communities was made available to reporters during the 1996 UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) . I started to read my bulky copy on the flight home from Istanbul. I soon learned how Stakeholders can broaden their working base and still maintain the original consensus: they simply seek partners who share their vision. After all, partners who challenge the Stakeholders' ideology would cause gridlock and slow progress. (Such gridlock is one of many criticism of the American political system voiced at various global conferences.) The ICLEI Planning Guide suggests that Stakeholders select two kinds of people to serve their agenda: (1) ordinary people who don't have "a stake" in the old system and would expect to gain power by establishing a new political system, and (2) media, business, political, church, and education leaders who must be wooed and persuaded to promote the transformation within their sphere of influence. The following ICLEI list includes both: A. Community Residents: women, youth, indigenous people, community leaders, teachers B. Community-Based Organizations: churches, formal women's groups, traditional social groups, special interest groups C. Independent Sector: Non-governmental organizations (NGO). academia, media D. Private/Entrepreneurial Sector: environmental service agencies, small business/cooperatives, banks E. Local Government and Associations: elected officials, management staff, regional associations F. National/Regional Government: planning commission, utilities, service agencies, financial agencies.7 All participants must embrace the collective vision of a "sustainable community". They must commit to pursue the three E's of "sustainable development": Environment, Economy and Equity referring to the UN blueprint for environmental regulations, economic controls, and social equity. "Sustainable development is a process of bringing these three development processes into balance with each other," states ICLEID's Agenda 21 Planning Guide on page 21. "The implementation of a sustainable development strategy therefore involves negotiation among the primary interest groups (stakeholders) involved in these development processes. Once an Action Plan for balancing these development processes is established, these stakeholders must each take responsibility and leadership to implement the plan." Meanwhile, opposing voices must be silenced. "Implementing the 'sustainable agenda' requires marginalizing critics," says Craig Rucker, Executive Director of CFACT, a conservative public interest group in Washington, D.C. dealing with consumer and environmental issues. He explains, Distinguished scientists who disagree with the globalist agenda are ridiculed and said to speak for conservative interests or industry (whether or not they receive industry funding) and their scientific arguments are never heard. Some of these marginalized critics are very distinguished scientists, like Dr. Frederic Seitz, former president of the National Academies of Science and a sharp critic of ozone depletion and global warming theories, Dr. S. Fred Singer, who help establish the satellite and balloon measuring devices to track global warming, and Dr. Edward Krug, who served on NAPAAP, among others. Some, like Dr. William Happer were even fired from their jobs questioning environmental dogma (in his case, on the issue of ozone depletion).8 Ignoring these facts, nearly two thousand communities around the world are following this UN blueprint for change with support from ICLEID - and subject to its tracking system. Apparently the Santa Cruz model is leading the way in the United States. Local Agenda 21-Santa Cruz was birthed in 1993 by the local chapters of the United Nations Association and ACTION (Agenda 21 Community Team Work in Operation). The original stakeholders began to "envision a sustainable future," choose compatible "partners", and organize the twelve Round Tables which evolved into twelve Special Focus Areas (for summaries of each plan, read Local Agenda 21 Pt.2 -Santa Cruz - Key points from the twelve Focus Groups): Agriculture Biodiversity & Ecosystem Management Education Energy Housing Population Public Health Resources and Recycling Social Justice Toxic Technology & Waste Management Transportation Viable Economy Each item is linked to special interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and globalist advocates who have been given authority (by no elected official) to plan the regulations that will control our lives. Would you like a glimpse of the special interest groups that guide this Agenda? Its list of donors and supporters includes feminist, globalist, environmental, and welfare organizations such as the Sierra Club, Earthlinks, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Greener Alternatives, Pacific Bell, Peace Child, United Nations Association-USA, Environmental Ecological Services, Change Management System, Countywide Joint Task Force on Sexual Harassment, Prevention and Education, and the Human Care Alliance (about 80 service providers and community groups), and the Welfare and Low-Income Support Network. Remember, "welfare" means far more than caring for the needy. Social service leaders tend to push a socialist agenda and many have little tolerance for Christians who resist their intrusive family policies. The National Organization for Women (NOW), The Regional Alliance for Progressive Policy, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, and Beyond Beijing (primarily feminists who attended the 1995 UN Conference on Women) are all part of a Task Force helping establish the guidelines for the Social Justice (Equity) and welfare branch of the Agenda. According to Local Agenda 21-Santa Cruz, their focus is the exploration of viable means to "alleviate the violence of poverty." To eliminate poverty and to create the laws and incentives that will establish environmental, social and economic "equity", the people must embrace the new paradigm (or world view). They must accept the new global values touted by the GBA and learn to see social issues from a global perspective. "Local efforts should focus on community education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and monitoring the impacts of federal welfare reform implementation," states Santa Cruz' Local Agenda 21 Action Plan. Indeed, life-long education is the heart of the agenda. Who would willingly give up cars, private back yards, and freedom to hike in local forests unless they share a vision that's worth the sacrifice? The agenda for education. In the fall of 1994, President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) came to the Presidio - the former army base in San Francisco that now houses the Gorbachev Foundation USA and dozens of other globalist and environmental organizations networking with the United Nations. Here, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, they met with The National Forum on Partnerships supporting Education about the Environment. [ At the Presidio, the Gorbachev Foundation also includes the Green Cross organization. It is a Gorbachev program for helping the American Citizen to better understand Russia and the Russian People. It is a group of Russian ex-Communist (if there is such a thing) politico's of 100, all on the payroll of the U. S. Govt, with salaries and all expenses paid by you and I, the taxpayer. CLMsr. ] Their joint report, "Education for Sustainability," became a model for sustainable education. According to the Santa Cruz Action Plan, it focused on 6 themes: *Interdisciplinary approaches *Lifelong Learning *Systems thinking (See "World Heritage Protection?) *Partnerships *Multicultural perspectives *Empowerment To understand these terms and the new international education system they represent, you may want to read Brave New Schools. Those who don't realize that today's change agents hide globalist ideology behind traditional words, can easily be drawn into the web of deception by the noble sentiments. These arguments from the Education section of Santa Cruz Local Agenda 21 show how persuasive their propaganda can be to an unsuspecting public: "In light of the current world situation, including the obvious degradation of the global ecosystem, population crisis, outbreaks of violence... there is an obvious need for education that puts forth a clear vision of a whole system of ecological thinking. In recent years, there has been a great deal of emphasis on environmental education and nature studies, but little has been done to teach about eco-efficiency, sustainable lifestyle practices, and the worldwide movement concerning sustainable development. "The overall understanding is that we must learn from nature how to create sustainable communities--- observing: interdependence and organization, form and substance, the pattern of life, cooperation and partnership, and diversity.... A broader perspective (beyond schools) must be encouraged, including proactive learning opportunities throughout the community. "Educational and rewarding volunteer opportunities exist throughout SCC. Most Americans are ill equipped to make the lifestyle changes necessary to turn the degradation around. Our collective experience over time has shown that knowledge alone does not necessarily change behavior and incite people to action. Support structures and incentives are also needed." This UN directed education plan has already become familiar to many of us. The international system - built on the UNESCO goals that our government embraced with the introduction of America 2000 and the adoption of Goals 2000 - has already transformed our schools. Listen to these familiar policies listed in the Local Agenda 21. [ You will note that President Reagan took the USA out of the UNESCO program because of its destructive agenda to American ideals. Also you will note that George W Bush, President, 2003, has put the USA back into the UNESCO program. Why? CLMsr. ] "Educational systems encourage relevant, experimental learning and promote a sustainable, healthy life for all beings. Students embrace global interdependence and the need to adopt fully sustainable practices locally and globally.... Focus is placed on teaching how to learn and how to enjoy learning. This involves: 1. Cooperative learning in groups which is learner-directed, empowering and participatory. 2. Development of an integrated core curriculum at all levels which emphasized the theme of unity and interdependence of humanity, all species and the Earth. 3. Development of an integrated core curriculum at all levels which emphasized the theme of unity and interdependence of humanity, all species and the Earth. 4. Student participation in developing their own curriculum. 5. Mixed age groups in the learning process." Learning that seems "democratic" (in contrast to authoritative) and cooperative (in contrast to individual) is key to winning the consent of the masses. All ages must participate, and each group member becomes accountable to the group - and to the politically correct "science" information used by the trained facilitator to move the dialogue toward the "right" choices and actions. Few realize the extent of the manipulation. See Brainwashing in America. In the Soviet Union, this Hegelian dialectic (consensus) process was used to shift the loyalties of Soviet children from absolute truths to the evolving soviet ideology. Today it is used in American schools, communities, and workplaces - with support and direction from the President's Council on Sustainable Development and other NGOs that share its global vision. Far-reaching Networks. Are you confused by all the organizations, programs, and buzzwords that fit into the big picture? Do you find it hard to match the pieces in this immense puzzle? I do. One reason so few people try to understand the patterns of change is its complexity. And it gets worse. "Encourage networking," states the Santa Cruz Action Plan. You saw the links between feminist, environmental, welfare, and government groups. But countless other groups and organizations are also involved in the endless web of deception. No wonder, since networking, like dialogue, helps spread the nets that will pull in the masses. Last year, I received from the PCSD a published report titled Public Linkage, Dialogue, and Education. It was prepared by the PCSD Task Force on Public Linkage, Dialogue, and Education. To plan the initial draft, this group met in the Officers Club at the Presidio with various global, UN, and environmental leaders now housed at the former Army base. This draft included a call for a linkage between "job opportunities" and education standards for politically correct "understanding" of environmental, economic, and social issues from a global perspective: "Develop essential learning standards on sustainable development for all students in order to promote a basic understanding of the interrelationship between environmental, economic and equity issues and a basic competency in sustainable living. Meeting learning performance standards will help ensure job opportunities in an emerging sustainable economy and promote responsible citizenry in a global, interdependent society."9 Considering the background of this "international roundtable", it's no wonder that the final report calls for a shift in public consciousness from the old nationalistic-free enterprise system to the new globalist-socialist paradigm. Its main three objectives were to- * Ensure that awareness, knowledge, and understanding of sustainability become part of the mainstream consciousness, both nationally and internationally. * Awareness and concern about environmental, economic, and equity issues must become firmly rooted in public consciousness. * Engage key domestic constituencies in a dialogue about sustainability to produce consensus. * Foster the skills, attitudes, motivation, and values that will redirect action to sustainable practices and produce the commitment to work individually and collectively toward a sustainable world. * Individuals must bring their actions into accord with a sustainable future. Conflict resolution skills must be applied to organize groups to act on issues related to sustainability."10 Remember, those who define the terms will write the rules. Those whose "science" will "educate" the masses, will control public beliefs and behavior. In Santa Cruz, the PCSD Task Force on Linkage, Dialogue, and Education helped launch The Household EcoTeam Program and Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign in Santa Cruz County. Household EcoTeam? Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign? We know the government wants to train parents in politically correct child-raising. Do they also want to train households in politically correct lifestyles? They certainly do. In partnership with Global Action Plan and ACTION-Santa Cruz, the above PCSD Task Force "helped participants implement sustainable lifestyle practices in their own households as they worked together on a team with a trained coach and followed a workbook focusing in 6 action areas" (reducing garbage, water efficiency, home energy efficiency, transportation, eco-wise consuming, & empowering others).11 Other links include the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Council of Mayors. Following recommendations from the PCSD, they "have established a Joint Center for Sustainable Communities to facilitate collaborative planning." Remember, the PCSD is linked to the UNCSD (UN Commission on Sustainable Development), which is linked to more than 150 other nations implementing Agenda 21, which are linked to ICLEID, which is linked to the Canadian government, which is linked to the United Nations, which Is linked to the Presidio, which is linked to ACTION-Santa Cruz, which is linked to Global Rivers Environmental Network, which is linked to the American Heritage Rivers Initiative, which is linked to the White House, which is linked to the Department of Education. and on and on. Everything is linked to Total Quality Management, the process for managing and monitoring the development of human and natural resources as well as commercial products. Schools, corporations, and government are adopting TQM management, and Santa Clara County is no exception. The concept of "continual change" is central to TQM, and the Santa Cruz Action Plan follows suit. Every part of this list from its education plan relates to TQM: "Continue to prepare students for rapid change by teaching: ...critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, cooperative learning, student self assessment, multi-cultural equity, the use of interactive technologies to foster learning & collaborative problem solving." Social Justice. Remember the stakeholders that are defining social justice and preparing its standards? They include NOW, Beyond Beijing, social welfare leaders, environmental groups - all the voices that demand the abolition of Western culture, male leadership, and biblical absolutes. Look at their vision for Santa Cruz County: "Desired State: A Paradigm Shift We envision a community that stretches itself from its historical conditioning and ethnocentric comfort zones to increased cross-cultural empathy and understanding - a community that avoids oppressive hierarchies, but instead passionately advocates for inclusion, respect and cooperation with all members." Politically correct tolerance sets a new standard for communication and inclusiveness. It immediately disqualifies biblical Christianity as exclusive, hateful, patriarchal, and intolerant. Their list of practical suggestions for change matches their vision: * Train facilitators for the "paradigm shift" to be wholistic supporters of the value of diversity. * Develop an interagency approach to intolerance abatement. * Encourage the business sector to hold managers accountable for promoting minorities and women into management. * Create a design for teaching the principle of universal security. * Continue with forums, meetings, events, and expand our social justice library with books, tapes, video tapes for community TV, and literature available for interested people... * Involve college students and professors in social justice issues. * Bring in speakers; support individual clubs. Of course, their utopian plan won't work. People aren't naturally good. Fifty years ago, the Holocaust opened our eyes to human depravity, but many have forgotten its message. Modern socialist leaders claim to know how to manipulate human nature. "We have to make better people," urged Shirley McCune at the 1989 Governors Conference on Education. Nineteen years earlier, the ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the curriculum branch of the NEA) published To Nurture Humaneness in which Professor Raymond Houghton wrote, "The critical point of behavior control, in effect, is sneaking up on mankind without his self-conscious realization that a crisis is at hand. Man will not even know that it is about to happen."12 This horrendous mission is now pressing forward under the banners of Agenda 21 and its partners around the world. Only a solid, unshakable commitment to truth will enable us to stand our ground. Only a clear understanding of the evil forces driving this agenda will enable us to resist the mental manipulation used to induce compliance. If we didn't know that our God has the future well under His control, we would have every reason to fear. Many live in denial, refusing to face the painful facts that expose this covert revolution and the gradual loss of our freedoms - including the freedom to express our faith and share the gospel. I don't know when my Lord will return, but I have no doubt that Americans will soon face the hostilities that are part of the normal Christian life. "If they persecute me, they will persecute you," said Jesus - and there is no reason to believe that Americans have somehow earned the right to escape the suffering that has molded faithful, single-minded, pure-hearted Christian for almost 2000 years. As we stand together against the forces of evil, let's pray that God show each of us how we can best serve His plan and purpose. Let's not get sidetracked by peripheral issues, but "let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus." (Hebrews 12:1-2) Remember, when Jesus told His disciples about the hard times ahead, He added these words of comfort, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33). For more information about the global education program and the role of the feminist movement in this transformation, read Brave New Schools and A Twist of Faith. ENDNOTES 1 Henry Lamb, " Meet Maurice Strong," Eco-Logic, November/December 1995. 2 Ibid. Maurice Strong was vice-president of Dome Petroleum (by age 25), first executive director of the UN Environmental Programme, founder of Planetary Citizens, director of the World Future Society, founder and co-chair of the World Economic Forum, member of the Club of Rome, trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, and Aspen Institute, and member of the UN Commission on Global Governance. He heads the Earth Council, which works with the UN to implement an Earth Charter-a global code of conduct based on earth-centered spirituality and globalist values. Its publication, Earth Ethics, suggests that apes, our "fellow animals", should be treated as "full members of the community of equals." 3 Much of the "peer reviewed" science which "proves" that human activity causes ozone holes and global warming is countered by award-winning non-politicized scientists who are appalled that their names are used to validate the hoax. See "The UN Plan for Global Control." 4 U.S. Congressman Sam Farr represents the 17th district in California. I have a copy of this letter written June 3, 1997 on Congressional stationary. 5 Cynthia Weatherly, "The Second Annual Model School Conference," The Christian Conscience (January 1995); 36. 6 Global Biodiversity Assessment, 837-838, 839. This information was provided by a friend who has a copy of the GBA but is traveling abroad at this time. She had copied many quotations from this report and gave them to me along with chapter and page numbers. I cannot personally verify these references at this time. If you have a copy of the GBA and discover a mistake in my references, please inform me so that I can make corrections. Thank you. 7 ICLEID, p. 21. A similar list is given in the PCSD report, Sustainable America. 8 From a personal note from Craig Rucker, January 20, 1998. To contact CFACT for scientific data refuting ozone holes and global warming theories, write CFACT, P.O. Box 65722, Washington, D.C. 20035. 9 Booklet titled The Seventh Meeting of the President's Council on Sustainable Development, The Presidio of San Francisco, April 27-28, 1995, p. 39. 10 Public Linkage, Dialogue, and Education (The President's Council on Sustainable Development) 1997, p.16. 11 Local Agenda 21--Santa Cruz, Education section, p. 21. 12. Raymond Houghton, To Nurture Humaneness: Commitment for the '70's (The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development of the NEA, 1970). [ Note: This information obtained from: http://www.criminalgovernment.com/sitemap.html It is a most interesting site. The only search engine that found it for me was google. CLMsr.] [ Provided by: Chester L McWhorter Sr, 504 N. Brighton Rd, Lecanto, Occupied Florida. 34461. Ph: 352-344-9073. Fax: Same. E-mail: email@example.com ].... 0096.0.0 End. Subject: [JBirch] Doc 0114.0.0 More on the Sustainable development concepts of the Communist UN. 0114.0.0 Sustainable Development.... Subject: (ALLYX) REGIONAL GOVERNANCE IS HERE There are currently six Regional Commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California; from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist, or the growing influence they have over the lives of ordinary people, by providing the mechanism through which appointed individuals, rather than elected officials, develop public policy. The Appalachian Regional Commission, created in 1965, was the pilot project, created to provide federal funding for the poverty-stricken counties throughout Appalachia. The Commission brought new roads and improved infrastructure to poor counties, and was widely accepted by local governments. Next came the Columbia River Gorge Commission, in 1986, with a different objective, and a different organizational structure. This commission was mandated by Congress, and required the States of Washington and Oregon to create the commission as defined by the legislation. This commission has become a nightmare, beyond the reach of either state government, or Congress, short of repealing the Act altogether. This appointed commission has absolute authority over all land use within the designated counties, with the authority to override both county and state elected officials. The regional governance concept began in earnest with the Clinton-Gore administration. On the heels of the President's Council on Sustainable Development, came the President's Community Empowerment Board, chaired by Vice President Al Gore, which included 26 federal agencies. Through these initiatives, the Delta Region Study Commission was formed to advance the work of the Lower Mississippi Valley Ecosystem Restoration Initiative. For eight years, this study commission, funded by Congress, defined and catalogued every facet of economic, social, and environmental activity throughout the 240 counties in eight states designated by the commission. The study commission became the Delta Regional Authority, on December 27, 2000, when enabling legislation was attached to the Farm Bill in the lame-duck session of Congress. The bill also created the Northern Great Plains Authority, covering North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. This Authority receives $1.5 million through the Farm Bill, but President Bush has not included it in his 2005 budget, nor has a federal co-chair been nominated. The Delta Authority, or Commission, is governed by co-chairs, one appointed by the President, Patrick H. Johnson who has one-half vote; and the other co-chair with one-half vote, who are the collective governors of the participating states. All the governors together have one-half vote, which must represent the majority of the governors. One vote is required to approve projects. Using the data collected over the years, the Delta Regional Commission directs federal funds to projects it deems to be appropriate, and which meet the principles of "sustainable development." Projects are developed by "stakeholder councils," and proposed through "empowerment zones," and "enterprise communities." These stakeholder councils are often the same people, and the same councils, that serve as "visioning councils" in communities where "Smart Growth," Heritage and Historic areas, scenic byways, recreational trails, and ecosystem restorations are being planned. Two new Regional Commissions are awaiting final approval by this Congress: the Southeast Crescent Region (HR141), which includes seven states from Florida to Virginia, and the Southwest Border Region (HR1071), which includes California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. While these quasi-governmental regional authorities have brought new federal dollars to many communities, they are also eroding the authority and accountability of local and state elected officials. Moreover, they are slowly transforming the processes of representative government. The governors who sit as co-chair on these Authorities, are mere figureheads ; the work is done by appointed staff on loan from state and federal agencies. Because these Authorities are multi-jurisdictional, they operate beyond the control of any county or state. They are controlled only by Congressional appropriation to the various agencies that supply money to the regional authorities. Since the Clinton-Gore years, virtually all federal agencies have worked to advance the principles of sustainable development, as set forth in Agenda 21, and by the President's Council on Sustainable Development. Stakeholder councils are driven by activists at the local level, promoting their particular agenda assignment, such as: Heritage areas, Historic sites, open space, mass transit, watershed protection, wilderness restoration, and growth boundaries. Typically, these councils consist of representatives of special-interest, non-government organizations, and employees of local, state, and federal government agencies. Ordinary taxpayers are systematically discouraged from participating in these groups, although the councils are said to represent the public. These are the groups that dictate public policy through the design of "sustainable" projects they know will be acceptable to the funding agencies. Local elected officials can either accept the projects, or be ridiculed for rejecting federal money. (c) 2004 Henry Lamb - All Rights Reserved Henry Lamb is the founding Chairman of Sovereignty International (1996), and the founding ECO of the Environmental Conservation Organization (1988). He is publisher of eco-logic Powerhouse, a widely read on-line, and print magazine. His columns are frequently translated into Spanish and published throughout Central and South America, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. He has attended United Nations meetings around the world, is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops across the country, and is a regular guest on dozens of talk radio programs. He has provided testimony for the U.S. Congress, as well as State Legislatures, and has served as a consultant to FOX News on U.N. affairs. For eight years, he was CEO of a national trade association for contractors, headquartered in Chicago, coming to that position from CEO of a private construction company specializing in erosion control and water management structures. His background includes teaching at the secondary school level, and serving four years as a legislative analyst for a county government in Florida. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org"mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke 1729-1797 Provided by: Chester L McWhorter Sr, 504 N. Brighton Rd, Lecanto, Occupied Florida, 34461. Ph: 352-344-9073. Fax: Same. E-mail: email@example.com 0114.0.0 End. "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under." Ronald Reagan, 1984.
Fronts in the culture warThose who are on the defense in the culture war are having to confront attackers coming at them from many directions. Here are just some of them: 1. Government schools Some call it "education", but it is really revisionist history, championing multi-culturalism and homosexuality, school to work, and no child left behind. Whatever they call it, it's BRAINWASHING not EDUCATION. "The big problem in the long process of dumbing down the schools is that you can reach a point of no return. How are parents who never received a decent education themselves to recognize that their children are not getting a decent education?" --Thomas Sowell 2. Environmentalism This includes those who proclaim the advance of "global warming", those who support the globalist "sustainable development" agenda, the EPA attack lobby, and those who use the Endangered Species Act to obstruct and destroy private property rights. You can no doubt think of others. Among them will be ELF -- the eco-terrorist group that has destroyed car dealerships and construction projects -- and the "green" activists who were able to prohibit clearing dead trees from many national forests, leading to the wild fires common the the American West. 3. Homosexual marriage The real aim is not to attain a "right", but to undermine and destroy a long standing element of the culture. Those who claim otherwise are "useful idiots" (unwitting fellow travelers) of the puppeteers running the show. 4. Animal rights groups What will be next, animal marriage? 5. Gun control This is a euphemism for gun confiscation. It has led to genocide and the deaths of over 100,000,000 unarmed subjects by their governments. Nazi Germany, Communist USSR, and Communist China are but a few examples. Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by, because they can be trusted. Criminal: A person who does not obey the law and who can't be trusted. Gun control is not about GUNS, it's about CONTROL. 6. Complicit media The mainstream media are ardent propagandists for all of the above.