Imagine waking up in a country where a high-ranking government official stands in front of citizens and rails against personal property rights:
“The American system of justice must be changed to conform to that of the rest of the world, and there must be a shift in attitudes. Individual wants, needs and desires are to be conformed to the views and dictates of government planners. In the process of implementing Sustainable Development, individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.”
COMMENT: WHO dies and made them God. The wording of this seems to exclude any public input, consultation dare i say a Vote ? It is more of a demand leading to the Inevitable. Pure F*cking COMMUNISM..sounds like a Bolshevik Speech from the early 1900’s. Hmmm.
The shocking line that individual rights should be relegated to the rear has actually been attributed to an American high-ranking, public official: Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin.
The powerful Mr. Ruvin reportedly delivered that statement in 2002 at the 10th Anniversary of Agenda 21’s roll out (UNCED Rio+10 Summit-Johannesburg).
COMMENT: There is always a genesis of these things…or some gopher who is the frontman.
Curiously, Ruvin’s profile on the Miami-Dade website says nothing about his association with Agenda 21 or the controversial International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), a collective of local governments and national and regional local government organizations committed to radical environmental policies to eliminate private property rights. However, ICLEI is quite proud of Mr. Ruvin. From the ICLEI website:
“Harvey Ruvin, distinguished member of ICLEI’s Advisory Group, has been named to the Florida Energy Commission. After serving 20 years on the Miami-Dade County Commission, chairing its Environment and Energy Committees, Mr. Ruvin now serves as Miami-Dade County’s Clerk of Courts, where he has implemented technologies that both save money and are good for the environment. Mr. Ruvin helped found ICLEI in 1990, and now chairs the County’s efforts on Climate Change.”
Ruvin was honored to comment about his association with ICLEI—but apparently only on their website: “I am honored by this opportunity to serve. The Florida Energy Commission can be a key player in shaping a climate and energy policy that would put Florida in the forefront as our state, nation and world face up to these critical challenges.”
POWER OF PRIVATE PROPERTY
While Ruvin seems to believe that America and Americans must change to follow the will of the rest of the world, the opinions of the Founding Fathers were very clear on the topic of private property rights.
George Washington stressed the importance of private property when he said, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.”
And John Adams was also adamant on this issue, having affirmed, “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.”
COMMENT: If you don’t own it …who does?.
“OH yes Comrade, it is for the people…the communal good….don’t you dare be selfish”.
Considering the creeping threat to property rights, Americans should ask themselves some practical questions about real-life situations:
Can the government shut off your air conditioning or cut back your heat?
Can you be forced to move from a sprawling property with your own water and enough land to grow what you need into a high-density urban setting where everyone lives and works inside a small area?
Can the government tell you what kind of car to drive and where you can travel on your vacation?
Some would argue that the answer to all three of those questions is already leaning towards a resounding “yes.”
So-called “smart meters” are being installed at a blinding pace around the country with the potential to curtail energy use based on the decision of someone other than the customer. The possibility exists for appointed government officials to impose their standards of power use over individuals based on their perceived view of what is best for the collective.
Restrictions are worming into regulations all around the country via non-elected officials intending to change the way Americans own and use property.
Government-imposed fuel-economy standards and other regulations are forcing car manufacturers to alter the kinds of cars they can build, eliminating the free market and giving the government control over what kind of cars consumer can buy.
COMMENT: See whats happening….you establish control via key chokepoints at what we take for granted. (Notice mention of Smart Meters?) Once these are in place….can you say “Warden” ?
And all of this can be tied back to something called Agenda 21.
WHAT IS AGENDA 21? WHO BACKS IT?
The seeds for Agenda 21 were planted back in 1987 when the writings of Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, first vice president of the Socialist International, caught the eye of the United Nations.
Brundtland wrote an environmental extremist U.N. report titled, “Our Common Future,” which the global body used as a springboard for using environmentalism as a tool to control the world’s people and establish a global government.
The resulting U.N. program, Agenda 21, is a grand plan for global “sustainable development,” which President George H.W. Bush (and 177 other world leaders) agreed to in 1992. In July 1993, President Bill Clinton brought the global scheme directly into the U.S. government when he signed an executive order creating the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, which avoided any review or discussion by Congress or the American people.
COMMENT: Can we say ” plants ” and ” agents ” for a greater Communistic agenda ? Oh wait this is the USA, they hate Communists….? right !!!!! (OMG …..ahahahahahahahahahahahaha…..)
“Sustainable development” sounds like a nice idea—that is, until you scratch the surface and find that Agenda 21 and sustainable development are actually cloaked plans to impose the tenets of social justice and socialism on the world.
The Agenda 21 plan openly targets private property—which should surprise no one. For more than 35 years, the United Nations has made their stance very clear on the issue of individuals owning land. A report from a 1976 U.N. conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on human settlements contains lays out the position:
COMMENT: I recall this in High School…never attended it, though .I recall it was called Habitat for Humanity
“Land … cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market.
“Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.
“The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.”
COMMENT: Usually the types that draft and follow this are blatant hypocrites….they would never dare to follow what they preach …..they feel they are the Elites, superior to rest of us. It is simply coded language that they want to “rape and pillage” the majority of the rest of us. Communism ? Gee lots of examples of how well that turned out.
As if the United Nations’ role in creating Agenda 21 weren’t enough, consider also that the major international organization pushing for this radical program, ICLEI, has received millions of dollars from George Soros’ Open Society Institute, including a $2.1 million grant in 1997.
COMMENT : When you see the name George Soros…think of Satan. Major economic terrorist..and Zionist. Has an ugly history, don’t understand why he isn’t behind prison bars. If they fund a society , institute or Foundation… it is another scam….it is usually set up as a non – profit, but able to manipulate policy to favour their profitable interests.
This relatively unknown but massive network has managed to embed itself into cities and counties all across the country, likely because many cities do not understand exactly what ICLEI is and how it operates.
Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, ICLEI is an international organization that offers training and support to municipalities that want to enact Agenda 21’s programs.
COMMENT: Hmmmm City of Richmond….Metro Van etc.Councils and staff travelled to these ? Perhaps FOI request?
A global plan the size of Agenda 21 could not be implemented without the large, well-funded ICLEI. And ICLEI is already quite deeply entrenched in America. They proudly announce their history and plans on websites tied to member cities:
“ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level.”
COMMENT: Same old mantra…thus a cult. Everybody together now sing…….. “greenhouse gas emissions” ….” create more sustainable communities”……”climate protection” , “ sustainable development “….koom- bay- ya. This is simply propaganda to be subliminally and insidously implanted into your psyche. You are being recruited and prostelytized and agree..till you wake up and realize….. WTF ?
Austin, Texas, is one of the hundreds of local governments that seems to have fallen for the ICLEI arguments for Agenda 21 and has been heavily consuming the “Communitarianism” Kool-Aid. An Austin political action committee called Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) saw what was happening and attempted to stop the Austin City Council from adopting some Agenda 21-friendly initiatives.
Prior to a council vote on some of the initiatives, one of TAG’s members, John Bush, delivered a succinct presentation on ICLEI and Agenda 21 that was virtually ignored by the city officials. Bush’s appeal to the council attempted to sway the opinions of the voting members by appealing to a traditional Texas value—land ownership—and showing how that would be threatened by Agenda 21:
“Among the stated objectives of Agenda 21 is the ‘re-wilding of America’ under the Wildlands Project. This project would remove human beings from over half of the land in America and deem these areas core wilderness zones. Regardless of where you’re family farm once was, human beings will not be allowed to set foot in these areas. There would also be highly controlled and monitored buffer zones around these areas where travel would be severely limited.”
Bush’s short argument against the proposed local law was immediately followed by a lopsided 7-0 vote adopting the United Nations-backed plans.
In California, proponents of Agenda 21 are working to implement plans to create schemes for sustainable management of “open spaces.” The definition of what will be considered an “open space” has sparked heated exchanges between those directing the planning meetings and citizens who want private property rights to be respected and protected.
COMMENT: Americans tend to be far more in tune with the details of scams. IMHO Canadians are too passive and buy in this BS aka tragic mistake of trusting their Gov’ts. To analyze these you have to cut through the core….if there is any remote chance of “X” happening ,..ie in this case the concept of private land ownership being literally taken away at the stroke of a pen……then assume it WILL happen. Again, that is why rights need to be entrenched in a body of law called a Constitution (duly note Canada never did entrench property rights when it had a chance in 1982…gee…..hmmm) If you do not own your property, you have no security( a person’s house is their castle) nor ability to be self -sufficient. You are under the thumb of Gov’t and the bureaucracy . They want people off the rural areas, but not to save “nature” and the “environment”…..but again whats the flip side?….. because such people can be self – sufficient and independent. If we are herded into Cities ( which I say are actually more like subtle prisons) they can control us. Food..power…energy….transportation?….you live in a condo ……you don’t have control..you are dependent on what can be disrupted , and literally to cull you.
( To Be Continued)