Remember yesterday when IFO promised to find out what ICLEI was? She found it when she happened upon the following article: Agenda 21: Conspiracy Theory or Real Threat?
As some readers may know, we love conspiracy theories, even when we haven’t figured out who the villains are. So we eagerly clicked on the link to the website: Townhall.com. Author Rachel Alexander is knowledgable and level-headed. She correctly states, “It does not matter whether it is a conspiracy or not.” The known facts, as she presents them, are scary enough.
Founded in 1990, ICLEI, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives has “broad goals [that] include combating poverty, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, and reducing private property ownership, single-family homes, private car ownership, and privately owned farms. It seeks to cram people into small livable areas and institute population control.”
National governments ignored the UN’s Agenda 21. They didn’t like the fear and guilt-based demands for first world countries to give some or all of their money to third-world countries.
So, Alexander says, “…socialism [is] creeping in at the local level through Agenda 21,” which she described as having “the vague purpose of achieving global ‘sustainable development.'” She notes that “sustainability” is a substitute word for “environmentalism.” Like “global warming,” as soon as the general public catches on to a crisis scam, the perpetrators find a new word.
[Proponents] are having great success convincing local governments in the U.S. to adopt their socialist and extreme environmentalist programs under the guise of feel-good buzz words. Left wing billionaire George Soros’s Open Society has provided $2,147,415 to ICLEI. Van Jones’ Green for All and the Tides Foundations’ Apollo Alliance are also reportedly ICLEI contributors.
Think Alexander is overstating the case? Thanks to the City of McMinnville, you can read a specific plan ICLEI has for local governments. It is likely to make your eyes glaze over, so just read the first and last 10 pages to get the flavor. Note how the real message is hidden behind opaque post-modern prose and arcane code words.
For example, on p. 48, the last page, we read, “ICLEI’s mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.” Uh, what?
Elsewhere we see, “When it comes to the comprehensive re-development of urban areas or systems, governments and the IDA community and its partners might focus resources on developing local institutional capacity to prepare, structure, and manage large-scale redevelopment.” Notice the use of the fuzzy word “might.” Redevelopment is the new word for Urban Renewal, scraping a neighborhood down to bare dirt and putting up a no-neck high-rise building.
How to finance this? That’s the creepiest part of all. Can you say “Apocalypse?” See the next post.