United Nations Agenda 21 : The Death Knell of Liberty
“Effective execution of UN Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world
“The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man.”
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.” – Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.
Re-pressed via Gulag Bound :
At the U.N. Summit at Rio in 1992, the Conference Secretary-General, Maurice Strong, said “Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
– G u l a g – B o u n d –
“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we
“Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.”
The death knell for freedom has been tolling for some time, and only now are people starting to hear it. It started tolling faintly, decades back, and has slowly progressed in volume, until today its tolling is impossible to ignore.
The United States of America — that “shining city on a hill” — had a good run of it, and made a gallant effort at establishing liberty for all. But as the old saw would have it, all good things must come to an end.
Liberty, after all, is an aberration in mankind’s history — a light that has flared here and there over the centuries, only to dissolve back into the darkness.
America is barreling towards becoming a bit player on the world’s stage, and its vaunted middle class — once the envy of the world — is on the verge of being eliminated. For the good of the planet, for the good of Gaia. for the good of the collective — freedom is being replaced by servitude, capitalism by socialism, and property rights by “sustainable development.”
I’m not talking about something we need to be on guard against. It is all already in place. It has been going on for quite some time, and it will continue to go on, at a greatly accelerated pace. We are at the “end game” point.
And the Globalists know it. Why do you think the Democratic (and many Republican) political hacks on Capitol Hill are so dismissive of the American people? They are essentially putting on a “dog and pony show” for public consumption, while the final pieces for America’s defeat are slid into place.
To a great extent the Globalists own the mass media, the entertainment industry, and the Judicial, Executive, and Legislative branches of government.
Why should they worry?
Already, several generations have been indoctrinated, via our school systems, to value globalization and “social justice,” over personal responsibility and free enterprise. They have been repeatedly sold the idea that they should, “Think globally, act locally.”
God has been demeaned, marginalized, and eradicated, at every turn. Our religions are, in many cases, a watered down and diluted mimicry of true spirituality.
The Globalists have come out from the closets, the woodwork, and from under rocks. They know that their time of hiding is at long last over. They are brazen about, and proud of, their anti-American/pro-global stance. Their arrogance and hubris is palpable.
Call them Communists, Marxists, Fascists, or Globalists — call them what you will, they are collectivists who despise America’s middle class, capitalism, and free enterprise.
They have been duplicitous, Machavellian, clever, and patient. And it has paid off — the trap has been sprung. How did this happen? America got hit high, and America got hit low. We suffered sudden catastrophic sneak attacks from without, and insidious long-term betrayal from within.
We were hit low by Alinskyesque “community organizers” in our streets, and propagandists in our schools. We were hit high by “think tanks” like the Trilateral Commission, the CoR (Club of Rome), and the CFR (Council for Foreign Relations).
They have divided us with special interest groups, vociferous “talking point” attacks, and identity politics. They have infiltrated our schools, and indoctrinated our children.
They have opened floodgates using the Cloward-Piven Strategy — overwhelming our judicial system, banking establishment, and border security. They have encouraged corruption and greed at the lowest, to the highest, levels of government. They have twisted and perverted the U.S. Constitution.
They have promoted and encouraged anything and everything that would help bring America down.
They intend on taking over the planet, but first they need to destabilize, and then destroy, the United States of America. Because we are a powerful bulwark of freedom, we have to go first. And to a large extent, go we have.
The Club of Rome (CoR) was founded 1968, in Italy, by Aurelio Peccei, an Italian scholar and industrialist, and Alexander King, a Scottish scientist.
Over the years the list of its members has included ex-presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, diplomats, and billionaires. Its membership roster reads like a “who’s who” of the world’s “movers and shakers.” It includes U.N. bureaucrats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe
After its inception, it split into two additional branches: The CoB (Club of Budapest), and the CoM (Club of Madrid). The CoB focuses mainly on social and philosophical/religious issues, while the CoM concentrates more on political issues. In addition, there are over thirty affiliated organizations in other countries — such as the USACoR in the United States.
The CoR first garnered public attention with its 1972 report “The Limits to Growth,” which went on to become the best selling environmentalist book of all time. Simply stated, its main thesis is that economic growth cannot continue indefinitely, because of the limited availability of natural resources, particularly oil. It’s sort of an industrialized version of a Malthusian nightmare.
Twenty years later, the CoR published The First Global Revolution — a quote from the book appears at the start of this article. This book also made a big splash, and helped to re-energize and expand the whole environmentalist movement.
Another quote from the book worth keeping in mind is, “It would seem that humans need a common motivation, namely a common adversary… sucha motivation must be found to bring the divided nations together to face an outside enemy, either a real one, or else one invented for the purpose….”
“One invented for the purpose.” Enter global warming and greenhouse gases. But something even more important happened the year before The First Global Revolution came out.
At the instigation of the CoR, and their ilk, in 1992 the United Nations held the Conference on Environment and Development — informally known as the Earth Summit — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At the Earth Summit, 178 nations signed an agreement called Agenda 21 — so called because it dealt with the United Nation’s agenda for the 21st century.
It consists of numerous chapters detailing the role that different parts of society should play in implementing “sustainable development.” There are chapters for central governments, local governments, businesses, and community organizations.
George Bush senior, then President of the United States, flew down and committed the United States to the U.N. FCCC (Framework Convention on Climate Change) agenda.
Ever since then, the Executive Branch — Republican and Democrat — has been bypassing Congress, and passing “soft laws” foisting Agenda 21 on the American public.
Check out the U.S. Department of Energy website.
Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.
Check out the U.S. Department of the Interior website.
No matter where you go, environmentalism permeates the U.S. Government bureaucracy. Sometimes it’s blatant and out front; other times you may need to dig a little — but it is always there.
The Agenda 21 Globalists wine and dine each other, and hold conventions and conferences around the world. They give each other praise, pats on the back, and prestigious awards. The Norwegian Globalists just gave Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, and for the same reason that they gave one to Al Gore — promoting globalization and Agenda 21.
Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” also received an Oscar from the Hollywood elite. These honors have been bestowed on Gore, not for exposing the truth — for “An Inconvenient Truth” is merely a slickly packaged lie — but because the film spreads the falsehoods of Agenda 21 so well.
It can only be shown to school children in the U.K. if accompanied by a disclaimer. The U.K.‘s “The Daily Mail” reports that “…teachers will have to warn pupils that there are other opinions on global warming, and they should not necessarily accept the views of the film.”
The Daily Mail also noted that the lawyer who successfully sued to have the disclaimer attached, said it did not go far enough. “He said ‘no amount of turgid guidance’ could change the fact that the film is unfit for consumption in the classroom.” Yet American students see it over, and over. With no disclaimer.
In June of 2009, NASA said that global warming is caused by solar cycles — i.e. the sun. Unsaid was the fact that the greenhouse gas theory is full of holes. Actually it’s a fairy tale, a convenient lie to force the world to bend to the will of the globalists.
Under pressure from the Obama Administration NASA now teaches that global warming is caused by the greenhouse effect, and “bad” gases like CO2 — which we humans unfortunately emit each time we breathe. Bad humans!
Al Gore, the CoR, the U.N., and all of the environmental organizations and their adherents, don’t care what the truth is. They could care less about what causes global warming. They have their “outside enemy… invented for the purpose,” and they are not about to let go of it.
The Globalists actually tried Global Cooling first, but for various reasons it didn’t fly. Look at page 22 in the 1974 Annual Rockefeller Report, and you’ll find the mention of a conference called to investigate “…the future implications of the global cooling trend now underway….” Things sure warmed up in a hurry.
So what is the “purpose?” What’s really behind all the global warming hoopla? Power. It’s the same old Marxist/Communist/Fascist collectivist schtick, dressed up in new clothes.
Global warming is all about a power grab by a wealthy elite and their collectivist sycophants — using the U.N. as a cover and tool.
As always, there are numerous “useful idiots” who swallow the party line whole. Some of them are simply misguided idealists, and some of them are nuts — dangerously nuts.
Behind it all, is a relatively small group of people who are manipulating the world for their own sick, narcissistic ends. It’s a perfect cover. Think about it — who doesn’t feel that fresh air, clean water, and healthy environments are admirable ends to work towards? Any sane person supports such ideals. But hidden in back of the admirable goals are some diabolical designs.
Video, “Michael Shaw Agenda 21“
Don’t take my word for it, and don’t dismiss me without research. We all need to know what’s headed our way shortly. If you aren’t aware of these facts already, then educate yourself on the internet. At least check out Green-Agenda.com.
What have we seen since the Obama Administration took over? The brainiacs in charge of America’s finances have been ignoring our debts, and eagerly proposing ways to sink us deeper into the quagmire. A lot deeper.
At first I thought that they were simply corrupt, venal, self-serving idiots — all of which is undoubtedly true, but they’re also destroying America’s financial foundation, cleverly and intentionally.
They want the American dollar replaced by a new global currency. They want America’s middle class to hang in the wind, and die on the vine. They’re Globalists, and they want America to fail. It’s so easy to see, once you realize what’s going on. (See “Chart: IMF Calls For New Global Currency To Replace Dollar.”)
Why else would they add trillions to an already staggering debt? Why else would they try to rush through a Cap and Trade bill that will, in Obama’s words, make electricity prices “skyrocket.” Why else would they jam ObamaCare down America’s throat? Why else would Obama say he’d bankrupt anybody who built a new coal plant?
Once you grasp Agenda 21 and the sly machinations of the United Nations, and globalizing NGOs like the CoR, it all makes sense.
It’s “The Plan.” Ruin America’s economy, destroy her middle class, and put a stranglehold on her energy grid.
At the U.N. Summit at Rio in 1992, the Conference Secretary-General, Maurice Strong, said “Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” (See, “Maurice Strong and the Collapse of Industrialized Civilizations.”)
He also said, “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable.”
Club of Rome member, multi-billionaire George Soros [Gulag Bound link] echoed Strong’s statement last fall, when he told an Australian newspaper, “America, as the center of the globalized financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out,’ he said, adding that the time has come for ‘a very serious adjustment’ in American’s consumption habits.” (See, “Soros Sees End of US-led Globalized Market System.”)
Forced to cut back on fossil fuel consumption. Forced to cut back on water usage. Forced to give up our property. Forced to eat less. Forced to warm or cool our homes less. Forced to give up driving. Forced to give up these, and many other things that we currently take for granted. It’s “The Plan” — you had better believe it.
Look at what’s happening to California’s Central Valley — once “the world’s breadbasket,” and now a dust bowl. All due to Agenda 21. (See “A Storm Brews over Food, Water, & Power.”)
I assure you that the globalists will not help the farmers. As the saying goes, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” The globalists want the land unplowed. They want it to go “back to nature.” They want to increase the price of food. They want to ruin the middle class farming community. It’s all part of “The Plan.”
It is not just America this is happening to, of course. Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, Germany… Every country is on the verge of being converted into a vassal state—part of a global hegemony run by the U.N and a power elite.
All this will be more easily accomplished with a greatly reduced population. Did I mention population reduction and control?
Behind all the warm and fuzzy terminology about “smart growth,” “sustainable development,” and “think green,” lies a very chilling fact. The Agenda 21 folks want to reduce the earth’s population—substantially.
In 1996, Club of Rome member and CNN founder, Ted Turner, told Audubon magazine, “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” A 95% reduction! Recently he has said that getting rid of a mere two thirds of the world’s population would suffice. Getting mellow in his old age no doubt. (See, “Ted Turner: World Needs a ‘Voluntary’ One-Child Policy for the Next Hundred Years.”)
The hard-core environmentalists are all bio-centrists. That is, they believe that humanity is no more important than any other species on this planet. In fact, to hear them tell it, the world would be much better off without any people at all.
Anthropologist and anarchist David Graber put it like this in an L.A. Times book review, “Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and healthy planet. … We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth. … Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”
At any rate, because these Globalists are bio-centrists, most of them don’t believe in a divine spark in man, or unalienable rights, or God for that matter. In short, they don’t have many qualms about killing people. Something else to keep in mind.
You know the sardonic comment “Well excuse me for breathing?” These people take that statement literally — and probably won’t excuse you. After all, you’re adding to the earth’s carbon dioxide level every time you breath out.
ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability — I know, don’t ask) even has a personal Co2 calculator you can use. ICLEI (pronounced “ick-lee”) believes you should know, and of course want to know, the amount of “your yearly direct personal carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.” To which I say, directly and personally, “Get lost,” or words to that effect. (See “United Nations ICLEI and The City of Spokane.”)
My favorite eco-friendly slogan is “Save the Planet — Kill Yourself.”
There’s something deeply disturbed, and disturbing, about too many of these folks, if you ask me. For example, Yale professor and eco-nut, Lamont Cole, is of the opinion that “To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem.”
You should do yourself a favor and peruse the quotes on Free Republic’s “So you’re an environmentalist…” web-page. If you don’t come away convinced that most of these folks are nuttier than a Payday candy bar, then I don’t know what to tell you.
Many of these “useful idiots” may be crazy and harmless, but they can also be crazy and deadly. Behind them, pulling the strings, and waiting to take over, are the Global Elite and their one world government.
Whether or not America will last as a free republic until the 2012 presidential elections is debatable. Iran’s leadership is aching to nuke Israel, and Israel’s only going to wait so long before taking preemptive measures — and there goes a large chunk of America’s oil supply. And what happens if Egypt comes under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood, and they decide to close the vital Suez Canal? Remember that Obama’s drilling ban, declared unconstitutional, is still in effect. (See “Judge Holds Interior in Contempt over Drilling Ban.”)
Long lines for gas — if you can get any at all; America’s power grid will flicker and intermittently fail. Time for the Globalists to make their final moves.
So America, freedom, and Western civilization goes down the drain on our watch. It’s nothing to be proud of, that is for sure.
Is there no hope then? If there are still enough patriotic Americans who value personal integrity and freedom — there’s a chance we can still turn this thing around, but it won’t be easy. Far from it.
But make no mistake, if we lose this one, America and the world will sink into an abyss of Godless tyranny for a very, very long time.
For more on Agenda 21, see the tag of the same name:
Please get the word out and face up politicians with this — including at the local and state levels.
Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel.
This article is an update of Jim O’Neill’s “Agenda 21 and the Death Knell of Liberty,” published at Canada Free Press and Gulag Bound.
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Monday June 25 2012
Under construction – mountains of information a-cometh!!!
SAY NO TO ‘BEYOND GDP’ = VALUING NATURE AND PEOPLE
170 NATIONS SIGNED ARTICLE 40 OF AGENDA 21 IN 1992 COMMITTING TO ‘GO BEYOND GDP’ – AND THIS TRANSITION IS NOW BEING SUPPORTED BY:
World Economic Forum
Club of Rome
World Social Forum
Biomass links to natural accounting and the new economics – it is about holistic systems – endlessly renewable capitalism – products can be made with renewables, people and nature are renewable – giving each component a financial value allows tight control of accountancy and risk, by using complexity agent-based modelling, and it turns us into commodities.
JUST LIKE THE ELITE, OCCUPY IS BOTH CALLING FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF CAPITALISM (‘DEMOLISH’) AND FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND, IN LINE WITH THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT, THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM (set up after Seattle protests,see Lew Rockwell on RT – WSF AND WEF ARE INTERCHANGEABLE), AND THE ELITE, FOR A RESOURCE-BASED ECONOMY – PUTTING PRICES ON NATURE, PEOPLE, AND CONCEPTS RELATED TO THEM.
WHY WERE OCCUPY INVITED TO ATTEND THE OECD FORUM ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER FOR-THE-MAINSTREAM ‘ACTIVISTS’?
WHY WAS AN OCCUPY ACTIVIST CALLING FOR US ALL TO WORK TOGETHER AT DAVOS (THIS YEAR NAMED ‘THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION’)?
THOSE MOST INVOLVED IN CALLING FOR MEASURING NATURAL CAPITAL are also calling for a new economic system. The most notable proponent here is George Soros with his Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which is now teamed up with the Oxford Martin College in the UK.
INET is also involved with the futurICT project, which includes work on the Planetary Nervous System (aggregates info from smart dust, guardian angels, mobile phones, computers etc etc); the Living Earth Simulator(behaviour prediction, thus including finance/economics as well as social systems ie complexity modelling) the Global Participatory Platform (this is the communitarian participatory democracy ‘platform’ which will be councils making decisions (/acting upon) based on info received from artificial intelligence and complexity models and algorythims).
Measuring natural capital requires deep surveillance and record keeping. The ‘Guardian Angels’ could do this very well. Implantable!!!
See this report:http://www.stiglitz-sen-fitoussi.fr/en/index.htm – all involved are communitarians, see elsewhere on site(!!!) and note especially the political involvement of Robert Putnam! He has become heavily involved, and championed by, the OECD eg Bowling together, OECD Observer http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/archivestory.php/aid/1215/Bowling_together.html
And spoke at the conference
“Hunter Lovins, founder of Natural Capitalism: We must move rapidly from words to action if the 99% are to find a path to a future that is both just and sustainable. One important step will be to convene an international forum capable of forging agreement on the key principles and institutions for a new, sustainable economic paradigm – a Bretton Woods agreement for the 21st century.”
Not at all ironic to refer to Bretton Woods here because the recent Bretton Woods 2 was a Soros initiative, calling for a new economic paradigm (the conference itself was called ‘Paradigm Lost’!!!). check out the sections on this website about economics for more info, but note that Amory Lovins (former husband of Hunter Lovins, both still working for the same cause) stands to gain substantially from measuring natural capital and most certainly from biomass which is intended to fuel his hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles!!!!
Speakers at this year’s 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making (16-19 October 2012, New Delhi, India) include Richard Layard (LSE) and Charles Seaford (nef) and figures from the World Bank http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/46/50108811.pdf
As mentioned above, other reasons to refute natural accounting include the possibility of people and nature becoming commodified and financialised, as well as the trend towards biomass – this all links in to the Third Industrial Revolution spearheaded by Rifkin. This is to be our transition.
The collapse of the economy is being stage managed. It may be that several key figures are the fall guys. J P Morgan (came up with the widely used Value-at Risk model;’ VaR’) has lost billions, and it’s blamed on the different kind of risk model they used, all the talk in banking circles is on the measurement and prediction capabilities for risk, which of course links to insurance, and the need for tighter control, and the need for a global financial language with global identification numbers. (This ‘language’ is code for software – and that code bears the ideology of its creator – remember that someone writes the code and for subjective representations such as law it is an ontology.)
So note these two connections between J P Morgan and accounting for natural capital:
John Fullerton, Founder and President, leads all activities of the Capital Institute. Since the formal launch of Capital Institute in 2010, John has established himself as a thought leader in the “new economy” space, on financial reform, and as a leading practitioner of “impact investing.” He writes a weekly blog, “The Future of Finance,” at Capital Institute, and speaks regularly on the intersection of sustainability, social justice, and finance. John is also the principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment firm focused on high impact sustainable private investments.
During his 18-year career at JP Morgan ending in 2001, John managed multiple capital markets and derivatives businesses around the globe, and subsequently ran the venture investment activity of LabMorgan as Chief Investment Officer. He was JPMorgan’s representative on the Long Term Capital Oversight Committee in 1997-98. John is currently a director of Grasslands, LLC, New Day Farms, Inc., the New Economics Institute, and an Advisor to Natural Systems Utilities. He was a participant of the UNEP Green Economy Report. John’s impact investment activity with Level 3 Capital Advisors brings a unique “theory and practice” experience that helps informs his work at Capital Institute.
John Fullerton is also executive director of Soros’ INET.
Another former J P Morgan executive is Rob Johnson; he is founder and director os the Capital Institute AND IS NOW BACK AT J P MORGAN AS HEAD OF GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR CHINA REAL ESTATE (DEC 2011). Rob Johnson is also closely tied to Soros – he is director of INET – see http://ineteconomics.org/video/documentary/george-soros-talks-rob-johnson-about-inet
Andrew Haldane spoke at Soros’ Bretton Woods 2 – he endorses complexity theory – see speech on ‘fat tails’ and the one on global financial syntax. Haldane has also suggested that banks will become irrelevant with peer-to-peer (P2P) payments and microtransactions etc.
Complexity modelling involves agent-based social simulation – economics is a ‘social system’. It has found that control of just a few key nodes results in control of the whole system.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PEER-TO-PEER GOVERNANCE PROMISED BY THE CHAMPIONS OF BOTH THE NEW ECONOMICS AND COMMUNITARIANS???
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM BITCOIN BEFORE IT GOES UNDER OR BECOMES CONTROLLED BY GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYNTAX AND/OR OTHER CURRENCIES SUCH AS THAT CREATED BY NATURAL ACCOUNTING?
WE ARE BIOMASS – WE ARE DATA – SAY NO TO NATURAL ACCOUNTING – SAY NO TO GATHERING OF DATA
QUESTION THE INVOLVEMENT OF ALL THOSE NAMED ABOVE. WHY ARE THEY INVOLVED WITH THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT? WHY IS THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT CALLING FOR THE SAME THING? JAQUES FRESCO IS PROMOTING SMART MESH CITIES AND A VIRTUAL ECONOMY – THESE REQUIRE SURVEILLANCE AND ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW. BIOMASS COULD RESULT IN LARGE SCALE LAND USE WHICH IS WHY WE ARE TO BE HERDED IN TO SMART CITIES AS PER AGENDA 21 – BUT THE BIOMASS FARMS AND INCINERATORS WILL REQUIRE A LABOUR FORCE – THEY ARE BAD FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND INVOVLE THE USE OF GM CROPS – THOSE WITHOUT ‘KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL’ THE NON-BOURGOISIE WILL WORK THERE – SEE PLANNEDOPOLIS – ALSO LIVING IN THE HINTERLANDS WILL BE THOSE WHO DO NOT SCORE WELL ON QUESTIONS RELATING TO GOVERNANCE, OR EVEN OVERALL HEALTH, IN THE ‘GLOBAL WELL BEING’ SURVEYS.
We are living in a knowledge economy soon to incorporate a new capitalism, where peer-to-peer, under the communitarian philosophy of ‘the common good prevails’, will require extensive connectivity (smartdust etc) and surveillance. How much you eat matters – carbon footprint. How many friends you have – reputation = currency. It goes on and on like this, but it needn’t do – it hasn’t actually happened yet. We are indeed on the cusp, but can change it now using the instruments which have been created. Occupy stand up and move forward on this! It’s not their world!
Here are more links in this web:
Amory Lovins – massive amount of connections to top corporations and government around the world, well worth looking at – see him at Rocky Mountain Institute – cleantech investor – designer of hydrogen fuel-cells (hydrogen can be made from biomass). Lovins advocates valuing natural capital (wrote book + see this video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9E7dWfItDE where Dennis Meadows, author of Limits to Growth was also speaking).
He reported to the Club of Rome on the ‘next industrial revolution’ – this is aligned with Jeremy Rifkin’s work on the Third Industrial Revolution.
Dennis Meadows also adds his support to the Occupy movement http://www.occupyworldstreet.org/ows-the-book/praise-by-author/14-dennis-meadows
other supporters of Occupy:
(Vandana Shiva is endorsing cradle to cradle and OECD measures towards natural accounting)
Occupy is calling for natural capital accounting, including human beings, and is also calling for ‘the third way’ along with the World Social Forum, and communitarians the world over. Occupy itself can be said to be a communitarian movement, as can the United Nations.
THE NEW ECONOMICS IS AGENDA 21 IN ITS FINAL PHASE – NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING CALLS FOR GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE AND DATA-COLLECTION. SAY NO TO BOTH! TELL OCCUPY!
NOTE! J Craig Ventner – human genomics – “Instead of writing software for computers, we can now write software for life” (said this in a BBC program called ‘Progress’) bioethics is ‘socially responsible’!! more on this to come!
Complexity modelling will be advantaged by natural capital accounting – it will enable almost total control of the world when the data-gathering instruments are in place and legislation regarding natural capital, together with financial collapse of the current system causing natural capital metrics to become a virtual currency alongside other virtual currencies together with the global financial language – complexity modelling only applies to natural systems – but so many problems here – more writing to follow – for instance, does it factor in manipulation by the elite? By those who write the code? Those who govern the data? What happens to reflexivity then? What about controlling the key nodes? Can we be purely peer-to-peer without central governance? Or does the code represent ‘governance’?
Perhaps a virtual currency which is always abstract, and extrinsic, such as Bitcoin? We cannot allow financial values to be attached to ‘products of nature’ or to ‘human attributes’ because in the current climate especially this could lead to physical representations of money – and even concepts would have a financial value. That would be one hell of a messed-up world, so we can’t allow it to happen.
Financialisation of nature is already happening eg Speciesbank
more on this to come shortly
The International lntegrated Reporting Council (IIRC) believe there “is a clear interdependence between the six forms of capital used by companies to create and preserve value. These capitals are natural, financial, human, intellectual, manufactured and social. In the policies we are taking to Rio, we focus specifically on the contribution natural and social capital make to creating and preserving value.”
The IIRC “aims to create a globally accepted framework for accounting for sustainability” www.iasplus.com/en/…/international-integrated-reporting-council-iirc (sponsored by Siemens) – they talk about ‘creating value’ – this is also spoken of by advocates of social currency creation such as Arthur Brock( eg Metacurrency), who spoke to Occupy with Eric Harris-Braun (24/10/11) as part of ‘Revisioning Money Day’; said “.. we can create value but not money”. He champions currency ‘evolution’ to reflect our own ‘evolution’ to a system based on relational dynamics, market neotribes, social networks built on co-operation, purpose, solidarity, resilience, sustainability.
Stiglitz (see ‘A New Economy’) was one of the key members on a ministerial advisory panel for South Africa – he said of the global economic crisis and addressing climate change – “the two are complementary” – perhaps explained by “climate change is an opportunity. It isn’t necessarily a burden …. This way of thinking of focusing on the costs and not their opportunities has contributed to getting us bogged down.” http://mg.co.za/article/2011-01-17-how-sa-can-change-the-worlds-climate-outlook/
Cradle to cradle – davos – (self-assessed) – criteria for certification involve use of biomass and renewable energy trading credits. Links to reflexivity and circular economy. More on this to come!
The founders of WAAS were motivated by a deep emotional commitment and sense of responsibility to work for the betterment of all humankind. Their overriding conviction was on the need for a united global effort to control the forces of science and technology and govern the peaceful evolution of human society. Inhibiting conditions limited their ability to translate these powerful motives into action, but they still retain their original power for realization. Today circumstances are more conducive, the international environment is more developed. No single organization can by itself harness the motive force needed to change the world, but a group of like-minded organizations founded with such powerful intentions can become a magnet and focal point to project creative ideas that possess the inherent dynamism for self-fulfillment.
…..Governance is essential. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize that major improvements are necessary and that, possibly, we are also facing a governance paradigm change
It is the purpose of the B.I.O. World Referendum, first proposed in 1991, to transcend national boundaries and bring the world together in a common cause.12 In today’s complex society, nations seldom share priorities. Climate change and other environmental concerns are possibly the only issues that are relevant to all the nations of the world. Furthermore, environmental degradation and resource depletion are often the impact of extreme poverty on the planet. A simultaneous electronic ballot on saving bios is a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate that, as citizens of the world, we can all agree on safeguarding the Earth for the generations to come.
world referendum (education):
Bio-Economics: Environmental management, natural resource economics, international policy, EU environmental policy, corporate policy.
– Bio-Energy: Renewable energy sources, clean energy, models for energy savings, wind, solar, biomass, energy efficient buildings.
– Bio-Ethics: Environmental protection as an ethical responsibility, codes of environmental ethics for every profession, the environment in bioethics. http://www.globalecointegrity.net/docs/conferences/samos/presentations/Arvanitis.pdf
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 16, 2012) – Company executives, scientists and government officials will bring a global perspective as featured presenters at BIO’s 9th annual World Congress on Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology conference for business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass comes to Orlando, April 29 – May 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.
The plenary program will include six panel sessions:
• Fostering a Biobased Economy
• A Global Vision for Biomass Utilization: How Biotech Can Get Us There
• The Future of Biocatalysis in Global Manufacturing
• Promoting Biotech Innovation
• Financing Innovation in the Industrial Biotech Space: Creative Models and Future Trends
• What’s Driving Demand for Biotech Products?: A Customer’s Perspective
Featured plenary speakers include:
• Harry Baumes, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, United States Department of Agriculture
• David A. Benko, Director, Materials Research & Development, Goodyear Tire
• Paul Bryan, Consultant
• James C. Collins, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
• Andrew Hagan, Associate Director, Head of Chemicals Industry, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum
• Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech
• James Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer, Verenium Corporation
• Philip New, Chief Executive Officer, BP Biofuels
• Mark Niederschulte, Chief Operating Officer, INEOS Bio
• Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Acting Program Manager, Biomass Program, United States Department of Energy
• Vincent Schachter, Vice President, Research & Development, Total Oil and Gas
• Scott Vitters, Sustainable Packaging Director, The Coca Cola Company
• Roger Wyse, Managing Director, Burrill & Company
– are we one day to be traded on the Global Social Stock Exchange? Round and round, react and re-react, virtual and real – the matrix.
Time for matrix tactics.
NOW: Rio declaration; prohibition
Our Position: oppose
Say “NO” to More Head-in-the-Sand Policies and “YES” to Sustainable Development
SB1507 NOW: Rio declaration; prohibition (Burges) says that no government entity in Arizona can adopt or implement any of the tenets or principles relating to the U.N. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development. It states,
“Since the United Nations has enlisted the support of numerous independent, shadow organizations to surreptitiously implement this agenda around the world, the state of Arizona and all political subdivisions are prohibited from implementing programs of, spending any sum of money for, being a member of, receiving funding from, contracting service from or giving financial or other forms of aid to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives or any of its related or affiliate organizations . . . .”
This is really out there and way out of touch with both what the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development does and is intended to do. The Rio Declaration contains 27 principles of sustainable development, including intergeneration and intragenerational equity; the precautionary principle; the polluter-pays principle; common but differentiated responsibilities; participation and access to information and judicial and administrative proceedings; environmental impact assessment and prior notification. What is wrong with that?
Thank you to the 20 Democrats and at least 10 Republicans who opposed this bill in the House. That is why it never made it to a Third Read.
According to the website for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives,
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development. Our Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people.
ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development.
ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.
This is hardly some kind of shadowy organization with a hidden agenda. It is clear that it is working to help communities to promote sustainability and reduce their contributions to global climate change. None of this is contrary to U.S. or Arizona constitutions.
This bill should be rejected as it is not founded on accurate information and promotes a high level of paranoia about something we should all be working to do, living more lightly on the only planet we have.
Whilst theoretical communitarians differ in the nuances of their belief systems, the translation of the theory into ACTION rarely achieves such subtlety – that’s the danger of communitarianism: when it’s put into action, it manifests as both the glorification of consumerism and ‘growth’ (individual interests and the shared interest of the economy), and the continual fallback position of ‘the good of the collective is paramount’. This means, for instance, that the international ‘community’ must intervene in the affairs of ‘misguided’ nations (R2P). It means you must take the vaccine. It means the Occupy LSX protestors had to be evicted, because the public outnumbered them (and of course ‘health and safety’ considerations) – their ‘benefit’ mattered more. The concept can be whipped out whenever suits: for the common good. The argument goes – what benefits the community benefits the individual, as per ‘the prisoner’s dilemma’ and Robert Putnam’s research.
So note the CONNECTION TO AGENDA 21:
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITARIANISM
Note how many of these communitarian principles are enshrined in Agenda 21.
Statement before the Subcommittee on Oceanography, Great Lakes, and the Outer Continental Shelf of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Washington, DC, July 21, 1992
Mr. Chairman, thank you for this opportunity to discuss the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), which concluded on June 14, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Administration valued the extensive involvement of Congress in preparing for the Rio conference, including passage of separate resolutions. In Rio we had the benefit on our delegation of observer groups from both the House and the Senate. Congressional interest and support enhanced US influence while we were completing our work at UNCED.
President Bush said in the opening theme of his speech to heads of state:
Today, an unprecedented era of peace, freedom, and stability makes concerted action on the environment possible as never before.
Indeed, the earth summit was the largest effort at international cooperation since the end of the Cold War, and countries had the opportunity to engage each other in a discussion of common problems without the cloud of East-West confrontation.
….. the Administration believes that the Rio conference was successful because it made clear progress on virtually all issues, and because it set us on a path toward a better future from which there is no turning back.
UNCED has literally given the international community new terms of reference to guide us into the 21st century.
…….. Agenda 21 includes a chapter on financial resources that was a positive agreement from all countries. The chapter reflects a balance between the need for developing countries to mobilize most resources internally with the need for additional assistance from external sources. The United States stressed the importance of favorable domestic economies, the role of the private sector, and the need for innovative financing such as debt-for-nature swaps. The finance chapter endorsed a variety of sources and mechanisms for financial assistance for Agenda 21, including the Global Environment Facility, as restructured.
Agenda 21 is being passed down to us – the consumers.
The accountability of the corporation, demanded by activists for years, and more recently by the Occupy activists, is to be ours.
Not only that but we are to do the advertising for them, to become active consumers, supporting the brands.
We will have to support them, to earn enough to get by, trapped in the game of life.
In 2005, the US Supreme Court took on the most important property rights case in the history of our country. The case pitted homeowners in New London, Connecticut against city officials who wanted to use the power of eminent domain to redevelop the area in the hope of creating jobs and increasing tax revenues. The homeowners resisted, arguing that eminent domain power can only be used for public projects like roads and schools. Ultimately, however, the Court upheld the city’s right to transfer the homeowners’ property to private land developers. The controversial Kelo v. New London decision sparked a nationwide debate about the importance of property rights that continues today.
Unintended Consequences: Eminent Domain will introduce high school students to the history of eminent domain use in the United States. Students will hear Susette Kelo tell her story and travel to Florida and California to meet other Americans who are fighting to protect their property from city officials who want to put their land to “more productive” uses. After listening to the best arguments for and against the use of eminent domain for redevelopment, students will have an opportunity to discuss and debate the issue with their teachers and classmates.
Most people think of Agenda 21 as being about protecting the earth, which they have been taught to conceptualize as ‘sustainability’ and lowering carbon output. They are not always aware that the plan is to achieve a balance of the three Es of environment, the economy, and (social) equity.
Niki Raapana has amply demonstrated the effects of the sustainability agenda, and how it ties in with communitarianism. The resources here examine the ‘equity’ part of the Agenda 21 equation, and show how philanthrocapitalism has fostered the rise in social business, backed by government funding and changes in the law; the effects have been pervasive: it’s all social now. The boundaries between the public, private and charitable sectors have been blurred, and the pace is picking up.
Rio+20 gives voice to many environmentalist pleas for biodiversity but few of their concerns will be addressed. Instead, the basic themes of their concerns are being used as cannon fodder for the implementation of the green economy. Also known as cleantech, greentech, and the use of renewables, many green ecomony articles have pictures of windfarms and solar, but the biggest prospect for investment lies in the way of biotechnology. The problem here is biomass, the use of plant matter to make biofuels, and a host of other products, such as bio-plastics, paints, neutraceuticals, etc.
Biomass could easily be hailed as the answer to our food and energy ‘shortages’, which would make it the social responsibility of us all to endorse. It is said to be an equitable and sustainable resource, and to alleviate poverty by creating more jobs. However, it has been shown to counter biodiversity (the establishment of huge monocultures as opposed to permaculture), to increase carbon output (despite being defined as carbon neutral), and to have poor outcomes for health.
When all of the main business hubs for corporate leaders are dictating sustainability and social responsibility, and highlighting the problems caused by corporate disasters like Enron and BP, the obvious question is how they stand to gain – biomass will be not only part of the Global Brand (the socially responsible choice), it will also be a major factor in the commodification of nature.
Source: About Agenda 21
UN AGENDA 21 (multi language on UN’s website)