July 2010


The Earth Charter – Companion to Agenda 21

Earth Charter Preamble

… we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature…. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.

According to the Charter, humanity must undergo a global “change of mind and heart.” And the UN’s all-wise seers visualize themselves as the lead change agents for this global undertaking. The Earth Charter Initiative, however, candidly admits that it intends to recruit your children as change agents, as well. “We seek to increase the participation of young people in utilizing the Earth Charter as a guideline in their work as active agents of change,” says the Earth Charter Initiative website. They have been doing precisely that, and will be accelerating their program throughout the world — including in schools in your neighborhood. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is but one of hundreds of organizations, schools, municipalities, and other entities that have signed on as supporters of this declaration of a new “global ethic” for the world.
Introduction

In writing articles it becomes necessary to waffle between fact and conjecture.  The problem with interpreting political data is that it always requires inferential analysis. The reasons for this are many-fold, but the most obvious are simply because legislation is drafted in legal language and thus requires such interpretations; and secondly; those interpretations then have to be weighed against a body of empirical evidence that illuminates a political agenda or overall philosophy that has been exhibited over an extended period of time.  Nothing is ever as simple as it appears, nor does anything ever happen without a reason.  It is an arduous task to fit all the pieces together and reveal the big picture, but one thing you should be certain of is that there is a framework of thought that precedes all policy. To garner the full implication of this article it must be considered in conjunction with the Club of Rome and Agenda 21.  That information can be obtained by clicking on their respective links as they appear in this article.

It is vitally important to first read my article Artificial Paradise, Inc. to fully grasp the significance of this companion, or follow-up article. The foundational premise for global governance, global citizenship, and global ecological stewardship are predicated upon the foundational ‘fact’ that population explosion, industrialization, and accompanying consumerism are destroying our biosphere and depleting our resources.  These ‘facts’ are presented by the Club of Rome via their sophisticated computer modeling techniques.  Like the current climate-gate scandal involving the IPCC and their computer modeling, the Club of Rome has been vigorously contested by 1,000’s of reputable scientists and economist that you have not heard from.  This article is not delving into those aspects and I leave the reader to do their own research in this regards, but in a nutshell the main protestation is that the Club of Room extrapolates their data in a linear fashion without accounting for unknown variables in the advances of science, manufacturing, health care, etc.  For example, the Club of Room may state that current trends in population will equate to a world population of 12 billion by the year 2025, thus, the stresses upon the environment will increase by 100%, and this is unsustainable.  Statement A does not necessarily lead to the conclusion that this outcome B is certain, or even likely for that matter.  This can be likened to someone saying in 1970 that a 15 foot long 10 megabyte computer while have to be 30 foot long in order to double its computing power and so therefore this technology is unsustainable.

History

Club of Rome board members Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong authored the Earth Charter as a project undertaken by their respective organizations, Green Cross International and the Earth Council Alliance.  The idea for the Earth Charter was conceived in 1987 by another Club of Rome Board member, Gro Harlem Brundtland.  As an interesting side note, Gro Harlem Brundtland served as Prime Minister of Norway for 3 terms.  I cannot help but wonder if it is possible that she had any influence in helping fellow Club of Rome board member Al Gore obtain his Nobel Peace Prize?

Gro Harlem Brundtland was invited by then United Nations Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (and current Club of Rome board member) to establish and chair the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), widely referred to as the Brundtland Commission. This commission published its report in 1987 entitled  Our Common Future and was the precursor to the Rio Earth Summit which gave rise to Agenda 21.  If you notice, both documents parallel one another in their language.  (excerpts below are from Our Common Future)

“Sustainable global development requires that those who are more affluent adopt lifestyles within the planet’s ecological means.”

“Sustainable development can only be pursued if population size and growth are in harmony with the changing productive potential of the ecosystem.”

Unlike Agenda 21, which is a document that provides a framework for hard laws, the Earth Charter is a set of principles that underscore and facilitate the strengthening and implementation of those laws . The Charter “was drafted in coordination with a hard law treaty that is designed to provide an integrated legal framework for all environment development law and policy.” This hard law treaty is called the International Covenant on Environment and Development and is being prepared by the Commission on Environmental Law at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a behemoth agency which oversees 700+ governmental agencies worldwide. Interestingly, Maurice Strong is on the IUCN’s Board of Directors.

Development

The Earth Charter Commission approved the final text of the Earth Charter in 2000, and it has since been embraced by the UNESCO, many religious leaders around the world, the majority of world governments and countless Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and activist groups. Following the release of the Charter a series of international forums, called The Earth Dialogues were held at the United Nations to discuss how the general public could be convinced to adopt the “covenant with the Earth” in a real and personal way.

To consider the Earth Charter in its proper perspective, consider these two statements made by Julian Huxley in his founding documents in the formation of UNESCO:

“Further, since the world to-day is in process of becoming one, and since a major aim of UNESCO must be to help in the speedy and satisfactory realisation of this process, that UNESCO must pay special attention to international education – to use education as a function of a world society, in addition to its functions in relation to national societies, to regional or religious or intellectual groups, or to local communities.” – page 29

“There are thus two tasks for the Mass Media division of UNESCO, the one general, the other special. The special one is to enlist the press and the radio and the cinema to the fullest extent in the service of formal and adult education, of science and learning, of art and culture. The general one is to see that these agencies are used both to contribute to mutual comprehension between different nations and cultures, and also to promote the growth of a common outlook shared by all nations and cultures.” –  page 60

The entire document can be found by [clicking here]

Perhaps most revealing was the forum for Inter-Religious Groups and Spiritual Leaders. As stated in the forums official meeting minutes, the intent was to deal with “the ethics of intolerant righteousness and the greed of short term gain, as these cannot lead us to sustainable development. It is clear that our religious institutions have barely begun to articulate the core values of sustainable development. In their fundamentalist – fanatical forms, religions throughout history have justified terrorism, jihads and crusades against people who hold different beliefs and against the Earth itself.” So we can clearly see who they consider their enemy to be.

While supporters of the Earth Charter consider traditional mono-theistic religions to be the main obstacle to peaceful coexistence and sustainable life on Earth, they do not propose doing away with spirituality. The Earth Charter goes into detail about the need for faith and spirituality in human life. The preamble of the charter states “the spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature.”

So what exactly does this Earth Charter contain?  It clearly lays out the Constitution for a New Green Society. “The choice is ours,” it states, “form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living.”

The Earth Charter concludes:

As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these Earth Charter principles. To fulfill this promise, we must commit ourselves to adopt and promote the values and objectives of the Charter. This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must imaginatively develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, and globally. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated the Earth Charter, for we have much to learn from the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.”

“Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for effective governance.”

“In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development. Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.”

Unlike Agenda 21, the Earth Charter is not being forced on local communities from above. The United Nations is quietly fostering a grass-roots mainstream movement where people personally commit themselves to the Charter. They believe that this personal commitment will be necessary to bring about the societal transformation that the Charter requires. The primary tool being used to permeate society with awareness and acceptance of the Charter is the Earth Charter Initiative. This is another brain-child of Strong and Gorbachev.

According to their own description “The Earth Charter Initiative is the collective name for an extraordinarily diverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions who participate in promoting the Earth Charter, and in implementing its principles in practice. The Initiative is a broad-based, voluntary, civil society effort, but participants include leading international institutions, national governments, university associations, NGOs, cities, faith groups, and many well-known leaders in sustainable development.”

The Earth Charter Initiative is managed by the United Nations University of Peace. The governing council of this University contains some very interesting names. Many of its top academics are members of the Club of Rome. In fact the infamous Maurice Strong is the President of the University and its Rector, Martin Lees, is the Secretary General of the Club of Rome. The founder and current Chancellor of the University is Robert Muller, former Assistant-Secretary of the United Nations, and its #2 ranked official. Dr. Muller is very active in the educational and spiritual aspects of the Earth Charter and apparently he has a direct pipeline to God, thus giving his voice much more moral authority.  From his own website Good Morning World you can read the entire list of ideas he has conjured and bounces off God for approval. (scroll down to bottom, and on the way down notice that prior to his final stamp of approval from God, he has been dialoguing with “Earth”.  Robert Muller Schools are springing up all over the world

God:
“Dear Robert, congratulations for having finished your 4000 ideas. May I ask you: which one do you consider the most important?”

I:
Well, my most important idea and conclusion after all my adult life as a world civil servant is this:

THE UNITED NATIONS MUST BE VASTLY STRENGTHENED TO RESOLVE THE MAJOR GLOBAL PROBLEMS HENCEFORTH INCREASINGLY CONFRONTING HUMANITY AND THE EARTH. IT MUST BE EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE WORLD LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

God:
“Thank you, dear Robert, for what you are recommending. Perhaps after all, the greatest jewel of my Creation, the Earth, can be saved.

You forgot to mention two important recent efforts which failed: a World Commission of Eminent Personalities on Global Governance met under the Chairmanship of Mr. Ingvar Carlsson, former Prime Minister of Sweden in 1994 and recommended “the General Assembly should agree to hold a World Conference on Governance in 1998, with its decisions to be ratified and put into effect by 2000. That will allow more than two years for the preparatory process.” No action whatsoever was taken by the UN General Assembly on these recommendations.

Secondly, the year 2000 General Assembly of heads of states level had the following task on its agenda: “to focus on means to solve our primary global problems and to reform the means of global governance in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

Again the General Assembly did nothing.

Under these circumstances I cannot accept that you consider your 4000 ideas to be the end. You should, you must continue and work hard on implementation. I will help you from heaven, creating the right circumstances and ensuring that your ideas and efforts will be known at the right, highest world levels.”

I:
already written 232 more ideas which will lead hopefully someday to a total of 5000!

God:
“I sincerely hope so and I will bless you with a longer life to do it.”

the United Nations should urgently consider several world urgency plans or conferences to halt the rapid decline of Plane Earth’s life giving capacities and wealth:

Idea 5285 a world emergency plan to stop for at least five years the human population explosion;

Idea 5286 a world emergency plan for the more rapid reduction of carbon dioxide emissions;

Idea 5287 a world emergency plan to reduce humanity’s colossal unnecessary productions and Earth destroying wastes;

Idea 5288 a world emergency plan to avoid further risks of climatic changes;

Idea 5289 a basic review of the entire transportation ways, systems and habitats of human on planet Earth;

Idea 5292 an urgent and deep, serious, fundamental review of all other aspects of the 21 basic segments of human life on planet Earth listed earlier in this document but worth repeating:

a new political system for planet Earth
a new economics
a new education
a new media and communications
a new democracy
a new global leadership
a spiritual Renaissance and inter religious cooperation
a non violent human society
a well preserved planet
a descent well being for all humans
a stabilization of the world population
right human settlements on the planet
the disarmament, demilitarization, denuclearization and global security of the planet
a new science and technology
a new anthropology, sociology and new ways of life
a new human biology
a new philosophy, cosmology and long term, view of evolution
a new world ethics and justice
a new world psychology
a new science and art of planetary management
an art and culture Renaissance

Blasphemous Symbols

Weeks before the start of Earth Summit II, the Earth Charter arrived in Johannesburg for a series of rituals, celebrations, and promotions aimed at setting the spiritual tone for the global conference. The venerated Charter is housed and transported in the Ark of Hope, a blasphemous mimicry of the biblical Ark of the Covenant, which held the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses. The Ark of Hope is actually designed to look like the Ark of the Covenant and its devotees carry it around with worshipful solemnity. Accompanying the Charter and the Ark are the Temenos Books, containing aboriginal Earth Masks and “visual prayers/affirmations for global healing, peace, and gratitude,” created by 3,000 artists, teachers, students, and mystics. According to the Temenos Project, which launched the effort, a temenos is “a magical sacred circle where special rules apply and extraordinary events inevitably occur.”

The Ark, Charter, and Temenos Books were placed on display at the UN summit site and then put to work building the new global ethic. Day after day, UN acolytes carried the sacred objects from school to school, where tens of thousands of children already had been prepped with Earth Charter propaganda. Public ceremonies with mayors and celebrities augmented the school events.

The summit’s opening day featured a four-hour symposium entitled, “Educating for Sustainable Living with the Earth Charter.” Steven Rockefeller, a religion professor and scion of the fabulously wealthy banking family that donated the land for the UN headquarters in New York, was preeminent among the presenters. Professor Rockefeller is also chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Earth Charter International Drafting Committee. According to Rockefeller, the way to go about “building peace on earth” is through the “inclusive, integrated and spiritual approach” of the Earth Charter.

Earth Charter Integration

Outlining how the Earth Charter is to be integrated into lifelong education for all, Hans van Ginkel, chairman of the International Association of Universities, told the symposium: “We must mobilize all in education about sustainability; that’s how we meet the next generation.” Sixteen million teachers must be trained, he noted, and “the only way to move forward is by integrating the Earth Charter into curriculum.”

The Stong-Gorbachev Earth Charter effort is already fast at work on that score. Their website declares:

“The Earth Charter values and principles must be taught, contemplated, applied and internalized. To this end, the Earth Charter needs to be incorporated into both formal and non-formal education. This process must involve various communities, continue to integrate the Charter into the curriculum of schools and universities, and constitute an ongoing process of life-long learning.”

According to the same website, the Earth Council, UNESCO, and the Earth Charter Initiative folks already have many of the curriculum materials and programs prepared; in fact, they’re already up and running in schools across the globe.
The Charter’s authors are not shy about the importance of their handiwork. “My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a ‘Sermon on the Mount,’ that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century and beyond,” Gorbachev stated in a 1997 interview with the Los Angeles Times. Canadian billionaire socialist Maurice Strong, who presided over the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, is somewhat less tentative. “The real goal of the Earth Charter,” said Strong, “is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments.” Mr. Strong had high hopes that the Charter, conceived in 1987, would be adopted by the world at Rio. It was decided that the world was not ready for the release of a charter to invigorate the world into embracing a paradigm of sustainable consciousness.  My interpretation of this hesitation is simply due to the fact that the notion of man-made global climate change had not been indoctrinated thoroughly enough to start cramming something as radical as the Earth Charter down everyone’s throats without threat of massive resistance.

In his opening address to the Rio summit, Strong directed the world’s attention to the “Declaration of the Sacred Earth,” which was part of the pre-Summit ceremonies. “The changes in behavior and direction called for here,” said Strong, “must be rooted in our deepest spiritual, moral, and ethical values.” This dovetails precisely for what is called for in Agenda 21, chapter 36:  Promoting education, public awareness and training.  According to the declaration, “The [ecological] crisis transcends all national, religious, cultural, social, political and economic boundaries.” “The responsibility of each human being today is to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light,” Strong exhorted. “We must therefore transform our attitudes and values, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.”

The “Sacred” Text

“The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust,” the Earth Charter asserts. However, “an unprecedented rise in human population has overburdened ecological and social systems. The foundations of global security are threatened.” Thus, “we urgently need a shared vision of basic values to provide an ethical foundation for the emerging world community.”

The Charter is making its way to schools, city governments, state legislatures, teachers organizations, civic groups, professional associations, judges, and law schools via a myriad of programs initiated by the United Nations.  One such program was the Global Judges Symposium which concluded its summit activities by issuing the so-called Johannesburg Principles on the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development. “We recognize,” it states, “the importance of ensuring that environmental law and law in the field of sustainable development feature prominently in academic curricula, legal studies and training at all levels, in particular among judges and others engaged in the judicial process.”

This judicial symposium was sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program (largely supported by U.S. tax dollars) and the Environmental Law Institute, one of the principal eco-activist legal groups supported by U.S. tax-exempt foundations.

The plan is to orchestrate a global stealth campaign for the Charter among a sympathetic core constituency. As the Earth Charter campaign picks up steam, activists will obtain signatures and public support for this new global ethic from local, state, and national governments, schools, and organizations – without stirring the suspicions and opposition of churches, pro-life, and pro-family forces. Once a critical mass of support has been built among students, teachers, journalists, and public officials, the Charter will appear to be universally accepted and unstoppable.

To further this goal, the United Nations calls upon its 58,000 NGOs to push for the United Nations Parliament Assembly (UNPA) and since they always claim that their actions are on the behest of the people, in this instance you can voice your own support by [clicking here].  Nonetheless, in typical political fashion, it is not a true democratic process. It is to be a legislative government conceived and run by NGOs who are just as bought as the politicians themselves. NGO members are not elected by the people. They can be managed by all those who have money to let them pursue their fads.

Transformation of the Soul

As many of you are aware there is an ongoing onslaught against traditional Judeo-Christian religions and values, while simultaneously seemingly embracing Islamic values.  In fact, all of our usual ‘players’ (Al Gore, Maurice Strong, Mikhail Gorbachev, et al) claim to be devout disciples of the Baha’i Faith.

Baha’i literature proclaims the following:

“National rivalries, hatreds, and intrigues will cease, and racial animosity and prejudice will be replaced by racial amity, understanding and cooperation.  The causes of religious strife will be permanently removed, economic barriers and restrictions will be completely abolished, and the inordinate distinction between classes will be obliterated.  Destitution on the one hand, and gross accumulation of ownership on the other, will disappear.”

Baha’i grew out of Islam, and is in fact a stepchild of the Islamic faith, albeit a despised one.  Rather than naming Muhammad as the greatest of the prophets as the Muslims do, Baha’is hold Baha’u’llah to be the greatest of the prophets while extolling the virtues of Gaia, Mother Earth.

The Baha’i faith has become a popular religion in an environment of ecumenism, inclusiveness and political correctness.  Embraced eagerly by the United Nations and other interfaith organizations, Baha’i is a growing humanist influence on our world.  There are currently 17,148 Local Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha’i faith in the world and 4,515 in the United States alone.  Members claim a presence in 235 countries and their literature is translated into 700 languages with a total world membership estimated at 5,000,000.  The Baha’i Faith maintains chapels and meditation rooms within the United Nations.

Notice how their mission statement dovetails with Agenda 21?  Let’s expound on this a bit, using our good buddy Maurice Strong as an example.

Our global busy-body Maurice Strong was the founder and Secretary General of the United Nations Environment Programme and Senior Advisor to Kofi Annan. He also founded the Earth Council and the Earth Charter Initiative, and was former President of the United Nations University of Peace. He, more than anyone else, has been the architect of the global green agenda. Strong is a devout Baha’i and from his lofty positions within the UN has permeated the organization with Gaian theology.

He is the author of most of the key UN environmental policies and plans including Agenda 21, the Earth Charter, the Kyoto Protocol and the UN report on Global Governance. While he chaired the Rio Earth Summit, outside his wife Hanne and 300 followers called the Wisdom-Keepers, continuously beat drums, chanted prayers to Gaia, and tended scared flames in order to “establish and hold the energy field” for the duration of the summit. You can view actual footage of these ceremonies on YouTube. He founded the Manitou Institute where various Hindu, Buddhist, and New Age groups perform rituals to heal Gaia. The Institutes Mission is “to perpetuate the ancient tradition of peoples of many tribes journeying here for a sacred connection to the Earth.

The Aquarian Age Community

Robert Muller is another predominant player in ‘global green’ and strongly advocates the philosophies of Alice Bailey, which are in turn echoed by the Aquarian Age Community. The AAC was founded by the Lucis Trust (subsidiary of Lucifer Publishing Company, founded by Alice Bailey) and describes its mission as “preparing the way for the imminent appearance of the World Spiritual Teacher.” They are an official consultative NGO in association with the United Nations’ Department of Public Information and their website is sponsored by the UN. On their website they state:

We have an informal network at the UN, a humanity underground. It consists of those who are committed, aware, and striving to bring the New World to birth. It consists of people in high places and in low. The patient Secretary who has been 30 years with the UN, but lives with the vision and the spirit; of the professionals, and undersecretaries and heads of departments who are acting out the imperatives that their own inner vision gives them.

Some few are conscious of the sources of their inspiration; most are not. They are the Karma Yogis of our time – those whose path of spirituality is to achieve through doing – to grow through serving. They are found not only in the secretariat but also in the delegations to the UN, among the diplomats and their staffs, and also among folks like us, representatives of non-governmental organizations around the UN.” – link

Articles on their site include:

THE SPIRITUAL IMPULSE BEHIND THE UNITED NATIONS
PLANETARY INITIATION AND THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS
THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS
SPIRITUALITY AT THE UNITED NATIONS
PREPARATION FOR THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE WORLD SPIRITUAL TEACHER

Conclusion

Obviously to fully understand the implications of the Earth Charter one must wander down some dark labyrinthine corridors that could generate entire books unto themselves.  All I could do within this article is give sketchy overviews that hopefully enable the reader to discern for themselves how all the pieces are fitting together. In my previous article, Artificial Paradise, Inc. I listed some of the organizations that are committed to promulgating the spiritual/educational aspects of Agenda 21 via the Earth Charter. We will never know if these people actually believe this stuff, or merely recognized how convenient it would be to have everyone else embrace this paganism.  Afertall, what sacrifices wouldyou make to save your Goddess, Mother Earth?  Whatever that case may be, it is obvious that Earth worshippers would gleefully embrace policies that serve to protect her. When the Earth Charter is considered in conjunction with Agenda 21 then the achievement of a total transformation of the world can be more fully comprehended.  Global citizenship, ecological stewardship, social equity, and all these new-age terms take on meaning with much greater significance.

It is hard to point to the Earth Charter alone and ascribe to it just how insidious it is, for it must be weighed against all the beliefs of the individuals and organizations that are promoting it.  I hope I succeeded in bringing more clarity to this endeavor.

There is nothing wrong with spiritual enlightenment as they portray it, however, they are merely the repeater of words and seek to have others “think” accordingly.  This is NOT enlightenment. Just as one could be quite adept at quoting the Bible and the words of Christ, this does not necessarily make them in any way Christ-like. What should be glaringly obvious to anyone is that enlightenment is a process that requires a complete regression of developmental structuring of the ego.  It is a lifetime journey that defies a ‘thought-process’.  Perhaps it would be nice to have the spiritual connections of the Nav’i as portrayed in the movie Avatar, but this is an evolutionary process and cannot be the outcome of mandates, rules, regulations, or laws.  As moving as the concepts may be intellectually, mankind is a long ways off from this experience of ‘satori‘.  In fact, although we have evolved greatly in our scientific/industrial capacities, mankind on the whole hasn’t changed much since the beginning of recorded history.  For example, the current divorce rate in the United States is approximately 45% and another estimated 25% that wish they could get divorced but because of a variety of reasons they stick it out.  We can’t even get along with the ‘loves of our lives’ for an extended period of time, yet they purport how the world is ready to come together in a blissful union of peaceful co-existence. Perhaps I am under-developed, because I have not transcended my general distaste for my fellow American Liberals as yet, so it is unlikely I am ready to accept someone’s world view on socialism or capitalism when their country hasn’t even discovered the marvels of a toilet as yet.   It is recognition of the fact that contrived psychologies may be intellectually stirring for some period of time, but they can never be transformative, and that gives me hope that eventually this whole house of cards will collapse.  We are in for some tough times, but in the long run ‘individuality’ will prevail.

In doing my research for this article I came across the following which is chillingly germane to what is happening around us.  The original source is unknown.

  1. A slave’s education is coercive
  2. The slave is not told why he is being forced to be educated
  3. A slave’s education keeps the slave dependent on the thoughts of others
  4. A slave’s education keeps the slave weak
  5. A Slave’s education prepares him to work for others instead of preparing him to work for himself
  6. A slave’s education neglects the slave’s unique strengths and contributions, developing only what some other institution or group needs him for
  7. A slave’s education is not oriented toward the honor of the slave but the glory of his master
  8. A slave’s education is not under natural authority but is under the arbitrary authority of the self-appointed and self-validating
  9. A slave’s education does not develop the higher virtues of wisdom and justice (for rather obvious reasons)
  10. A slave’s education does not cultivate the qualities of a free person (virtue and honor and all that arises from them)
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Introduction

I have some good news for you.  You have a life plan!  Your idyllic paradise has been carefully conceived and is awaiting just a couple more laws and regulations to be hammered out before given to you.  The bad news is that your life plan is not of your conception, nor perhaps even to your liking.  It is artificial, imposed by the CEO’s of AP, Inc.

Although many years of planning have gone into constructing this paradise that awaits you, you were never invited to participate in the planning because no one ever told you about it.  Chances are you may not have ever heard of Agenda 21, this blueprint of your paradise, so you might be shocked to learn that the 18th meeting of Agenda 21 just took place in NYC between May 3rd-14th of 2010 to discuss the next phase of constructing your Utopia.  In attendance were the 179 signatory nations as well as representatives from 2,146 NGOs (non-government organizations) that have been diligently working to facilitate the realization of your paradise over these past 18 years. This is all for you, but you weren’t even invited!  Maybe the heads of AP, Inc. just want to see the look of surprise on your face when they present you with your future.  I hate to be a spoil-sport and ruin this surprise, but I just can’t keep a secret very well I suppose.  According to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (one of 58,000 subsidiaries of AP, Inc.):

“Agenda 21 is a guide for business and government policies and for personal choices into the next century. It was endorsed by the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the largest-ever meeting of world leaders. They were joined by hundreds of officials from United Nations organizations, municipal governments, business, scientific, non-government and other groups. Nearby, the `92 Global Forum held a series of meetings, lectures, seminars and exhibits on environment and development issues for the public. This drew 18,000 participants from 166 countries, as well as 400,000 visitors. There were 8,000 journalists covering the Rio meetings, and the results were seen, heard and read about around the world”.

These people sure know how to throw a party, don’t they?  This shindig makes AIG spa-oriented conferences look like child’s play!  All of this effort on your behalf, isn’t that nice?  I am particularly touched by the fact that over 8,000 journalists were present; they all must have been from the New York Times, MSNBC, and Times Magazine; because I never heard a word about Agenda 21 until just a few years ago.

My favorite part of the IISD’s description is the notion of  ‘personal choices’.  I have read Agenda 21 from cover to cover (several times) and I assure you, I never once saw anything that came remotely close to language like:  “would you prefer choice A, B, or C?”

As long as this article will inevitably be, it is merely the tip of the iceberg.  Agenda 21 encompasses every aspect of your life, and each topic has produced many books on its own.  Energy, biodiversity, climate change, governance, eco-responsible business, consumption, fossil fuels, water, food, poverty, etc etc.  Agenda 21 is an entire blueprint for re-structuring society on a global scale, and as such, is a daunting task to try to convey its importance and magnitude in some blog-friendly format.

What is Agenda 21?

Agenda 21 is the framework for a completely new paradigm in the 21st Century.  It is the outcome of the aforementioned United Nation’s Earth Summit.  Agenda 21 outlines in detail the UN’s vision for a centrally managed global society. You don’t have to worry about your future because Agenda 21 has a plan for how you will live, where you will live, how you commute, what you will eat, what you will learn (or be taught), and even who your God will be.  The good folks at AP, Inc. have taken care of everything you!  When fully implemented, Agenda 21 would have the government involved in every aspect of life for every human on earth. You’re gonna love it!  I italicized the word ‘implemented’ because Agenda 21 used to be called ‘The Programme for Implementation’.  That doesn’t sound like a pleasant surprise, so recently they changed the tagline to ‘A Programme of Action’.  That sounds nicer, doesn’t it? They forgot to change the name of their meetings though, for if you noticed (if you clicked the link on the meeting), they called this the ‘4th Implementation Cycle’.  Makes me wonder what they already implemented in cycles 1-3.  A cursory glance at the 4 major sections of Agenda 21 could give you an indication:

“To save Mother Earth, Agenda 21 argues that the UN must oversee strict regulation of our planet’s atmosphere, lakes, streams, rivers, coastal waters, wetlands, oceans, forests, jungles, grasslands, deserts, tundra, mountains, urban areas, rural areas, health care, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, consumption – in short, everything. The most accessible version of the document to come out following the Rio summit was published under the title Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Edited by environmental-activist attorney Daniel Sitarz and enthusiastically endorsed by Earth Summit chief Maurice Strong, the book provides a powerful, if unintended, indictment of the UN treaty. It approvingly admits:

Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on Earth…. It calls for specific changes in the activities of all people….

“Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced – a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level”.

The admission is staggering. Look again: “all human society,” “every person on Earth,” “every human action,” “every level,” “demand,” “require.” The totalitarian power grab is so stunningly transparent that it seems impossible that any nation would endorse it. Yet it was unanimously endorsed by all of the countries in attendance, including the United States”. [ link ]

In a nutshell, Agenda 21 is the framework that addresses the issue of sustainable development.  By now most everyone has heard this term as it has become part of our global societal lexicon.  Few people realize that whenever you hear those words you are hearing the jargon that was spawned within the womb of Agenda 21.  Sustainable development is understood to be mostly concerned with issues regarding land usage.  Although that is a correct theoretical interpretation, it is a vastly truncated understanding. Sustainability, as defined by Agenda 21 and politicians, is the screen through which every human action is viewed and judged, and those actions are deemed to be either positive or negative when weighed against this yardstick of judgment. Actions that are deemed non-sustainable are to be curtailed via a plethora of legislative restrictions accompanied by a myriad of punitive damages in many cases.  Sustainability can best be understood by contemplating those things that are deemed non-sustainable:

Source:  The Global Biodiversity Assessment Report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  *Bold text indicates items that are being addressed in current or pending legislation.

In the Beginning

As I am sure you are aware I have been using Artificial Paradise, Inc. in a satirical manner, but there is a real life corollary, an organization called  The Club of Rome.  The CEO’s of AP, Inc. are really the Board Members of the Club of Rome.  Members from this organization have been the principle players in developing what was to become Agenda 21, and they remain quite active in their role to implement it.  When I referred to the subsidiaries of AP, Inc. I was making reference to the 58,000 organizations registered with the United Nations that are committed to promulgating Agenda 21.  Inasmuch that Agenda 21 is a comprehensive re-structuring of society, each of these organizations dedicate themselves to certain aspects of Agenda 21.  These ‘non-government organizations’ (hereafter referred to as NGOs) can be think-tanks, policy recommendation consultants, advocacy groups, educational/spiritual organizations, or agencies that work on behalf of central governments to help implement policies on a local level.

The Club of Rome is a group of 300 individuals, comprised of 100 permanent Board Members and 200 Executive Members that may change from time to time.  All of the members are current or former heads of state, media moguls, financiers, world banking leaders, and high ranking United Nations officials. Some recognizable names are George Soros, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, and many more. Other prominent members that overtly contributed to the creation and implementation of Agenda 21 are:

Al Gore – lead man for promoting man-made climate change that gave rise to Agenda 21
Maurice Strong – former Chairman of the UNEP, co-author of the Earth Initiative
Mikhail Gorbachev – founder of Green Cross International, co-author of the Earth Initiative
Gro Harlem Brundtland – former Prime Minister of Norway,  Chair of the WCED (precursor to Agenda 21)
Robert Muller – former Assistant Secretary General of the UN, founder of the UN University of Peace
Kofi Annan – former Secretary General of the United Nations

(for a much more in-depth look at the Club of Romeclick here)

If we wander back through our memory you may recall that prior to the threat of extinction by eco-strangulation, the world faced extinction due to over-population.  All the members of the Club of Rome were huge supporters of eugenics, indeed, the Rockefeller Foundation had population control as its founding principle.  Focus groups came to the conclusion that a political campaign platform based on killing off most of the world’s population would probably not be very popular, so another vehicle was required.  In one of their many publications, ‘The First Global Revolution’, the Club of Rome had this to say:

The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

The perfect vehicle was born!  Humans can all equally live with existential guilt. Climate itself has no national borders, so ‘death by climate’ is perfectly suited to impose restrictions on all humanity via a global governance program. Twenty years of getting man-made climate change ingrained into the worlds mind as some globally accepted truth, led other CoR members to speak out and strengthen the message, giving rise to the Framework for Paradise-Agenda 21.

We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis…” – David Rockefeller

We need a new paradigm of development in which the environment will be a priority. World civilization as we know it will soon end. We have very little time and we must act. If we can address the environmental problem, it will have to be done within a new system, a new paradigm. We have to change our mindset, the way humankind views the world.– Mikhail Gorbachev

We require a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily. Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change – these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary.” – Al Gore

Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that aboutCurrent 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

Agenda 21 incorporates within it all preceding language from various UN land, environment, biodiversity, social, and economic reform programs.  Last year at Copenhagen it was hoped that all nations would legally bind themselves to Agenda 21 by signing the UNFCCC.  I know many people were greatly concerned that Obama would sign this treaty, but I knew he would not because he had absolutely no need to do something so overtly when Agenda 21 is, and has been, in full operation in the United States ever since G.H. Bush signed it in 1992.  Although Agenda 21 is not a treaty and therefore is not legally binding, it hardly makes any difference if the policy is adopted and incorporated into every Federal Agency and is the driving force behind all policy and legislation.  In order to re-educate the world (and our children) the Earth Charter runs concurrent with Agenda 21 so as to indoctrinate the world consciousness to embrace ecological stewardship and global citizenship.  The Earth Charter was adopted by UNESCO and signed by G.W. Bush in 2000.  The Earth Charter also helps foster the notion of Mother Earth as the Supreme Deity.  There are literally 1,000’s of NGOs dedicated to this singular purpose.  The program for implementing the Earth Charter is called the Earth Charter Initiative .  Following are just a few of these ‘initiative’ NGOs that have been created by Club of Rome members.

Awakening Mind
Alliance for a New Humanity
Association for Global New Thought
The Ethical Globalization Initiative
Foundation for Conscious Evolution
Great Transition Initiative
The Earth Council Alliance
The World Future Council
The Alliance of Civilizations
The Global Marshall Plan

Once again, the primary players in foisting the spiritual dimensions of ‘sustainability’ upon the world are Maurice Strong, Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Gore, and Robert Muller.  Robert Muller is a hard man to ignore simply because on his own websites he has posted his direct conversations with God. [scroll about 1/3 down the page]. You have to admit, if God is telling ya what to do, it probably is a good idea to do it!  I sure am glad we have Robert Muller and this direct pipeline to the Divine Message! Reading Robert Muller can make your head swim, but he is very active in the spiritual consciousness of the new millennium.  Below are some of the websites that he maintains:

www.goodmorning-world.blogspot.com
www.robertmulller.org
www.goodmorningworld.org
www.centerforlivingethics.org
www.paradiseearth.us

To embed the policies outlined in Agenda 21 into our society, Clinton established The President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1993.  The PCSD then hired the APA to develop guidelines of legislative actions.  They published this handbook in a tome entitled  ‘Growing Smart’. Today, smart growth is a common term in our society.  In fact, if you put the words smart growth into your browser, it will return about 8,000,000 hits.  Similarly, if you enter the words ‘sustainable development’ into your browser it will return you 25,000,000 hits!  Agenda 21 is very embedded into our country!

To facilitate the propagation of Agenda 21 (and basically change the nature of law in this country) Clinton had amended the Federal Advisory Committee Act.  This law governed the way NGOs interacted with the White House and Congress to help write and implement policy.  These NGOs then serve as the interface between Government and Society.  Simply stated the rules regulating NGOs  basically equate to something like this:  “I will hire you to give me a report that will prove man has created climate change, and then you must help champion my idea if you are to retain your consultative status with Congress”.  The IPCC is such an NGO.  NGOs that have obtained consultative status with the United Nations are called Civil Society Organizations, or CSOs.  The United States government maintains a database of 1,000 accredited NGOs at any given moment.  Of all of these 1,000, each of them is a CSO.  There is not a single organization representing America or American citizens that have consultative status.  This explains why you have never heard from any of the myriad of scientists or scientific organizations that say ‘man-mad climate change’ is a hoax.  They have no voice, no federal grant money, and in many cases no further career if they become too vocal.

Not only are NGOs helping to embed Agenda 21 throughout our country, but each Executive Agency are actively writing restrictive regulations (without need of a Congressional vote) to help foster in our artificial paradise.  Below are paragraphs taken directly from the websites of the USDA and the EPA respectively:

USDA: “The U.S. Government has joined with foreign governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the private sector to plan and implement voluntary partnerships that promote economic growth, social development and environmental stewardship. For example, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002, the United States established and/or joined more than 20 partnerships to advance sustainable development. In addition, USAID, operating under the new Global Development Alliance (GDA) business model, has initiated or significantly expanded more than 200 public-private alliances in 2002 and 2003″.

“The United Nations recently passed a resolution on partnerships, “Towards Global Partnerships” (A/RES/58/129), and additional information regarding international sustainable development partnership efforts may be found at the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development“.

EPA: “The United States government is extensively engaged in international climate change activities in areas such as science, mitigation and environmental monitoring. EPA actively participates in multilateral and bilateral activities by establishing partnerships and providing leadership and technical expertise. Multilaterally, the United States is a strong supporter of activities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)“.

Brief Analysis of Agenda 21 Today

Let us look at a few chapters from Agenda 21 and see how they are being applied today.  If you want to predict your future, all you have to do is just glance over the names of all 40 chapter titles and it would be as if you are in possession of a crystal ball.

Combating poverty:  One of the first things Obama did when he took office was get the stagnant Global Poverty Act passed.  This obligated the United States to pay the United Nations an additional $65 billion annually to help combat poverty. Although I am not aware of this country ever receiving foreign aid to help combat our poverty (or crises), we continue to pay through the nose to everyone else.  There are many aspects to this that a thorough analysis would uncover, but suffice it to say this is also an instrument being used to re-distribute wealth.  New taxes are about to be imposed on U.S. citizens by the U.N. that will go into effect in 2012.  Additionally, in each chapter there is mention of helping to combat poverty in developing nations.  The U.S. has been giving away our money for decades in this effort, and it typically ends up in the pockets of some UN leader or corrupt third-world tyrant.  Irrespective of the fact that military analysts continually say we cannot win the war in Afghanistan so long as the leadership is a corrupt regime, no one seems to be apply this same logic to the war on poverty.  I find that curious.

Changing consumption patterns:  This sounds rather innocuous until you consider the scope of what consumption means.  In other words; everything you eat, drink, buy, or use. An example of some regulations and legislations that will serve to greatly restrict our consumption patterns are Cap and Trade, the Smart Grid, The Food Modernization Act and many more EPA and USDA regulations about to be enacted.  Our behavior is to be modified via an endless stream of taxes and punitive damages.  I am not going to delve into dissecting legislation so I will use as an example of this Obama’s own words:  “your energy prices are by necessity going to go sky high”. It is the intent to make fuel, energy, water, food, etc. so expensive that people will curtail their consumption.

Children and youth in sustainable development:  “Youth comprise nearly 30 per cent of the world’s population. The involvement of today’s youth in environment and development decision-making [this means getting their vote] and in the implementation of programmes is critical to the long-term success of Agenda 21″. Anyone that watches the news is acutely aware of how our children are being indoctrinated to embrace new values and perspectives. Our leaders are undermining the family unit as they repeatedly tell our children that they know better than their parents. I have already provided links to some of these sites, as well as mentioned the Earth Charter, which is the massive educational re-programming of the youth.  Al Gore founded 2 such organizations himself:  The Climate Project and The Climate Alliance.  The latter organization is a brilliant psychological construct that uses peer group identification processes.

Strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations:  “Involve non-governmental organizations in national mechanisms or procedures established to carry out Agenda 21, making the best use of their particular capacities, especially in the fields of education, poverty alleviation and environmental protection and rehabilitation. Review government education systems to identify ways to include and expand the involvement of non-governmental organizations in the field of formal and informal education and of public awareness. Governments will need to promulgate or strengthen, subject to country-specific conditions, any legislative measures necessary to enable the establishment by non-governmental organizations of consultative groups, and to ensure the right of non-governmental organizations to protect the public interest through legal action”.  This seems pretty self-explanatory, and when considered against the light of how Clinton amended FACA and made massive changes to the processes of awarding grants, it illuminates with much more clarity how a non-elected quasi-government has gained so much control over our lives.

Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions:  “The existing network of collaboration among trade unions and their extensive membership provide important channels through which the concepts and practices of sustainable development can be supported”.  [oh great, Green Thugs at my doorstep!] Obama promised the Unions he would pass the Employees Free Choice Act which will in essence unionize every company in this country with 3 or more employees without due process of a voting procedure.  Not only will this serve immediate political interests, but it is also helping to to take ‘community organizing’ to the next level; ‘global organizing’.

Promoting education, public awareness and training:  “Education, including formal education, public awareness and training should be recognized as a process by which human beings and societies can reach their fullest potential. Education is critical for promoting sustainable development and improving the capacity of the people to address environment and development issues. While basic education provides the underpinning for any environmental and development education, the latter needs to be incorporated as an essential part of learning”.

Integrating environment and development in decision-making:  “The responsibility for bringing about changes lies with Governments in partnership with the private sector and local authorities, and in collaboration with national, regional and international organizations, including in particular UNEP, UNDP and the World Bank”. A massive re-distribution of wealth is taking place right now, and right under our noses.  This chapter is dedicated to expounding on the processes of strengthening Public-Private Partnerships, or PPPs.  The way this works is that your tax dollars are given to companies to help underwrite the costs of developing some enterprise, and then the profits are split between the Government and the Corporation –  (you don’t get any share of the profits even though it was your money that was used).  Like NGOs, you have to be an entity that is on ‘the team’ in order to get this federal help.  In short, this is one giant circle of collusion.  In order to survive in the future, your company must be on The Green Team.  An excellent example of this is Whole Foods, Inc.  You may recall how Whole Foods CEO John Mackey spoke out vehemently against the Health Care Bill. Garnering the wrath of the Left and the scrutiny of the Federal Government was not serving his business objectives to well, so he decided to ‘play ball’.  Here is a link to his new “sustainable” website:  Catalyzing Conscious Capitalism.  Learning how to ‘play ball’ in the 21st century has produced a plethora of publications and toolkits that NGOs have been hired to produce, (paid for by taxpayers in the form of grants).  Here is one example:  Environment, Ethics, and Business.

Life in Paradise Tomorrow

As a foundation for my fanciful ruminations, there are some immutable facts that continually gnaw at me.  The Chicago Climate Exchange proclaimed on TV that they are anticipating annual sales of $10 trillion.  Al Gore’s company, Generations Investment Management, states on his website that they anticipate annual sales of $13 trillion.  Pondering the magnitude of these numbers is mind-boggling when you consider that the entire worlds annual GDP is $69 trillion!  In other words, these 2 companies alone (which are predominately owned by Club of Rome members) anticipate sales that equal 1/3 of the entire worlds wealth!  It also came as a surprise to me that revenues from Cap and Trade have already been accounted for in the 2012 budget.  This law has not even been passed as yet, but it seems that these people have considered it to be a foregone conclusion.  Indeed, the Chicago Climate Exchange was conceived 10 years ago as a way to capitalize upon emissions that Cap and Trade will regulate once passed.  Makes me wonder what ever happened to democracy.  Makes me question all this noble sounding rhetoric about offering people ‘choices’.

The objective of our Administration under the guidelines of Agenda 21 is to have everyone hooked up to the smart grid and living within defined boundaries designated for human habitat, comfortably ensconced within their little eco-hovel.  Smart Growth has been implemented in 1,408 cities in the US by a CSO called ICLEI (International Council for Local Environment Initiatives). They’re still going strong. The ultimate goal is to build sustainable cities with a small foot print so to save as much land as possible. If push comes to shove between YOUR life and that of the Delta Smelt…YOU LOSE!  Protection of the biosphere takes precedence over your needs or wants. If the impulse to do something foolish (like flushing a toilet when you could have saved water by urinating in the shower) hasn’t been brainwashed out of you by the new educational revolution, the bevy of regulations levied against you will soon have you ‘behaving properly’.
In order to engineer the population into these pre-designated zones of habitation, the US government is taking over our land at an alarming rate even though there is no constitutional basis for government ownership of land other than to establish military bases. Currently the government owns 650 million sq acres of our land with another 300 million acres about to be claimed via Wildlands Projects.  Additionally Obama has put into motion claiming land by using the Antiquities Act and establishing protected heritage sites. Ironically enough all the land the government is claiming just happens to be where all our agriculture is, our minerals, water, oil, and other valuable resources.

We are being led to believe that it is only the lacking of our spiritual enlightenment that prevents us from seeing the beauty of life confined so we can co-habitat in symbiotic bliss with bugs and furry little creatures while a higher communal harmony can be achieved by our shared love of our Goddess Mother Earth.  The Aquarian Age Community within the United Nations is at this moment debating who shall be our new spiritual leader.  You might find it of interest to read their article on their vision for a New World Order.

Welcome to paradise…

…have a nice day!