Sunday, December 23, 2012

Agenda 21 Is Being Rammed Down The Throats Of Local Communities All Over America

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Michael Snyder, Contributor
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Have you ever heard of Agenda 21?  If not, don't feel bad, because most Americans haven't.  It is essentially a blueprint for a "sustainable world" that was introduced at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992.  Since then, it has been adopted by more than 200 counties and it has been modified and updated at other UN environmental summits.

The philosophy behind Agenda 21 is that our environmental problems are the number one problem that we are facing, and that those problems are being caused by human activity.  Therefore, according to Agenda 21, human activity needs to be tightly monitored, regulated and controlled for the greater good.  Individual liberties and freedoms must be sacrificed for the good of the planet.

If you are thinking that this sounds like it is exactly the opposite of what our founding fathers intended when they established this nation, you would be on the right track.  Those that promote the philosophy underlying Agenda 21 believe that human activity must be "managed" and that letting people make their own decisions is "destructive" and "dangerous".  Sadly, the principles behind Agenda 21 are being rammed down the throats of local communities all over America, and most of the people living in those communities don't even realize it.

So how is this being done?

Well, after Agenda 21 was adopted, an international organization known as the "International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives" (ICLEI) was established to help implement the goals of Agenda 21 in local communities.

One thing that they learned very quickly was that the "Agenda 21" label was a red flag for a lot of people.  It tended to create quite a bit of opposition on the local level.

As they try to implement their goals, they very rarely use the term "Agenda 21" anymore.  Instead, they use much more harmless sounding labels such as "smart growth", "comprehensive land use planning" and especially "sustainable development".

So just because something does not carry the Agenda 21 label does not mean that it is not promoting the goals of Agenda 21.

The goals of Agenda 21 are not only being implemented in the United States.  This is a massive worldwide effort that is being coordinated by the United Nations.  An article that was posted on discussed some of the history of Agenda 21...
In simplified terms, Agenda 21 is a master blueprint, or guidelines, for constructing 'sustainable' communities. Agenda 21 was put forth by the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development, and was adopted by over 200 countries (signed into 'soft law' by George Bush Sr.) at the United Nations Rio Conference in 1992. In 1994 the President’s Council for Sustainable Development was created via Executive Order by Bill Clinton to begin coordinating efforts at the Federal level to make the US Agenda 21 compliant.
The same year that Bill Clinton established the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, the International Code Council was also created.

The International Code Council has developed a large number of "international codes" which are intended to replace existing building codes all over the United States.  The following is a list of these codes from Wikipedia...
  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code
  • ICC Performance Code
  • International Wildland Urban Interface Code
  • International Existing Building Code
  • International Property Maintenance Code
  • International Private Sewage Disposal Code
  • International Zoning Code
  • International Green Construction Code
These codes are very long and exceedingly boring, and those that write them know that hardly anyone will ever read them.

And for the most part, they contain a lot of things that are contained in existing building codes or that are common sense.

But a lot of poison has also been inserted into these codes.  If you read them carefully, the influence of Agenda 21 is painfully obvious.

Unfortunately, even most of the local politicians that are adopting these codes don't take the time to read them.  Most of them just assume that they are "updating" their existing building codes.

So what often happens is that there will be fights in local communities between citizens that are concerned about the encroachment of Agenda 21 and local politicians who regard such talk as nonsense.  The following is an example of what is happening all over the nation...
Summit Hill Borough Council last night unanimously adopted the '2012 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code,' but not before some audience members expressed vehement opposition to it.
An overflow crowd of 34 people attended the meeting, with some there to specifically voice their displeasure.
Sandy Dellicker, a borough resident, said she was against using an 'international' maintenance code, arguing that it falls under the plan of Agenda 21 of the United Nations; an agenda for the 21st Century.
She said, 'UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, all energy, and all human beings in the world.'
'This is not a conspiracy theory,' she told the council. 'This is for real.'
She said the International Property Maintenance Code had been adopted in Montgomery County, but the county 'has already gotten rid of it' because of its dictatorial direction.
'This is not what Summit Hill and the United States is about,' she said.
Council members pooh-poohed her assessment. 'In my opinion, the International Property Maintenance Code is to protect citizens,' said Council President Michael Kokinda.
It would be great if these codes were just about public safety.  But that is simply not the case.

Sadly, these codes are often used to fine or even imprison homeowners that haven't done anything wrong.

Sometimes "code violations" are even used as justification to legally steal property from law-abiding homeowners.

A post on the Freedom Reigns Radio blog detailed some of the things that are often done in the name of "code enforcement"...
1) The ‘Code Official’ – anybody the jurisdiction calls – a ‘Code Official’ – is the sole interpreter – no due process – Gestapo!
2) Every day an offense occurs is a separate mandatory misdemeanor - $555/day and/or a month in jail in Charleston, W.Va. They can fine you out of your home and jail you at their whim!
3) Anything the ‘Code Official’ says is not in good working condition – sticky window, dented or plugged gutter, torn window screen – whatever he says is not in good working order – hundreds of dollars of fines per day and/or jail time – usually a month – for every day the offense occurs.
4) Any unsanitary condition – whatever the ‘Code Official’ says is an ‘unsanitary condition’ – empty pop cans – puddles – dog droppings on your property – same deal – same fines and/or jail time – every day.
5) Any plant that the ‘Code Official’ says is a ‘noxious weed’ – same deal – same fines and/or jail time – every day. He can steal raw land.
6) He can fine you out of your home and jail you with no due process. Any court proceedings are window dressing as there is no remedy associated with this ‘code.’
7) It can be ‘adopted’ – just by an ‘administrative decree.’
1) Enter your house whenever he – the sole interpreter – deems reasonable.
2) Prevent you from entering your house.
3) Tear your house down with your stuff in it.
4) Bill you for the demolition.
5) Place a lien on it for fines and/or demolition charges – steal it.
6) And ‘best’ of all, no insurance I know of will cover your losses.
You’re left w/a house and your ‘stuff’ in a landfill – and any remaining unpaid mortgage, any remaining fines, any remaining taxes, and any remaining demolition charges after they steal your property
These codes restrict what homeowners can do with their own properties in thousands of different ways.  If you rebel against one of the codes, the penalties can be extremely harsh.

And there is often "selective enforcement" of these codes.  That means that they will leave most people alone but they will come down really hard on people that they do not like.  You could even end up with a SWAT team on your doorstep.

Just ask some of the people who have been through this kind of thing.

Even if you have your mortgage completely paid off, that doesn't mean that you really "own" your property.  If you don't pay your taxes and obey the "codes", you could lose your property very rapidly.

The philosophy behind all of this is the same philosophy behind Agenda 21.  The elite believe that you cannot be trusted to do the "right thing" with your own property and that your activity must be "managed" for the greater good.  They believe that by controlling you and restricting your liberties that they are "saving the planet".

Unfortunately, you can probably expect this to get a whole lot worse in the years ahead.  Our society is shifting from one that cherishes individual liberties and freedoms to one that is fully embracing collectivism.  So our politicians will likely be making even more of our decisions for us as the years move forward.

Do any of you out there have any "code violation horror stories" to share?  If so, please share them with us by posting a comment below...

This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.


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Anonymous said...

Under Agenda 21, we won't be able to "own" anything. Isn't that what defines the word, "slave"?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks they believe this garbage is sadly mistaken; it's all about CONTROL PERIOD and putting us under world government, by their own admission. for their benefit financially. Go read their writings.

That is why they are after our means of self defense defense, even if our weapons are dwarfed by theirs. We will fight to the last to defend our families and property, thus our liberties, whatever it takes..

Anonymous said...

Agenda 21 is a blueprint for reestablishing FEUDALISM. Sherwood Forrest? Remember that? Where the PEASANTS are forbidden to go or to hunt. Where only the "Nobles" may "take the King's deer".
You have NO "Constitutional Right" to HUNT. Hunting may be banned at any time, legally.
Herd the SERFS into the villages, where they can be monitored, and the "Nobles" shall sally forth and frolic in pristine wilderness.

Anonymous said...

So what is the answer then? How do we manage out of control growth? When the world had one billion people is not the same world with five billion people.

What will the world be like with 10 billion people on the planet? When America doubles its population? Do we just let everything grow willy-nilly because "freedom"? Do we let people do whatever they want because "America"?

The population is growing, and the world ain't getting any bigger. Limited resources is a phrase to get to know, because it affects every one of us.

So what DO we do then, if Agenda 21 and Smart Growth are to not be implemented?

What DO we do then?

Anonymous said...

Agenda 21 is exactly what the world needs at this time, and I support it 1000%. Those of you whining about liberty should realize that absolute individual liberty isn't possible in a functioning society. Private property simply doesn't exist anywhere in the natural world, it is merely a mental construct that should be abolished to create a more equitable society for all. In the new society to come, there will be no need to hunt, nor to use violence for self-defense, so those concerns are irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous @ 4:41 AM....Ever think that maybe the population statistics and growth you are so used to seeing could be *gasp!* false? Check out this video, they explain population growth and debunk the fear-mongering myth of "out of control population growth" in very plain, easy to understand terms. There is a very natural balance to the cycle of life and death and humans aren't separate from that. The "green revolution," and "sustainable development" have their places and yes are positive things...but are being used to CONTROL and keep everyone in a state of uncertainty and FEAR. It is a genius plan, to create a "problem" cause a "reaction" and then offer the "solution." All of their own devising. Look outside of the box a little more then you are comfortable, you will see some interesting things....

Anonymous said...

I'd be happy if Agenda 21 also applied to the big business and banking interest that run everything and cause most of the pollution in this world; unfortunately, they'll probably just keep making their false assumption that the general public is to blame for their lack of respect for the environment.

Brendan R

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Ted Turner target world population of 5x10^8 is a bit too high. There is no question in my mind, that there are too many humans on the planet.

The unnatural stresses of life are caused by the intersection and contention in personal space by institutions and other persons. The current volume of these intrusions is such that there is little room left for individual freedom to exist in the general population.

Natural human rhythms are upset by the exigencies of a society. The progression of natural human priorities from birth to death are rearranged by government to satisfy economic and legal restrictions.

The only future course that might support the density of human individuals on the planet and maintain any form of peace is for increased regimentation and the suppression of "freedoms".

Have a merry, merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Agenda 21 is fear-based and views humans as callous, uncaring slobs who require the rule of an iron hand. If we accept this agenda then it is because we agree with this view. If the agenda succeeds then only ugly, uncaring slobs will exist within it and human life will be completely devoid of love, as it nearly is now anyway. This will mark the end of the true, loving, courageous and beautiful human being and the birth of the empty-hearted, robotic slave.

And this will be hailed as a wonderful new age of enlightened existence!

Anonymous said...

I heard David Wilcock mention during an interview that the Pentagon did a study that found that the Amazon river basin alone could sustain a population of 30 Billion! So, then why is 7 billion such a huge problem?

Anonymous said...

Property taxes ensure that you NEVER own your own property.

Anonymous said...

And then They Wonder why anyone would Need an Assault Rifle? Its not a Need,its a Want.........

Angel said...

I know this suggestion is going to be unpopular however I can think of one possible solution to quiet the pro-Agenda 21 people: have a birth limit(1 per family) for three generations and then reinstate normal free-birth as it is now.

I wish that population growth was all the Agenda was about but it's not. It is indeed about controlling people and allowing the 1% to become lords of us all.

Anonymous said...

forms of agenda 21 are in full swing, are active everywhere
open your eyes and ears and you can see it
educate your family, neighbor , friends
if we do not unite and actively resist it will soon be too late
this whole gun debate is the last step after they disarm the people there is no limit to what they will do
at worst we can say it was a little tastless to turn a tragedy into a political agenda
really? no it denegrates the office, at worst it was the beginning of a full assault on our rights as citizens
if your government can run guns to the drug cartels which killed some americans and alot of innocent civilians/mexicans
do you really put it past them to do something totally horrific to push an agenda?

Anonymous said...

Agenda 21 or Agenda 666 El Pluribus Unim?
Read the text in the doctrines to see why God not only predicted Agenda 21, but warned of its involuntary coming.

Frankly, I think evil and insanity has infiltrated the halls of power to such a degree that nothing less than scrapping the entire system will save anyone.

Nothing less than Lord Jesus(El Christo) return will save us at all, and I mean nothing. This country will completely fall.

In the interim, it is incumbent on those know best the machinations of the enemy (Israel / the false God / positive thought harpies/vampires) to stand tall & refuse every area where the Apparatus proposes to take away the firearms. Do not give up your 1st amendment, and never give up your 2nd amendment!

What we have here is nothing less than total deception being played out, so question everything you see on TV or hear online. The safest bet is to believe that no one holds all the answers, and everyone else has only a piece of the answers.

Thereby, you and those closest to you are the only ones with the answers and as was the case in years past it should remain this way.

Do everything in your power I say to preserve the 1st and 2nd amendment, against all invaders, Foreign or domestic; until the very end and I do mean end. Beyond that, even with all the criminals being rounded up, all we can do is ask God to rout this country to the bone. Remove and extract all evil from this land, by having mercy on those who still do good works. Invoca Amen.

Co-opted Confederate said...

If the third worlders want what we have let them pry it away from their oppressors and tyrants the way we pried it away from the British monarchy. Let's not allow the United Nations to hand it to them on a silve plate paid for with legitimat U.S.Citizens tax dollars.

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