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Putting teeth in the environmental agenda: Veon on U.N. Summit re: Sustainable Development
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 23, 2002 | Joan Veon

Posted on 08/23/2002 12:02:08 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg promises to be three times larger than the Rio Earth Summit 10 years ago, and over 10 times larger than the first earth summit held in Stockholm in 1972. While most people still do not understand what sustainable development is, there is no doubt that, in the future, they will know exactly what it is because it will be literally shoved down their throats whether they want it or not. They will not be able to farm, produce, manufacture, serve a meal in a restaurant or live without understanding how their actions will harm the environment and use up resources.

There are many things that make this conference completely different and very historic with regard to the impact on humankind. First the name says it all. Unlike the two previous environmental meetings in 1972 and 1992, this is a summit that means that the kings, princes, presidents and prime ministers of this world are expected to be in attendance. Second, the name tells you that sustainable development is the life system of the environmental agenda.

The key concept behind sustainable development is that the earth has finite resources with too many people. This concept was developed by the Brundtland Commission in the mid-1980s at the request of the U.N. General Assembly. By 1991, people like Prince Charles were commending them for bringing sustainable development into all our vocabularies. Obviously, he wasn't thinking of most Americans.

The environmental agenda and its underlying principles which were made public 10 years ago in Rio are pagan-based. For the first time in human history – and since the handing down of Mosaic Law centuries ago – a group of high-minded globalists, bent on recreating the Tower of Babel, decided to play God. The Earth Summit's Programme of Action, "Agenda 21," basically inverts/perverts Genesis 1, 2 and 3 by making the earth dominant over man and demoting man to the status of a plant or animal and a destroyer of the ecosystem. A sub-component of sustainable development is biological diversity or bio-diversity.

The thesis behind "Agenda 21" is that the world has too many people and finite resources. Therefore, the resources must be protected and controlled so that you and I don't use them all up with the United Nations becoming the enforcer and protector of all of the earth's resources.

Did you know that you and I already know part of the sustainable development message? Within the last 30 years we have heard that there are too many people and that the population must be reduced. Schools now endorse abortion, condom distribution and homosexuality (no procreation) as a way to reduce the population. Universities, colleges and vocational institutions now teach "Agenda 21" in environmental classes. Most houses recycle plastic bottles and tin cans. Once a week, the neighborhood knows if you are a good global citizen by the recycling bin in front of your house. But sustainable development is much more than this.

In looking to understand what is going to take place in Johannesburg, it is phase two of a global agenda of control. Phase one began in 1972, in Stockholm, when the U.N. convened the first conference on the environment. From that time until now, the foundation, structure and infrastructure of "Agenda 21" has been put in place. For example, with regard to biological diversity, there have been 20 conferences and agreements that have produced 13 conventions and numerous other multilateral environmental agreements. With regard to water, there have been 50 major conferences and international agreements, with regard to agriculture there have been 16 conferences and agreements with five conventions and in the area of energy, there have been 14 conferences and agreements with two conventions.

While there is some overlap in these figures since some of the mega-conferences covered more than one area, 20 conventions says it all. Most of them are in some stage of being ratified and implemented globally. The impact of what this means is far too complex and onerous for most of us to even imagine. While most are being told that the U.N. is protecting the environment, they really are playing God and re-ordering what God created and the balance of nature that has served humanity well throughout all of history until 1992.

Furthermore, the Draft Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development promises to put teeth into the above conventions, agreements and conferences. Their goal is to make the 21st century a Sustainable one.

How would you like to be on a permanent Weight Watchers type of diet in everything you do? The bottom line to this TOTAL REORDERING OF THE PLANET is to "change unsustainable patterns of consumption and production." Some of this re-ordering will be reasonable – better use of resources through better production patterns – but the rest will put each one of us into a global straitjacket. How would you like to be fined for throwing away food or buying something that you did not need? While the document does not say they will do that, if you read between the lines, this just might not be so far off.

The words of an old hymn say it all, "There's not a plant or flower below But makes thy glories known, And clouds arise and tempests blow by order from thy Throne."




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Friday, August 23, 2002

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1 posted on 08/23/2002 12:02:09 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Both Joan Veon and Henry Lamb have been tireless crusaders against this idiocy- I used to hear them on Mike Reagan's show years ago, trying to wake up a dozing public:

-Eco-Logic online--

-Joan Veon--

2 posted on 08/23/2002 12:45:44 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Both Joan Veon and Henry Lamb have been tireless crusaders against this idiocy-

Amen.

3 posted on 08/23/2002 12:46:21 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: backhoe
Both Joan Veon and Henry Lamb have been tireless crusaders against this idiocy


I would add Dr. Michael Coffman to this list.

Unfortunately we are losing this one. Government schools and television are completely indoctrinating children with this crap.

Gramsci and the Fabian socialists were right. They are winning the culture war.

Regards

J.R.
4 posted on 08/23/2002 4:07:27 AM PDT by NMC EXP
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To: JohnHuang2
Bump for later reading.
5 posted on 08/23/2002 4:14:21 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: JohnHuang2
Both Joan Veon and Henry Lamb have been tireless crusaders against this idiocy-

And we should be giving them all the help we can to spread the word and help fight to restore our country's freedoms.
6 posted on 08/23/2002 7:25:10 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
bump
7 posted on 08/23/2002 2:49:17 PM PDT by USA21
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To: backhoe; NMC EXP; All
Both Joan Veon and Henry Lamb have been tireless crusaders against this idiocy

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I would add Dr. Michael Coffman to this list.

Unfortunately we are losing this one. Government schools and television are completely indoctrinating children with this crap.

Michael Coffman http://www.discerningtoday.org/

I would also add Berit Kjos http://crossroad.to/ (If anyone doesn't understand what AGENDA 21 is, Berit explains it here), and Carol W. LaGrasse at Property Rights Foundation of America http://www.prfamerica.org/RussiansMayOwnLand.html. (Notice the title of that article. After reading that article, please take a few moments to read the short articles at the "Property Rights - International" Link, and then link to the homepage.) At the Property Rights International Link is an article entitled "JAPAN RECRUITS THE UNEMPLOYED TO INVENTORY WILDLIFE - Modern Version of "New Deal" Makes Work in Environment and Education (or link here: http://www.prfamerica.org/Japan-Recruits-Unemployed.html.) It talks about make-work entailing counting deer droppings, inventorying litter on city streets, catching snails, etc. PLEASE read this one!

Then go here to Prince Charles' New Deal Program "What is New Deal?" http://www.newdeal.gov.uk/homesub1.asp and the Environment Task Force http://www.thesite.org/newdeal/newdeal_gateway/env1.html. "WHAT IS THE ENVIRONMENT TASK FORCE?........It is a network of organisations working to improve our environment. The work they do includes projects which IMPROVE RUN-DOWN ESTATES [The new plantations??], save energy and water, repair homes, RECYCLE WASTE AND LOOK AFTER THE COUNTRYSIDE........" Britain has a lot of this garbage that mirrors our own. We call it School-to-Work (i.e., the Workforce Investment Act. At one time, the Utah school-to-work website was touting taking kids out of class to learn how to clean sewer lines and dismantle bombs, all in co-ordination with their "employment partners". That's not what they called them, but all this is doing is training kids to do the dirty work of the global elite, subsidized by taxpayers of course, while our manufacturing jobs are exported to places where slave labor abounds and worker benefits and environmental controls do not apply.). Joan Veon and others say this is emanating from HRH Prince Charles, and what starts there eventually makes it over here.

At this link FREEDOM ENIGRES http://www.prfamerica.org/FreedomEmigresIndex.html read about a Mennonite family who got tired of fighting UN-driven Uncle Sam and moved to Costa Rica, where "............. After my third visit to Costa Rica this year I'm convinced that there is a place in the world where peace and freedom is respected more than in America. I find it fascinating to see how well a people can coexist and interact without full time government babysitters. Costa Rica's government is not very effective or efficient and thus not awfully powerful. This encourages people to look out for themselves and they do a pretty good job of it.........."

There are many others fighting the good fight.

Freepers, please keep them in your prayers.

8 posted on 08/24/2002 1:55:49 PM PDT by Ethan_Allen
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To: Ethan_Allen
I'll put a link to your links in #8 in the mass email I am now composing. They will get seen by a number of people outside this board.
9 posted on 08/24/2002 2:21:26 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Ethan_Allen
Excellent additional information. Thanks.

This activity is going on at an ever increasing rate. Here in the Peoria Illinois area there are many projects underway. All have lofty sounding but vague titles, e.g. "Peoria Vision 2020", or "Illinois River Project 2020" and the like. No detailed imformation is available. Out of the blue a short news report will appear stating that the "Peoria Vision 2020" commision met to engage in regional planning (generally with "sustainable development as the goal) which will affect every taxpayer and property owner in the county.

Through persistent questioning you will be told the commision is comprised of government officials (federal, state, county and city), NGO's, businessmen, and private citizens. All are unelected and the commision will set policy which carries the force of law.

Investigation reveals that the initial meetings which determined the membership were allegedly open to the public. However, they were not well advertised, and occured during the work week during normal working hours. i.e. the only businessmen and private citizens who attended were invited, or had nothing better to do.

These "public private partnerships" are a symbiotic relationship between radical environmentalist NGO's and the state. They provide a vehicle for the radical left to implement it's environmental agenda under the color of law. And it provides the statists and collectivists in all levels of government more control over people.

All at the expense of individual liberty.

Regards

J.R.
10 posted on 08/25/2002 6:34:00 AM PDT by NMC EXP
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bttt
11 posted on 08/25/2002 12:16:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: backhoe; madfly; Stand Watch Listen; brityank; OldFriend; Grampa Dave; editor-surveyor; ...

12 posted on 08/25/2002 2:14:36 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

13 posted on 08/25/2002 2:24:58 PM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The key concept behind sustainable development is that the earth has finite resources with too many people.

There's plenty of resources. Especially human resources if it weren't for governments hindering human nature that creates competitive values for self, others and society. Self-proclaimed authorities feeding like parasites off the labor of the creatively productive working class would perish because, like parasites, they cannot produce their own means of sustenance.

This concept was developed by the Brundtland Commission in the mid-1980s at the request of the U.N. General Assembly.

From another post on the same subject:

"Sustainable buggy-whip manufacturers. Sustainable slide rulers. Some things are best put out to obsolete-pasture. Especially those that blame and attack success..."

But these proposals run counter to the ideas that dominate the Johannesburg agenda, where the intellectual climate emphasizes limits on growth, trade and technology. A habitat for half-truths

"Why do they blame and attack success?..."

As people become increasingly prosperous through their own efforts, their dependence on planners, politicians and bureaucrats dwindles — as does the power of those officials. A habitat for half-truths

"They seek sustainable status-quo-usurped authority -- self-proclaimed authority. They're parasites feeding off success."

14 posted on 08/25/2002 3:28:33 PM PDT by Zon
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Stop the attacks by the wacko, extreme left-wing, lunatic fringe, dirt worshipping Green Jihadist, enviro-nazis terrorist's, the UN and their toadies in the media, on our Freedoms !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!
15 posted on 08/25/2002 3:48:13 PM PDT by blackie
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To: Ethan_Allen
Costa Rica is a hotbed of Sustainable Development and UN elites
16 posted on 08/25/2002 11:21:01 PM PDT by madfly
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To: Free the USA; AAABEST; A. Pole; Agrarian; Anthem; asneditor; ATOMIC_PUNK; Aurelius; ...
ping
17 posted on 08/25/2002 11:23:12 PM PDT by madfly
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To: JohnHuang2
In the first place, the earth's climate has never been stable. I have known since the Thor Hyerdahl expedition in 1948 that the Humbold Current in the Pacific Ocean periodically reverses itself for reasons poorly understood. When this happens it produces massive rain in some areas and massive drouth in other areas. The earth has undergone ice ages and whatever long before the industrial revolution and even the bare existence of man.

Basically, the environmental movement and its parallels are being used as vehivles for passive-aggressive attacks upon the United States and similar civilizations, and to impose world Marxist concepts.

18 posted on 08/25/2002 11:48:48 PM PDT by RLK
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To: RLK
"Basically, the environmental movement and its parallels are being used as vehivles for passive-aggressive attacks upon the United States and similar civilizations, and to impose world Marxist concepts."

The first "Earth Day!" event was almost certainly funded with Soviet money, and it was intended to help disrupt our society. As Communists gradually realized that the U.S. would win the Cold War, more and more such efforts were undertaken to try to slow our progress enough so that Communist societies could continue to compete against us.

Likewise, radical feminism was sponsored by Communists. It has only been in the last decade that we've realized that the Founding Feminists, such as Betty Freidan in particular, were closet Communists. It stands to reason that the feminist "issue" was manufactured for the same reason that the environmental issue was used by the Soviets - to help cause chaos in Democratic, Capitalistic societies so that Communism would have an easier time competing against us.

19 posted on 08/26/2002 12:02:04 AM PDT by Southack
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To: Ethan_Allen
Earth Summit 2002: http://www.earthsummit2002.org/
International Environmental Governance http://www.unep.org/ieg/Background.asp
IUCN on Global Environmental Governance http://www.iucn.org/info_and_news/press/globalgov.html

http://www.sdgateway.net/ Sustainable Development Gateway

SD In-Depth - Introduction to Sustainable Development http://www.sdgateway.net/introsd/
Learn about the future of our interlocked ecological and economic systems in a highly populated world that is characterized by major social disparities.

Solutions: * Produce differently - apply concepts of eco-efficiency and sustainable livelihoods (This will require us to think about the cradle-to-grave impact of all goods and services to make wise choices. It will also require a reorientation of industrial economies.)

* Consume differently The ranking of ecological footprints shows which countries are ecologically most sustainable and which are running an ecological deficit. The average American has an ecological footprint 1.7 times larger than a person in Sweden, 3.8 times that of someone in Hungary or Costa Rica, and more than 9 times that of an individual in India. Policies must be developed that promote consumption patterns which reduce our ecological footprint while meeting the needs of all people to enjoy a good quality of life. These policies must also raise the consumption of the world's more than a billion poor who are unable to meet their basic food, shelter and clothing needs.)

* Organize ourselves differently - increase public participation while reducing corruption and perverse subsidies (Good governance will require reforming decision-making processes to increase opportunities for public participation, including a wide variety of activities including co-management of natural resources. In its deepest form, public participation seeks to involve civil society in all steps of planning, implementation and evaluation of policies and actions. The misuse of power for private benefit or advantage, is also necessary to achieve sustainable development. As recent studies from the Earth Council and the International Institute for Sustainable Development have noted, the world is spending nearly $1.5 trillion annually to subsidize its own destruction.)

ENDA - This new approach says that local problems can be solved by local communities, by all groups in the community, including women and young people, working and taking decisions together. The newly empowered local community, through democratic decision-making and problem-solving, matures into a body capable of interacting productively with the local authority and even with the state.

LEAD - Leadership for Environment and Development http://www.lead.org/
LEAD's mission is to create and sustain a global network of leaders who are committed to promote change towards patterns of economic development that are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.
The Earth Forum http://www.ecouncil.ac.cr/ecinfocom.htm
National Councils for Sustainable Development http://www.ncsdnetwork.org/
The Van Lenepp Programme on Economics and Sustainable Development. (The realization of sustainable development requires the mobilization of resources (including a transfer of resources to developing countries)

This will chill you to the bone: education for sustainability: an agenda for action http://www.gcrio.org/edu/pcsd/toc.html (This report is the product of work initiated at the "National Forum on Partnerships Supporting Education about the Environment," a demonstration project of the President's Council on Sustainable Development, held at the Presidio, San Francisco, California, in the fall of 1994.)

20 posted on 08/26/2002 3:00:16 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: marsh2
But wait, there's more.... U.S. State Dept. - The United States at the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)Jhannesburg, South Africa 26 August - 4 September 2002

http://www.usinfo.state.gov/topical/global/develop/wssdarchive.htm
21 posted on 08/26/2002 3:12:10 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: RLK
"The environmental movement and its parallels are being used as vehicles for passive-aggressive attacks upon the United States and similar civilizations, and to impose world Marxist concepts."

Wel. said, and bears repeating.

Memorize this statement, folks. There is going to be a test later...


22 posted on 08/26/2002 4:30:44 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: Joe Brower
BIG BUMP
23 posted on 08/26/2002 7:46:32 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Southack
Earth Day Is Lenin's Birthday Coincidence or Communism?
24 posted on 08/26/2002 12:09:46 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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