Many people across the nation are making the connection between the regionalization of land conservation efforts and the goals of theUnited Nations Agenda 21, which is a “comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, governments and major groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”
In Maine, land trusts have moved from conserving land on a local level to a regional level. For example, the 12-Rivers Collaborative is a plan for doubling the amount of land encumbered with conservation easements in the mid-coast, is being undertaken by a collective of 10land trusts based within the area.
Likewise, across the state, land trusts are joining forces and planning regional conservation in an effort to attract project and endowment funding from outside of Maine.
The efforts of many of these land trusts are directed by The Wildlands and Woodlands project, a group of dozens of private, non-profit, board-of directors-controlled corporations. Encompassing an even greater area, The Human Footprint Project looks at international landmasses—the U.S. and Canada—and directs the efforts of a statewide land trust that focuses on acquiring a controlling interest in the state’s forestland.
Rosa Koire, a Santa Rosa, Calif. resident, blogs at http://www.
Koire defines UN Agenda 21 succinctly: “The action plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all information and all human beings in the world.”
Koire writes in her book, Behind the Green Mask, “This plan is a whole life plan. It involves the educational system, the energy market, the transportation system, the governmental system, the health care system, food production and more. The plan is to restrict your choices, limit your funds, narrow your freedoms and take away your voice.”
In the summer of 1993 the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) met to lay the groundwork for implementing UN Agenda 21 in America. The federal-level cabinet secretaries and private, non-profit corporations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy, made this statement: “We need a new collaborative decision process that leads to better decisions, more rapid change and more sensible use of human, natural and financial resources in achieving our goals.”
Out with democracy and in with consensus.
Koire said in a recent telephone interview that the Delphi Technique, a mind-control technique devised by the RAND corporation, is being used in public meetings across the nation to “manufacture consensus,” and that consensus is used to neutralize opposing viewpoints. Jargon is used to create a vague sense of the mission and to keep people from becoming alarmed.
Delphi is used to create an appearance of listening to community opinion and incorporating it into a given “vision” or plan. But it’s just an illusion, Koire says. “There’s nothing they can say that will have any impact on the plan,” she said. “We’re seeing this in government meetings all across the United States.”
“Livable. Walkable. Vibrant. Consensus. Conversation. Diversity. Carbon footprint. Smart. Vision. Green. Stakeholders. Regional. Sustainalbe,” Koire writes. “Buzz words and slogans are used as tags to manipulate you. When you hear jargon words like this, you are being conditioned to support and accept the project or plan they’re attached to without questioning it.
“It’s also an indoctrination technique,” Koire reports. “What it also does is it propagandizes the people who are in the meeting. It vilifies and shames and calls out people who would stand up and speak out against whatever the plan is. It uses ‘Communitarianism’ to do that, which is the idea that individualism is shameful and you should be working for the so-called ‘common good,’ whatever that is.”
“Agenda 21 is a plan to destroy, to erase jurisdictional boundaries, and, of course, it is a global plan,” she said. “It is a globalist plan. The idea is that there will be no boundaries. The stepping stone to a globalist plan is regionalization. What we’re seeing across the country is regionalization of our areas that had previously been city, county, state and federal. The plan is to erase those boundaries with regional boards, regional plans and regional areas.”
“It is the erection of a regional governance, which is not going to be representative,” she said. “This is something that is part of United Nations Agenda 21. It’s basically a two-pronged program: urban and rural. And it’s a war on rural people. It’s a way to get people out of the rural and suburban areas, into the dense city centers where they can be more easily managed, surveilled and controlled.
“What we need is to know is that awareness is the first step in the resistance,” Koire said. “As soon as people understand what it is that we are looking at, they are part of the resistance.
“I want to emphasize that this is a non-partisan issue,” she said. “Freedom is non-partisan. This is an American issue. All of us—left, right, center, Republican, Democrat—no one wants to live in a corporatocracy. No one wants to live in a global totalitarian state. This is antithetical to what we are as Americans. And we need to join together and we need to find those things that we hold in common.
“There is no other issue that is more important than this right now,” Korie said. “We’re talking about a loss of our personal freedom, a loss of our civil and property rights. This is something that all of us, across the country need to recognize: no hero is going to come and take care of this for us. This is something that we need to do together and we will prevail.”
ICLEI (The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) is the arm of the United Nations that implements Agenda 21 principles locally. The non-governmental, un-elected organization describes itself as “is an association of over 1,220 local government members who are committed to sustainable development.”
In Maine, ICLEI member cities include Belfast, Biddeford, Bowdoinham, Cape Elizabeth, Cranberry Isles, Falmouth, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Lewiston, Montville, Portland, Saco, South Portland, Waterville, Yarmouth and York. (Sources: http://www.iclei.org/index.
Municipal members come from 70 different countries and encompass more than 569,885,000 people. According to the website,www.iclei.org, “ICLEI has grown to become the largest international association of local governments as determined by budget, personnel and scale of operations.”
Being a branch of the UN, ICLEI is funded by taxpayers.
Koire will be speaking in an event open to the public on Monday, August 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Waldoboro at the First Baptist Church at 7 Grace Avenue (just north of Moody’s Dinner on Route 1).
Diana George Chapin is a freelance writer and a fourth-generation family farmer from Montville, Maine.
This is part of an ongoing series about Maine Land Trusts – Read all articles here.