UN Agenda 21 Dissolves United States Sovereignty

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From:THE SIERRA COUNTY SENTINEL, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 87901

Volume 31 Number 1585 Published on August 20, 1997-Page 1 & 8
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UN Agenda 21 Dissolves United States Sovereignty

By Grace Wilson

According to the United Nations' Agenda 21, it Is feasible to say that the
concept of the Agenda's vision would eliminate all sovereignty as we know
it today. The phrase "sustainable development" has emerged as a catch-all
for implementing their purpose.
According to Webster's dictionary, sustainable development could mean, "to
be kept or provided for in a large group of dwellings constructed as a
unified community."
The concept of sustainable development is a United Nations principle
outlined in a global action plan called Agenda, 21 which was finalized by
179 countries meeting in 1992 at the U.N. Conference on World Environment
in Rio de Janeiro.
Sustainable development seeks among other things to "create Visioning
Councils that limit urban sprawl, refurbish land areas to be designed for
pedestrian and bicycle traffic and make use of rail corridors for
inter-community travel" This mode of travel (walking and bicycling) may be
acceptable in some communities, but for those traveling long distances to
work, it would not be the choice form of transportation.
In the vision of Agenda 21's authors, there would be no choice:
"Individual freedoms, private property rights, and national sovereignty are
concepts recognized
as obstacles to be modified or overcome'".
In the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the UN's Convention on
Biodiversity was introduced as a global treaty to be ratified by each
country. Although President Bush declined to sign the treaty to implement
Agenda 21, President Clinton did in June 1993. On September 30, 1994, the
U.S. Senate was to vote to ratify this treaty. Fortunately, the UN
Environmental Programme^s Global Biodiversity Assessment (GBA), a 1,140
page document, which mandates the goals and enforcement of the UN Agenda 21
through the treaty was presented to the U.S. Senate. As the result,
Majority Leader George Mitchell took the treaty off the Senate floor.
Had the Senate ratified the Biodiversity treaty, it would have formally
committed the United States to carry out the "Wildlands Project," a scheme
to convert at least one-half of the land area of the continental United
States into one huge "biodiversity preserve" devoid of industry and private
property. It's two chief architects are Earth First! founder
Dave Foreman and deep ecologist Reed Noss.
Even though the Senate declined to ratify the treaty, the Wildlands
Project is being implemented by different programs of the Clinton
Administration. The Wildlands Project proposes a network of wilderness
reserves, "buffer zones," and wildlife corridors which would eventually
encompass the entire hemisphere. The scheme "is a bold attempt to grope
our way back to October 1942 and find a different trail, a trail overgrown
and nearly forgotten," writes Dave Foreman.
This would mean that whole ecosystems and landscapes would have to be
recovered so, that wildlife and wilderness could regain their positions.
Grizzlies in Chihuahua would have an unbroken connection to Grizzlies in
Alaska; the Gray Wolf would populate the area from New Mexico to Greenland
and the forest and flowing plains would thrive and support pre-Colombian
populations of plants and animals.
"To achieve this end, human civilization must be radically restructured,
vast stretches of land must be reprimitivized, roads must be ripped from
the landscape, and human populations must be forcibly relocated."
This will require radical population control according to the GBA. The
section of the document covering the "growth in human population and
natural resource consumption" suggests three possible population models for
a "sustainable" global society.
1. An agricultural society - "in which most human beings are peasants ...
should be able to support 5 to 7 billion people..."
2. An industrialized world society - "at the North American standard of
living ... would be 1 billion."
3. Semi-industrialized society - As the more frugal European standard of
living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible.
The UN's GBA presents the choice of global peonage or mass genocide, and
leaves the details of accomplishing either option to the ingenuity of
national governments.
To further promote the Wildlands Project, areas will be classified as
reserves and corridors or "core wilderness" (no human use) and buffer
zones. These areas will be identified by the green gestapo. Once such
core areas have been identified, Greens are to begin agitating for the
creation of "buffer zones" around the core areas and the creation of
"wildlife corridors" to link them together. In both the core areas and
buffer zones, the collective needs of non-human species must take
precedence over the needs and desires of humans.
Of course, those humans who happen to own land near the core areas or
across wildlife corridors will be evicted from their property. One way of
obtaining the lands located in the gap between wildlands and public lands
could be acquired by public agencies or by private groups like the Nature
Through Vice President Gore's "reinventing government" initiative, the
GBA^s principles and objectives have been integrated into the mandates for
the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.
The Clinton Administration has adopted the UN's "bioregional management"
approach to environmental regulation. This concept describes "a holistic
agreement" intended to preserve "critical habitat" across state borders,
thus, eradicating local and state jurisdiction, and, eventually, national
borders. In anticipation of this development, the United States is being
redrawn into 21 bioregions, and current federal policy is to eradicate
county and state boundaries by subsuming them into contiguous "eco-systems."
Not only does the GBA deal with environmental and population issues, it
also addresses religious views. Representative Helen Chenoweth pointed out
that the concept of "sustainable development" is inspired by a religious
worldview - "a cloudy mixture of earth worship, pagan mysticism, and
folklore." Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt endorsed this worldview during
an address to the National Religious Partnership for the environment, in
which he condemned traditional Christianity and exalted pagan nature
worship as the basis for a new social "covenant." It was noted that
Babbitt "really believes nature and the natural landscape are literally
holy and that anything we do on the landscape is sacrilegious - that we are
disturbing his temple."
Also, Vice President Al Gore's opus Earth in the Balance dismisses
Christianity and other monotheistic religions as inadequate for the needs
of contemporary society and urges the enshrinement of a "pan-religious
perspective" as the basis of a world spiritual tradition.
Furthermore, the UN GBA maintains that sustainable development will
require the abolition of biblical civilization and the adoption of the
values of pre-Christian pagan societies.
In a chapter entitled "The Economic Value of Biodiversity," the GBA
describes the pre-Christian world as a primitive utopia in which people
perceived themselves to belong to a "community of beings - living and
non-living^ joined in ^relationships with other community members, be they
trees, birds, or mountain peaks...." These inhabitants worshipped the
trees, birds, mountains, animals, etc. They had many "gods" to call upon.
They worshipped the creation and not the Creator.

THE SIERRA COUNTY SENTINEL Myrna L. Baird-Kohs, Editor & Publisher
1747 E. Third Ave Truth or Consequences New Mexico 87901
(505) 894-3088 FAX (505) 894-3998

^The only request I, and my publisher, make is that you please give credit
to where you received the information from these stories and the newspaper.
We forego the usual remuneration because we want people to hear about this
before it is too late.^
Grace Wilson

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