Here's something you may not have heard of yet:
A one trillion dollar federal program to enable local governments to purchase vacant residential, commercial, and industrial properties from banks and demolish them. Why?
So that more green space can be created in cities. They call this turning redfields (vacant bank-owned properties in the 'red') to greenfields (parks and open space).
In this fantasy world of more and more federal money created out of thin air, underperforming property held in private ownership will be converted to publicly held open space. Your community, which now can't keep your existing parks watered and maintained, will acquire bank-owned land. In this sort of perfect UN Agenda 21 spin, all of the people in smartgrowth buildings downtown need a place to play. It has to be a public place because government can't observe you when you're in your backyard. In another 'rescue' of banks and as a part of UN Agenda 21's war on private property, existing buildings will be demolished and private land taken off of the property tax rolls. Demolition of buildings (how's that for a greenhouse gas/carbon generating/landfill glutting solution) and building parks will 'create jobs' in this scenario.
Let's say it again: ONE TRILLION DOLLARS of federal money is proposed for this 'land-based approach to solving America's economic crisis.' That quote is from the Urban Land Institute's January/February 2010 article From Vacant Properties to Green Space. It covers the 'story' that City Parks Alliance, of Washington, DC is developing a federal funding strategy for this scheme. Can we put this together?
- Step by step: UN Agenda 21 sets the stage for high density development in cities.
- Redevelopment agencies subsidize development for smart growth. Only some favored builders were in on the money train.
- Banks were urged in the Clinton administration to loosen their loan criteria and let the money flow.
- Developers built more and more commercial and residential buildings, glutting the market
- The economic collapse was engineered to cover the migration of business and production out of the US.
- The stock market crash was engineered to suck wealth out of the middle class and destabilize their retirement.
- The TARP bail-out was pay-back for the banks and consolidated their power by allowing them to take over smaller banks.
- The crashed economy is a staged event and encourages agitation for more social programs, along with the vilification of property ownership. Those who own private property are 'greedy.'
- As people lose their homes to foreclosure and their steady employment vanishes, they will be more willing to live in government subsidized apartments in the center of cities. There will be less people to object to loss of private property rights. Proposals to stop the federal mortgage tax credit will be more easily accepted, thus threatening private home ownership. The press obligingly writes articles about the miseries of home ownership and extolls the virtues of living in a condo (maintenance-free!) or apartment (move when you want!) next to the train tracks.
- Private car ownership will become unaffordable through high gasoline prices, high parking costs in city centers, and vehicle miles traveled taxes, and wages can be lowered to reflect the 'savings.'
- The redfields to greenfields conversions in the suburbs allow cities to demolish buildings and close off services to those areas. Redevelopment dollars, your property tax dollars, will be used for these projects.
- Rural roads will not be paved, making rural property less valuable, banks will foreclose and local government will buy for pennies on the dollar. Less and less land will be available for agriculture, for production, for small scale living. Government-owned land will be managed by or given to non-profit land trusts in public private partnerships.
- Lands will be closed off to public use. Rural areas closed. Suburban areas closed. Forest areas closed. Rural roads closed. Logging roads closed. Camping areas closed. State park areas closed.
- Restrictions on travel. Personal identification required at all times. Health records. School records. Communication records. Email, Facebook, Global positioning mapping, Virtual Reality---all serve to narrow your world.
- Regionalization of government will take the planning decisions away from local government and out of your control. Rural councils, regional boards, neighborhood associations, condominum boards, residents' associations---all speak for you without your ability to stop them. They all want the same thing. Control, total information, and social engineering. Think you'll be able to stop SmartMeters when you live in a 200 unit building owned by your local low income (government subsidized) housing developer?
That was easy, wasn't it? Most of this is in place right now. That's how you turn RED to GREEN in the UN Agenda 21 plan.
We're getting emails from you asking if the new White House Rural Council is UN Agenda 21. YES.
Full control over the rural areas with all Cabinet level offices involved means: TARGET ON RURAL AREAS.
RFID on animals, restictions on farming, oversight and regulation on land and water use and management in the rural areas, more paperwork and opportunities for fines and penalties...it all adds up to UN Agenda 21 and takeover by corporations.
Small farmers and ranchers can't compete, can't comply with rules and restrictions. They are being run out of business and exhausted. They will have to recapitalize by selling conservation easements.
Conservation easements holders have more control and can dictate where and when and how the underlying fee owner can use their lands. More and more land will go fallow or move into large corporate ownership.
Where is your food going to come from? Will Homeland Security dictate how that food is brought to market? Will the Department of the Interior declare even more roads off-limits? Will the Department of Defense have a say in how your lands are used? Will the rural lands be closed and the people moved into the cities through a combination of bankruptcy, loss of access, high costs of regulations, and loss of services? YES.
Pay close attention now: This is the end game. Slow and incremental destruction of your freedom is speeding up. It is not enough to vote. VOTE WITH YOUR BODY AND YOUR VOICE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
DON'T WAIT UNTIL WE ARE LIKE THE EUROPEAN UNION AND HAVE TO FIGHT. WHO CARES WHO'S DANCING OR WHO'S SINGING OR WHO'S A TOP MODEL OR WHO WINS A FOOTBALL GAME? You are being doped. You are being fooled. Don't let the media and your government win this, we will never get our freedom again.
If you're watching TV watch CSPAN. Watch your local government boards, councils, and commissions on public media stations. Go down there. Take this on. Educate yourself. You will enjoy it. You will feel empowered. There is nothing more important than fully stepping into your role as an American.
IT'S UP TO YOU. YOU CAN DO IT. WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER. SPEAK OUT. STOP AGENDA 21. KICK ICLEI OUT.
Europe is alive with protest. The EU is the model for the US. In Spain, according to Bloomberg News, flash mobs are converging on homes that are being foreclosed on to keep the people from losing them.
The important thing to know about Spain is that if you default on your bank loan they don't just take the property as collateral; you still owe above whatever the bank sells the house for if they don't cover the whole loan amount with the sale. Then that debt is against not just the person who took out the loan but against their family. So if you die your children still owe the debt.
The EU is the model for the world.
Debt peonage. It's coming back. Debtors prisons. Entailments. Generational debt. Loss of freedom. THIS IS UN AGENDA 21.
I was on RENSE RADIO talking with Jeff Rense about UN Agenda 21 the other night and he said that very few people in the US know about it (To listen see What is Agenda 21 and Why Should I Care, scroll down)
PROVE US WRONG. GET THE WORD OUT. THIS IS YOUR CIVIC DUTY. STOP TOTALITARIANISM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE CAN STILL DO IT.
The arm of UN Agenda 21 is long and reaches into every community in the world. The philosophy of Communitarianism pervades these arguments. To want government to serve the people by culling herds, removing invasive species, or defining reasonable land use regulations is not contradictory to objecting to the imposition of restrictions on land use that break the hearts and wallets of property owners.
Communitarianism 'balances' the rights of the individual with the so-called rights of the community. Because the rights of the community are not defined in a constitution they can change without warning or notice; one's individual rights are balanced against a continuously redefined amorphous rulebook. This rulebook is written in the dark and the individual runs up against it at dawn, and alone.
The slogan of UN Agenda 21, to protect the rights of future generations and all species against the potential crimes of the present, is both a smokescreen and a declaration of entitlement. By standing on this high sounding premise the rights of the individual are called selfish and those who would fight for them attacked and slandered. The philosophy that by merely living and exhaling we pose a direct danger to the earth is self-destructive and truly damaging to those lands that we steward.
The green mask must be drawn back---far back from the personalities: the little dictators running trusts, foundations, planning departments, city and town councils, provinces and states, non-governmental foundations and the like. The green mask must be removed from those who have hijacked the environmental movement. Behind the money in green; the more than five trillion dollars in private money poised to make green loans; the carbon credit brokers; the enormous wealth in purchasing land fills, 'carbon sinks', inaccessible lands in third world countries; behind that greed which one would expect---look behind that. Find what intelligent, educated people the world over look away from as from a spotlight: there is a plan for world governance that is in place and eating like a metastasized cancer into every nation, free and bound, in the world.
Under the banner of saving the planet we are drowning liberty. Under the mask of green our civil liberties are being restricted, constricted, and suffocated in every village and hamlet. The plan is imposed locally.
Awareness is the first step in the Resistance.
Thank you very much for your notes, your efforts, your energy, and your commitment to spreading the word about UN Agenda 21. We are having an incredible impact on our country---you can see that. All of us together are speaking out, educating ourselves, joining together. This is our civic duty. We are protecting our liberty. Thank you for joining with people all over the nation and fearlessly speaking out.
The right/left thing is not helping us. It is put in our way as an obstacle to block us from hearing each other.
We can do it.
YES WE CAN.
I got something funny in my email the other day. One of the websites I subscribe to had published an article by Cynthia Boaz, an assistant professor at Sonoma State University, who is a left-identified political scientist who has involved herself with middle east issues. Her article was entitled "Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox 'News' Uses to Brainwash Americans."
I had contacted Cynthia Boaz about a year or so ago because she commented on a newspaper website that she had been 'purged' from the email list of a local group, Sonoma County Conservation Action, because she had criticized a politician that they support.
Here's what she wrote:
My question: has Debora Fudge disclosed – in the name of full transparency- that she took $500 for her supervisor campaign from the Coddings? It’s on her financial report, but did the rest of the SMART board know of her vested interest in the Codding site and conversely, does FPPC know of the cozy relationship between the Coddings and SMART board? How is that not a conflict of interest?? Or something much worse? SCCA banned me from their Facebook page (and deleted all my previous comments, even ones that had nothing to do with Fudge or this race) after I asked this question there, in response to their celebratory post about this announcement. It’s sad that a nonprofit whose mission is supposedly embedded in values like transparency, accountability and the public good prefers to reflexively defend “their” candidate rather than engage in serious public debate. Just because their candidate Debora Fudge does it (take developer money and hands out political favors) does not make it right.
Here's what I wrote to her:
'Dear Professor Boaz,
I was interested to read your comment that you had been scrubbed from the SCCA facebook page along with all of your posts. I thinks it's far more serious than sad that an inflexible ideology has devolved into a purging of reasonable inquiry. The so-called progressive politics of the North Bay are rigidly isolating dissent and, through struggle meetings and other tactics regularly employed to chill intelligent debate, causing many to withdraw from the community.'
She never responded. I guess she slipped back into the fold.
So imagine my amusement at reading her July 2 article on the fourteen propaganda techniques used by Fox News to brainwash Americans. I was laughing through the first 5 or so because the Left, via media, local groups, Democratic Party operatives, lobbyists, UN boosters, labor 'leaders' and various obedient lackeys, had used these techniques on ME. A liberal. And apparently had used a few on HER too. I didn't read all of them---I really should see if they all fit, but they keep crashing my computer.
Hey, before you get too smug about this please realize that Fox News does use those techniques. So do others. Don't be duped. Clear your vision. That's the only vision you should be having---clear vision, since it's pretty hard to see with the wool pulled over your eyes.
Musing on the idea that our image of ourselves as a nation and our historical reality diverges deeply at times, but that great unifying force between the ideal and reality is the guarantee of free speech and ownership of ourselves and private property. These are arguably our most vital and unique rights, and those to which we must devote our vigilance. Standing up for these rights, the rights within our Bill of Rights, is vital. Because it is difficult to hold to an ideal, and we have failed at different times in our history. But we always come back to the Bill of Rights, and when we get it wrong, we correct it. Slavery, women's suffrage, and other important issues that followed the first ten amendments to the Constitution sought to remedy errors or omissions in the original documents. We can grow and learn as a nation, and we should always be working to become more like our ideal. As Michelangelo said when he was asked how he could carve such a perfect statute in the David, 'I just removed everything that was not the David, and there it was.'
We have a fine touchstone, a guide, a constitution that defines us, that does not allow for loss of rights or restriction of freedoms. We have seen the tactics used to silence the truth, and they are ugly. Slander, libel, miscarriage of justice---we have lived with this for the past 6 years, because we have had the courage to speak the truth. This information is too powerful to ignore and cannot be silenced.
You are a part of a true grassroots movement to speak out about UN Agenda 21, about the co-optation of the environmental movement by corporate interests, about the slow absorption of our government into the corporations. More information will be indexed and categorized and retained about you than ever before. It is being used to sell, manage, monitor, control, and restrict you. Your government, through your elected officials, unelected boards and commissions, local neighborhood associations and groups is balancing your individual rights with the 'rights of the community', and you are losing. Keeping you quiet, sedated, passive, compliant, consuming, exhausted, distracted, frightened, ignorant, and confused is the order of the day.
Let's hew toward a more perfect union, a closer match with our ideal as a nation. Let's not let ourselves be led to demand what the corporatocracy is in the process of giving us. Because as we become poorer we will shout for more government control, more government assistance, more restrictions on others, and if we are not wise and not courageous we will assist in that plan.