I guess I flatter myself that it takes a lot to shock me, but I am shocked. I've been researching Oklahoma and took a look at the universities to see how Agenda 21 is manifesting there. Well, I got a pretty good idea by looking at the University of Central Oklahoma's website.
Under Strategic Plan, I found Vision 2020. This plan (can't they come up with an original name anywhere in the entire United States?) is a raw and naked view of what schooling is supposed to be under UN Agenda 21 using Common Core Standards.
After lots of Delphi sessions at the University they determined in January 2013 that education should disconnect the students' minds and personalities from their beliefs and values. And remember, this is after students have endured 12 years of K-12 indoctrination. The Vision statement for the University is the generic chest-beating 'We will be a top national metropolitan university.' Ok, good luck. Then, this is followed by the real statement: 'all student experiences will be rooted in Transformative Learning so our graduates are productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders who contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social enhancement of their communities. '
What, I asked myself, is Transformative Learning? I know that the word Transform is code for destroy. In order to transform it the existing system must be broken--demolished--and rebuilt.
Because I wanted a quick answer I used wikipedia and got what I was looking for. Like a sort of electro-shock treatment, students' minds are wrenched out of their existing beliefs, the beliefs they developed over years of living and thinking and experiencing with family and friends. Transformative Learning requires the student--no, let me say it: THE PATIENT--to go through a disorienting dilemma that could be created by a teacher in order to 'undo racist, sexist, and other oppressive attitudes.' According to this, learning should be intuitive and emotional rather than fact-based. The student should examine his or her beliefs and TRANSFORM through the bonding with other students.
This is a psychological technique NOT a teaching method. This is a way to break down the personality and replace it with a manageable new respondent to stimuli. In fact, this is social and behavioral demolition. Common Core is EMOTIONAL TERRORISM.
The University of Central Oklahoma is being run by change agents, by organizational facilitators who use their training ("BethMarie Ward is an Institute of Cultural Affairs Certified ToP® Facilitator working with organizations on strategic and action planning, systems change management and team building. She holds a master’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis on organizational sustainability.") to manipulate human beings. Young and vulnerable minds are being destroyed and rebuilt in a sustainable model. COMMON CORE IS UN AGENDA 21. REJECT COMMON CORE.
For those pesky friends and acquaintances who absolutely refuse to accept that UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is coming down through the federal agencies, here is the US Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth webpage just full of the strategies and tactics used locally. Remember that the EPA has partnered with HUD and Dept of Transportation to create the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a grant funder for Smart Growth regional planning. This is right from the EPA's website : Tools Offered
EPA offers a variety of tools through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Not every tool is offered in every round. Once EPA has used a tool in several communities, we work to refine it to create a product that any community can use with limited outside assistance. Once a tool "graduates" to this form, it is placed online.
- Complete Streets: Teaches communities how to set investment priorities, draft policies, and implement changes to make their streets safe and appealing to all users, including drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders.
- Creating a Green Streets Strategy: Helps communities begin to develop strategies for greening their streets by adapting national best practices and case studies to their local context.
- Green Building Toolkit: Assists local governments in identifying policies that support compact development that features sustainably built homes and buildings.
- Land Use Strategies to Protect Water Quality: Helps local governments examine land use approaches to green infrastructure that manage stormwater.
- Neighborhood Planning for Healthy Aging: Explores the role of supportive neighborhood design in creating great places for aging residents.
- Parking Audit: Evaluates local parking policies and offers advice on parking management strategies, drawing from successful strategies in other communities.
- Planning Bikeshare Programs: Provides a framework to explore establishing or expanding a bikeshare program in a community.
- Preferred Growth Areas: Offers a process for communities to review values, opportunities, tools, and constraints to determine the most environmentally beneficial locations for growth.
- Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design and Development: Helps the community understand the key principles and decisions at the location, site, and building levels that can result in a more sustainable plan or development proposal.
- Supporting Equitable Development: Helps communities evaluate their needs around equitable development and identify strategies to manage neighborhood change and support community goals around housing, culture, and local businesses.
- Sustainable Land Use Code Audit: Evaluates local land use codes, including zoning and subdivision regulations, for opportunities to incorporate community sustainability goals, remove barriers, and create incentives.
- Sustainability Strategies for Small Cities and Rural Areas: Offers a menu of quick fixes that rural and small-town governments can make to their zoning codes and planning documents to protect community character and quality of life. This tool used to be called "Smart Growth Zoning Codes for Small Cities and Rural Areas."
- Using Smart Growth to Produce Fiscal and Economic Health: Helps communities evaluate how to get better economic results from private development and public investments.
- Walking Audit: Guides communities in assessing the pedestrian environment and forming a vision for short- and long-term improvements to sidewalks and streets. This tool, completed in 2012, is now online: Walkability Workbook .
The Golden Gate Bridge has gone to all electronic payments--the first toll bridge in the nation to do so. What this means is that every single vehicle that passes through the toll plaza will be photographed and tracked. How long before all toll-ways follow? Red light cameras. Bus cameras. Routing cameras. Vehicle cameras. Security cameras. Surveillance cameras. Is the Utah Data Center facility going to be large enough for all of this data? Only the Cyclops knows. Creating a culture of surveillance and fear to keep you passive and obedient.The Fusion Centers located all over the US are committed to collecting and analyzing information about you. Your financial, physical, social, legal, political, and travel activity is tracked. State/Local government - Electronic transit cards transactions; electronic toll collectors; vehicle information and location data captured by license plate readers; public transportation video/audio surveillance systems And another comforting thought from the National Security Agency and the CIA: The Central Intelligence Agency has publicly committed to increasing its data collection efforts. CIA Chief Technology Officer Gus Hunt explains why: "The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time. Since you can't connect dots you don't have, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever." And now, for your amusement...Here's a parody site for the invented Domestic Surveillance Directorate (NSA) website. Their tag line?
TRANSLATION? If you want privacy then you are hiding something. If you are hiding something then you should be afraid. You have no right to privacy. This is not far from the truth--STAND UP. SPEAK OUT.
Everybody's got somethin to hide 'cept for me and my monkey--John Lennon
FROM THE BERKELEY VOICE NEWSPAPER, BERKELEY CALIFORNIA
As a longtime, left-leaning local environmental activist, I have been scratching my head over why our environmentally minded, or so I thought, City of Berkeley equates environmentalism with high-density, big-development projects, such as the high rise "luxury apartment" building featured in Judith Scherr's Jan. 18 Voice article, a project that was dubbed an "ecotower" by East Bay Express editor Robert Gammon.
It has become clearer to me now that I have read Rosa Koire's book "Behind The Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21," telling of her experiences with the City of Santa Rosa.
Can you remember when we started hearing jargon phrases like "smart growth," "high density urban mixed use," and that word that is music to an environmentalist's ears, "sustainability?" The United Nation's idea of sustainability is quite different from what the average environmentalist has in mind.
Have you watched as old buildings are torn down and huge building after huge building is erected, now seemingly unoccupied? Why? The City of Berkeley did not come up with this stuff. The exact same lingo, methods and policies are being adopted by cities all over this county, country and world.
El Cerrito, Albany, Oakland and Walnut Creek have all, unbeknownst to most of their constituents, signed on with The International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, which is tasked with carrying out the goals of U.N. Agenda 21 originally signed onto by President George H.W. Bush and by every subsequent U.S. president.
Shouldn't it concern us that an outside unelected nongovernmental organization is inserting itself into the zoning and planning departments of cities all over this country and regional boards are being created that make land use decisions unaccountable to the public?
"Smart growth" is not a local initiative. It is a land and power grab by corporate forces that are hijacking and financing the unwitting leftist environmental movement frightened of global warming.
Those on the left who are willing to make sacrifices and take personal responsibility for environmental degradation need to apprise themselves of how they are being used: The ultimate goal being to take away the sovereignty of local city governments, take away property rights of average citizens via redevelopment, eminent domain and rezoning, and to increase government control over our lives.
The farther government gets from the people the less power we have over our lives and local environment. Do the research. You can come to no other conclusion.
Just watch this. It's NEW HAMPSHIRE LISTENS. Except they don't wanna listen unless you agree. This is a terrific video--sixteen minutes long.
It's not at all uncommon for dictators to tell you exactly what they're planning to do; Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, Mao, Stalin, and others wrote extensively on their ideology and future vision.So here is the voice of the technocrat to tell you what the plan is for your future. In a speech to Joint Venture Silicon Valley/Silicon Valley Community Partnership, a consortium of wealth and technology overlords in California, 'futurist' Paul Saffo (formerly of The Institute for the Future (IFTF) a Palo Alto CA–based think tank established in 1968, as a spin-off from the RAND Corporation, to help organizations plan for the long-term future, a subject known as futures studies. --Wikipedia) speaks the vision out loud: CITY-STATES and NEO-FEUDALISM. Especially important to know about this speech is that it is sponsored by the co-creators of Plan Bay Area, also known as One Bay Area, the regionalization plan that combines all nine counties and 101 cities into a mega-city. This speech was given in February 2013 but an earlier 2007 speech captures Saffo saying that in 50 years the United States will be erased and city-states will have replaced them.Saffo is a professor at Stanford University.He gets into it at about minute 18 on this video.YOU ARE BEING PREPARED FOR THIS FUTURE.
As I've said, it doesn't come with flashing lights announcing itself as UN Agenda 21. Here's a program from a small town in Northern California that enlists 'grandparents' to mingle with the homeless in the downtown area. While this might just seem like a nice small town idea this is the kind of thing that morphs into Asset Based Community Development and mandatory volunteering. What? You're not working? You're retired? And you're not volunteering? Deadwood! Communitarianism: all for the common good.
GRANDPARENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS
By: Elisa Parker, Reinette Senum
NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 14, 2013 - Grandmothers and Grandfathers are hitting the streets of Nevada City. A campaign called The Grandmother Pledge was launched election day 2012 by See Jane Do's, Elisa Parker, former Nevada City Councilwoman and Mayor, Reinette Senum, also Chair of the Nevada City Sustainability Team, and Katherine Doolittle, The Grandmother Pledge Volunteer Coordinator.
The initial launch of The Grandmother Pledge was celebrated by 60 participants on the Boardwalk on Commercial Street, calling for the need to have Grandparents frequent the historic downtown and interact with homeless individuals, the disenfranchised, and many of our youth.
A 90-minute Introduction to The Grandparent Pledge Workshop has been designed to give a comprehensive overview of the groundbreaking program. Participants interested in a deeper understanding of challenges on the streets of Nevada City and available solutions are invited to attend this free 90-minute workshop, Saturday, February 23rd, 11am at Nevada City Hall Chambers.
"It's important to have inter-generational involvement because of what the grandparents can learn from the young and what the young can learn from the grandparents," said workshop presenter, Janice O'Brien, Vice President of Sierra Roots, a local homeless advocacy group. "It's about creating a wholeness of communication between the generations. It's necessary.
This is how it starts.
Just in case you weren't sure if it was your imagination when you got ignored or mocked at a Visioning Meeting put on by the consultant hired with your tax dollars to propagandize you---take a look at this article recounting the experience of members of the public who dared to disagree with the New Hampshire version of regional planning: Granite State Future. They were accused by the local throw-away paper of 'crashing a public meeting.' This is a neat trick when you 're a member of the public who was invited to the meeting, but obviously you're only welcome if you are willing to go along to get along or are a cheerleader for the plan. As usual the facilitators didn't want anyone filming their supposed public meeting because they don't want a record of dissent. No, they just want to say that the public was invited to the meeting, attended the meeting, liked the plan, and FULL SPEED AHEAD. Too bad. The New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition was very much in attendance.FROM The New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition:http://www.nhteapartycoalition.org/tea/2013/03/09/how-do-you-crash-an-open-house-just-ask-the-nhtpc/On February 24, 2013 we posted this open invitation from the Lakes Region Planning Commission. It was to be an open house for a public discussion on “Granite State Future”, a statewide project among all of the the state’s nine regional planning commissions, coordinated by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. The project is funded through a $3.37 million federal grant from the EPA/HUD/DOT. The invitation stated: “The purpose of the Open House is to provide an opportunity for the LRPC Commissioners, local officials, and the public to meet LRPC staff and talk about the Granite State Future Project and LRPC’s ongoing planning work that will inform the development of the Lakes Region Plan.” So you can imagine how surprised we were to wake up the next day and see this misleading headline from the Laconia Daily Sun for an article fraught with some pretty curious contradictions: “Tea Party members crash LRPC Open House” Excerpt: MEREDITH — An open house at the Lakes Region Planning Commission’s office on the regional planning agency’s role in the Granite State Future project turned into a media event last night as local Tea Party activist Tim Carter grilled Kim Koulet, the LRPC’s executive director, about the project as Ed Comeau of Government Oversite Cam filmed the question-and-answer session. Koulet at first had said that filming the discussion wouldn’t be permitted as it was not a public meeting but after objections were raised that the open house was taking place in a public facility filming was allowed to take place. We find it rather strange LRPC Vice Chairman Warren Hutchin’s claim that the GSF plan comes “from the ground up” when the regional planners are unelected boards with no authority, and yet, can manage to bypass local officials while rejecting local input on proposed new laws, ordinances, and fees outlined in their documentation of goals and objectives. The fact that their “listening sessions” are often “facilitated” by hired corporate PR firms is another red flag. Few residents are even aware of these sessions which usually end up being attended mostly by public officials and companies who hope to gain work from the projects. Hutchins’ claim that “the regional plan will be based on input from the 30 local communities” seems inconsistent with the fact that Carter and others like him find that their objections are not welcome. So far most input from the communities has been ignored, defying any such claim that the ideas are coming from the “ground up”. We didn’t vote these regional planners in, and thus we can’t vote them out. How is this kind of lawmaking even legal? How is this the “NH Way”?WELL, WHAT DO YOU SAY, FOLKS? IS THIS THE AMERICAN WAY?
STAND UP. SHOW UP. SPEAK OUT. REFUSE TO COLLABORATE.
Cody Wilson, a law student in Austin Texas, has used a 3D printer to make a magazine for a semi-automatic weapon. His act is revolutionary because it moves beyond the political philosophy of Progressives and reactivates the fundamental ideology of the US Constitution--that of individualism. Regardless of your opinion on gun ownership you will appreciate his analysis of the concept of revolution. All revolutionary activity is a terrorist act, to the ruling regime. No government in power can be expected to give its permission for a revolution. The more repressive a regime the wider the range of activities that are considered to be terrorism. When is the 'right time' to act?
Please watch his lecture:
In a blatantly coercive tone the Executive Director of the UN's lapdog organization United Nations Association-USA (made up of ex-diplomats, employees, and cheerleaders for the UN) has sent out this piece of propaganda to legislators in 9 states saying 'Move along, folks, nothing to see here.' If you live in any of the following states (or even if you don't), send a letter to your elected officials setting them straight. This letter reads like a threat--don't let it stand.
Open Letter to State LegislatorsFebruary 24, 2013Patrick Madden, UNA-USA Executive Director
This letter is directed to state legislators in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington.
Dear State Elected Official:
I’m writing to express my great concern for a pending piece of legislation and my need for your help in defeating it.
The state legislature may soon be wasting valuable time taking up a bill that takes on a nonexistent threat. Specifically, this bill concerns itself with Agenda 21, a two decade-old nonbinding United Nations document. Haven’t heard of Agenda 21? I’m not surprised, most citizens and even legislators wouldn’t know the difference between Agenda 21, Forever 21, or Century 21.
Agenda 21 is non-binding document on sustainable development. It is not a treaty and it is not legally binding. Federal, state, and local governments are under no obligation to adopt any of the document’s strategies or methods. Anti-agenda 21 legislation are essentially anti-UN bills that restrict state governments, municipal governments, and in some cases nonprofits from funding and working on issues like combating poverty, reducing pollution, health and education, to name just a few. What citizens and elected officials in any state would want to restrict our options for handling these issues?
You should be aware that a recent poll demonstrated that more than 80% of Americans (of all political stripes) support the United States’ engagement with the United Nations. Given such broad support for the UN’s work and impact our state and others around the country, why is our state legislature quarreling over such an old document that has no legal bearing on our state constitution, state or local government bodies, or the U.S. Constitution? I’m flummoxed by why state legislature leadership or committees would waste precious time, especially given how short the legislative session is, with such a conspiracy theorist bill being pushed by a paranoid few.
Several other states have already defeated similar measures. In Arizona, the business community spoke up to turn back a bill that it deemed would hurt economic development. In Tennessee, the legislature passed an anti-Agenda 21 resolution, but the governor didn’t sign it because of his reservations.
You should speak out about how this bill misrepresents the intent and the truth about the UN and Agenda 21. Most aren’t familiar with Agenda 21 or perhaps even the UN, but I am, and I support the UN. I am a member of the UN Association of the USA, and I vote.
This is worse than the emperor has no clothes. The emperor is wearing a tin foil hat. I implore you to speak out against this bill and vote against passage if it comes to the floor for consideration. Don’t allow a fringe political voice drive our state legislature’s work.
Let’s get back to the business of advancing our state’s future — not chasing nonexistent threats from the past.
Executive Director, UNA-USA