In 2004 a 'world congress of cities' was formed to comment on the part that 'culture' plays in re-crafting identity. Out of that congress the fourth pillar emerged: Culture.
It was approved by the 4th Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion of Porto Alegre, held in Barcelona on 8 May 2004 as part of the first Universal Forum of Cultures.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) adopted the Agenda 21 for culture...UCLG’s Working Group on Culture, constituted in Beijing on 9 June 2005, is the meeting point for cities, local governments and networks that place culture at the heart of their development processes."
So what could this mean? The fourth pillar of UN Agenda 21 is CULTURE. Think about some of what we're seeing around the world:
Across the United States, the indigenous people, Indians, are opening casinos. Indians are considered a sovereign nation within US borders but receive federal funds and assistance. Tribal heads who were not elected by tribe members are running the tribes like dictatorships and dis-enrolling members of their tribes who dare to challenge the ruling establishment of tribal councils. By the stroke of a pen an Indian becomes a non-Indian.
Cultural events often take place in rural areas, but less and less people are able to survive in their traditional rural towns. Regulations, restrictions, and outright prohibitions on timbering, fishing, ranching, and other rural pursuits has left an indelible mark on 'cultural' America. If you're not indigenous you lose your right to work your land.
The emphasis on tourism has relegated culture in many places around the world to folk dances and ethnic meals provided for the consumption of outsiders. Economies in some areas are dependent on the entertainment of these consumers of culture, and town centers are turned into pseudo-museums for their pleasure. Often authentic members of these areas are unable to afford their own 'culture' or find it to be commercialized into a caricature of the past. The preservation of these living museums may mean that anything that isn't scenic has to go away, even it means economic collapse.
Culture may be defined as modern dance and art learned and produced in a university setting with all of the requirements that academia demands. Analyzing the creation becomes the culture itself.
New rights are being granted: positive rights. Positive rights can be taken away or granted, unlike the rights we have guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Our constitutional rights are those we are born with, they can't be taken away or granted by a government -- just protected by it. UN Agenda 21 'rights' are really privileges designed as rewards and punishments.
Discrimination will extend to anything which acknowledges difference, but only when it is being done by others. You'll be a 'hater' if you note unfair advantage, manipulation, or discrimination against the traditional mainstream. Culture is something to be used as a tool in the manipulation of demographics. The emphasis on diversity, on empowering women and youth, and the poor, and others formerly less attended to by society means that culture is defined by the 'other' rather than by those who live it. It is externalized, commercialized, romanticized, and politicized for the benefit of the elitist consumer while the exploitation of the social group is carpeted over in green.
When you contemplate what culture is, you'll find yourself reflecting on agricultural, rural values; you'll think about nature and the seasons and crops; you'll think about longtime communities of friends and family; you'll think about religion and ritual; you'll contemplate courtship and marriage, and childbirth, and death. Culture is the human being's journey through life and beyond.
United Nations' Agenda 21 is a sham imitation of this. It is the green mask of concern for the continuation of life covering a goal of pushing humans into urban islands of human habitation. This densely urban life of stress and economic deprivation is 'the new poverty' or the new austerity that redefines the individual's relationship to his/her government. UN Agenda 21 empowers the regional unit, whether it's in the Americas (example: Cascadia) or Europe (Danube Region: Centrope) over the nation and its manageable, responsive units. We are becoming hapless targets of the Mega-Corporations in their rush to exploit a moveable workforce taught whatever corporations need us to know in order to produce their widgets. Huge corporations sell you what they tell you you want, and you buy it. Smart Phone? Tracking device with built-in GPS. Video Games? Sociopathic training designed to develop action without introspection. ATT or Comcast Home Security? In home video surveillance.
This is your culture now.
CULTURE IS THE FOURTH PILLAR OF UN AGENDA 21.
Refuse to cooperate.