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By Kathleen Marquardt
12, 2011

Agenda21/ Sustainable Development is a plan designed to rend the fabric of America by abolishing property rights,[1] redistributing America’s wealth -- especially that of the middle class -- and reducing the human population by 85%.[2] This plan is real, spelled out in the book Agenda 21 Sustainable Development, written and published by the United Nations. Its local plan of action is ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), which brings the same aims down to the city, county, regional and state levels. This is where the dirty work of Sustainable Development is carried out. Here is how the UN described Agenda 21 in one of its own publications in 1993 in an article entitled “Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save our Planet:” “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.” This is in our schools, from kindergarden to college. You can even earn a degree in Sustainable Development from many universities and colleges, in spite of the fact that “sustainable development” is neither sustainable nor about development and is about as amorphous as a subject can be and not be called poetry.

At a freedom promoting meeting the other day, one of the speakers made the statement, “If you talk about Agenda 21/Sustainable Development to most people they look to see if you are wearing a tin foil hat.” How can it be? You hear the terms sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable agriculture, sustainable ad infinitum.

Ah, but there is a catch. You must be speaking positively about sustainable anything in order not to be ridiculed, marginalized or ignored. If you wish to disagree with the concept of Sustainable Development, you are expected to keep it to yourself. Stand in the corner and talk about it to your heart’s content, but don’t utter a negative feeling in public. For that matter, you can only go so public with anti-Sustainable Development sentiments because mainstream media certainly isn’t going to air a disapproving comment about it. That is unless you get so mad you rant and spew out a bunch of invectives -- then mainstream media will be right there getting it all down for posterity. And every time they need to show what those people are like who would disparage Sustainable, your video will be dragged out even after the clothes you are wearing are ten years out of date.

Isn’t it interesting that the people who gave us moral relativism (i.e., that there are no absolute truths) only feel that relativism must be used when dealing with values, attitudes and beliefs that they scorn? But if it is something that they believe so deeply in, be it anthropomorphic global warming or sustainable development or animal rights, it is an absolute; it must not, cannot, be disputed. Sit down and shut up about it.

When I gave a speech to the Tea Party here, a number of people hung around to learn more, to ask questions, vent their frustration and ask what they could be doing. But one young woman vehemently took me to task for making several references to Freedom Advocates and American Policy Center but not once mentioning Alex Jones as a source for information. I told her that Alex doesn’t tell you what to do other than to get mad; that he does not give people ways to stop the global elite other than to stockpile guns and food. Regretfully she walked out of the room yelling at me that Alex was the only one who had real answers. She is exactly the kind of person the opposition wants us to be -- mad as hell but doing nothing but venting.


Last evening I went to a meeting where we were addressing what we are going to be doing about Agenda21 here in our town. One of the participants, a true patriot, said that we had to be very careful talking about A21, that we would look like kooks and thus marginalize ourselves from the get-go. He went so far as to counsel us that we should let the veterans handle the issue of our freedom; that they were the ones who were going to save us.

We can only hope so but every day that they do not, Agenda 21 erodes more of our liberties -- what little we have left. Waiting for the guns to be drawn is like Christians who know the end is near who sit down in their rockers waiting for the Lord to come.

We cannot wait. We must fight now on every avenue open to us. I see Sustainable Development via ICLEI to be the best one for us to immediately challenge right now and the most important.
Why is it the best and most important? Because it is local. As the Green slogan goes, Think Global, Act Local. Actually that sums up ICLEI’s relationship to Agenda 21; ICLEI is the local, on-the-ground mechanism to instill the programs of the UN global Agenda 21 into every fiber of our being -- social, political and economic. And we are all local.

We didn’t get to this morass overnight and we won’t get out of it soon. As we start chipping away, eventually the momentum will be with us. How do we do that? While we are educating the public about the evils of Agenda 21, we go after all the planning that has been done under the table through the consensus process, regional councils, stakeholder meetings and whatever the latest scheme they will think up to get around making policy legitimately. We go to the pertinent governmental body -- city council, board of supervisors, whatever -- and insist that all planning be carried out through the representative process.

This not only includes the plans in the works, but the past planning too. In fact, it might be easier to deal with past planning because future planning will be done, as usual, behind closed doors. We might not know that anything is in the works until they announce it is a done deal. If we are persistent enough and keep uncovering their dastardly deeds of the past and exposing them, we might succeed in making them more uncomfortable about doing it in the future.

Yes, it will take work. We must be vigilant and we will have to cull through a lot of bureaucratic paperwork. But it is something that can be done without lawyers, so while it is time consuming it is not costly. Perhaps others are already doing this and we can learn from them the best way to go about it.

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There isn’t a single area in the United States that does not have ICLEI imbedded in it somewhere. Some cities, towns and counties have KICKED ICLEI OUT. But the programs are still there even if they are no longer paying their dues to this U.N. Program. So there is more work to be done once ICLEI is officially gone and that is the work of above -- going back and finding the programs and yanking them out by the roots.

Speaking of roots, we need to be sowing our own crop of seeds, the seeds of freedom so that liberty might rise from the ashes of this war on it by the global elite. And that will necessitate that we speak out. Those of us who are too fearful of peer pressure will either have to get some backbone or join the disloyal opposition. Mainstream media may ignore us or try to marginalize us, but we must not allow ourselves to be silenced by those who purportedly stand with us.

� 2011 Kathleen Marquardt - All Rights Reserved


1. The Global Biodiversity Assessment. UNEP, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1995, p 767.
2. Ibid: p. 771

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Kathleen Marquardt has been in the freedom movement since before it was called that. She was founder and chairman of Putting People First, a non-profit organization combatting the animal rights movement. Her book, AnimalScam: the Beastly Abuse of Human Rights, was published by Regnery in 1993. Kathleen has been Vice President of American Policy Center since 2000. She is a contributing writer and researcher for Freedom Advocates.











We cannot wait. We must fight now on every avenue open to us. I see Sustainable Development via ICLEI to be the best one for us to immediately challenge right now and the most important.