-- and the roots of the power structure which hijacked the legitimate environmental movement 60 years ago.
One of Henry Lamb's last articles is perhaps one of his best. Calling on public officials to educate themselves and to take responsibility to shake off the environmental agenda, Lamb states in unequivocal truth the failure of officials' head-in-sand approach and the dire state of our situation.
"Elected officials must learn what Agenda 21 is before opening their mouths and revealing their ignorance."
Lamb educates by refuting one public official's public statements -- statements which reveal a shocking lack of even the most basic grasp of what UN Agenda 21 is and how it came about.
In this particular article, Lamb is focused laser-like on the public official's erroneous statements. To understand just how ignorant this official is, and how prevalent (and dangerous) is the head-in-sand approach by electeds as well as bureaucrats and judges, watch this short video about the roots of the power structure that hijacked the legitimate environmental movement in the 1960s.
Now, re-read Lamb's article about the roots of UN Agenda 21. Consider the timing of these events, just four years after that meeting in Italy.
"Agenda 21 was developed over a period of time, traceable from the 1972 U.N. Conference on the Environment, which identified “environmental protection” as the world’s greatest problem, and gave the world the U.N. Environmental Programme, followed almost immediately by Nixon’s Executive Order that created the EPA.
Then came the 1976 U.N. Conference on Human Settlements, signed by the U.S., which proclaimed that “Public control of land use is…indispensible.” The next major step was the creation of the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development in 1983, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland. The commission issued its final report in 1987, called Our Common Future. This document produced the concept and defined the term “Sustainable Development” to be: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
This rather ambiguous definition was spelled out in great detail in a 40-chapter, 300-page document titled Agenda 21, signed and adopted by 179 nations in 1992 (not 1993) at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro."
Some interesting facts:
- The UN Conference on the Environment was held in the same year, 1972, that the Club of Rome released its "Limits To Growth" which had its stated objective of decreasing global population and ridding the world of "useless eaters".
- Gro Bruntland was a socialist and head of Norway's government in the mid-eighties.
- George Herbert Walker Bush signed the US on to UN Agenda 21 in 1992, at the UNCED in Rio.