Agenda 21 was a major, if not slightly cloaked, topic at the recent United Nations summit in New York City. An expansive plan reportedly designed to examine climate change “risk stress testing” for international banking purposes, securities regulation, and accounting practices was revealed during the UN Climate Summit. The United Nations Agenda 21 related initiative is being led by the Willis Group Holdings, Swiss Re, The International Council for Science, the PwC, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Environmental Programme and other partners and senior financial regulators.
The climate change banking plan is similar to other initiatives drafted in recent years by the insurance industry to review its ability to underwrite risks, according to United Nations media releases. “The test evaluates the maximum probable annual financial loss that a company, city, or region, could expect once in a hundred years and enables them to manage their risk in an more informed and effective way,” according to PreventionWeb.
The Agenda 21 United Nations program is a voluntary, non-binding plan which is allegedly focused solely on sustainable development. Adopted by 178 countries in 1992, the plan is based upon a program to abolish poverty and protect “fragile environments” by “properly” managing cities. Some charge the program wants to push all citizens into cities.
America is a “signatory” country to Agenda 21. Since the plan is a non-binding statement and not a treaty, a vote on the initiative was not necessary. In the United States, more than 500 large and moderate-sized cities are members of an international sustainability organization that reportedly supports the implementation of Agenda 21.
Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services Mike Wilkins had this to say about the United Nations climate change banking guidelines discussed at the summit:
“This is a giant step for sustainable development. The aim is to help regulators, companies and investors to evaluate systematically the risk of storms, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events to the financial well-being of public and private sector organisations. A better understanding of climate risk and economic losses from disasters can become a normal feature of investment analysis and financial planning.”
An extremely detailed map of America created by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity shows exactly where United States citizens would be living if the global group has its way. Although President Obama cannot legally force Americans to leave their crime-free spacious homes or cabin in the woods, he can force federal agencies to consider the environmental impact and carbon dioxide emissions associated with suburban and rural grant proposals and infrastructure funding proposals.
The regional equity movement subscribes to a definite anti-suburb mindset, which by logical extension, thrusts even more ire towards rural residents. The abolish the suburbs goal will arguably extend beyond any purse-strings effort by a single president and includes plans to fold urban and suburban areas together through outright annexation.
Author Stanley Kurtz wrote Spreading The Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. Kurtz believes that President Obama has plans to abolish the suburbs and “Manhattanize” America. The outspoken critic of the liberal president points to the Saul Alisnky mindset which appears to be running rampant through the most progressive administration in the history of the United States, to make his point.
Stanley Kurtz’s investigation into the Agenda 21 type push for so-called biodiversity led to the discovery of multiple links between President Obama and key regionalist movement advocates. President Obama was reportedly trained by pioneers in the regionalist movement, some of the same equity advocates work with him today at the White House, according to Kurtz.
The author maintains that Barack Obama was a primary source of foundation funding for their groups’ efforts when he was an Illinois State Senator – and during his brief time in the US Senate before misguided Americans voted him into the Oval Office. Stanley Kurtz steadfastly believes that President Obama’s regionalist movement buddies are pushing him to put conditions on future federal aid projects that adhere to regional planning commissions recommendations based upon the dictates of the Sustainable Communities Initiative.
During the Obama administration, the White House has allegedly “lent its prestige and facilities” to Building One America. The group is headed by Mike Kruglik. He was reportedly one of the “bosses” of then community organizer Obama. Greg Galluzzo and Jerry Kellman, the other two supervisors of Barack Obama, are also high-profile regionalists. The three men are credited with establishing the Gamaliel Foundation, which has been deemed the most influential voice behind the regionalist equity movement to abolish the suburbs. When Kruglik was at the West Wing of the White House for the Building One America conference, he reportedly met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and senior Obama adviser Peter Rouse. Valerie Jarrett was also supposedly slated to attend but was pulled away for debt ceiling discussions. The Building One America conference was convened by the invitation of the White House (i.e. Obama administration) according to Kurtz. President Obama and Mike Kruglik were photographed together later inside the Oval Office.
An excerpt from the Building One America mission statement reads:
“To stabilize and revitalize communities, reinvigorate local economies and promote regional opportunity through broad-based mobilization, leadership development, and the direct engagement of policy makers at the state and federal level.”
Although the regionalist equity movement group’s statement might not sound too Constitution infringing at first glance, the liberal rhetoric noted elsewhere on the website offers a bit more clarity on the thinly veiled anti-suburbs ideals. Phrases like “regional mobility,” “fair school funding,” and “inclusionary housing” give clear voice to the progressive spread the wealth mantra. True to liberal form, specific details about exactly what the catchy phrases would mean to both the entitlement-loving and taxpaying public are omitted.
John Powell, a law professor and director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, has also been a “strategic partner” for both the Gamaliel Foundation and Building One America. Powell reportedly feels that there is a significant amount of “structural racism” in America and referred to as a nationally recognized scholar on regional equity.
Building One America strategic partner John Powell had this to say about racism and the suburbs:
“In creating the suburbs it was explicit that the suburbs were for whites only. You had demands for civil rights, and you had the federal government essentially paying white people to leave the central city and to live in this new space – a white space – called the suburbs. The structure of that is still what we’re living with today. So much of the work of Jim Crow laws was maintaining social distance between blacks and whites. Now whites lived in the suburbs, and blacks and racialized others lived in the city. Social differences became redefined through these fragmented, racialized, metropolitan areas. Money was divested from the city, which were old neighborhoods where black were more likely to live, and suburbs were created”.
The Chinese version of Agenda 21 should serve as a big, bold, blinking warning sign for America. So-called “ghost cities” in China – newly built cities with buildings but few or no people — are reportedly part of the sustainable development plans outlined in the United Nations Agenda 21 initiative. The Agenda 21 China plan included measures to move “tens of millions” of citizens away from rural areas and into brand new cities designed in an eco-friendly manner. Although the eco-city in Tianjin has received a modicum of success, many of the “green” structures in the Agenda 21 compliant urban area are still vacant, according to a report in The Guardian.
China appears to be progressing its Agenda 21 measures at warp speed. The Chinese government is in the midst of relocating 250,000 citizens from rural farm areas into still-in-development eco-cities, The Common Sense Show reports. The new urban environmentally friendly cities can house more than one million people with over 65 million “micro-apartments” being constructed. Many of the tiny apartments remain unoccupied in the China ghost towns, but will likely be filled as the rural roundup continues.
In March China unveiled its new “urbanization plan” that included sections pertaining to both technical and social engineering. The China Agenda 21 plan reportedly indicates that more than 100 million rural residents will “be moved” into the eco-cities over the course of the next six years. Such a scenario could never occur in America right? Yet critics of Agenda 21 say once someone becomes aware of the elements in the UN Agenda 21 initiative, it becomes evident that it may already be happening. News reports about infringement upon states’ rights and property rights, as well as mandates from the EPA, USDA, and FDA all could be seen as Agenda 21-driven.
University professor Cheng Xiaonong said that farmers are being forcibly relocated at gun point and forced to relocate to urban areas:
“[Party chief] Bo Xilai has been promoting a policy of moving farmers into towns, building apartments and moving forcibly relocated farmers into these stack and pack apartments and treating this as urbanization.”
Common Sense Media reported:
“Cheng said urbanization isn’t about calculating how many farmers are relocated into cities, but about farmers being able to move into the city and gaining some measure of sustainable employment and adequate living conditions. These relocated farmers, without the prospect of jobs, is a recipe for economic and social disaster. Soon, there will be tens of millions of Chinese totally dependent on government handouts to survive. This is the power that governments strive to obtain because it gives them total control. This Chinese scene is reminiscent of the Agenda 21 inspired movie, Hunger Games.”
Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey & Co., called it “good news” that China is urbanizing. “What we’re basically seeing is more than 250,000 people moving from rural areas to cities every week,” Barton said.
Meanwhile, a California group known as the Post Sustainability Institute recently filed a lawsuit to stop a project, Plan Bay Area, which is a San Francisco-area long-range transportation and land-use/housing strategy that has a finish target of 2040. According to the Plan Bay Area website, the goal is to “accommodate future population growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks.” That is done by building neighborhoods that are “within walking distance of frequent transit service” and that offer “a wide variety of housing options” and feature grocery stores, community centers, and restaurants.”