Letter: Agenda 21 being implemented here
In response to those who don’t give any credence to Agenda 21 (Sustainable Development, et al), may I say that when I first heard about it, I thought "That can’t happen here. Not in America." So I decided to do some homework and was astounded to learn that not only could it happen here—but it is happening here!
The principle is that in order to control the people, the government must control the use of land.
Control of the use of land includes control of the use of natural resources. Even as gas prices rise and start to cripple our ability to travel, and we are looking for ways of becoming energy independent, according to the United Nations, 27 percent of the total land area in the United States is already locked up in some kind of protected area and 67 percent of the total marine area. This means, of course, that there can be no development of energy or other natural resources in 27 percent of the nation’s land and 67 percent of the nation’s marine resources. And the goal of Agenda 21 is to increase those numbers.
Control of the use of land includes control of home ownership. Already in parts of California, the use of electricity is rationed. When a household has used up its monthly quota of electricity, its electricity is simply cut off. The goal of Agenda 21 is to cut the use of electricity and water by about half.
Control of the land includes control of where people will live. Already where strict building codes exist that require very expensive and unnecessary energy saving conditions, people are having to give up their homes when they are unable to meet the expense of the codes. And, unlike public domain, where people are at least compensated for their loss, Agenda 21 doesn’t do that. It’s just "Too bad for you." The goal is to have people live in clusters where they can walk or ride bicycles for transportation, doing away with the use of cars altogether. That also allows more land to be locked up.
Can’t happen in Virginia? Guess again. Both Mathews County and Gloucester County have started implementing Agenda 21 under the name of Sustainable Development. At first, Sustainable Development sounds like a good thing—no harm done. But a closer look at the means and the end goals of the program paint a different picture.