One of the influential voices of the progressive environmentalist movement is The Earth Charter. This organization emphasizes global control of everything. Here is a sampling of its charter with direct quotations.
"Respect and care for the community of life"
- Respect Earth and life in all its diversity (Protect the delta smelt in California by dumping fresh water into the ocean while an entire state is experiencing drought?)
- Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love
- Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful (Is it statistically true that democratic societies are peaceful, just, and do not go to war but constitutional republic do? Where is the evidence?)
- Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations (Would that be accomplished by taking arable land out of production, re-wild it, and then restrict human habitation to designated urban areas as evidenced by the Biodiversity map also known as the Wildlands Project map?)
- Adopt at all levels sustainable development plans and regulations that make environmental conservation and rehabilitation integral to all development initiatives (This is definitely in full swing in all the Green Growth, Smart Growth Initiatives of Agenda 21 that restrict zoning to multi-purpose high rise living, particularly in the U.S.)
- Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being (Would U.N. decide the patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction?)
- Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction (Who exactly decides what is responsible reproduction and what is not and how will it be enforced?)
- Adopt lifestyles that emphasize the quality of life and material sufficiency in a finite world (Who becomes the arbiter of lifestyle and what constitute material sufficiency?)
- Act with restraint and efficiency when using energy, and rely increasingly on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind" (Who decides what 'restraint' is in using energy and what is the cutoff when use is disallowed?)
"Social and Economic Justice"
- Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative
- Promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations (Redistribution of wealth is already underway, from producers to non-producers.)
- Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity (This gender equality and equity seems to be working well in the Muslim world dictatorships.)
- Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities" (If it's universal access, isn't it discriminatory to give special attention to certain groups? What kind of 'right of all' are they talking about?)
"Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace"
- Provide all, especially children and youth, with educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development (Empower youth to do what with sustainable development?)
- Treat all living beings with respect and consideration (Would animals receive lawyers to make sure humans treat animals with 'respect and consideration?')
- Demilitarize national security system to the level of a non-provocative defense posture, and convert military resources to peaceful purposes, including ecological restoration (Who decides what constitutes levels of non-provocative defense posture and how military resources will be converted to peaceful purposes?)
- Eliminate nuclear, biological, and toxic weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, Ensure that the use of orbital and outer space supports environmental protection and peace
And who is going to do all this global governance (control) of the Earth through sustainable development, the lynchpin of U.N. Agenda 21? United Nations, of course, run by none other than third world nations, the very beneficiaries of this wealth redistribution through "justice and peace" scheme.
I would not exactly call wealth confiscation from the producers to the non-producers "justice" or "peaceful." I would call it unjust and coercive seizure of earned wealth under the guise of saving the planet from a non-existent environmental meltdown. The constant, loud rhetoric coming from the progressive mainstream media, academia, and crony capitalists has created a very rich and lucrative climate change industry worth trillions.
"In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development."
On the occasion of the Earth Charter's 15 years of sustainable global governance indoctrination, the Earth Charter is planning activities and propaganda around the globe to push further its "universal ethical principles of sustainable development under the slogan, "One Earth Community, One Common Destiny" and the banner "Earth Charter +15."
The Earth Charter was launched on June 29, 2000 in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. The partners of the Earth Charter are listed here. Council members listed oversee the work of the Earth Charter Secretariat. The Earth Charter Secretariat staff is listed here.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the co-author of The Earth Charter, wrote, "I envisage the principles of The Earth Charter to be a new form of the Ten Commandments. They lay the foundation for a sustainable global earth community." The citizens of various countries who believe in the Biblical Ten Commandments must reorient their entire lives to fit this new directive of progressive global governance.
According to the United Nations Commission on Global Governance, "Regionalism must precede globalism. We foresee a seamless system of governance from local communities, individual states, regional unions, and up through to the United Nations itself." What a neat Ponzi scheme of wealth redistribution in the name of saving the Earth from man-made Armageddon!
If you wonder about this new world order, here is a simple explanation how they are doing it. "The alternative to the existing world order can only emerge as a result of a new human dimension of progress. We envision a revolution of the mind, a new way of thinking," said Mikhail Gorbachev at the State of the World Forum. Schools have been quite busy in the last forty years indoctrinating children into the global governance new way of thinking and the global citizen mindset.
The 2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance, "Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene," will offer a Summer School on Earth System Governance (December 9-12, 2015) and an excursion to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (December 13, 2015).
According to the Smithsonian, "Anthropocene has become an environmental buzzword ever since the atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen popularized it in 2000." Environmental activists have blamed "man" (anthropo) and "new" (cene) for causing extinction of plants and animals and polluting the planet through man's industrial revolution, having changed the atmosphere and the climate irreversibly.
The newest title in the Earth System Governance series is available from MIT Press, Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime, exploring "the practical and conceptual implications of juristic democracy as a new approach to international environmental governance." More global governance publications and abstracts can be found here.
If you are wondering what "juristic democracy" is and what it has to do with the environment, you are not alone. I don't think that "consensus" has a place in science and science reasoning; "consensus" means general agreement of opinion, it is not a scientific fact.
According to its website, "The Earth System Governance Project is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change." The researchers include "social and natural scientists."
The Sustainable Development buzz word that is now used in every facet of our lives has been defined in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the Brundtland Commission) report titled 'Our Common Future.' Sustainable Development is "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
United Nations agencies, working against the economic needs and wishes of U.S. citizens, compiled a blueprint for achieving sustainable development called U.N. Agenda 21. This 40 chapter document (about 300 pages) addresses every facet of human life and how sustainable development should be implemented through local, state, and federal government. With its grant-making power ('visioning grants' and 'challenge grants') and conservation easements (lower taxes in exchange for taking land out of agricultural use or any use for several years or in perpetuity), the federal government promoted the sustainable development idea and policies to the state and local levels with the creation of an army of new community of sustainable development NGOs (non-government organizations) such as the American Planning Association, the Sustainable Resource Center, and the Institute for Sustainable Development. There is not one level of government left in the U.S. or university that does not have a Sustainable Development plan in place or a degree program that involves the phrase Sustainable Development.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.