FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
by Ron Ewart, President, NARLO, ©2014
“Only the ignorant will buy into an irrational or fraudulent premise.” — Ron Ewart
Here are some excerpts from the Agenda 21 Preamble. Some of the passages are highly suspicious.
“Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, (it’s America’s fault) a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. However, integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfillment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, more prosperous future. No nation can achieve this on its own; but together we can – in a global partnership for sustainable development.
Agenda 21 addresses the pressing problems of today and also aims at preparing the world for the challenges of the next century. It reflects a global consensus and political commitment at the highest level on development and environment cooperation. Its successful implementation is first and foremost the responsibility of Governments.
The developmental and environmental objectives of Agenda 21 will require a substantial flow of new and additional financial resources to developing countries, (wealth re-distribution) in order to cover the incremental costs for the actions they have to undertake to deal with global environmental problems and to accelerate sustainable development. Financial resources (read from America) are also required for strengthening the capacity of international institutions for the implementation of Agenda 21.
In the implementation of the relevant programme areas identified in Agenda 21, special attention should be given to the particular circumstances facing the economies in transition. (poor countries)
From the UN Conference on Human Settlements held in Vancouver, BC Canada in 1976. (http://habitat.igc.org/vancouver/van-decl.htm)
“Social, economic, ecological and environmental deterioration which are exemplified at the national and international levels by inequalities in living conditions, social segregation, racial discrimination, acute unemployment, illiteracy, disease and poverty, the breakdown of social relationships and traditional cultural values and the increasing degradation of life-supporting resources of air, water and land.”
From that same conference the conferees wrote:
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable….”
The UN meets all the time on the issue of Human Settlements and their plans are diametrically opposed to the foundation of American freedom and sovereignty. The UN met again in 2001 and produced a policy paper that would curl your hair. It’s hard to believe that the Democrats wanted to pass this policy into American law. (see: http://www.narlo.org/humansettlements.pdf)
If you aren’t getting the theme laid out here, you aren’t paying attention. To control the population on a planet-wide basis, you have to create a crisis and you have to name the culprit that caused the crisis. The alleged crisis is environmental degradation of the planet and the guilty are all the people of the world, but especially Americans. The goal is planet-wide control of everything by a so-called international enlightened elite few. In order to lift up the rest of the world to some arbitrarily acceptable living conditions, as defined by the international enlightened elite few, it is absolutely necessary to confiscate the wealth of the richer countries. In order to get the richer countries to willingly give up their wealth, they have to be convinced that they are guilty of harming the environment (global warming, etc.) and must pay for their transgressions. The whole concept is ingenious. But it is the greatest con ever perpetrated on mankind since the dawn of time, but especially on Americans where property rights are the very roots of their freedom.
The basic socio-environmental premise is that humans are harming the environment and they must be severely regulated and the rich countries heavily taxed. So let’s examine the premise of the environmentalists, as exploited by the so-called international enlightened elite few. The question is, are humans irreparably harming the environment, or is their negative contribution to the land, air and water miniscule in comparison to what the earth can do and has done to itself? In order to make this examination, you have to know a little about the life of the earth in its 4.5 billion year life span. Remember, the earth is not 100 years old.
In a previous article we wrote:
“The Earth has endured sunspots, reversing poles, shifting magnetic fields, drifting continents, asteroid and comet collisions, and ice ages in its 4.5 billion-year history. It has experienced the wondrous 165 million-year dinosaur experiment. Six hundred million years ago, the “Cambrian explosion” occurred, when life almost magically erupted, emerged and evolved at a pace never seen before.”
“Over its lifetime, the Earth spun, tilted, heaved, shifted, rose and shrunk, drastically changed, expelled gases and molten lava, grew hot and then cold. Continents drifted first toward each other (Pangea) and then away. Polar ice caps and glaciers melted and sea levels rose and then lowered.”
“About 12,000 years ago, one-third of the Earth’s surface was covered in a layer of ice more than one mile thick. During that ice age, which lasted longer than civilized man has lived on Earth, there were no animals, plants, insects, or eco-system that could survive in this harsh environment. But life on Earth still survived in other places less hostile. The ultimate thaw and the rushing torrent carved deep gouges and massive channels in the Earth’s surface. It created riverbeds and dry falls and lakes and inland seas and other features in the Earth’s crust, not there before. Now that was global warming on a grand scale.”
“Whole forests grew and then died out. Mountains rose out of the bowels of the Earth, pushed up by continents in collision and then flattened back into the crust. Rivers changed direction. Monster lakes were formed. Giant meteors struck the Earth at galactic speeds, carving massive holes in the crust and sending continent-size clouds of sunlight-dimming dust into the atmosphere. The atmosphere became opaque and cut off the life-giving sunlight, rendering lifeless enormous parts of the planet. Millions of species of plants and animals evolved, survived, reproduced and then died out, to be replaced by entirely different species of plants and animals.”
“However, major changes seldom occurred in cataclysmic events. They almost always took place agonizingly slowly, over eons of time, through the tedious, grinding, random, chaotic, disorganized process of natural evolution. The variables were almost infinite and still are.”
“And today, those same agonizingly slow processes are at work. We are an integral part of those processes but we will have little or no effect on any final outcome. We will but only tickle the grander elements such as the sun, the moon and the Earth itself, none of which is predictable, much less measurable to the degree necessary for accurate predictions.”
How long has civilized man (now there is an oxymoron) lived on this planet? About 5 to 6,000 years. How long is 6,000 years to the life of the planet ….. an infinitesimal 0.0001333%? What has the earth been doing for the last 600 million years since the Cambrian Explosion? It has been dumping its own biological excrement (garbage) on the sea floor and all over the land for 600 million years. In other words, the earth is creating and has created its own garbage and then re-cycling it. But in earth terms it takes thousands and sometimes millions of years to recycle that garbage. In fact, the earth is its own garbage recycler.
Man has been polluting the air and dumping garbage on the land and sea for about 150 years. Yes, some of that garbage could take a considerable amount of time to recycle, but the earth will recycle it in time.
The environmentalists, as exploited by the so-called international enlightened elite few, would have you believe that today we must freeze time. Every wetland and every species must be preserved as it exists today, at great cost, even though 99.999% of every species that ever lived have gone extinct. In addition, the so-called elite few and the environmentalists believe that man’s contribution to carbon dioxide (CO2) must be scaled way back in America, no matter what happens to our standard of living, to save us and the planet from man-caused global warming, a man-contrived fraud.
Meanwhile, China and India are dumping several orders of magnitude more pollution into the atmosphere than is America.
We ask, what makes the 20th or 21st Century sacrosanct at this particular time? The earth does not exist in time increments of 100 years. For the earth, deaths, new life and extinctions are constant and time scales are in increments of tens of thousands of years, a million years, or even a billion years.
Eventually, a partial or full human extinction is inevitable. Humans, in an alleged civilized fashion, have been around for about 6,000 years. Those 6,000 years have been a relatively quiet time in earth’s history. The fact is, man’s days on earth are probably numbered. If the earth itself doesn’t send man back 100,000 years, some extraterrestrial object probably will. Never has an unchecked species with no known predators ever survived on earth for very long. Mother Nature has a way of balancing the scales. If the earth or a comet doesn’t send man to extinction, some microbe like Ebola will. Man has no chance of lasting as long as the dinosaurs because a mass extinction is on the horizon, maybe in the next million years. All this hype about social justice and environmentalism will be moot if the Yellowstone super volcano ever comes to life. The scientists tell us it’s long overdue.
Or man himself might do the trick. The fact is, you are in imminent danger from environmental cranks. Take the case of one Professor Eric Pianka (University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert) who believes that Ebola is a good way to eradicate 90% of mankind on earth and bring man to a manageable level. So he said at a 2006 conference and his ideas received a standing ovation from the audience of Texas Academy of Science members. Millions of people, especially environmentalists, think this is a great idea ….. except for them, of course.
After man is gone, the earth will clean itself up but it will still go on belching its own excrement into the environment and then recycling that excrement over millions of years. The earth will heal itself from man’s presence in less than a thousand years, even if he annihilates himself in a nuclear holocaust. A thousand years is nothing to the life of the earth. Right now, the earth just tolerates man’s presence.
Americans, especially Americans, are being conned on a grand scale in the name of social justice and radical environmentalism, as defined by the so-called international enlightened elite few. America’s individual freedom, liberty and sovereignty are in grave peril from this threat. The environmentalists and the elite few would have you believe that the earth is only 100 years old and must be preserved in its present state. But then “ignorant people will buy into an irrational or fraudulent premise every time” ….. unless someone educates them.
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NOTE: The foregoing article represents the opinion of the author and is not necessarily shared by the owners, representatives, employees, or agents of the publisher.
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America,” is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org), an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners and a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State. He can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.