NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions have been temporarily blocked by a federal judge in New York. (See David’s interview yesterday on RT about the ruling below.)
But just as quickly as one unconstitutional weed has been pulled from the garden by a loose alliance of Tea Party activists, Occupiers, and civil liberties-minded journalists, something even weirder has emerged: Agenda 21.
Do you know about this one? We’re about to venture into Glenn Beck / Alex Jones / late-night radio territory, so buckle your seatbelts. Folks like Jones and Beck have gained tremendous credibility in the wake of the NDAA and “anti-protest law” H.R. 347, and in the wake of news that the U.S. government is, indeed, constructing a $2 billion data center in the Utah desert to log and analyze Americans’ phone calls and emails.
Agenda 21 is described by The Huffington Post as the U.N.’s “program of recommended sustainability measures adopted in 1992.”
In recent days, Republican-led lawmakers in both Kansas and New Hampshire have advanced measures to block Agenda 21′s execution.
How scary is Agenda 21? Well, you can read it for yourself here on the U.N. web site — that’s the Agenda 21 “RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT” from June 1992.
Despite being an old document, the U.N. claims that “the full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.”
Here’s my take: at first the document reads like something out of a high school student government assembly… It’s extraordinarily vague and idealistic. Keep in mind, the recent issue with NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions, and with cybersecurity bill CISPA, stemmed from the vague language within those bills.
It starts to get creepy further down, however. “Women have a vital role in environmental management and development. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development,” the document affirms under Principle 20.