Are you feeling less free? Are you feeling more entangled with brain-dead bureaucrats who insist you must do stupid things?
If so, there is a reason for this. It used to be safe to talk about weather, but now it is highly politicized, with scientists blacklisted and billions of dollars in tax money invested in Global Warming Alarmism. Land use is contentious and homeowners are limited in even the simplest things. Toilets no longer work, light bulbs are banned, refrigerators and washers don't last as long as they used to, and everything is more expensive.
Is there a reason for this? Is it just how things are? Is it a conspiracy?
Some say it was actually started by the KGB in the last days of the Cold War, but I've not been able to validate this. However the names of those in power we hear on TV – George Soros, Obama, Al Gore, and their associates are connected to this, supporting it, and gaining power from it. This program to was cloaked in high purpose, sustainability and saving the world, but its objectives are global governance and totalitarian control. The person who launched Agenda 21 was a Marxist, Maurice Strong. During the Iraq "oil for food" scam he allegedly stole $988,885 from his employer, the UN, but resigned his position, fled to China, and was never convicted. In fact he turned up with many of the usual suspects on the board of Chicago-based CCX, which was to be the legal monopoly that handled US Cap and Trade credits, had the legislation passed – which it has not, so far.
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring about?"
Maurice Strong, Primary Author of Agenda 21
The code word to look for is “sustainability,” but goals are expressed in more ominous words (e.g., “population control”). This was first detailed explicitly in the UN’s Agenda 21 (1992). Agenda 21 led directly to the Kyoto Protocol (1997) and Cap and Trade (= ration and tax energy) legislation. Both failed repeatedly in the US Congress, but are now being implemented by executive order. The issue is contentious.
Please don't take my word for it. It's all written down and is now well into the implementation phase. Check it out yourself. Here is a link, and here is the actual, original UN document that outlines the program and it's objectives. Agenda 21 is global and Europe has been hit hard, but it is also here in America and coming to a neighborhood near you.
Agenda 21 was promoted by Oregon Governor John Kitzhauber in 1998, and unanimously adopted by the Oregon Legislature. Since 2006 every department of the State of Oregon has adopted the Sustainable Development Principles and Practices. The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Department (LCDC, a committee of unaccountable, non-elected bureaucrats runs this process) is now requiring city and county governments to adopt Agenda 21 as part of their periodic review process.
Here is a short summary of the intent – crisis and socialism (sound familiar?) – of Agenda 21. Glenn Beck called the Global Governance initiative, "Crime, Inc." The UN initiative started long before Obama, but it was Obama who kicked it into high gear. Here are links to groups opposing Agenda 21.
On June 9, 2011, President Obama signed his 86th Executive Order, and almost nobody noticed. He has implemented Agenda 21 and bypassed Congress by issuing an Executive Order.
President Obama’s E.O. 13575 is designed to begin taking control over almost all aspects of the lives of 16% of the people who live in rural America. Why didn’t we notice it? Weinergate. In the middle of the Anthony Weiner scandal, as the press and most of the American people were distracted, President Obama created something called “The White House Rural Council” (WHRC).
If you wish to learn more about energy policy, I recommend the book Power Grab. Good luck to you, and may God Bless America.