Version: November 18, 2022
An example of a reference to using taxation is in 8.36:
Governments should encourage research and analysis on effective uses of economic instruments and incentives with the assistance and support of regional and international economic and environmental organizations, as well as non-governmental research institutes, with a focus on such key issues as:
- a. The role of environmental taxation suited to national conditions;
- b. The implications of economic instruments and incentives for competitiveness and international trade, and potential needs for appropriate future international cooperation and coordination;
- c. The possible social and distributive implications of using various instruments.
8.34, 8.35, etc. are also about coming up with ways to alter our way of life–change our behaviours–manipulate us–impose new values on us–by interfering with prices and applying taxes.
8.37 for example:
The theoretical advantages of using pricing policies, where appropriate, need to be better understood, and accompanied by greater understanding of what it means to take significant steps in this direction. Processes should therefore be initiated, in cooperation with business, industry, large enterprises, transnational corporations, as well as other social groups, as appropriate, at both the national and international levels, to examine:
a. The practical implications of moving towards greater reliance on pricing that internalize environmental costs appropriate to help achieve sustainable development objectives;
b. The implications for resource pricing in the case of resource-exporting countries, including the implications of such pricing policies for developing countries;
c. The methodologies used in valuing environmental costs.
Think outside the box for a second. If your use of money is being limited, did your need for energy and your need for fuel and food suddenly disappear? You really think there are no health and life-and-death consequences to not being able to keep your home heated–for most people? This is what control is about.
This reminds me of cybernetics. What we’re talking about is technocracy–a different kind of society with different principles than the ones many of us had assumed.
Norbert Wiener’s definition of “cybernetics” is: “control and communication in the animal and the machine.”
Being controlled like a machine–following instructions like a computer.
And the people with power, in my view, have always used the financial system–and economic levers–and taxes–and price and wage controls when possible, to control and limit people.
Part 1.6 of the Preamble refers to this document–Agenda 21–as the “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.”
It says that Agenda 21 “could evolve over time in the light of changing needs and circumstances. This process marks the beginning of a new global partnership for sustainable development.”
As we discussed before, think about the term “partnership.” Who are the “partners”? You and me as individual citizens? No.
There are 27 instances of the word partnership in this document.
Summary of the Sections and Chapters
From the Contents, we can see there are four sections in this document:
SECTION I. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS: Chapters 2 to 8 include plans for developing countries, poverty, “changing consumption patterns,” “demographic dynamics and sustainability,” “human health,” “human settlement,” combining environment and development in “decision-making.”
You can see from this summary of the chapter headings in Section 1 that Agenda 21 is concerned about social engineering consumption habits and about controlling population, managing human health and settlement. It’s about managing the whole world–like we are employees in a business.
SECTION II. CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT: Chapters 9 to 22 includes plans for the management of the atmosphere, land resources, “deforestation,” desertification, drought, mountains, agriculture and rural development, “biological diversity,” biotechnology, oceans, seas and their resources, freshwater resources, toxic chemicals, traffic in toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes, solid wastes, sewage, radioactive wastes.
Here, you can see that this group–using the UN as its mouthpiece–intends to manage the atmosphere and all resources on the planet. Deforestation and desertification are presented as global problems rather than natural processes that people can deal with locally by themselves. Notice how they have a plan regarding biotechnology. That doesn’t sound very green to me.
SECTION III. STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF MAJOR GROUPS: Chapters 23-32 includes plans for boosting women as a focus group, “children and youth,” “indigenous peoples,” “strengthening the role of non-governmental organizations,” Local authorities’ initiatives in support of Agenda 21, strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions, strengthening the role of business and industry, scientific and technological community, and strengthening the role of farmers.
It looks to me like it tries to cover everyone, but the priority does seem to be to use the divide and conquer approach of supposedly strengthening groups rather than strengthening individual rights.
In retrospect, we have seen a huge drop in individual rights and freedoms since 1992, especially because of anti-terrorism legislation after 9/11, and because of the ongoing “drug war” (which has different facets to it, one of which is to build up police powers, including surveillance) and now we see even worse infringements with COVID policies.
We have seen a ratcheting up of efforts to create tension in society between “groups,” to undermine traditional values and create disunity. This is “strategy of tension” or destabilization. People might remember Charlie Manson talking about “race war” for example. This concept is planted deliberately. It also includes destruction of identity, and McLuhan warned about this happening through television.
“International institutions” which are used as tools for powerful corporate owners will often single out women, girls and youth for example–as propaganda targets in order to artificially divide society.
Creating tension between generations–dividing teenagers from adults for example, has gone on for decades now in the cultural engineering field of popular music.
Creating tension between men and women has been going on for a long time–with totally incompatible cultural icons being put out there at the same time–namely, Gloria Steinem and Hugh Hefner–atomizing society in two different directions.
The terms “global” or “globalization” or “partnership” or “world” or “cooperation” or “integrated” are used instead of terms like “empire” or “imperial. ”
Also, note that we’re talking about the United Nations – an organization based in the United States and created and backed by America’s ruling elites as much as those of other nations such as Canada.
There are always serious problems locally with people having real grievances, including a very basic lack of democratic input from citizens even, but they can and should be solved locally if it were possible to do so.
Not every grievance is everyone else’s business, but I think, unfortunately, that many grievances with indigenous people, and others, have been left deliberately unresolved and these tensions are deliberately played up in order to create tension for the long-term agenda of bringing us all into a technocratic Agenda 21 dictatorship–the climactic resolution of world government.
These elites used these strategies throughout the Cold War, in Central America and in the Middle East. McNamara the “liberal” became head of the World Bank. And Wolfowitz the neo-conservative became a head of the world bank also. So much for right and left. Is the UN separate from the U.S. and NATO and the international banks? No.
Agenda 21 isn’t just for the developing world. It applies to the “developed” world also. “Changing consumption patterns” is what we are dealing with now in 2022. That’s our special treatment.
This plan even gives a special status to NGOs and it strengthens their role above individual rights and input by ordinary people.
I think a lot of this plan is about rewarding those who go along with it, whether it’s business and industry or trade unions. Everyone is to be on the same page! And I have no doubt that this plan comes from those who run Big Business with a Capital B.
Individuals and individual voices are not strengthened by it. Past assumptions about one man one vote or individual rights have been squashed. Everyone is just a cog in a wheel, manipulated by NLP techniques, propaganda, and distracted by entertainment and useless data.
Notice the term “community” in reference to science and technology, putting a shine on those who are busy playing God with genetics–trying to throw out all moral and religious and legal restraints on what the “owners” want to do–if it was possible. There are still laws against these things however.
Those of us who participated in those boom years of helping to build the Internet and Internet related software, in my opinion, were part of building one of the key Agenda 21 platforms for information, inventory, surveillance and monitoring.
And the final section is:
SECTION IV. MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION: Chapter 33 to 40 includes plans for financial resources and mechanisms, technology transfer, science, promoting education, public awareness and training (propaganda), capacity-building, international institutions, international legal instruments, information for decision-making.
To be continued in Part 4