In my book, “Not on my Watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education,” I discuss my experience being educated by the far left in a social work program in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. Everything revolved around the concept of social justice and the idea that the United States owes the world a “climate debt” because we have raped the planet of its resources in order to fuel our capitalist, industrial economy. In fact, at the end of the last semester, we watched a video teaching students that the only way to fight climate change was to give the United Nations global governing power in order to redistribute land and other resources. This plan is known as U.N. Agenda 21, or sustainable development, and it’s a plan that is slowly stripping mankind of all natural rights.
Agenda 21 was originally signed by President George W. Bush in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit. President Clinton, in 1993, signed executive order 12852 which enacted the President’s Council on sustainable development forever entrenching us in the agenda 21 plan. This executive order directed agencies of the federal government to work in compliance with U.N. directives while also coordinating with state and local governments to implement the plan at all levels. Today, sustainable development is a stated goal of nearly every community in America.
The United Nations is an organization based on communist ideals. In fact, the U.N. Charter is nearly identical to the constitution of the old Soviet Union. Communists do not believe in human rights in the same sense that Americans do. In America, the right to private property is a fundamental liberty that contributes to the overall growth and well-being of society. When an individual builds wealth it gives him the opportunity to expand that wealth while allowing others to benefit from its creation. Communists believe that land ownership is a social injustice and that the wealth created by such ownership is oppressive, leading to increased poverty and suffering. This is the basic premise of Agenda 21. Consider this excerpt from the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements-
Land, because of its unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlements, 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. Social justice, urban renewal and development, the provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole.
Furthermore, the Conference on Human Settlements goes onto say that the public ownership and management of land is essential in ensuring that human settlements develop properly while adjusting for changes, and movements of populations. Essentially, the U.N. along with the United States seeks to control all land based on the premise that only the state can best allocate its use in a fair, productive manner. The only problem is that this isn’t true, and history tells us this.
The Soviet Union is one nation remembered for its efforts to control the land in the interest of the greater good. Joseph Stalin believed that if he could confiscate the land from the peasants, and force farmers to work in “collectives,” he could increase production and lead his country into prosperity. Not only were farmers forced to give up their land, Stalin had ordered the more wealthy ones, known as Kulaks, to be eliminated as a class; they were either killed or sent to prison camps for reeducation. These people were targeted in much the same way President Obama targets wealth creators in our society. The end result was tens of millions of hard working grain producers being rounded up in box cars and either exterminated or worked to death. With the nation’s most successful producers gone, grain production slowed significantly resulting in famine. Farmers began to resist collectivization by burning their own crops and livestock, thus being labeled dissenters and traitors to the revolution. Stalin also had these people murdered. In the end, Joseph Stalin’s collectivization led to the death of over twenty-five million people.
Joseph Stalin is not the only communist dictator who tried these ideas. Throughout the twentieth century, nearly one hundred twenty million people perished at the hands of communisms brutal, collectivist ideology. Sadly, it appears as if we are going down that road again.
The United States is now witnessing an oppressive federal bureaucracy known as the Bureau of Land Management force ranchers off of their land in the west, one of which they murdered. President Obama is pushing the ideals of the U.N. agenda 21 plan by forcing sustainable development laws down the nation’s throat. Many of these laws quietly went into effect at the beginning of the year wrapped up in a program known as The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Furthermore, the U.N. Climate chief, Christina Figueres, openly declares that a communist model of government is best suited to meet sustainable development goals and that the world must make every effort to reduce the world’s population to combat climate change. Is the United States about to repeat history by forcing its own citizens off of their land and eliminating those that resist? That seems to be the general tone of this administration.