While most Americans remain blissfully unaware, the United Nations “sustainable development” scheme known as Agenda 21 will affect virtually every area of life — and it is already here. A short new documentary about the UN plan, using the global organization’s own documents and other sources, explores the implications of this far-reaching agenda and what it means to you and your family.
The film emphasizes the obvious importance of protecting the environment — everybody wants clean air and clean water. However, as the documentary points out, when environmentalism came to a fork in the road, the agenda took one route while the rhetoric took another. For those concerned with freedom, the picture appears grim at first.
America, of course, was founded on the principles of individual liberty and God-given rights, which include the ownership of private property. “Private property and freedom are inseparable,” reads a quote from George Washington cited in the documentary. The Founding Fathers also understood the danger of big government, even waging a war for independence against what was then the most powerful big government on earth — the British Crown.
Beginning some three decades ago, however, the UN began its push to allegedly “save the environment” and achieve what it called “sustainable development.” The short documentary — entitled Agenda 21: How Will It Affect You? — introduces viewers to some of the key players in the scheme including socialist Gro Harlem Brundtland, one of the chief architects of the UN plan.
The film also goes through important milestones such as the 1992 “Earth Summit” in the global effort to impose “sustainability” on the people of the planet. At that crucial conference two decades ago, rulers from all over the world came together and created what came to be known as “Agenda 21.” It quickly became clear what the scheme was about.
"Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning and suburban housing — are not sustainable," noted Earth Summit Secretary-General Maurice Strong as he ushered in Agenda 21. In other words, the UN sustainability agenda eventually seeks to curtail people’s choices in terms of food, transportation, housing — even family size, as in Communist China.
The final document at the summit was signed by 178 world leaders including then-U.S. President George H.W. Bush as well as dozens of totalitarian despots. It was never ratified by the U.S. Senate as required by the Constitution. Since then, however, presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have signed myriad executive orders and agreements advancing Agenda 21 in the United States, the film explains.
Meanwhile, with federal help, the UN scheme has already found its way into local communities all across the nation through Local Agenda 21 and a deeply controversial international organization known as ICLEI — formerly the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. More than 500 local governments in the United States are already involved with the group.
A significant segment of the film is devoted to exploring the true intentions of Agenda 21’s architects. It also explores in some detail what the scheme really means to Americans and the people of the world — and how it will affect the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Individuals who cherish freedom may find the information disturbing.
Much of the information, however, is drawn from the UN’s own documents, more than a few of which openly attack private property rights, population growth, the market system, cheap energy, and much more. The film offers a short review of some of the key points presented in important UN reports, giving viewers a brief but well-rounded view of the global agenda and its implications.
However, there is good news as well. The film also covers, albeit briefly, the fact that opposition to Agenda 21 is growing all across America. At the local level, for example, activists are securing countless victories in the battle to expel the UN and its “sustainable development” plan. Numerous communities have already ditched ICLEI while state legislatures across America get involved as well.
The powerful documentary was produced by The John Birch Society, a liberty-minded non-profit organization that has been working against UN scheming and all forms of totalitarianism for more than five decades. Its motto encapsulates the mission well: "Less government, more responsibility, and — with God's help — a better world."
The consequences of doing nothing and letting the UN’s Agenda 21 take a firmer hold in America would be disastrous. So, on that note, the video, which is also available on DVD, ends by encouraging citizens to get involved and by pointing activists to online JBS resources for the fight.
Watch the video below: