This is the ninth lesson in a series of ten lessons on Agenda 21, commonly known as Sustainable Development. Today we will learn the…
Role of Non Governmental Organizations and How City Planners Make Dupes of Citizens Through the Delphi Method and in so Doing Undermine our Representative Government.
There are two types of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)…
- Operational NGOs are community based and can work on an international or national level. The Red Cross is an example of an international NGO.
- Advocacy NGOs promote a specific political agenda by lobbying, using news media, organizing activist political events, etc.
In this lesson, we will only learn about Advocacy NGOs, as they are the type of NGO that is forwarding Agenda 21 policies around the globe.
So, what is an Advocacy NGO?
They are groups of people with specific political agendas, who want to get the government to force YOU to do whatever they wish. To be an NGO for the United Nations the organization must complete paperwork with the United Nations to become officially sanctioned by the U.N.
*The largest NGO is Amnesty International with a membership of 1.8 million members.
*The 3 NGOs with the greatest impact on the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the arm of the U.N. that deals with environmental policy are…
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
World Resources Institute (WRI)
International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN)
And then there is the infamous NGO called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) whose main function is to design ways to force Sustainable Development into local government policies. There will be more information on ICLEI in Lesson 10.
The list provided below lists some of the more familiar Non Governmental Organizations.
National Audubon Society
The Nature Conservancy
Nat’l Wildlife Federation
Zero Population Growth
The Sierra Club
The Nat’l Education Association
The Environmental Defense Fund
NGOs are the “worker bees” for the U.N. Without the NGOs it is doubtful that Agenda 21 could have been implemented around the world.
Here are some of the things the NGOs, in their worker bees function, do for the United Nations.
1. Working closely with United Nations Environmental Program, the NGOs write policies that combine their political agenda with that of the U.N. Agenda 21. For example an NGO like Zero Population Growth would have no problem writing policy for United Nations Environmental Program that would go right along with Agenda 21’s desire to control population, as that is also the goal of the NGO called Zero Population Growth.
2. The NGOs work to get the policy adopted by one or more U.N. organization for consideration at a regional conference.
3. The NGOs convince the delegates at the regional conference to adopt the policy.
4. The NGO writes a legally drawn up policy statement on the issue. This document is called a “Convention”.
5. The NGOs lobby to get the delegates at the conference to adopt the Convention.
6. The Convention is sent to National Governments to be ratified.
7. Once the Convention is ratified, it becomes international law.
8. Then the NGOs go into full swing lobbying, in our case Congress, to write national laws that comply with the treaty. It is not uncommon for key leaders of these radical NGOs to be appointed to Presidential Councils, creating a direct, official connection between the U.N. and our federal government, and an even greater likelihood that the policy will be written into law. This was the case with Clinton’s Presidential Conference on Sustainable Development in 1992 (see Lesson 1).
9. Once national laws are created and passed, the NGOs go to State governments and lobby them to pass state laws that comply with the national laws.
However, since the Federal Government is prohibited by the Tenth Amendment from writing laws that dictate local policy, the NGOs must take a different tack when trying to force Agenda 21 ideas into local government.
So to “encourage” local governments to comply with Agenda 21 policies, NGOs lobby Congress to include special grants (see Lesson 6) to help states and communities fund Agenda 21 policies.
In this way, your federal tax dollars are funneled down to the local level to help implement Agenda 21/Sustainable Development policies, which are designed to…
* Steal your private property right (Lesson #3)
* Control all human behavior (Lesson #4)
*Control the business sector (Lesson #5)
* Destroy our representative republic (Lesson #7 and Lesson #9)
* Indoctrinate our Children in order to create good global citizens (Lesson #8)
* Create social, economic, and environmental justice.(Lessons 1-9)
Should a community or state refuse to participate “voluntarily”, local chapters of the NGOs are trained to go into action. They begin to pressure city councils or county commissioners to accept the grants and implement the policies. Should they meet resistance, the NGO begins to issue news releases telling the community their elected officials are losing millions of dollars for the community. The pressure continues until the grant is finally taken and the policy becomes local law.
It is now easy to see why the NGOs can be compared to worker bees. The NGOs do the heavy lifting required to implement Agenda 21 throughout the globe.
Understanding the Delphi Method and How It is Used to Dupe the Citizen and Undermine the Power of the Local Government
It may not be necessary for an NGO to send anyone to your city or county to create compliance to Sustainable Development Policy. Not if your city or county has hired one or more city planners who have been exposed to the American Planning Association’s (APA) “Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook”.
The American Planning Association’s Guidebook was paid for by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal agencies, using your tax dollars. This massive 1500 page compilation of boilerplate legislation and planning practices guides planners on ways to implement the principles of United Nations Agenda 21 in your local communities.
There are over 16,000 certified planners in the United States. The APA helps planners learn what some many consider a manipulative method of reaching consensus about community concerns. This method goes by a number of names including the Delphi Method, Consensus Planning, or Visioning.
A planner runs this process in such a way as to allow citizens to think that they are giving input into their communities; input that will help lead the community to an acceptable solution to a community problem. Whereas in reality the data the citizen is providing is minimized in such a way as to allow the pre-determined outcome that the Planners desired all along to be realized. In this way, citizens will be made to believe that green space, bicycle paths, and walking trails were the top concerns of the community because the data will have been manipulated by the planners to create the Sustainable Development desired outcome.
This explains why around the country, small towns and large, are adopting plans for their communities that have similar sounding names, like Vision 2020, and that are following very similar Sustainable Development plans. Columbus, Ohio has the Columbus 2050 plan. Here is an excerpt from their home page…
“If there’s one reoccurring theme throughout the entirety of the Columbus 2050 document, it’s sustainability. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot, and the definition can vary wildly, but the local leadership at the Urban Land Institute sees it primarily as a call to personal and community responsibility.”
“At its most basic, sustainability means living within your means and can be applied to individuals, businesses and governments,” says Reidy. “For individuals, it can be living closer to the workplace or community centers, eating locally raised foods, consciously minimizing energy use – at work, home and in modes of transportation.”
“While the Columbus 2050 document may lack the visions of flying cars and Jetsons-like fashion, it does provide a solid foundation for smart growth, and the building blocks that can potentially shape Central Ohio to be globally competitive for decades to come.”
How is it possible that a country with such diverse communities, could achieve such uniformity in terminology, strategy, and future community planning, unless “the fix is in”-unless City Planners schooled by the American Planning Association’s influence are not “guiding” the process to create a predetermined outcome.
This process makes a mockery of our representative government. Through the use of the Delphi Method only an illusion of a functional representative government exists. In reality decisions that should be reserved for the citizen are stolen by unelected city planners. This in turn destroys the power of our local representative government and instead places the power into the hands of the unelected City Planners.
”In summary, put in simple street language, the procedure really amounts to a collection of NGOs, bureaucrats and government officials, all working together toward a predetermined outcome. They have met together in meetings, written policy statements based on international agreements, which they helped to create and now they are about to impose laws and regulations that will have dire effect on people’s lives and national economies.
Yet, with barely a twinge of conscience they move forward with the policy, saying nothing. No one objects. It is understood. Everyone goes along, because this is a barbaric procedure that insures their desired outcome without the ugliness of bloodshed, or even a debate. It is the procedure used to advance the radical, global environmental agenda: Agenda 21.” (Tom Deweese/American Policy Center from the Stop Agenda 21 Tool Kit)
I am going to make an exception here and directly discuss the supplemental materials for Lesson 9. There is a series of videos by Henry Lamb called “Confronting Agenda 21”. These videos are a “must” if you are to truly understand how the Delphi Method is carried out. For your convenience notes to go along with the 3 videos can also be printed off on this website. Please make the effort to watch these videos, especially if you are going to attend any kind of Visioning/Consensus Meeting.
In the first nine lessons of this series, the goal has been to educate. It is often said that, “Knowledge is Power.” I beg to differ. Knowledge has NO power-unless it is used. The goal, then, of the last lesson, Lesson 10, is to teach you how you can take what you learned and put it to use to save our precious Representative Republic and your children’s liberty by stopping Agenda 21.