Agenda 21: Calling bull$%#@ on a ridiculous conspiracy theory

Agenda 21 has been the subject of numerous books, radio talk shows and movies. Radio personality Glenn Beck seized on the UN document and portrayed it as a dangerous threat to American sovereignty. He also used the conspiracy theory as the subject of a fiction novel that became a best seller and has used Agenda 21 as a means of increasing ratings. A number of authors and groups (like the Heartland Institute) have jumped on the bandwagon purporting a plot by the UN is underway to destroy property rights in America.

Agenda 21 is a United Nations document adopted at the 1992 UN Rio De Janeiro conference that spells out a way for communities to enact sustainability programs. The thrust of the document is completely voluntary and it is non-binding. What makes the entire conspiracy theory surrounding Agenda 21 ridiculous is that the document is out in the open for everyone to see. Surely, if a conspiracy was afoot to implement a program to deny people property rights that they would keep such a plan hidden to begin with.

The author behind this blog has demonstrated that the environmentalist movement is a politically effective operation who is attacking mankind on multiple fronts and has been extremely effective on a local, national and even global level. It does not take a document from the United Nations to see the kind of activities, methods and logic environmentalists use in their holy war against mankind. The green jihad is a decentralized one without any central pretext or planning behind it. Simultaneously, I reject this conspiracy theory just like others furthered by groups like the anti-vaccine National Vaccine Information Center or individuals like Jenny McCarthy. Being suspicious and using conspiracy theories as a means to explain what someone does not understand is one thing. Gaining publicity by using conspiracy theories off of the fears of others in order to make money (like Glenn Beck has done) is another and utterly disgusting.