Letters: 'Reject the UN's Agenda 21'

Letter writer says: Don't believe the hype of 'sustainable development.'

Dear Editor:       

While visiting Ringe, NH's town hall the other day, I found a very interesting document:  "Defining a Town Center-Rindge, NH Charrette January 27-28, 2012  Visioning for Sustainable Communities."  This report is a classic example of an Agenda 21 visionary session.  It is sponsored by Plan NH.  Plan NH in their own words is "an association of professionals who work and care about sustainability..."  Sustainable development is a term that came from the United Nation's sponsored Bruntland Commission and adopted by the UN's Agenda 21 Rio Conference.  While the term sounds innocuous, it means a total reorientation of all life on the planet. 

Canadian billionaire and Agenda 21 grandfather, Maurice Strong believes the American middle class is unsustainable. This report told us how much they value the input from the citizens of Rindge.  Trained facilitators don't care what the people at their charrette's think, but they give the attendees the illusion that  their plans and ideas will be implemented.  Plan NH has some wonderful recommendations which are really off the shelf-drawn up by the American Planning Association back in 1993.  Plan NH's recommendations are just catered to the local community. 

The report recommends taking the Rt 119 and 202 area and turning it into a smart growth zone.  The term "smart growth" isn't used in the report but that is exactly what it is.  Recommendations include mixed high density housing or as they are called "stack them and pack them," quaint retail stores, and a visitors center.    

The report never mentions the next step: conservation restrictions, conservation easements, energy audits to determine one's carbon footprint, promoting Agenda 21 ideology into the public schools, the creation of a green team that will enforce all of the new regulations, etc, etc.  It also mentions funding sources including the Ford Foundation, and state and federal entities. 

Since this plan is not free market driven, taxpayer money will be used.

Conspicuously absent from any recommendations by Plan NH is creating real jobs by promoting industry and agriculture. Why? because they are, in the views of its members "unsustainable." 

Rindge has been around for over 200 years.  It is a beautiful town that doesn't need to buy into Plan NH's totalitarian view of the future. I recommend that Rindge and the rest of NH reject PLAN NH and the UN's Agenda 21.     

Folks who would like more information about Agenda 21 are welcome to contact me or stop by our table at the Cheshire Fair.

Hal Shurtleff

The John Birch Society

12 March Ave.  

West Roxbury, MA  02132


E-mail shurtleffhal@aol.com

Super Fun Size July 30, 2012 at 02:43 PM
"To Serve Man. ... "It's a cookbook!"
Super Fun Size July 30, 2012 at 02:45 PM
99% of undiscovered species are endangered.....
Super Fun Size July 30, 2012 at 02:47 PM
fluoride to a public water supply.....
Super Fun Size July 30, 2012 at 02:49 PM
homosexuals "pursue a 'hidden agenda' that goes far beyond the acceptance of the 'gay lifestyle' to include recruitment of children and destruction of the family. That's a JBS original
Super Fun Size July 30, 2012 at 02:50 PM
"In the 1960s, the Society argued that the ideal behind the Civil Rights Act was a Communist conspiracy to create a "Negro Soviet Republic in the United States." http://conspiracytheories.lcc.gatech.edu/index.php/Conspiracies_of_the_John_Birch_Society
Super Fun Size July 30, 2012 at 02:51 PM
""Documentation given in the book Report on The John Birch Society 1966 shows that the Society believes that the United Nations "was originally designed and planned by key Communist sympathizers, and today the organization is controlled and administered by Communists.""
jeff soule July 31, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Mike great comments. Sustainable development and community engagement are not conspiracies or plots, rather efforts to engage people from all walks and ideas in a discuss of how our communities grow, change and meet the needs of the current and next generation. Unless, of course, you only think one ideology is right and don't believe in individual's right to gather and choose their own future, like these self-righteous wingnuts.
R. Scott White July 31, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Just to place in context, Mike's point is that if you wish to be a disciple of the John Birch Society (Robert Welch, Gary Allen et al), you have to believe that the wealthiest of Americans who do not believe in the limited government philosophy are actually trying to take over the world. Really! Now that the Rockefellers are mostly dead and gone, and 1984 has passed by (under the conservative Reagan administration), the JBS had lost some momentum. This letter to the editor seems to indicate that there's been some uptick to this conspiracy-theory organization. I would advise (having been a participant of some JBS activity in the mid 70's) that people be very careful about believing ANY conspiracy theory and to talk to some people of the opposite view (no matter how repugnant the idea seems to you) and understand that no matter how much you disagree with them, a world takeover to a one-world government is just not in the cards. The JBS actually has some good points; their viewpoint about world-sized banks is verifiable. But they do a lot of connecting (as you can see in this letter) which is off base (and news to many of the organizations concerned, incidentally). There's too much of the song "them bones, them bones.... and the neck bone is connected to the.... shoulder bone, and...." in the John Birch Society, and that's why I left them during the Jimmy Carter administration.
James M Vayo July 31, 2012 at 02:22 PM
The responses to this article make me so happy! Makes glad to know I share my community with thoughtful people who are on the watch for this type of garbage. Who is this Hal guy anyway? West Roxbury, MA. He is a paid employee of the John Birch Society.... Nice. I saw in the paper once this guy was run out of town in Portland, ME for his crazy talk and constant defamation. This is testament to the ever widening disconnection of the wealth fueled agenda to distract voters from real issues with frivolous social agenda topics.
Hal Shurtleff July 31, 2012 at 02:28 PM
James: Sorry to say that I was never run out of anywhere.
James M Vayo July 31, 2012 at 02:37 PM
In your defense, I can't find the article on it so I can't back up.
Hal Shurtleff July 31, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Mike Here is a link to a reprint of the Communist publicaion "Negroes in A Soviet Republic." http://www.scribd.com/doc/78347139/The-Negroes-in-a-Soviet-America The UN's first acting general secretary was Alger Hiss-A Soviet agent. The JBS never made a statement that all homosexuals have some secret Agenda. But let me share the opening of "The Gay Agenda" by Michale Swift: "We will sodomize your sons emblems of your feeble masculinity..." Of course, homosexual groups like the North American Man/Boy Love Association are quite open about their agenda as well as groups like Act Up and Queer Nation.
James M Vayo July 31, 2012 at 02:40 PM
The fact that you are pushing this kind of hate text to back up any agenda is concerning.
Hal Shurtleff July 31, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Nashua is a member of ICLEI which was formed at the United Nations in 1990. it's goal is to implement Agenda 21. No conspiracy theories here, gentlemen. Visit their web site. Last time I checked the US Constitution-it reads that states cannot confederate.
James M Vayo July 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I have a 3 year old child and find your comments offensive. No only does it serve to marginalize people who do not fit your vision of correct or well adjusted but it also serves to alienate the people I care about and who care about me be it they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or any other type of group who may be discriminated against.
Hal Shurtleff July 31, 2012 at 02:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQUAzxwf3qk Here is Daddy Bush, the man who gave us Agenda 21, calling for a New World Order. \
Hal Shurtleff July 31, 2012 at 03:24 PM
James: I find your comments offensive.. Not only does it serve to marginalize people who do not fit your vision of correct or well adjusted but it also serves to alienate the people I care about and who care about me. I have five children, James. What does that have to do with it? I wrote a letter concerning an issue and instead of sticking to the topic, you attack me and I am suppose to say nothing? I spend 9 years in the Army and Army Reserves. When I was 17, I took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution. That oath will stay with me until the day I die. I will speak out against what I see are people and organizations working to undermine that Constitution either intentionally or unintentionally.
James M Vayo July 31, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I don't see how posting links labeled "Negroes in A Soviet Republic." will help you achieve that. But have at it my friend. I don't have the energy to argue with you.
Hal Shurtleff July 31, 2012 at 03:40 PM
It is called proof, James, my friend. If you don't have the energy, then why did you start attacking me in the first place. Retract that false story of me being run out of Portland and then I can enjoy a Chick-fil while you can pitch a tent at an Occupy Wall Street Rally or better yet watch some science fiction like Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
James M Vayo July 31, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Reduced to blog-u-ments.
Super Fun Size July 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
This is no secret that communist lived in America, James W. Ford ran for vice President in the 30's and 40's. What I don't see is the connection to civil rights. Are you claiming that civil rights act, passed twenty years later, is unAmerican? What is the evil in stating that people should not be discriminated against?
Super Fun Size July 31, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Just as I smile at the LARPERs(Live Action Role Players) in the park every weekend, I do think its cute that people still believe in fantasy. But lets make sure your delusions don't get crossed into your reality.


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