Wow! This is unreal! I have been a conservative all of my political life and all of this time, I thought free trade was a conservative value. I thought it was part of the dogma, the ideology. I thought it was a bedrock principle. Well, what do I know? Free trade is part of the diabolical agenda called Agenda 21. Free trade is a tool of the collectivist socialist one-worlders. How do I know? The patriots at Wilson County Tea Party told me so. (link)
Agenda 21 does in fact advocate free trade. Chapter 2, section 5 says:
An open, equitable, secure, non-discriminatory and predictable multilateral trading system that is consistent with the goals of sustainable development and leads to the optimal distribution of global production in accordance with comparative advantage is of benefit to all trading partners."Comparative advantage" is a bedrock principle of a market economy, but I guess if Agenda 21 says it is a good thing, then it must be a bad thing.
Agenda 21 in 2.7 also says we need to remove "tariff and non-tariff impediments" to trade. That is an advocacy of free trade is it not? I guess if Agenda 21 advocates free trade, free trade must be a bad thing?
Agenda 21 in 2.8 says this about the former soviet satellite countries that had become capitalist:
In recent years, a growing number of these countries have adopted courageous policy reforms involving ambitious autonomous trade liberalization, while far-reaching reforms and profound restructuring processes are taking place in Central and Eastern European countries, paving the way for their integration into the world economy and the international trading system. Increased attention is being devoted to enhancing the role of enterprises and promoting competitive markets through adoption of competitive policies.See, that is an anti-communist, pro-capitalist statement if I ever heard one. I don't know how you square that circle to say Agenda 21 is socialist but I guess you just denounce free trade as something evil and totally abandon all logic.
Below is the except from the Wilson County Tea Party newsletter:
According to its authors, the objective of Sustainable Development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity (the 3Es of sustainability). They insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.
Look at these words. They are part of the new vocabulary:
Free trade, open space, smart growth, smart food, smart buildings, regional planning, walkable, bikeable, foodsheds, viewsheds, consensus, partnerships, preservation, stakeholders, land use, environmental protection, development, diversity, visioning, social justice, heritage, carbon footprints, comprehensive planning, critical thinking, community service, regional planning.
All of these words are part of the Newspeak, the altering of the English language as a tool to promote a global government through a diabolical agenda called Agenda 21. In fact, the world will be retooled from top to bottom through this agenda and using the new vocabulary. This is not just policy but a complete restructuring of life as we know it. We not only will be taught how we must live, but where we are allowed to live; taught how to think and what is acceptable thinking; told what job we will be allowed to have; taught how we can worship and what we will be allowed to worship; and we will be brainwashed into believing that the individual must cede all to the collective.
Private property will be a sin that will be eradicated as will be free-market economics which will be replaced by public private partnerships and a planned central economy. Individualism will be rooted out and social justice will rule the land. Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people "to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment." – in other words, the redistribution of wealth. This will be achieved through an organizational structure of land use controls; control of energy and energy production; control of transportation; control of industry; control of food production; control of development; control of water availability; and control of population size and growth. And all of this will be decreed under the guise of environmental protection.
I don't get the logic of how we are supposed to fear "free trade" and to think that people who talk about free trade are really one-world socialist insiders. I guess Adam Smith was a socialist? I don't get it but then I have not been to the John Birch Society school of logic. Maybe, the real communist one-worlder socialist are the John Birch Society and the tea party factions they have co-opted. It they can get the tea party to abandon and denounce free trade, maybe they are achieving there real hidden agenda. Maybe?
Be afraid of free trade! Be very afraid. Today it is free trade and tomorrow it is off to the gulag. I am adding free trade to my list of things that are part of the Agenda 21 conspiracy. It is getting to be a long list.
- Traffic calming
- Art in public places
- a requirement of a flagpole permit, at no charge, to verify proper footings and wind-load design
- introduction of wolves
- Actions that "enable the retrofitting of shopping malls and shopping centers into dense, walkable, mixed-use town centers"
- Fluoride and Aspartame
- outcome based education
- sustainable agriculture
- Community assets inventory
- Traffic Roundabouts
- greenways and bikeways
- voluntary conservation easements and Land Trust
- General Land use Plans
- Neighborhood groups
- Smart growth
- Smart Meters
- Community oriented policing
- opposition to suburban sprawl
- opposition to road expansions
- requirements that parking lots be paved
- requirements that commercial enterprises have a minimum number of parking spaces for various uses.
- the effort to regulate dietary supplements and organic foods
- Walkable Communities
- multi-use dwellings
- Buffer zones