As Virginia adopts plans for a sustainable future, it is worthwhile to step back and consider the big picture, painted with a broad brush to reveal what Virginia might look like as the vision for every community in the Commonwealth is more fully implemented over the next 20 years or so.
Average working people as well as local and state lawmakers have no idea what sustainable development really means, and even less knowledge of what is in store for the future. If the vision of sustainable development continues to unfold as it has in the last decade, life in the Commonwealth and the rest of the nation will be quite different in the future.
Donna Holt, Executive Director of VA Campaign for Liberty, will disclose the official documents published by countless government agencies and non-government organizations during the past two decades as public policy for the transformation of our great nation for a “Sustainable America”.
VA Campaign for Liberty Lynchburg
Fri, March 25, 7pm – 9pm
Where Heritage Baptist Church 219 Breezewood Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502
Richmond Tea Party
Mon, March 28, 7pm – 10pm
Where GODWIN HIGH SCHOOL 2101 Pump Road Henrico, Virginia 23238
Williamsburg Historic Triangle Tea Party
Tue, March 29, 7pm – 8pm
Where Williamsburg Library. 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg VA 23185
Peninsula Tea Party
Tue, April 12,
7pm – 9pm 6 p.m to 8 p.m
Where Kelly’s Tavern, 1934 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666
Tidewater Libertarian Party
Sat, April 16, 8:30am – 10:30am
Where Atlanta Bread Company, Virginia Beach 675 Phoenix Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Hampton Roads Tea Party
Sat, April 16, 11am – 1pm
Tappahannock Tea Party
Wed, April 20, 7pm – 9pm
Where Essex School Board Office, 109 Cross Street, Tappahannock VA 22560
There is a special event on April 6th at the Crown Plaza Hotel Downtown Richmond from 6:30 – 9pm. Details here: http://www.va10thamendment.org/node/181
VA Campaign for Liberty
I have studied the “sustainable development” ideology/movement for some time. If you want to learn move about the economics of sustainable development, I would recommend reading Herman E. Daly & John B. Cobb, Jr.’s book, “For The Common Good, Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future.” “Sustainable development” economics is meant to replace our economic system of private property, individual rights and free trade.
The authors claim that the scale of human activity (especially ours) relative to the biosphere is too large. [That is a matter of opinion and certainly an exaggeration.] Therefore, governments would have two responsibilities: First to set the overall size/scale of the market (how much, by whom, and using what resources) and second, to determine the fair [sic] conditions for the market to operate–distribute what is permitted to be produced equitably. [F. A. Hayek–“The heart of socialism is the redistribution of wealth.”] The economy will be subordinate to social goals, democratically defined.
Sustainability is a threshold describing the limits to resource use. It is to be determined by environmenal zealots/purists.
I believe sustainable economics/development to be the answer to the goal of the Club of Rome (see its “Limits to Growth” 1972): to design an economic system that could create a desirable, sustainable state of global equilibrium, because we are using too many resources. In addition, it would organize a more equitable distribution of wealth & income worldwide. The Club of Rome is credited by several sources for the ideology of sustainability. Human behavior would have to be revised, proponents recognize, especially Gorbachev (see his Green Cross International and Earth Charter). The Club of Rome is now in partnership with UNESCO, from which this movement was nutured for decades through the IUCN platform. Gorbachev & Soros are reportedly members.
“Limits to Growth” goals and objectives need to be read, because they are being implemented. The computer modeling is recognized to be worthless. The book was presented in Moscow in 1971, the year before publication. The Club of Rome, a major player in this movement, even in creating our Global 2000 report, was founded by two men, a Scotman and an Italian, who were introduced by the son-on-law of Kosygin (premier of the USSR) named J. Gvishiani.
The late Natalie Grant, an eminent authority on Soviet disinformation, wrote that the USSR would use the United Nations, the environment and Gorbachev to undermine the West. I knew her for several decades. Jean-Paul Revel, author of “How Democracies Perish,” wrote that the USSR had a stranglehold on UNESCO. You can draw your own conclusions.
The movement is changing how we think and act to the detriment of our interests (always a feature of disinformation). Our universities award degrees in sustainable development. My own county is a “sustainable community” and has jointed ICLEI, the UN group that wrote Chapter 28 of Agenda 21, the action plan that was passed at the 1992 UN earth summit in Rio. Chapter 28’s goal is to put “sustainable development” in localities. The environment comes first, people last. We are to use the land as if we don’t use it. Actually, we are not to use it. We are to live in high densities, give up fossil fuels and cars. Transfer our wealth to other countries. It’s all happening as planned.