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Sustainable Development: Good or Bad?

Sustainable Development. What does that mean?!

I had dinner with Beverly the Alderman (old-fashioned word meaning head of city council) of Franklin, TN. She was explaining to me that although “Franklin Tomorrow” sounds like an Agenda 21 front group, (they have all the buzzwords: parks, open space, bike paths, “sustainability” posters) – they are simply a group of concerned citizens who want to keep their town clean and pretty and “sustainable” in the future. They have solar-powered-trash-compactor-garbage-cans on Main Street. Does that mean they’re communist or just economically frugal with their local tax-payer money?

I asked Beverly why they are using Agenda 21 buzzwords if they are not supporting Agenda 21. Beverly said she has read the entire Agenda 21 (United Nation’s plan for global socialism that ultimately takes private property away from US citizens and forces them into community housing and public transportation) and does not support it in any way. She even had her town of Franklin “un-join” ICLEI when she realized that the past Alderman had joined it. She explained to the city council that ICLEI was bad not good.

ICLEI is “right now, in your town and neighborhood – policies are being implemented that will ultimately eliminate your freedoms and destroy your way of life. You need to know what’s going on to stop this process. Many town officials are selling us out to global regional development with help from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI): Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is used as one of the mechanisms to undo the political recognition of unalienable rights.”

A great explanation of ICLEI is here.

According to Wikipedia, “Sustainable development refers to a mode of human development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.”

Sounds nice. It’s the “Green Movement.” It’s a false religion.

This definition assumes that there is some problem anticipated in the future in feeding or sheltering the people or something. It hints at population control. It reeks of Earth Worship which has been hijacked by the Progressives/Socialists for political use in spreading their anti-freedom, feudalistic, political system.

The term ‘sustainable development’ was invented by the United Nations’ “Brundtland Commission” and their definition has become the most often-quoted: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

The United Nations created The Brundtland Commission “to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together. The Chairman of the Commission was a Norwegian named Gro Harlem Brundtland. Gro! At the time, the UN General Assembly decided (with no scientific proof) that there was a heavy deterioration of the human environment and natural resources…and the rich nations, (America), would have to take care of the poor by “spreading the wealth.” Marxism. World Wide Communism. Atheism.

Christians prepare for the future but don’t worry about it. I believe if more millions are born, God will provide more food and shelter, if the people follow Him.

The Bible says that God will provide all of our needs. Matthew 6:31 says, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?'”

“Therefore take no thought Have no anxiety over the question of food and raiment. Do your duty, with a full trust in God that he will see that you do not lack for these things.” (People’s New Testament)

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary explains it this way,
“There is scarcely any sin against which our Lord Jesus more warns his disciples, than disquieting, distracting, distrustful cares about the things of this life. This often insnares the poor as much as the love of wealth does the rich. But there is a carefulness about temporal things which is a duty, though we must not carry these lawful cares too far. Take no thought for your life. Not about the length of it; but refer it to God to lengthen or shorten it as he pleases; our times are in his hand, and they are in a good hand. Not about the comforts of this life; but leave it to God to make it bitter or sweet as he pleases. Food and raiment God has promised, therefore we may expect them. Take no thought for the morrow, for the time to come. Be not anxious for the future, how you shall live next year, or when you are old, or what you shall leave behind you. As we must not boast of tomorrow, so we must not care for to-morrow, or the events of it. God has given us life, and has given us the body. And what can he not do for us, who did that? If we take care about our souls and for eternity, which are more than the body and its life, we may leave it to God to provide for us food and raiment, which are less. Improve this as an encouragement to trust in God. We must reconcile ourselves to our worldly estate, as we do to our stature. We cannot alter the disposals of Providence, therefore we must submit and resign ourselves to them. Thoughtfulness for our souls is the best cure of thoughtfulness for the world. Seek first the kingdom of God, and make religion your business: say not that this is the way to starve; no, it is the way to be well provided for, even in this world. The conclusion of the whole matter is, that it is the will and command of the Lord Jesus, that by daily prayers we may get strength to bear us up under our daily troubles, and to arm us against the temptations that attend them, and then let none of these things move us. Happy are those who take the Lord for their God, and make full proof of it by trusting themselves wholly to his wise disposal. Let thy Spirit convince us of sin in the want of this disposition, and take away the worldliness of our hearts.”

 
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  • apb

    I’m so sorry, but you seem to be insane. Please get help.

    • http://www.facebook.com/edward.p.cox Edward P Cox

      Just reading the comments. Egad! What a crowd of bigots.

    • slickzip

      Why don’t you go intercourse yourself with a catsus,,,,,,,,,,

      • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.mcgrath.75 Rebecca McGrath

        Did your response make sense to you?

  • wow

    apb, that’s what I was going to say. sad…

  • nic78

    So wanting a clean city, clean air to breathe, food to eat, and helping people get about in a manner that is both fun and exercise is a commie, socialist nightmare? Got it! I’m gonna go dump my used motor oil in the street and pray for Jesus to clean it up.

    • slickzip

      Screw you

  • willi0000000

    so, don’t worry about what kind of world we are leaving our children and grandchildren? i don’t think that there are anything like pearly gates (or any kind of hereafter) but if there are i can at least say that i tried to leave the place clean.

    if you do not think about the future you won’t have one or the one you have will be a dark, hungry, awful place. what would we eat if farmers didn’t think of the future? we would all be eating our seed-corn and soon starve.

    waiting placidly for some supernatural force to provide for tomorrow is antithetical to what being human is. your ideas make for good fairy tales but lousy survival tactics for us or our children. please think before posting such rubbish for all to see.

    • slickzip

      Get screwed

  • Adrian Havill

    But what id you don’t believe in the Bible/

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.p.cox Edward P Cox

    This is right on the mark. Refreshing to read some sane observations about the false God “environment”.

  • slickzip

    Very well said ,, GOD will lead the way ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • mountaine

    WHAT THIS IS TELLING US IS THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN ENOUGH LAND. NOW THEY WANT PRIVATE LAND THAT SOMEONE IS LIVING ON….LIKE A FARMER ! HOW A BOUT IF THEY TAKE YOUR HOME ?!?!? WAKE UP ! THIS IS WHAT YOUR SO CALLED LEADER & HILLARY DID !

    It’s even worse that we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now
    claiming that Barack Obama
    intentionally conspired with America’s enemies to stage a bogus attack and the
    kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could “negotiate” the release of a “hostage” and bolster his mediocre approval ratings
    just prior to the election?

    The Washington
    Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: “[T]he attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi… was the
    result of a bungled abduction attempt…. the first stage of an international
    prisoner exchange… [that] would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman,
    the ‘Blind Sheik’…”

    But something went horribly
    wrong with Obama’s “October Surprise.”
    Although the Obama Regime intentionally gutted security at the consulate prior
    to the staged kidnapping, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty
    disobeyed direct orders to stand down, saved American lives, single-handedly
    killed scores of attackers…and the
    attackers, believing that the Obama Regime had betrayed them, tortured
    Ambassador Chris Stevens and dragged his body through the streets.

  • JJM123

    You can discredit the story if you are ready to surrender all your property / possessions to the state for redistribution. If you really believe that the distribution will be an equal divide, think again.

  • dbassd

    It is a globalist plot to enslave us. It is their last stand. They win it all, or we do. There are a lot more of us than them.
    Get the UN out of the US and the US out of the UN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2613256 Benjamin Friedman

    Why can’t a city just build parks and bike paths without getting Agenda 21, UN Conspiracies, and environmentalism being a false religion involved? What if communities want to build infrastructure as a way to reduce traffic and provide healthy alternative forms of transportation? What if cities and towns wanted to build parks because they are public spaces that foster interaction and community while also letting children run and play?

    Every time somebody wants to build a bike path in Georgia the Agenda 21 crap starts up. IT’S A CONCRETE BIKE PATH NOT THE ANTICHRIST!!! Go to your local city planner’s office. He isn’t a globalist UN shill, but instead is usually just somebody who wants to avoid urban sprawl and reduce traffic.