The Irony of Ironies

The other day, I was having an email conversation with small group of people from Abel Danger.  Abel Danger is an ad hoc team of researchers who came together on their common interest in solving the crime of 9/11.   They are all extremely bright and very colorful. Anyway, one of the members of the group asked a question about something I said in a previous email.  I spent about 15 minutes typing out a response that is an overview of the "game board".   Bonsai posted it on the Abel Danger blog:
Peak oil was on my mind because another great researcher friend of mine who was researching Agenda 21 in Tucson, found the 'Sustainable Tucson'  website. 
They are promoting a packaged Agenda 21 community program called 'Transitions'.  The Transitions program is out of the UK. The Transitions Primer is the most straightforward document I've seen on the real agenda behind Agenda 21.  It's a How-To game plan to manage a community towards the Transitions  vision of how life should be in their paranoid world.      
The following is the Transition Model - the thinking behind their program:

Underpinning the Transition Model is a recognition of the following:

• Climate Change and Peak Oil require urgent action

• life with less energy is inevitable and it is better to plan for it than be taken by surprise

• industrial society has lost the resilience to be able to cope with energy shocks

• we have to act together and we have to act now

• regarding the world economy and the consumptive patterns within it, as long as the laws of physics apply, infinite growth within a finite system (such as planet earth) simply isn't possible.

• we demonstrated phenomenal levels of ingenuity and intelligence as we raced up the energy curve over the last 150 years, and there's no reason why we can't use those qualities, and more, as we negotiate our way down from the peak of the energy mountain

• if we plan and act early enough, and use our creativity and cooperation to unleash the genius within our local communities, then we can build a future that could be far more fulfilling and enriching, more connected and more gentle on the earth than the lifestyles we have today.

On page 24, you'll find the 12 Steps of Transition.  Step No. 12 is  "Create an Energy Descent Plan".
Naturally, I searched on Energy Descent Plan.  It's a great label for searching.    (Note 9/11 researchers: 
Someplace in my results, I saw the term 'PermOccupy'   so I searched on that. 
The other day, I did a radio program, America in the Balance with Amanda Teegarden and Don Wyatt.  We talked about the Transitions Program and PermOccupy (I don't remember if that was during the program or before), but Amanda said, these people sound just like the Preppers.   
I didn't immediately remember the term Preppers but I figured it out while we were talking.  They are the survivalists that Homescam Security considers terrorists. 

If we were to believe Al Gore, Maurice Strong and a host of other Chicken Littles, you'd have to be crazy not to duck and cover... "Climate Change" is going to get us!  The sky is going to open up.. the oceans are going to rise and we are all going to be killed in earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes - some horrible way - or if we survive the disaster, we'll all become cannibals and eat each other.   Of course, if we come up with enough money and change our whole way of life, then the planet will be saved.   It's like a B-Movie script from Hollywood.  But the point is that the fear mongers are or were high government officials - not just in this country but other countries as well.   


When people think of Agenda 21, they obviously think of the UN publication about it.  But actually, the American version of it can be found in energy legislation dating back before 1992, but specifically, in the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Title XXI - Energy and Environment Program. 
The community design part of it comes out of the Transportation Department because the Metropolitan Planning Organizations were already established when the Interstate was built.
And of course, the land use planning comes out of the EPA.  (The EPA started the Smart Growth Network)


Back to Transitions for another look.  This time at Step 10: 




       It's too late though.   Yodette is on the case and she has long memory.      


The other day, when I wrote the Training Boss Hawg piece:

...we are going through a silent revolution and we’re making a “Great Leap Backward”. 

The reference to Great Leap refers to Mao Zedong’s program of rapid industrialization and collectivization. When the history of this time is written it will be known as the period of rapid deindustrialization and collectivization.

I got a response back that puzzled me - mostly I suppose because I've never really read Ted Kaczynski's so called Manifesto:  Industrial Society and Its Future.   The response said, Unabomber for President 2012

I looked up Ted Kaczynski on Wiki.  [Kaczynski]  "also known as the "Unabomber" (a portmanteau of university and airline bomber)In 1971, he moved to a remote cabin without electricity or running water, in Lincoln, Montana, where he lived as a recluse while learning survival skills in an attempt to become self-sufficient. ...In his Industrial Society and Its Future (also called the "Unabomber Manifesto"), he argued that his bombings were extreme but necessary to attract attention to the erosion of human freedom necessitated by modern technologies requiring large-scale organization."  [Wikipedia]

Isn't that the irony of ironies?    Ted Kaczynski wasn't alone.  He was a member of a cult even if there was no formal organization to it and that cult is now running our government.  All of the trade agreements have been to deindustrialization our country - exporting production and our government policies are systemically survivalist.   It's the deindustrialization and consequent destruction of our economy that is driving the requirement for "efficiency" that is the justification for the implementation of the technologies that are causing the loss of human freedom.   


Vicky Davis
April 24, 2012