June 12, 2009
Dozens of U.S. cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.
The government is looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest U.S. cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature.
Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 percent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area. The radical experiment is the brainchild of Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, which includes Flint.
Having outlined his strategy to Barack Obama during the election campaign, Mr. Kildee has now been approached by the U.S. government and a group of charities who want him to apply what he has learned to the rest of the country.
Mr. Kildee said he will concentrate on 50 cities, identified in a recent study by the Brookings Institution, an influential Washington think-tank, as potentially needing to shrink substantially to cope with their declining fortunes. Most are former industrial cities in the "rust belt" of America's Mid-West and North East. They include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Memphis. In Detroit, shattered by the woes of the U.S. car industry, there are already plans to split it into a collection of small urban centres separated from each other by countryside.
"The real question is not whether these cities shrink—we're all shrinking—but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way," said Mr. Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."Karina Pallagst, director of the Shrinking Cities in a Global Perspective programme at the University of California, Berkeley, said there was "both a cultural and political taboo" about admitting decline in America.
"Places like Flint have hit rock bottom. They're at the point where it's better to start knocking a lot of buildings down," she said.Flint, sixty miles north of Detroit, was the original home of General Motors. The car giant once employed 79,000 local people, but that figure has shrunk to around 8,000. Unemployment is now approaching 20 percent and the total population has almost halved to 110,000.
The exodus—particularly of young people—coupled with the consequent collapse in property prices, has left street after street in sections of the city almost entirely abandoned. In the city centre, the once grand Durant Hotel—named after William Durant, GM's founder—is a symbol of the city's decline, said Mr. Kildee. The large building has been empty since 1973, roughly when Flint's decline began.
Regarded as a model city in the motor industry's boom years, Flint may once again be emulated, though for very different reasons. But Mr. Kildee, who has lived there nearly all his life, said he had first to overcome a deeply ingrained American cultural mindset that "big is good" and that cities should sprawl—Flint covers 34 square miles.
He said: "The obsession with growth is sadly a very American thing. Across the U.S., there's an assumption that all development is good; that if communities are growing, they are successful; if they're shrinking, they're failing." But some Flint dustcarts are collecting just one rubbish bag a week, roads are decaying, police are very understaffed, and there are simply too few people to pay for services, he said. If the city didn't downsize it will eventually go bankrupt, he added.Flint's recovery efforts have been helped by a new state law passed a few years ago which allowed local governments to buy up empty properties very cheaply. They could then knock them down or sell them to owners who will occupy them. The local authority has restored the city's attractive but formerly deserted centre, but has pulled down 1,100 abandoned homes in outlying areas. Mr. Kildee estimated another 3,000 needed to be demolished, although the city boundaries will remain the same.
Already, some streets peter out into woods or meadows, no trace remaining of the homes that once stood there. Choosing which areas to knock down will be delicate, but many of them were already obvious, he said. The city is buying up houses in more affluent areas to offer to people in neighbourhoods that it wants to demolish. Nobody will be forced to move, said Mr. Kildee.
"Much of the land will be given back to nature. People will enjoy living near a forest or meadow," he said.Mr. Kildee acknowledged that some fellow Americans considered his solution "defeatist," but he insisted it was "no more defeatist than pruning an overgrown tree so it can bear fruit again."
Forcing People to Live Only in Certain Areas Using a False 'Crisis' of Environmental Pollution as the CatalystDavid Bay, Cutting Edge Ministries
...What the President did not tell you is that these areas to be set aside in New World Order planning will be swept of all human living and/or development, as part of the United Nations Biodiversity Protection program, created in 1972.
This plan literally conceives of setting aside huge areas of the world where no humans can live—will be allowed to live—or work, or play. While this plan is global and is being instituted globally, we will limit our study of it to the United States. [The entire plan is published in a report entitled, "Our Global Neighborhood: The Report of the Commission on Global Governance," Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-827997-3, 410 pages long. You can order from any bookstore using the ISBN Number, above.]
This plan in America is called the "Rewilding" of America. This term means to re-wild this continent. In other words, they plan to sweep aside all evidences of human endeavor, i.e., homes, businesses, structures, entire cities, allowing the land to go back to its natural state, before the wicked White Man took the land from the Native Americans (Indians).
Using Presidential Directive, normally exercised through various Federal Government agencies, this "rewilding" project will be accomplished by declaring huge tracts of land completely off limits to humans. These tracts of land would be called 'reserves.' Reserves would "include wilderness areas and national parks while inner buffer zones would permit no agriculture, no more than 0.5 miles of road per square mile of land, primitive camping, and only light selection harvesting of forests. The June 25, 1993, issue of Science magazine reports that the plan calls for 23.4% of the land to be put into wilderness (no human use) and 26.2% into corridors and human buffer zones (very limited use by humans)." [Op. Cit., Brannan, p. 2.]
This is 50% of America!!!... As I am looking at the map, I see that many entire states are set aside to prevent any human activity at all. These "re-wilding" blocs are as follows:
- Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona
- Wisconsin, Michigan
- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York
- Portions of Virginia, West Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia following major river systems
- Portions of Florida
We used some terms in the above quote that need to be defined.
- 'Wilderness area' is defined as the habitat of plants and animals. All human activity is to be forbidden.
- 'Buffer Zones' are those areas surrounding the wilderness areas. Limited and strictly controlled, only access is to be permitted by humans—no organized activity, such as work or homes or cities, will be allowed. Knowing how dictatorial government works, any humans allowed to be in these 'Buffer Zones' will probably have to be given special permits. And, of course, paramilitary forces will undoubtedly have to be patrolling these zones, enforcing the limited human access.
- 'Cooperation Zones' are the only zones where humans will be allowed to live and, presumably, work.
According to Dr. Michael Coffman of Environmental Perspectives, Inc., a strategy to implement these reserves and corridors would be to follow these steps carefully in the northern Rockies, for this example:
Step 1. "Start with a seemingly innocent-sounding program like 'The World Heritage Areas in Danger.' Bring all human activity under regulation in a 14-18 million acre buffer zone around Yellowstone Park." [Good-bye, tourism. Of course, tourism is a bad thing, because it wastes resources like gas and pollutes the air, the streams and waters, and the land. Oh, especially the land. How much like pigs we humans are, with our sloppy habits of throwing empty containers all over Mother Nature, much of them made of plastic which takes eons to decay!]When you add the reserves and corridors that have not been yet implemented in Steps 1-3 of this plan, you will discover that 50% of the United States of America will have been swept absolutely clean of all human activity!! And, remember that the global plan for implementing this plan is 1997-2001. Obviously, America is not quite ready for this draconian plan just yet. We probably will be one of the last countries in the world to fully enact this plan.
Step 2. Declare all federal areas, except for Indian Reservations, as 'Buffer Zones,' along with private land within Federal Administration boundaries. [Indians, you see, are good people. Their ancestors practiced a nature religion, which enabled them to live as one with Mother Nature. Have you noticed now how popular Indian culture and artifacts and books are in book stores and fashion retailers, especially in the New Age culture?]
Step 3. Extend the U.S. Heritage corridor 'Buffer Zone' along the major river systems in the United States. Critical Federal lands and ecosystems could then be converted to 'Reserves.'
Step 4. Convert all U.S. Forest Service, including grasslands and wildlife refuges, to reserves. [Ibid., p. 2-3.]
Once the United States is thus reorganized, how will it be governed? The country will be divided into 21 bioregion councils. [Ibid. p. 3.]
As a side note, occultists love the number 21 for two reasons: first, it is derived from multiplying 7 [number of perfection] with 3 [number of the Pagan Trinity]. The actual number 21 literally means, to the Satanist, "exceeding sinfulness of sin". ["The Secrets of the Illuminati" by Doc Marquis]
So it is not surprising to me that this Satanic system is going to be 'governed' on a local level by 21 'bioregions.'
These 'bioregion councils' will supersede the authority of any local, state and national governments that might disagree with their policies. These councils will be serving a new master: the United Nations. "Environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and other green organizations will be given the green light [to be] the enforcement arm of these council at the local level." [Op. Cit., Brannan, p. 4]
Have any of you read the misinformation book written by Al Gore, published just before the 1992 election? The book was entitled "Earth in the Balance," and it reiterated the extremist environmentalist message which is behind the monstrosity of the plan we have just examined. Gore's premise was hysterically alarmist, as he predicted that a variety of environmentalist disasters were about to befall the world unless global governmental action was taken on a variety of fronts.
Do you know what struck me about Gore's book? While it was chock full of "scientific" data and technical conclusions and/or warnings, Gore never footnoted anything!! Nothing, not one footnote. Even though he has a generalized "notes" section in the back, by chapter, they cannot take the place of specific notes at the many critically specific, technical and controversial subjects which he was discussing. Gore's book would have received an "F" in my English classes, both at high school and college levels. But Gore was appealing to the normal citizen of today, with education dumbed down, standards lowered across the board of human behavior, and totally unprepared to think critically. Gore simply fans the fires of emotional response.
His book is the epitome of the plan quoted above, from the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion:"
"When we come into our kingdom, our orators will expound great problems which have turned humanity upside down in order to bring it, at the end, under our beneficent rule."Since Gore was such an activist in the extreme environmentalist movement while he was still a Senator, we should not be surprised that the Clinton Administration is using him to help implementing this draconian United Nations plan.
"The Ecosystem Management Plan, promoted by Vice President Al Gore, calls for 50% of the land with the United States to be returned to wilderness. Twenty federal agencies are being used to implement this plan, and the EPA is the enforcer." [Karen Lee Bixman, 'The Taking Of America', The Investigative Reporter (Huntington Beach, CA) March, 1996, p. 4, as quoted by Marilyn Brannan, "Special Report: The Wildlands Project Unleashes Its War on Mankind", p. 6.]Has anyone here heard of the UN organization called the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)? It was created in December, 1972, by UN Resolution #2997. This agency is planning to organize every society on earth under the pretense of saving the environment.
The entire world has been mapped into 'bioregions' and "is responsible for virtually all of the environmental policy changes that have occurred globally in the last two decades." [Op. Cit., Brannan, p. 7.]As expected, these Neo-pagans love the number 5, having developed a 5-step plan of action to implement their Orwellian goals.
- "Redraw land maps" based upon biological characteristics, not on political boundaries.
- "Regroup human populations into self-sustaining settlements that minimize impact on biodiversity." [Remember Argulles' goal for the 1997-2001 5-year plan, i.e., "thin out population centers and resettle populations"?]
- Educate humans in the 'Gaia ethic.' [This is the Satanic concept that Mother Earth is a living, breathing goddess, the creator and sustainer of all life. And, yes, she is very angry at the way mankind is treating her!! This is why we have had so many bad storms in the past several years, you know. And, believe me, too many of our current political leadership believes this paganism! This sobering fact is the reason a majority of House Republicans voted for this bill.]
- Remember Arguelles' assertion that the control of the planet had been turned over to shamanist control? The New World Order plan is based upon nature worship with Mother Earth Gaia at the center.
- "Create a new system of governance based on local decision-making within the framework of international agreements." This new system of governance will most definitely not be based upon our wonderful Constitution, with its protection of the individual, its control of the three branches of government, and its Christian base. Nature worship is here, and it is dominant!
- Reduce the use of natural resources by (a) reducing population; (b) reducing consumption; and (c) shifting to 'appropriate' technology. [These 5 points taken from Brannan, p. 7.]
When the New World Order is finally established, its current leaders do not want to inherit an earth that has been emptied of essential raw materials. They do not want to take control of an earth that has less than 300 more years of materials such as oil, coal, iron ore, etc. Therefore, when they look at the profligate consumption of Western countries such as the United States, they are appalled. Rather than appreciate the high standard of living which our country affords its citizens, and which is the envy of the world, these leaders seeth the with anger. Their current models tell them that this earth does, indeed, have less than 300 years left of raw materials.
These leaders are so concerned that they speak often of "Operation Starseed," which is a space program dedicated to find a new planet that will sustain life before earth runs out of materials!! This is the real reason the advanced nations of the world have large, expensive space programs, especially depending upon long range probes to tell them where to look for life, so we can plan manned missions to the planet(s) which can sustain life. I bet you did not know that NASA [National Aeronautics and Space Administration] was originally established according to the agenda of the New World Order plan. But they were, which is exactly why you cannot trust what they tell you; they are not the "impartial, objective" "scientific" organization they are portrayed to be. Yes, there are well-meaning, creative and expert scientists working for NASA, but the organization is controlled from the top by people fully in-tune with the plan.
Now, if the leaders of the New World Order are so very concerned about the high consumption of the advanced Western societies, which single object might they hate the most? Of course, they would be most concerned about the indispensable automobile. You can see this concern expressed by Gore in his book, when he tells his gullible readers how very dangerous to society the automobile has become.
"We now know that their [automobiles] impact on the global environment is posing a mortal threat to the security of every nation that is more deadly than that of any military enemy we are ever again likely to confront." ["Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit," by Senator Al Gore, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1992, p. 325, ISBN 0-395-57821-3.]Now, wait a minute, I thought the deadliest threat to global security today is still the nuclear bomb? Maybe the threat is greater since the breakup of the U.S.S.R., because tight central control has been lost in many areas, making it likely that the nuclear bomb might fall into hands willing to use them. Yet, Gore is telling us that automobiles are more dangerous to global security than the nuclear bomb. Then he tells us that this threat is a "mortal threat." Well, it does stand to reason, does it not, that mortal threats have to be dealt with in a most direct and aggressive manner? That is exactly what this new extreme environmental "population resettlement" plan does—it deals with this "problem" in the most direct and aggressive way possible.
What can be done about all this? You could write your elected representatives, expressing outrage that this type of activity is continuing apace, demanding that it all stop immediately. Or, you could vote the incumbents out of office, electing people who would vote to stop this juggernaut toward the New World Order. However, very few of these kind of people are currently running; and, it is not enough to vote out Democrats, because Republicans are just as committed to the New World Order as are Democrats. A good example is the Presidential race. We have the NO CHOICE of Neo-Paganist and New World Order insider Al Gore, or the equally committed Skull and Bones George W. Bush, who has just received the backing of insider McCain. Truly, God has reacted to our growing rejection of Him and His Word and has allowed Satan to cover all his bases. We truly have no choice in the ballot box now.
The Bible states unequivocally that, once Israel is reestablished back to her land [which occurred in 1948], the clock begins to tick down to the End of the Age. At this time, Satan will begin to build his forces to stage the appearance of Antichrist. God clearly states that He will allow Antichrist to succeed: "shall prosper until the indignation be accomplished..." (Daniel 11:36b). In other words, God is going to allow Satan to set up the kind of earthly kingdom he has always wanted to set up, but will limit his time to only 7 years after confirming the national covenant with Israel.
The only preparation is to be ready to meet your Creator, Jesus Christ, face to face? As Jesus so clearly stated, "you must be born again."
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