Unless you live in a cave, spend all your time watching “American Idol” or are just so detached from what is going on in this great country, let me refresh your memory. On January 20, “The Obama Administration issued a statement re-iterating the “contraceptive mandate” requiring all insurance providers cover the full range of FDA-approved drugs and devices would remain intact.” Needless to say, this “ mandate has upset pro-life groups, who don’t want to be forced to provide health insurance coverage that pays for contraception, birth control drugs, or drugs like the morning after pill, Plan B and ella that can cause abortions in some circumstances. They have objected to a very narrow set of exemptions for religious groups that don’t adequately allow all faith-based organizations to opt out of providing such coverage.” Some have said, “This is violation of the First Amendment, “the separation of church and state” and there are some who see this mandate as the Obama regime’ over reaching and attempting to once again destroy the Constitution of our great country. My opinion is that both responses are right on target, however, if one digs deep enough, backs off from their knee jerk reaction and looks very closely, I feel they will see it is also not only a political move for Obama by bowing to the liberal “Pro Choice” crowd, BUT it may also be a subtle push for Sustainable Development or more simply Sustainability movement.
When someone mentions, “Sustainable Development”, the first thing that may come to most people’s minds, is Agenda 21. However, how many will ask, “Just what is Sustainable Development and where did this term come from”. I feel that most people, particularly those who listen to Glenn Beck or may visit some websites (In fact there is a site that has conducted a “petition campaign” to stop the Senate from ratifying a non existent treaty, which “tells” me that they haven’t even read or looked at Agenda 21) will say that it comes from the U.N.’s Rio Conference of 1992 that gave the world Agenda 21. (I interrupt this post for a special bulletin: When it comes to the U.N., I feel that this organization has long ago out lived it usefulness and the U.S. should get out of this corrupt, anti-American organization and the U.N. should be removed from the U.S. soil. Now back to your regularly scheduled post) However, sustainable development is not just the foundation of Agenda 21, but also part of the foundation of a movement to control world population, which if one has really read Agenda 21, is its under lying theme. However, it goes back further then most people, including unfortunately Glenn Beck, may realize.
Before discussing Margaret Sanger’s involvement in sustainability, let’s begin by defining Sustainable Development and some of its history.
Most people, when asked, “What is Sustainable Development and where did the term come from?” To the first question, most will automatically answer, “It is the U.N.’s plan to protect the earth by controlling what a community, state or country does with its resources, others may say it is the U.N.’s way to achieve population control using the cry. ‘We have to save the world’s environment’”. Both of these answers are partially correct. When answering the second part of the question, “Where did the term come from?”, again, most will say, “The Rio Conference of 1992, that gave the world Agenda 21, others may say 1989 with the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development, and some may say it is from when the “Earth Charter” was released ca. 2000. Again, as with the first part of the question, the answers are partially correct. The concept and the term do go back further then 1989. In fact, the term goes back to the 1970’s, however the basic concept goes back even further. I fully realize that there maybe some who will say, “So what? It’s here now and we need to fight it.” YES, it is here. In fact, whether people want to admit it or not, it has been here for longer then people may realize and YES, we do need to fight it. However, I believe Glenn Beck has said, “We need to know the history” and knowing the history may equip people to fight it today and in the future. But, it seems to me, that Glenn Beck and some of his listeners either choose to, or wants to ignore the history of Agenda 21 and that its concepts have its origins right here in the United States.
The concept of overpopulation and its effects on the environment or Sustainability is not new. Enter Margaret Sanger, who has been mentioned many times in many ways, particularly by Glenn Beck. On his program in July, 2010, he departed from his normal scheduled Founder’s Friday to do a show on Sanger. On this show, he and in my opinion rightfully, “branded” her as an evil racist, who sought to purify humanity through the eugenics of birth control. However, neither Beck, on his shows, or has anyone else, ever mentioned Sanger’s connection between her campaign for women’s reproductive rights and / or birth control, which did eventually lead to Planned Parenthood. Even though she was in her 70’s, was in failing health (remember Sanger died in 1966 at the age of 87), and having seen her dream of a “magic pill” for contraception come true, she became a firm believer in the theory of population control (in my opinion she always had these beliefs) and worried about “the potential toll of unchecked population growth on the world’s limited natural resources.” Sustainability?
In the Rockefeller Commission Report, which was chaired by John D. Rockefeller, 3rd, who just happened to oversee the Rockefeller Foundation, which just happens to fund Planned Parenthood. In this Report, which was released in March, 1972, the concept of Sustainability was addressed throughout, as an example; in Chapter 5, “Population growth is one of the major factors affecting the demand for resources and the deterioration of the environment in the United States. The further we look into the future, the more important population becomes.” However, the term “sustainable development” did not really begin to be used until roughly 3 months after the release of the Rockefeller report, when in June, the United Nations held the “Stockholm Conference” and was the first U.N. Conference on the Human Environment. Coincidence? Then in 1987 (which preceded the 1992 Rio Conference), was when the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development issued the Bruntland report that gave the world the first concise definition of sustainable development: development that “meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” It is this report and definition that provided a framework for governments to meet the needs of an expanding world population. In other words, when people make decisions about how to use the Earth’s resources such as forests, water, minerals, gems, wildlife, etc., they must take into account not only how much of these resources they are using, what processes they used to get these resources., and who has access to these resources. In other words, Sustainable Development.
Now, people should wonder, when President Obama
used misused the power of his office and issued his mandate, was it cater to the Liberal/Progressive “Pro Choice” group that helped put him in office and may eventually keep him there. Or was he continuing to push his “Green Agenda” and actually aiding to fulfill Margaret Sanger’s idea of population control, aka Sustainable Development?