"LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGENDA 21 FOR CULTURE CAN BE SEEN AS AN EXERCISE OF CULTURAL PLANNING"
Article By Richard Heathen
AGENDA 21 FOR CULTURAL MARXISM
PUBLISHED: 27th October, 2014 | By: Richard Heathen
In many ways the lid has been blown off United Nations Agenda 21. We know who funds it, what its' goals are, what it looks like and how it is implemented. We know it's implemented by every level of government, especially on the local level through 'Local Agenda 21' initiatives in coordination with international NGO networks like the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). There is another side of Agenda 21 that doesn't seem to have gotten any coverage yet, and that is Agenda 21 for Culture. Agenda 21 for Culture is a campaign that started in 2004 to add cultural management by the state as a fourth pillar Agenda 21/sustainable development, along side the environment, economies and "social". This campaign was created and championed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). The program was approved by at the founding of the organization on May 8th 2004. According to the UCLG website its' work focuses on:
Increasing the role and influence of local government and its representative organizations in global governance
That is the standard operating procedure for the implementation of Agenda 21. What appears to be more power to the local level in reality, is the implementation of a global agenda on the local level through international NGO networks that attach themselves to local governments. Examples include, ICLEI, The Natural Step, and UCLG. The Agenda 21for Culture website states that UCLG works with a number of other NGO's including the International IFCCD - the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity, the Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments and Culture Action Europe.
The goal of Agenda 21 for Culture is to get local governments, in other words, the state, involved in managing culture with the goal of "sustainable development". Sustainable development has become a loaded term that means more than just the words sustainable and development put together. The idea of sustainable development from the beginning was tainted by the far left wing ideologues. Agenda 21 has whole chapters dedicated to how the state needs to work at bettering the lot of women and "indigenous people" (people who aren't white). The Agenda 21 chapter on woman calls for female centered solutions to universal problems like illiteracy poverty along with environmental and economic degradation.
Agenda 21 has always had a subtle overtone of Cultural Marxism with it's focus on socially sanctioned victim groups and the leftwing ideologues who've been responsible for implementing and promoting it within the state and the activist community. Agenda 21 for Culture is a campaign to make "culture" ie Cultural Marxism a more central focus of Agenda 21 and the sustainable development movement. In the Agenda 21 for Culture campaigns founding document titled 'Agenda 21 for Culture' they again admit that cultural planning should be done in conjunction with international organizations based on international agreements.
Implement at state or national level international agreements on cultural diversity
They even refer to Agenda 21 for Culture as an "exercise in cultural planning" in a document titled 'Advice on Local Implementation of the Agenda 21 for Culture'
Local implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture can be seen as an exercise of cultural planning. - PAGE 2
The same document advocates local governments should be involved in cultural planning
The take up of the tools by the local government as a whole, not just by the services, areas and/or departments responsible for culture.
Local government as a catalyst of cultural processes: reinforcing civil society, fostering consensus and establishing mutual responsibilities.
"Civil Society" is a buzzword that refers to the foundation funded activist groups that further this collectivist agenda. The document also discusses how local government should participate in what translates as international NGO networks that are operated by internationalist leftist ideologues. I think that one of the most creepy suggestions was:
A local charter of cultural rights is a document that specifically defines the cultural rights and responsibilities of the inhabitants of a territory.
Why do we need a charter of "cultural rights and RESPONSIBILITIES"? What kind of insane responsibilities to the group are these people going to insist the rest of us have? One look at the insanity of the social justice activists only makes one wonder.
If one looks at the NGO's affiliated with this Agenda 21for Culture you will see a full spectrum of social justice activists and feminists. There are a number of NGO's working on the Agenda 21 for Culture campaign to have culture take a central role in the UN's Post 2015 Development Agenda. NGO's working with Agenda 21 for Culture include the International Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) a Canadian NGO operating out of Montreal. This NGO is operated by university leftists and internationalists, including but not limited to it's CEO Charles Vallerand, who's worked with the notoriously leftwing state owned french language radio network as Director, Corporate Affairs at CBC- Radio-Canada. According to his social media profile: "[The IFCCD] maintains formal relations with the UNESCO and serves on the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee". The IFCCD is also working with UNESCO in it's call for cultural planning as a mechanism to indoctrinate populations into accepting, and even demanding, implementation of the sustainable development agenda aka Agenda 21:
Recognizing that culture can no longer be just a by-product of development, but rather the mainspring for sustainable development, the Convention ushers in a new international framework for the governance and management of culture…http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/cultural-diversity/diversity-of-cultural-expressions/the-convention/what-is-the-convention/
Another NGO involved with Agenda 21 for Culture is 'Culture Action Europe' (CAE) Its' mission statement is as follows:
[To] promote culture as a necessary condition for sustainable development towards citizens, their organizations, the public and private sector and all European institutions and as well other relevant bodies and institutions in Europe, member states and international institutions that influence the European context.
Disseminate information on European policies and legislation that have an impact on the cultural development of European societies and the European project
Exchange, convey, publish ideas and debates on European policies
Culture Action Europe' boasts a close relationship with EU lawmakers:
Through CAE, the Agenda 21 for Culture Campaign, has a central role in effecting the cultural agenda implemented by the continental superstate how much influence does this international NGO network have here in Canada? UGLC is divided into 7 regional sections representing the various parts of the world. The section for North America is almost solely represented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The FCM is an organization of which a vast majority of Canadian Municipalities claim membership. According to it's website in Alberta it has 264 members and 98.17% of the population of the province is in those municipalities. In BC 99.52% of the population is living in cities and towns which are part of the FCM. Saskatchewan has 83.85% of it's population living in FCM membership committees. Manitoba is at 99.39% and Ontario is 95.13%. As you can see a vast majority of the population of Canada are in communities that are members of FCM, they have the potential to effect the lives of millions of Canadians. FCM is also listed as a member of ICLEI. ICLEI is a global NGO network notorious for implementing Agenda 21 on the local level, aka "Local Agenda 21". It's easy to see that the NGO's promoting the various parts of Agenda 21 are interlocking and cooperate. Just looking at the UCLG membership shows a huge overlap with FCM:
Particularly interesting, as it highlights the social agenda of this organization:
Erin Hogan, Deputy Mayor of Thompson, Manitoba, Chair of FCM Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government
UCLC has a "Standing Committee on Gender Equality" lead by Anne Hidalgo the Mayor of France and works closely with UNESCO to make cultural management a central pillar in Agenda 21 and the UN's Post 2015 Development Agenda. This agenda also includes promoting "Social Justice" which is a loosely defined word referring to government redistribution of wealth and social policies that promote Cultural Marxism by demonizing western culture and capitalism.
These internationalists know the only way to implement their agenda is to culturally manage in other words socially engineer society into accepting it. These foundation funded agents of global collectivism have been working through education initiatives for the last 100 years to steer society into accepting their global socialist society. They've put great care into their work and now society stands very close to accepting a full blown global collectivist state. My upcoming film 'Hidden Influence' will document the rise of collectivism in the west and how education was used to indoctrinate children into this agenda.
While the majority of the population is preoccupied with ebola, ISIS, or the latest "terrorist" attack, this agenda is a long term threat, quietly gaining steam and rebuilding society from the ground up. This silent enemy is working behind the scenes using environmentalism as camouflage to implement a cultural and economically Marxist agenda.
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