About 2 years ago, I created a presentation called “False Choice.” It’s well-researched, funny and factual—and it keeps people’s attention long enough for them to grasp the enormity of Agenda 21.
As you’ve probably experienced yourself, understanding the complexities of Agenda 21 can be frustrating. And explaining it to others even more so. Agenda 21 has been digging its tentacles into American’s property rights for over 40 years and it hides behind a dictionary’s worth of environmentally-friendly terms. For example: Sustainable Development became Agenda 21, which morphed into Smart Growth, which then mutated into compact living, walkable communities, buffer zones, health fairness, healthy homes, resilience initiatives, road diets and the all-inclusive Livability Principles.
Quite a mouthful of confusing gobbledygook, right?
That’s what my original “False Choice” presentation attempted to clarify. And it has been well received across the country for the past two years.
Then regionalism engaged. Regions have been around for years and people either love them or don’t even notice they are there. So, how do you tell your neighbors that New York’s Capital Region Sustainability Plan actually rockets the spread of Agenda 21 faster than a Lamborghini dusting a Chevy Volt?
Helping people understand the impact of regionalism was the challenge.
My “False Choice” presentation was no longer good enough. The regionalist movement has thoroughly changed the breadth and velocity of Agenda 21. It means we need new awareness, new information and new ways to fight back.
The fight starts with an informed community. In 2013, I rewrote the original “False Choice” presentation, bringing in tighter connections to today’s politicians and better examples of Agenda 21’s devastation.
I also added a second part to the presentation, covering Regionalism. It uses the same level of research, clarity and humor as the Agenda 21 portion. But this new material exposes how Regionalism hits hard at the losses of local public officials’ authority and shines a spotlight on the devious planners’ practices that rob community members of their input while declaring concern for their opinions.
Agenda 21 and Regionalism know no political boundaries. In 2009, when HUD’s actions stripped WestchesterCountyNY officials of their planning authority, Democrats and Republicans were equally scorched and their constituents equally disenfranchised.
If there is one message this presentation delivers, it’s that we must all work together. The enemy can no longer be “us.”
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