• Tea Party Activists Foil Evil UN Plot to Improve America

    Do you know about Agenda 21? I hadn't heard of it until late last week, but boy, were my eyes opened. While Americans go about their little lives like horses with blinders on, the United Nations is using Agenda 21 to destroy our country by making it a better place to live

    Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities.

    They are showing up at planning meetings to denounce bike lanes on public streets and smart meters on home appliances… In Maine, the Tea Party-backed Republican governor canceled a project to ease congestion along the Route 1 corridor after protesters complained it was part of the United Nations plot…

    The protests date to 1992 when the United Nations passed a sweeping, but nonbinding, 100-plus-page resolution called Agenda 21 that was designed to encourage nations to use fewer resources and conserve open land…In January, the Republican Party adopted its own resolution against what it called “the destructive and insidious nature” of Agenda 21.

    Bike lanes! High-speed rail! Energy meters! Oh my God. How dare local governments propose sensible city planning initiatives! It must be a UN plot. Everyone knows that land preservation and energy conservation are just elaborate covers for European socialism. Sure, it starts with a little harmless bikeriding, but then it's only a matter of time before you're chatting about soccer and universal health care with a subway car full of scarf-wearing men

    Cher McCoy, a Tea Party member from nearby Lexington, Va., generated sustained applause when she warned: "They get you hooked, and then Agenda 21 takes over. Your rights are stripped one by one… The real job of smart meters is to spy on you and control you."

    I suppose you can't really blame these rural conservatives for being so frightened of Big Brother. After all, given their mating patterns, Big Brother might also be Big Husband or Big Uncle.

    Tags: Conspiracies, Energy & Oil, Environment, Tea Party, United Nations


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