Agenda 21 Chapter 8 — The Final Coup

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If you think the econ­o­my is sim­ply going to col­lapse, think again. The bankers, the cor­po­ra­tions, and the Unit­ed Nations have got ecosys­tem account­ing ready to rock and roll, and it’s set to change everything….

… the plan is bril­liant. You reduce the num­ber from 7+ bil­lion by at least 33% with­out fir­ing one shot. You sim­ply pri­va­tize all nat­ur­al resources and then price access so that the bot­tom third of the globe’s pop­u­la­tion can­not afford it. And so, they die; it will be the biggest die-off of the Anthro­pocene epoch. From Papua New Guinea to Croa­t­ia, from Bolivia to Ghana, from Cana­da to Cen­tral Amer­i­ca, from Scot­land to Nige­ria, from Aus­tralia to Amer­i­ca, forests, water rights, min­er­al rights, arable land, nation­al parks, and much more is being pri­va­tized with the usu­al out­comes: degra­da­tion, dis­place­ment of indige­nous pop­u­la­tions, high­er costs, lack of access to nec­es­sary resources — star­va­tion, death, social unrest and rebel­lion… (‘Nat­ur­al Cap­i­tal and the Real End Game’, Sandy Krolick)

There aren’t enough peo­ple talk­ing about this. It casts a whole new light on the TPP, on the rea­sons for war, pos­si­ble near-term changes to cor­po­ra­tion tax, and eco­nom­ic fail­ure in gen­er­al, and bog­gles the mind when it comes to geo­engi­neer­ing. Whilst we can only spec­u­late on these con­nec­tions, one thing’s for sure — mono­cul­tures for bio­mass-prod­ucts, GMOs, vac­cines, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, and nuclear ener­gy will play a huge role, as they are now deemed to be renew­able and/or social­ly responsible.

A cir­cu­lar econ­o­my which con­trols pro­duc­tion and con­sump­tion is the ulti­mate aim, and this entails deep sur­veil­lance and pre­scrip­tive liv­ing for what will be called a steady-state sys­tem. The sys­tem is being imple­ment­ed by mea­sur­ing the new cap­i­tal assets, which are cre­at­ed by pric­ing peo­ple, nature. From these new con­cepts, alter­na­tive cur­ren­cies are form­ing – we’ve already got car­bon cred­its, and social cred­its, and the Club of Rome (and CoR mem­ber, Bernard Lietaer), for instance, have pro­posed Well­ness Tokens. George Soros is one of the many New Econ­o­mists who are pro­mot­ing com­mu­ni­ty currencies.

It’s time to open our eyes to all Agen­da 21 entails: there’s a lot more to it than most activists think. The com­mu­ni­tar­i­an ideals of smart growth and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment are but one part of a much big­ger move­ment aim­ing for glob­al ‘sus­tain­abil­i­ty’ by pri­va­tiz­ing the com­mons. This is achieved by mea­sur­ing and pric­ing what are called ‘ecosys­tem ser­vices’, or the ben­e­fits accrued from the earth, and from peo­ple. It involves putting mon­e­tary val­ues on aspects of nature, and the ‘ser­vices’ it pro­vides (such as pol­li­na­tion), as well as pric­ing the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and over­all con­for­mi­ty of human beings (see the U.N. plan to increase Glob­al Happiness).

World Bank and the OECD are just two of the glob­al­ists which have per­fect­ed the ways of pric­ing nature, and human well-being. The next step is for cor­po­ra­tions and gov­ern­ments to incor­po­rate these prices into their finan­cial accounts, as man­dat­ed by chap­ter 8 of Agen­da 21. This goes under var­i­ous names; the term used for the mass­es is ‘going beyond GDP’, but more for­mal­ly, the process is known as ‘inte­grat­ed report­ing’. Rather than just add up the usu­al prof­its and loss­es, they have to fac­tor in new kinds of assets and lia­bil­i­ties, i.e. all the pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive effects the com­pa­nies have, upon the earth, and upon people.

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