How did smart growth become politically divisive?



I do three things in this video. First – I explain what Agenda 21 REALLY is. Second, I describe smart growth, the city planning concept that Agenda 21 promotes. And finally, I give you my explanation for why smart growth became tangled in a conspiracy theory that also relates to climate change denial and fears of a one world government.

Resources on this topic:

Obama Will Abolish the Suburbs? (Slate):
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/onearth/2013/03/agenda_21_no_the_government_isn_t_going_to_confiscate_your_property.html

Anti-Government Conspiracy Theorists Rail Against UN’s Agenda 21 Program (Southern Poverty Law Center):
https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2012/antigovernment-conspiracy-theorists-rail-against-un’s-agenda-21-program

I Got Duped by Glenn Beck (Salon.com):
http://www.salon.com/2012/11/19/i_got_duped_by_glenn_beck/

Agenda 21 Revealed (Conspiracy theorist website):

Agenda 21 Revealed – You Need to Know This

Agenda 21: Conspiracy Theory or Real Threat? (Conspiracy theory website):
https://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2011/07/02/agenda-21-conspiracy-theory-or-real-threat-n1080301

U.N. Agenda 21 – Coming to a Neighborhood Near You (Conspiracy theory website):
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/10/un_agenda_21_coming_to_a_neigh.html

Video sources:
– Videoblocks.com

Photo sources:
– Flickr user Beyond DC
– Flickr user National Renewable Energy Lab
– Flickr user Number 10
– Flickr user Reg Natarajan
– The United Nations
– Wikimedia Commons user Gage Skidmore

Music sources:
– Metaphysik by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400056
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Filmed in sunny Sacramento, California.

source

Save This Post

No account yet? Register

RECOMMENDED