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Most of us have heard the phrase “sustainable development” and perhaps a little about United Nations and other initiatives related to sustainable development such as Agenda 21 and the Earth Charter.  Some of our communities are exploring these principals in the hopes of heading off, or at least moderating, future catastrophes.

The concept of organized sustainable development is described by critics as a massive international conspiracy to deprive you of individual and commercial rights. Yep, that’s pretty much how it is. This threat is so outrageous that I thought I would take this opportunity to speak out [with tongue firmly in cheek] in defense of UN-organized and UN-sustainable development.

[Our] people are guaranteed freedom and liberty.  These should not be trampled on, limited, or regulated regardless of consequences to others. We should be allowed to do whatever we want.

All natural resources are given by God to man to own, subdue, and have dominion over (Genesis 1:28).  Further man was given the physical and mental powers to accomplish this. This same scripture instructed him to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth – with no mention of limits.

Automobiles, the open road, and cheap gasoline are as quintessentially American as baseball and apple pie. A gas guzzling vehicle is not only larger and safer for its occupants but a public symbol of status and achievement. Free public roads are the right of every citizen. We should all have unlimited choice to live, work, play, shop, commute, and just drive around at will.

Trees are for lumber; just ask the long-missing inhabitants of Easter Island. They left behind mysterious rock statues, but no growing wood. Trees are also for burning; and when trees become scarce, one can always make more children to go out and forage for sticks.

Insecticides and pesticides are good for crops and lawns – to say nothing of bees, frogs, birds, fish, and shallow wells. But, who needs all that buzzing and chirping anyway? And do we really need water? I never drink water anyway ‘cause there’s plenty of beer.

We have lots of coal and it’s cheap, so we should be allowed to use as much of it as we want to generate as much electricity as we want. Never mind acid rain, millions of children with respiratory problems, or atmospheric heat retention from rising carbon dioxide levels.

Besides, I’m okay now and I don’t give a rip about my grandchildren or anybody else either. Speaking of which, I also don’t care about neutering pets, soil erosion, toxic waste, or even famine. Other people have those problems, not me… so far.

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  •  I love your level of sarcasm.... LOL (2+ / 0-)
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    daeros, Lily O Lady

    Proud Slut...Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Thu May 31, 2012 at 02:29:24 PM PDT

    •  It's my wife's fault... (0+ / 0-)

      I write a liberal column for the weekly newspaper in a conservative rural Iowa town of 800. This was a response to the lady who does a conservative column and ranted about Des Moines being an Agenda 21 city and how everybody was going to be herded into assigned living spaces any time now.

      We like each other well enough as people. I took her picture for a human-interest story and she sends her grandchildren to my wife for piano lessons. I think the editor is hoping that our flame wars will stimulate circulation.

      Anyway - I showed this piece to my beloved who promptly blanched and declared it unfit for local consumption. Obediently, I retreated to my lair and toned it way down... with the understanding that I could preach to the choir on DK.

      p.s. I've always loved that idea about fear from Frank Herbert's Dune series. Thank you back.

  •  thank you for the snark. (0+ / 0-)

    I needed it.

    http://www.actblue.com/page/accountabilitynow If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals! up yours!

    by daeros on Thu May 31, 2012 at 02:55:02 PM PDT

  •  Given the proven inability of the UN (1+ / 0-)
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    David Satterlee

    to actually accomplish either jack or shit, let alone both at the same time, if the biggest threat to my liberty, of which I probably take a more expansive view than many Kosacks, is a United Nations Global Agenda document, I figure I'm probably going to be OK.

    --Shannon

    NB: I used to think the UN was a good idea poorly executed. Then Rwanda happened. I don't think that anymore.

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Thu May 31, 2012 at 08:50:07 PM PDT

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