The person you see in the picture giving this presentation is Sheila. I have known her for years casually, but in the past year I've gotten to know her much better. She is aÂ warriorÂ in our fight to retain liberty in the face of those who are trying to implement UN Agenda 21 locally. The presentation she was giving at the seminar I attended today was the result of over a year's research using source materials straight from UN sources, as well as material found on other websites.
I remember when I first heard Sheila give this presentation last July. I was amazed at how thoroughly she had done her homework. I remember thinking, "If Sheila can do this, so can other concerned citizens." Not everyone will be needed to give a presentation, but all of us should become familiar with some important issue and help inform others about it, even if it's just the person who lives next door to you. Most people have no idea what their elected officials are trying to do behind their backs. I didn't either, until I met people like Sheila.
Many people think Agenda 21 is just another conspiracy theory. That's because in most cases it is called by other names: green living, sustainable communities, quality growth, etc. They all sound like really good ideas, until you unmask them and the rest of the UN Agenda. Agenda 21 is no secret. It's spelled out by the United Nations on their web site. Sheila has been studying that website, reading the recommended publications, including those designed to indoctrinate children, and going to meetings designed to meet legal requirements for public hearings that are rigged in such a way that the public has little chance to be heard.
Agenda 21 is an international agenda. If it's not already being implemented in your city or county, it probably will be. The whole state of California is affected. But Sheila and the other five women she works with to fight it and inspire others to do likewise, are helping to wake up our community. They started an organization called SLOCCAT. They put together this SLOCCAT Â website to share what they've been learning, putting it in one place for public reference.
A couple of years ago, neither Sheila nor I knew a thing about Agenda 21. We had no idea that our political leaders in both parties were taking us down a path that was designed to eventually move us all into cities or into very densely populated "villages," move us out of our cars, and eventually take away our right to own property. They will make these changes little by little -- a new tax or fee here, a new regulation there, a new smart meter, a new bike path, higher gasoline prices, higher energy costs for less energy consumed, etc.
What's sad is that some of our elected leaders aren't even aware that their decisions are being orchestrated by this agenda. That's because it comes in disguise and sounds really wonderful until its more closely examined. Individual projects like walking trails and bike paths may seem like very good ideas. They aren't wrong in themselves. But they are baby steps on the path to getting you out of your cars. By the time that becomes obvious, it may be too late to turn it back. I'm not against walking trails. I use them. I'd have a big problem getting rid of my car, though. I want to live in a rural area and need a car to shop and take packages to the post office. I think one's mode of transportation should be a choice -- not an edict.
I introduced you to Sheila because she and the other SLOCCATs decided to do something to make a difference. They have helped to educate and mobilize their county and the cities within it. They sponsored the seminar I went to today for six hours. Three of them gave educational presentations. One is a former Congresswoman. The other women are ordinary citizens who have only recently began to be politically active as individuals. Because of them we were also able to get three hours of training from someone who has over 40 years of experience in city and county administration from the East Coast to Berkeley. He knows how government works and its because of his training many of us now go to local meetings and address our county board and city council. We got one candiate we supported for county board elected last year, and that changed the balance of our board. We have had two major victories in keeping Agenda 21 supporters from leading two important unelected boards who make policy that affect all of our lives in this county. A year ago this could not have happened.
I mention this only to encourage you to take action on what you believe. Make a difference. Take a few hours a week to write to your elected officials and speak out at government meetings. You don't have to join the armed forces to fight for your country. You do not yet have to shed blood. All you have to do is speak out rather than keeping silent, and do it in public so the people who make the laws and ordinances and determine new taxes and fees can hear you and will have have to deal with you. One person can make a difference. With a few like-minded people the direction of a city or county can be changed.