I love Ann’s excellent introduction to this video interview of Rosa Koire. I was actually the person who sent Ann her copy of Behind the Green Mask, and I lived in the same Northern CA town (Santa Rosa) where Rosa experienced first hand the Orwellian underbelly of the innocuous sounding “Sustainable Development.” I appreciate Ann seeking the balance between the polarized extremes Rosa notes. May we continue to find truly local, truly natural and truly sustainable solutions. The video covers the Bundy Ranch situation and details the implementation of mega-states and mega-cities to replace local, state and national sovereignty. Very eye-opening for those not aware of the complexities involved in sustainable development and the mega-corporations funding the NGO’s taking over policy and regulations.
Originally posted on Exopermaculture:
Rosa Koire’s work both stimulates and troubles me. I have a hard time looking at what appear to be her polarized options: either “individual liberty” or a global “turnkey tyranny.” At least that’s how it appears on the surface. That word “liberty,” frankly, makes me want to vomit, since it’s constantly used to justify self-serving attitudes of one kind or another. I do think she’s correct, however, that Agenda 21 can be used as a poison pill, hiding corporatist intent to lock in the worst kind of technological total control of everything and everyone behind the phrase “sustainable development.” In other words, once again, it’s how we use language that counts; and it’s up to us to be sensitive to the usually unconscious associations that various words in common use magnetize to themselves. For, once again, just like “liberty,” the phrase “sustainable development” can morph into a jingoistic rant, meant to automatically trigger lock-step obedience…
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