Now who were THE players behind the birthing of sustainable development? To my surprise, it was Prince Charles.”

By Joan Veon
August 13, 2004
It has been ten years since I have been writing and studying the now established environmental philosophy of sustainable development. I was first confronted with it at the United Nations Conference on Population and Development-UNCED in Cairo, Egypt in 1994. Sustainable development was a core philosophy behind the Programme of Action called “Agenda 21” at the 1992 United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development-UNCED, now dubbed the “Rio Earth Summit.”

In Rio, conference Secretary-General Maurice Strong stated,
Agenda 21 – still stands as the most comprehensive, most far-reaching and, if implemented, the most effective programme of international action ever sanctioned by the international community. It is not a final and complete action programme, but one which must continue to evolve.
Sustainable development has continued to evolve as that of protecting the world’s resources while its true agenda is to control the world’s resources. Communism also has control at its core and it also is evolving. I remember asking former UN Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali what he meant by “change” and he told me that he was introducing “constant change” as a way to continue the evolutionary processes begun in Rio.

Under the evolutionary process which Agenda 21 set in motion, sustainable development has become like a prism. Every time you turn it, you get a different “color.” The sustainable development prism includes the social, political, economic and environmental factors. Until Rio, the phrase sustainable development had not appeared in any prior UN documents, papers or reference books.
It should be noted that Agenda 21 sets up the global infrastructure needed to manage, count, and control all of the world’s assets. Included are the forests, fresh water, agricultural lands, deserts, pastures, rangelands, farmers’ fields, oceans and inland waterways, marine environment, marine life, cities, housing, sewer and solid wastes, methods of production, air, pollution, biotechnology-every aspect of living-farming, production and manufacturing, research and medicine, etc., along with you and I. Today everything is sustainable: sustainable water, sustainable forests, sustainable markets, sustainable agriculture, etc.

Through advanced technology such as the Geographic Information System (GIS), the control, count and management of the earth’s assets is being implemented. Scientists have told me that the GIS satellites can measure the quality of soil anywhere in the earth to a depth of three inches. Furthermore, it can tell you what kind of birds and insects are in which kind of tree. It can also see you and me sleeping in our beds and living in our houses-ever wonder why leaded paint was such a problem? The UN calls this transparency while you and I call it invasion of privacy.

Invasion of privacy?  Tell me about it!

So how did the UN come up with this heinous agenda? It began in 1972 when the first Earth Summit was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Maurice Strong was the conference Secretary-General of that meeting also. As a result of its deliberations, in 1974 the UN General Assembly set up the UN Environment Program-UNEP, now a major player in sustainable development, interacting with corporations and a key partner in the United Nations Global Compact.

It should be noted that hundreds, if not thousands of environmental NGO’s support and are helping to implement Agenda 21 worldwide. The United Nations has given them vast responsibilities to assist in the implementation of sustainable development. Furthermore, governments are recognizing their manpower as a free source of power to carry the message throughout the world. Two very powerful NGO’s that were part of the birthing of sustainable development are the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In the fall of 1983, the 38th Session of the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 38/161, which called upon the secretary-general to appoint a commission “to propose long-term environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development to the year 2000 and beyond.”

The individuals chosen for that commission included Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and vice-president of the Socialist International who just retired as Director-General of the World Health Organization. It was William Ruckleshaus from the U.S. who also served on this life-changing commission. The rest of the delegates were from other socialist, Marxist, or communist countries. While I could provide you with their definition of sustainable development which my research shows is based on the 1977 USSR constitution, let me paraphrase:
The world has too many people, and if we do not reduce the number of people on planet Earth, they will use up all of the Earth’s resources so that future generations will be left without any resources. The United Nations is the best global body to monitor, manage and preserve the resources of the planet.
As a community activist ten years ago, I could not understand why our kids were being pushed to use condoms, why the schools were educating in matters that did not involve them, why family planning classes were discussing sensitive matters in front of boys and girls or why homosexuality was becoming accepted (homosexuals don’t procreate-now they only adopt). Furthermore, the schools were assisting abortion clinics by aiding pregnant girls during school hours by providing school time for them to use their facilities, without parental consent. 

These are all methods to reduce the population. Euthanasia, the right to die with dignity, is for the elderly. Then there are wars, illnesses, and viruses. It should be noted that these same environmentalists feel that the population of the world has to be reduced by at least 66% in order for the earth to be sustainable. However, the brilliant research of Dr. Jacqueline Kasun from Hamboldt University has proven statistically that if you were to take all of the people in the world and put them into the State of Texas, they would have 1200 square feet of space each.

Even before the people of the world understood the threat to world population, the Group of Seven, now the Group of Eight world leaders stated in their 1981 communique that they were “deeply concerned about the implication of world population growth.” In 1990, they commended the forthcoming 1992 Rio Earth Summit and in 1992, they wrote, “The Earth Summit has been a landmark in heightening the consciousness of the global environmental challenges and in creating a world-wide partnership on development and the environment.”

It was at the 1992 UNCED conference that sustainable development was unveiled. Interestingly to note, there was a very strong and powerful corporate lobby that had come together to support this evil agenda of control. Called the World Business Council for Sustainable Development-WBCSD, they still exert great power and influence on the international level. The WBCSD has nurtured and expanded sustainable development-all the way to the ten year follow-up of UNCED in 2004 at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

In Johannesburg, sustainable development evolved to a much higher level. There many of the same people who were involved ten years previous were present, along with some new players which included Congressman Dennis Kuchinich and others, along with former governor of California Jerry Brown. The Bush Administration put forth a World Summit Vision Statement that said in part
We believe sustainable development begins at home and is supported by effective domestic policies and international partnerships. We recognize poverty remains a global problem of huge proportions that demands our action.
To fulfill its commitment, our government is spending $970 million over three years which will be used to leverage private monies to generate more than $1.6B for water-related and other activities globally. Projects included: Clean Energy, an Initiative to Cut Hunger, sustainable forest management and monies to help fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The centerpiece of Johannesburg was the launching of “International Sustainable Development Law” that will govern the implementation and legal rights of sustainable development. This new discipline is based on poverty alleviation and the rights of the marginalized (socialistic transfer of wealth mechanisms). 

Over 150 environmental lawyers and those from other related disciplines met in Durban, South Africa a week before to discuss the integration of environmental, economic, and social laws into one new discipline. There were policy papers put forth which they hoped would be used as the framework for a Treaty on International Sustainable Development Law. Their actions reaffirmed Chapter 39 of Agenda 21 which recognizes the need to continue progressive development and codification of international law related to sustainable development. It should be noted that these laws will be incorporated into every local and national level of law worldwide.

For those of us with Christian values, this is the anti-thesis of what we believe for sustainable development is pagan. It perverts Genesis 1, 2, and 3 in that it puts the earth as being dominant over man and not man as having dominance over the earth-hence, you and I have no value since we have been demoted to the same value as an animal or plant. So what do you think is the end result of international sustainable development law? Enslavement.

Now who were THE players behind the birthing of sustainable development? To my surprise, it was Prince Charles. Not happy with the Christian faith, Charles turned to “para- psychology” which some define as “dabbling in the occult.” He was greatly influenced by the South African-born writer, explorer, and mystic Laurens van der Post who was a friend of his grandmother, the Queen Mother. The prince was also influenced by James Lovelock, a British scientist who formulated the “Gaia hypothesis, which today is known as the worship of the earth, a belief based on the Greek goddess Gaia, the Earth Mother. Charles concurs with the perversion of Genesis 1, 2, and 3.

Most people will not find Prince Charles or his environmental activities in the headlines of major newspapers. Nor do his biographies really explain his involvement, as there is basically a blackout on what he is really doing worldwide. In April 1991, fourteen months before UNCED, the Prince held a private two day international conference aboard the royal yacht Britannia, moored off the coast of Brazil. His goal was to bring together key international figures in an attempt to achieve a degree of harmony between the various countries that would happen at the Rio Earth Summit. Then Senator Al Gore was present, along with senior officials from the World Bank, chief executives from companies such as Shell and British Petroleum, the key NGO’s, and other officials.

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Maurice Strong and specifically asked him about this meeting. He told me he was in London at a World Wildlife meeting hosted by Prince Philip and was asked by Prince Charles to accompany him to Rio for the April 1991 meeting. Furthermore, in 1990 when sustainable development had just been formulated by the Brundtland Commission, it was the prince who commended them for “bringing the term ‘sustainable development’ into everyone’s vocabulary.”

As sustainable development has evolved to the point where the teaching of Agenda 21 is called “Earth Sciences” in schools, universities, and colleges, our government has instituted Agenda 21 through the Presidents Commission on Sustainable Development. Throughout the U.S., there are cities that have adopted Agenda 21 and there are those that are now sustainable, such as “Sustainable Racine.” We must remember Russia did not fall to the communists all at once-it was city by city.

I wrote Prince Charles the Sustainable Prince in 1997 with major updates in 1998 and 2000. It is key and relevant for those who want to understand what is happening today. At every turn the Prince is still involved in the affairs of the United Nations, sustainable development, and public-private partnership. The Prince’s representatives are to be found at all the key global meetings, expounding and advancing this life changing philosophy. Perhaps we should wonder why the world still follows him and carries out his dictates.
For ten years, various activists have been warning and educating about sustainable development. Who do we go to? The church has been silent. Major “conservatives” have been silent. No one has even questioned President Bush about his support for sustainable development. It is not even a key issue in this election.

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  1. shirlz007 says:

    IF people aren’t prepared to look at the ‘ancient bloodline conspiracy’ or ‘Annunaki’, ‘Ancient Mystery Schools’ stuff…

    I do recommend a book…
    ‘The Fall – The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of a New Era’ by Steve Taylor (think this guy is onto something in terms of the human psyche, the history of human ‘civilisation’, what he calls ‘The Fall’ etc etc). He is ignoring some pretty damning evidence in terms of archaeological evidence of lost civilisation.

    ”It really has to be said that people – men, mostly – are appalling, in that they commit murder and genital mutilation, go to war, rape, pillage, despoil their environments, hang, burn, flog or flay others who offend them and so on, and so on, ad nauseam. You or I may not commit such atrocities, because we are Guardian readers and we just don’t do that kind of thing, but the bad news is that there are plenty of non-Guardian readers who are happy to pick up the slack for us.

    The question is, why should this be so? For most authorities agree that, about 6,000 years ago, people were not like that. They lived in societies where women were not seen as both wicked and inferior, where there was no such thing as slavery or, as far as we can tell, violence. The oldest centres of habitation were not built impregnably, implying that people lived in peace.”


    Steve Taylor is senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University.His latest book in the US is Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of the Human Mind. He is also the author of The Fall, Waking From Sleep, and Out of the Darkness. His books have been published in 16 languages. His research has appeared in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Transpersonal Psychology Review, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, as well as the popular media in the UK, including on BBC World TV, The Guardian, and The Independent.

  2. shirlz007 says:

    I think Steve Taylor is IGNOREing a massive part of the puzzle (AKA, Annunaki, Atlantis)… BUT IT’S WORTH A READ! He has some good points

    The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of a New Era by Steve Taylor, O books 2005

    This fascinating book attempts to answer the questions: Why are humans like we are? Why are men so war-like? And why is it so hard to find inner peace?

    This book has been inspired by the ideas contained in Saharasia by James De Meo which posits that there was a desertification of the Saharan and Asiatic regions approximately 8,000 years ago. This region had formerly contained lush vegetation and may have been the ‘Garden of Eden’ referred to in almost all the ancient texts and world religions. The drying of this region over a period of many generations, he suggests, drove the desperate peoples living there further and further into surrounding territories in search of food.

    ‘The Fall’

    In this book the author posits that our ancestors were deeply traumatised by this event which caused a distortion in the human psyche – a collective psychosis – that has affected most of humanity and that remains to this day. This is when the ego, he suggests, as we understand it, was born. This is ‘The Fall’ referred to in the title and in many ancient and religious texts and he refers to those affected as ‘fallen’ and to the unaffected indigenous peoples of the world as ‘unfallen’. He also draws distinctions between unfallen ‘matrist’ societies where women are treated with respect as equals, children are loved and indulged and fallen ‘patrist’ societies.

    Patrist societies

    Whilst he credits these patrist fallen societies with many technological advances, on the other side of the balance sheet he catalogues the human misery they experience including: the oppression of one ‘tribe’ by another; the domination of women by men; the mistreatment and abuse of children; slavery; wars; genocide; massacres; cruel and sadistic behaviour; the way we treat the Earth and each other, and the internal misery that so many experience. In these fallen patrist societies many are struggling to get to the top of the pile – to own more and to be more powerful in order that they may control others. However, few make it and the majority of people in these patrist societies throughout history have endured lives of indescribable deprivation.

    Whether you agree with him or not it is certainly a thought-provoking read!

  3. Tapestry says:

    Anyone who gets full backing from mainstream media is unquestionably misleading you. Look at those like Joan Veon who get hidden away, deleted on blogs like mine (she has been) and then die at an early age. These are the ones who are giving you the true picture.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I just heard a joke and i dont get it but everyone was laughing their heads off,
    “if your mobile phone gets wet
    wrap it in kosher food, that will attract the jews, who are the only people with the money to fix it “
    is that funny ?? i cant see it ?
    robin harland

  5. shirlz007 says:

    You mean like Edward ‘9/11 was an intelligence failure’ Snowden! Well… I think we ALL know the deal with him now! But some important information was released, and people did ‘wake up’ because of it (regardless of what went on behind the curtains)

    The Fall…
    It is ‘New Age BULLSHIT’ as Mark Passio puts it! 😀 … but as Passio says, the New Age movement has ALOT of good teachings and ideas that should be implemented into a solution into solving this… let’s just not roll over and except things as they are.

  6. NPP says:

    Last night a lady at a party told me about her farmer friend, this is hearsay of course, but…
    …. she had wind turbines on the land. The sheep were developing twisitng-bone issues. It seems it was induced by the vibration of the propellors generating vibrations down into the ground and up into the legs of the sheep.
    …. a teenge son became psychologically troubled. A long story short, when he was moved away from the home near the turbines he was fine. They knew the buyer of the farm and sent the son back to stay to test the hypothesis. The son developed issues again when staying in the house next to the turbines and was fime once taken away again.

  7. As we become more detached from reality because we live in the zoo laboratory farm the more we believe in aliens. Where is all this going to get anyone even if it were true? The only reason we see ourselves as separate from the rest of nature is because we have been so very cleverly manipulated, contaminated & forcibly removed from our roots. You can watch hours & hours of crap about aliens, but you are just wasting your life. Good luck.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What Nooka The Nook said X 2!

    Manipulations and distractions to control the unsuspecting mind – TV, films, videos, electronic games, books promoted in the LSM, competitive sport, even the internet. Turn off wi-fi and all electrical appliances when not in use cause they interfere with the body’s electro-magnetic field. Sitting infront of a pc does that big-time!
    Get outside, connect with the earth even if all you can manage is watching pigeons or nurturing a potted plant. Turn off to the world outside and turn inwards to the place were stillness resides for a few minutes. Think how to make things better in your immediate vacinity. Change starts from within and radiates outwards. PC going off now….


  9. Nollidge says:

    Maurice strong is alleged to be the offspring of an affair between a future Chinese leader – Deng Xiapo,& a jewish communist woman ion Paris in the 20’s.He was suspected of organising the arms trafficking to the Mau-Mau in Kenys in the 50’s,but nothing was ever poroved.However,the Mau-Mau DID manage to get Chinese versions of the Soviet AK-47 plus the ammunition for them.He’s now the “global warming” scam cheerleader.Make of that what you will.

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