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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: olaru12
Very confusing indeed, since all authoritarian and totalitarian concepts are Left Wing.
The further Right ya go, the less government interferences happen.
Hitler and Mussolini had very large governments, both parties were opposed by LEFT WING Communist groups. Same in Spain, the right wingers there had a very powerful government. IT is also arguable the Ronald Reagan was president of the country with the biggest government in the world during his tenure.
Fascism is Left Wing.
Yes, if it is opposite day, or if you are mentally deficient
Why should I believe anything they say? They're heavily invested in the current world order or paradigm as most people like to call it.
The economics of fascism are collectivist, socialist and redistributionist – supremely hostile to free-market capitalism and wealth inequalities. Indeed, fascism is closely related to communism in both theory and practice.
originally posted by: xuenchen
There are many similarities to Communism.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Homosexuality has nothing much to do with the concepts.
It's used as a tool by all political systems when politically useful
originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
I have already explained the phenomenon of fascism as a false right set up by Hegelians in their paradigm of left and right conflict within the confines of the Supreme State. Likely you overlooked it. Fascism was always socialist and socialist was always a leftist ideology, fascism and socialism are cut from the same ideology as communism and they are all authoritarian and totalitarian. Whether any of them are for or against gayness means zip. The State enforces whatever it wants to enforce. Just because conservatives tend to value traditional marriage does not make them fascist. Look at Mayor Bloomberg's control of how big a drink we can get at the local 7-11. That is totalitarian by nature. That is the Nanny State and it is left wing.
But in any case, maybe we ought to be defining this stuff rather as Statism and Liberty-minded, then we can get out of the left-right paradigm.
I hope that clears up my position a bit.
Agenda 21 (Agenda for the 21st century) is non-binding UN resolution adopted by 178 countries at the 1992 Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. It's an action plan, or series of recommendations and goals aimed at promoting sustainable development, reducing poverty, world hunger, pollution, and climate change.
While it is non-binding, many governments (both national and local) and institutions use agenda 21 as a useful set of goals and guidelines. At the local level, it's sometime referred to as Local Agenda 21, or LA21.
In reality the actual effects of Agenda 21 in the US over the last 22 years seem to have been almost zero. Searching for mentions of it on the internet almost entirely results in mentions from conspiracy and conservative organizations.
The problem is that Agenda 21 and the ICLEI have NOT ACTUALLY DONE ANYTHING. Newt is going to cut funding for something that really has no funding. Yes, there are programs that have goals that are similar to goals outlines in agenda 21, but those are programs that would exist anyway. Things like preventing pollution, suppling clean drinking water, and education in 3rd world countries.
Here's one of the biggest offenses that Newt would be addressing:
This is redistribution of wealth through stealth, financed by punitive taxes to some extent, but principally through rewarding correct behaviour (doing social good; having a low carbon footprint; and being healthy and happy). This has already begun and involves awarding credits for each behaviour, and taking lots and lots of measurements; once there are enough of these credits in circulation, they will come to function as currencies. Community currencies fit in well with this scheme; Bitcoin does not. Either way, it’s us that have to pay to develop the undeveloped countries, not the Global Guvnors. We have de-growth (the Club of Rome ideology) so they can have growth.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has just granted Clemson University $498,055 to work with members of the Measuring Effective Teachers (MET) team to measure engagement physiologically with Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) bracelets. Students and teachers are to wear these devices to measure excitement, attention, anxiety, boredom or relaxation in order to measure teacher effectiveness. Read more…
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave a grant for $621,285 to the National Commission on Time & Learning to study the electronic bracelet and functional MRI’s for children. Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, is a technique for measuring brain activity. It works by detecting the changes in blood oxygenation and flow that occur in response to neural activity. It is non-invasive, safe for the subject and easy for the experimenter to use making it a popular tool for imaging normal brain function – especially for psychologists.
I think that some day you will look at this and go, "oh my goodness I cant believe I said that to that person", because you will know that that site supposedly debunking Agenda 21 was full of lies and half truths to support the Progressive agenda. I'm sorry but that is what I have to say about that.
You should (if you haven't) actually read the Agenda 21 document.
The latest conspiracy theory picking up steam is about the UN’s Agenda 21. Fueled by a Glenn Beck show last summer, a Republican National Committee resolution in January, comments by a few candidates for president, and media coverage of local government actions, the topic of Agenda 21’s purpose and reach is percolating. Agenda 21 is an easy target for UN naysayers and isolationists since most people have never heard of it, let alone know the nature of the document. Why should they? It’s an obscure document that’s 20 years old!
Let’s get some facts straight:
Fact: Agenda 21 was a document adopted unanimously by 178 countries – including the U.S. represented by George H.W. Bush – at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (also known as the Earth Summit). Agenda 21 reflects a broad international consensus that worsening poverty and growing stresses on the environment require greater integration between environmental and development concerns.
Fact: Agenda 21 is not a treaty and is not legally binding. Agenda 21 has no legal authority or precedent over a local U.S. jurisdiction or over a citizen. It is a blueprint or vision for development that simultaneously promotes economic growth, improved quality of life, and environmental protection. The conservative Heritage Foundation concurs that this is a nonbinding document.
Fact: Agenda 21 does not call for the elimination of private property ownership, single-family homes, private car ownership, individual travel choices, or family farms. It is fully consistent with personal freedoms and the rights of citizens to own property, homes, cars, and farms.
Fact: Agenda 21 does not take supremacy over U.S. law. National governments are in charge of their own development.
By the way, do you really think Alex Jones is propaganda?