I recently finished reading Glenn Beck's fictional book on Agenda 21. It was written for an audience with an introductory level of understanding, but it had some memorable quotes nonetheless. For instance:
"They don't trust happy people. We all have to be equally miserable." (108)
"It is forbidden for one citizen to take from another. No one can have more than anyone else. Only the Authority can give, and only the Authority can take away." (137)
"Getting too friendly, too close with anybody, and they might turn out to be the kind of citizen who might report you to the Authority." (150)
"No child, no baby, gets more than any of the others. It's good for them. Good for them to learn straight away how things are." (182)
"Well, with the Authority in charge, things got better. You know. Like if someone is sick, really sick, and needs a lot of care, well, that turns out to be a waste of resources. They call it futility. When someone isn't productive enough, doesn't produce enough energy or isn't able to do their assigned job then, well, that's not fair to everyone else. We all have to give and receive equally." (233)
The book closed with a quote from Dan Sitarz, who wrote the abridged version of the United Nation's Agenda 21, describing what the plan should one day constitute.
"Effective excecution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced--a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level."
Agenda 21 may not be the main reason for diminishing American freedoms, but as Sitarz's quote reminds us, its authors certainly would not mind being able to take credit for some of the reasons.