The announcement seems innocuous enough. We have global partnerships springing up all the time now. Our children are being indoctrinated in public and private schools to become global citizens, with no allegiance to their own country; they belong to the globe, with United Nations at the helm. Many institutions of higher learning and k-12 advertise proudly the preparation of the global citizens.
The role of the U.S. Council of Mayors is to create a forum for mayors to exchange ideas, strengthening leadership and management tools, to ensure that federal policy meets urban needs, to strengthen federal-city relationships, and to promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy. The mayor of Baltimore, the famous Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is the current president of the USCM. http://www.globalparliamentofmayors.org/partners/4588430924
According to its website, “The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,400 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.”
Among international advisors of USCM noted on the website are former mega cities mayors, the Earth Institute, former prime ministers, the Center for Urban Research, Barclays Capital, Brookings Institute, professors from Columbia University, the London School of Economics, and New York University, and the C40 (the Cities Climate Leadership Group composed of 78 member cities around the world united to fight greenhouse gas emissions).
What is the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) and why would USMC be a perfect partner? GPM is a project, a “political and civic institution by, for, and of cities.” The problem with this organization is that it is another phantom layer of government that was not elected by the people, for the people, and does not necessarily act in the best interests of the American people. Mayors are elected by the people to represent their local interests, not the global interests as dictated by the United Nations Agenda 2030, the U.N. Agenda 21 on steroids.
American mayors are not elected to “identify and pursue in common the public goods of urban cities around the world through a new global governance platform deploying collective urban political power that manifests the right of cities to govern themselves, and their responsibility to do so by contributing viable cross-border solutions to global challenges that are also municipal challenges. In an era of interdependence, where nation states have become dysfunctional and cities are rising everywhere, it is time to take the visionary leap from effective local governance to true global governance.” American mayors are elected to represent the interests of the residents in their city, not a global entity.
I am not sure American citizens have agreed to this global governance, they want to govern themselves through elected officials. Dragging our cities into a compact that would result in spreading the wealth of our successful cities to the strife-ridden tribal societies is not how American citizens and their cities want to spend taxpayer dollars. Nor do American citizens want to bend over to the collective urban political power of the elites who have made such decision for them.
Who came up with this idea that “nation states and international organizations are finding it ever more difficult to respond to the global challenges facing humanity, from climate change and immigration, to terrorism and pandemic disease, from spreading inequality and global markets to new technology and religious conflict?”
Poor Hispanics, victims of economic inequality of their own governments, are flooding our country through the southern border. Muslim “refugees” are spreading religious chaos, violence, and conflict in their own countries and the countries they invade.
Climate has been changing for millennia without any interference from humans and the Vostock ice core sample demonstrate so. The global warming hoax has been proven a fraud, time and time again. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant; it is the gas of plant life. But the climate change industry is not giving up their agenda because it is a veritable cash cow.
According to the GPM website, the Global Parliament of Mayors is the work of Dr. Benjamin Barber, political theorist and author, and his research presented in his book, “If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities,” published in 2013 by Yale University Press.
The Global Parliament of Mayors is a “new beacon for global governance on climate change and other critical issues in what is becoming a year of extraordinary promise and a season of hope for humankind.” http://www.globalparliamentofmayors.org/home/4589660128
Since Americans have not voted at the polls for global governance, this is a stealth effort to install elected politicians and unelected bureaucrats to control cities around the world.
Why exactly must we take “the visionary leap from effective local governance to true global governance?” If we have effective local governance, why must we bow to globalists, to bureaucrat elitists who want to control us?
If cities are successfully governing themselves, they don’t need a layer of ghost government from abroad telling them how to run their cities or spend their taxpayer dollars, and I am not sure Americans will be too pleased when learning about this new attempt to subvert our sovereignty.
U.N. Agenda 21 has already infiltrated itself across the U.S. through the board of supervisors with membership in ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, renamed Local Governments for Sustainability), regionalism, and zoning regulations which have transformed parts of the cities into high rise, high density, mixed-use buildings, and have taken citizens out of their cars via excessive tolls and narrowing roads into light rail, buses, and bikes.
Agricultural land was taken out of use through conservation easements with the help of visioning committees that promoted smart/green growth. There is no government organization left that does not have a sustainable development plan in place, the lynchpin of U.N.’s Agenda 21. Now the U.N. elites are going to gain access into the mayors’ offices across the globe.