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Animal Park -The dark side of Congo's ecology efforts (Agenda 21 at Work)

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A multi-million Euro international fund is supporting Congo's Virunga National Park. But the money is being spent on rape, murder and forced relocation.

"The rangers cut my husband's head off and carried his decapitated body through the village", remembers an elderly widow. Her husband died trying to oppose the park's policies. In the name of protecting the pristine nature reserve, the village of Moramba has been burned down, while the local population is being forcibly relocated and forbidden from cultivating the land, taking away their livelihoods. The chief warden of the park argues that "the local population doesn't understand the importance of safeguarding nature." But as another widow aptly questions, "how can you safeguard nature by killing people?"


http://youtu.be/pcQ_f0HykaY

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Of course logic got left out.

Of course logic got left out. These tribes have been living in peace with nature there for thousands of years. If the place has burned down yet, it probably isnt going to.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

You're right. This all has to do with *standardization*

on a global scale in line with Agenda 21's goals for social justice, redistribution of wealth, control over the environment, and global governance - with "zero tolerance." As with all GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY, it requires suspension of the use of our brains, creativity, compassion, common sense...

I find more than galling how Agenda 21 - ostensibly a plan to protect the environment - nonetheless specifically notes the importance of women's rights, while countries supporting this agenda are fine with overlooking the inconvenient fact that their policies and funding are CAUSING women to be raped, left widowed, and rendered impoverished and homeless.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

"conservation" is often at odds with the rights of the natives

As the comment below argues, this is just a new form of imperialistic colonialism. If you care about the rights of native peoples, check out Survival International:

http://www.survivalinternational.org/

They don't accept any money from governments (or corporations which could violate native rights), and I applaud them for that.

EDIT: Ok, I shouldn't say always. Changed it to "often." There are many efforts under way that work with indigenous populations to preserve nature.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

"A new form of cultural colonialism."

What a travesty. These people are BARBARIANS! The summary at the end says it all (from about 6:40).

Welcome to the UN/Agenda 21 idea that YOUR CHILDREN will be learning about in public school: all the benefits of Eco-tourism! (They'll leave out the part where decapitated human beings will be dragged through a village to show the consequences to local inhabitants of not abiding by the park rules that took their land to have a nice, pristine, human-free animal park.)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

it's happening locally

and while the majority of locals are completely against what the government on many levels is doing, the many levels of government do not fail to amaze us with their authority.

(((((Damn right, G.)))))

This is the sort of stuff government actually does quickly, efficiently, and with little fanfare... like a well-oiled machine.

Whittling down people's rights to defend themselves, decide the use of their own properties, choose how to educate their own kids, etc. is what government does real smooth like....

What would the Founders do?