River Cities’ Reader
• Vol. 18 No. 782 • July 7 - 20, 2011
Business • Politics • Arts • Culture • Now You Know • RiverCitiesReader.com
by Mike Opelka
Does The New “White House Rural Council” Equal the UN’s Agenda 1?
n June 9, President Barack Obamasigned his 86th executive order, andalmost nobody noticed.Executive Order 13575 is designed to begintaking control of almost all aspects of the livesof 16 percent of the American people. Why didn’t we notice it? Weinergate. In the middleof the Anthony Weiner scandal, as the pressand most of the American people were dis-tracted, Obama created something called theWhite House Rural Council (WHRC).Section One of 13575 states the following:“Sixteen percent of the American populationlives in rural counties. Strong, sustainablerural communities are essential to winning thefuture and ensuring American competitive-ness in the years ahead. These communitiessupply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguardour natural resources, and are essential inthe development of science and innovation.Though rural communities face numerouschallenges, they also present enormous eco-nomic potential. The Federal Government hasan important role to play in order to expandaccess to the capital necessary for economicgrowth, promote innovation, improve accessto health care and education, and expand out-door recreational activities on public lands.”Warning bells should have been sound-ing all across rural America when the phrase“sustainable rural communities” came up. Aswe know from researching the UN plan for“sustainable development” known as Agenda21, these are code words for the true, funda-mental transformation of America.The third sentence also makes it quite clearthat the government intends to take greatercontrol over “food, fiber, and energy.”The last sentence in Section One furtherclarifies the intent of the order by tyingtogether “access to the capital necessary foreconomic growth ... health care and education... .”The new White House Rural Councilwill probably be populated by experts in the various fields that might prove helpful to thefolks who live and work outside of large urbanareas, right? Well, Tom Vilsack, the currentsecretary of agriculture, will chair the group,but let us review the list of members appointedto serve on this new council; according to theorder, the heads of the following groups havebeen appointed:(1) the Department of the Treasury (Timo-thy Geithner).(2) the Department of Defense (RobertGates).(3) the Department of Justice (Eric Holder).(4) the Department of the Interior (KenSalazar).(5) the Department of Commerce (Gary Locke).(6) the Department of Labor (Hilda Solis).(7) the Department of Health & HumanServices (Kathleen Sebelius).(8) the Department of Housing & UrbanDevelopment (Shaun Donovan).(9) the Department of Transportation (Ray LaHood).(10) the Department of Energy (StevenChu).(11) the Department of Education (ArneDuncan).(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs(Eric Shinseki).(13) the Department of Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano).(14) the Environmental Protection Agency (Lisa Jackson).(15) the Federal Communications Commis-sion (Michael Copps).(16) the Office of Management & Budget(Peter Orszag).(17) the Office of Science & Technology Policy (John Holdren).(18) the Office of National Drug ControlPolicy (R. Gil Kerlikowske).(19) the Council of Economic Advisers(Austan Goolsbee).(20) the Domestic Policy Council (Melody Barnes).(21) the National Economic Council (GeneB. Sperling).(22) the Small Business Administration(Karen Mills).(23) the Council on Environmental Quality (Nancy Sutley).(24) the White House Office of PublicEngagement & Intergovernmental Affairs(Valerie Jarrett).(25) the White House Office of CabinetAffairs, and such other executive branchdepartments, agencies, and offices as thepresident or secretary of agriculture may, fromtime to time, designate. (Chris Lu [or virtually anyone to be designated by the 24 peoplenamed above]).It appears that not a single department inthe federal government was excluded fromthe new White House Rural Council, andthe wild-card option in number 25 gives thepresident and the agriculture secretary theoption to designate anyone to serve on thispowerful council.Within the 25 designated members of thecouncil are some curious ties to Agenda 21and the structure being built to implement it:
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