Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Transition Towns: Totalitarianism with a Smile

Many vital Communitarian concepts have been wrapped up within the "Transition Movement". The Transition Movement is reported to be a grassroots, community-driven response to overpopulation and consumption, peak oil, climate change, and declining resources. [1] The solutions being introduced in the Transition Movement are being presented as the ideas of two concerned individuals. Is this truly a movement to save the planet by these two men, or is there a more powerful force driving these Transition Towns initiatives?

The Transition Network, is an UK-based organization that supports the international Transition Towns Movement. It is a growing international network of "transition" towns, cities, islands, and hamlets working to wean themselves from a dependence on oil, foreign or otherwise, as well as other finite resources. [2] The message of the movement is that each town (a collective) see that we each have a part in what occurs on our planet in the future. If we don't take personal action, we'll be headed for huge repercussions.

It is through this network effort that a global village is being created to devise common ground amongst its citizens, and an interdependence. More importantly, it is a movement that will enable globalists to transition sovereign nations into a world government. It provides them an opportunity to incorporate global policing, data gathering, create national IDs, population control, restraint to personal freedom, and introduce World Democracy.

Transition Teams
In the following video, Transition team members talk about their vision of the environmentally friendly city they hope to live in. Note how they go from idealistic goals being motivated by our present freedom, to unrealistic goals that will be implemented then enforced.

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In the video, they discussed:
  • Quieter and cleaner world to live in
  • It will be less stressful
  • More multi-use spaces
  • Work from home
  • Less travel
  • Less cars
  • Locally manufactured goods, like shoes.
  • Upcycling goods that are no longer needed.
  • We will be producer/consumers - meaning we'll be growing our own food, along with those in the community.
  • We'll have local energy production
  • Restore lost self sufficiency skills
  • Equal share of work (Communism stands for equal sharing of work, according to the benefits and abilities.)
  • More poverty, because money will disappear
  • Decisions by the group (a commune concept) (Don't miss comments below about sharing of ideas.)
This sugar-coated view of the world is the concept of Rob Hopkins and Ben Brangwyn, the co-founders of Transition Network. They make it seem that we all have to take this bitter pill, but it can be a positive thing. Some of these points are Communism with a smile. They want you to feel good about the changes, even though it is taking us back to the Middle Ages, where we must be tied to the land.

The Founders
The face of Transition U.S. is primarily Rob Hopkins, who is also part of Transition Network and their pilot project Transition Towns Totnes. He is an environmentalist, the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, and a Fellow of Ashoka and the Post Carbon Institute. He served 3 years as a Trustee of the Soil Association, and was named by the Independent UK newspaper as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists.[3]Rob is also the author of the Transition Handbook, the guide being used in hundreds of communities around the world that is leading them into a communitarian lifestyle - based on several big lies.

Rob Hopkins in Totnes

The following video of Rob is from a 2009 TEDTalks. From 11:00 on the counter, you will hear how fun and creative these Transition Towns community meetings are, and that the group (collective) get to decide the future of their town (instead of being decided by the elected elite).

Following the Money Trail
The financial supporters of Transition U.S. leads to some organizations like: Post Carbon Institute, NetSpeed Learning Solutions, GaiaHost Collective, Awakening the Dreamer Initiative, and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Organizations like Transition would typically be funded by one of the globalist elites like: Rockefeller, the MacArthur Foundation, or Ford. There is one connection between Post Carbon Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. Majora Carter, an environmental activist, was recognized and awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Grant. She's a Fellow of both the Post Carbon Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It's likely that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  funds the Transition Network through the Post Carbon Institute. Post Carbon Institute has hundreds financial supporters who remain unnamed.

U.N. Connections
The organization that takes the main responsibility for advancing the Transition Town movement is the U.N.'s Agenda 21. The founder of the Earth Charter and Agenda 21 are both the handiwork of Maurice Strong, a Communitarian. As you will see on the Transition Network webpage, the Local Agenda 21, in this case Dorset Agenda 21, and Transition Towns, work together as one.

As you will see in the following illustration, each locality has it's own local and regional Agenda 21.So it is feasible to say that this is how the Transition Town Movement has been able to gain so much support and cooperation. It reveals that the Transition Movement isn't so grassroots after all.


Drinking the Peter Drucker Kool Aid
Our world has been programmed, on the most part, to accept the lie of global warming. Some know that they are furthering the plan for totalitarian control, while others trust what they are being told.

As you will see in the Transition Portland, it is through the shared decision-making that they are able to get the full cooperation of the community. They don't come into the community and tell them what needs to be done, but allow them to be a part of the decision-making. This is a management style of Total Quality Management, the invention of Peter Drucker, also a Communitarian. He has created this community-based global management system, which networks with the Church. As you recall, Peter Drucker was responsible for the Church Growth Movement, a plan to incorporate the Church as a part of the antichrist system.

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Through the community effort in Whatcom County, Washington, they are creating an opportunity for a "new world". Do you get the idea that mainly young hippies, old and new, are running this?

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God can use the environmental movement to teach us to respect and enjoy nature. But since most environmentalists reject the biblical Creator, we need to filter everything they tell us through biblical truth. If we say that the Earth is perishing, we also say that God didn't provide a planet that would support His creation, and that He didn't provide what we need when He told us to be fruitful and multiply. It's all a diversion to nature worship. We have already established that the New Age movement is based on Theosophy, the same occult teachings Adolph Hitler closely followed. Christianity, which is superior to all false religions of the world, is a faith that has set humans apart from nature and stripped nature of its sacred qualities.

 Saddleback Church Organic Garden - A membership that thrives on
 Communitarian teachings.

 "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator..." Romans 1:25

When men began to worship the creation instead of the Creator, the wrath of God was revealed.  As societies begin again to turn from the truth of the creation and worship nature, "Mother Earth", or any other deceiving spirit, the evil and deception in their new religion will be made evident by God's response. [4]

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