The John Birch Society v Agenda '30, formerly Agenda '21

Posted On: Tuesday - November 1st 2022 4:37PM MST
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I take (as the old folks used to say) about 4 magazines these days. I don't have a chance to read more than ~10% of the issues of any of them.. OK, if I quit commenting on The Unz Review, I suppose I'd open up time for most of them, but that's OK. Though I enjoy the reading, I get all of these due to my being a member of each of their organizations. One of these magazines is The New American, which is sent to me each month by the John Birch Society.*

So, my 11 y/o son reads it. Hey, though the John Birch Society's New American ought to be part of any kid's homeschooling curriculum, I don't push it on him. He started picking it up and reading it during and after dinner or lunch. You're never too young to learn about what the John Birch Society's been warning us about for the last 64 years. According to wiki, the group, founded by Robert W Welch, Jr....
... is anti-communist, supports social conservatism, and is associated with ultraconservative, radical right, far-right politics, or libertarian ideas.
I'm glad to see a more positive Wikipedia political page for a change! Also:
The society rose quickly in membership and influence, and was controversial for its promotion of conspiracy theories.
What exactly are some of those conspiracy theories? According to Wiki, who knows everything:
The society opposes "one world government", the United Nations, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and other free trade agreements. It argues the U.S. Constitution has been devalued in favor of political and economic globalization. It has cited the existence of the former Security and Prosperity Partnership as evidence of a push towards a North American Union. The JBS has sought to reduce immigration.

The JBS supports auditing and eventually dismantling the Federal Reserve System. The JBS holds that the United States Constitution gives only Congress the ability to coin money, and does not permit it to delegate this power, or to transform the dollar into a fiat currency not backed by gold or silver.

The JBS opposed the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the women's Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s.
Well, duh-uhhh! So in other words, so far the conspiracy theories of the JBS have been proven out by history. Thank you, JBS - you are the wind beneath Peak Stupidity's wings!

Now that's not what this post was to be about, but I'm glad to give these guys a plug here. I just got a 3-page letter from them, with warnings about Agenda 2030. Per the letter, it was this organization that helped caused the Globalists who planned out Agenda 21, starting (per the letter) at the 1992 Earth Summit, to miss their deadline, hence it's now Agenda 2030. Well, I don't know about that for sure, but we were given 9 more years anyway - 8 at this point, to get our shit together. For a prepper, that's a good thing.

Peak Stupidity can't keep up with it all, as we've written before. Some of the business this letter I got discussed, and of course, millions of pages on the internet will tell you, is far more about evil than stupidity.** (That is, at least at the higher-levels of it, we maintain.) The Climate Calamity™, in the new parlance, is being used as, not the only, but a big excuse to clamp down world society along the goals of Agenda 2030.

I have not kept up one bit, or written here about, the Ceylon ... OK fine, just this once ...Sri Lankan, troubles that were going on a few months back and are probably still are. However, per the JBS, the farming policy and resulting disastrous economic damage and famine there were due to the push for Agenda 30 using the Climate Calamity™ as an excuse.

It was pretty early in the life of this blog, the winter of '16/'17, when Peak Stupidity did some writing on the Global Climate Stupidity topic, based on our experience with engineering modeling, There are at least 15 posts there, if the reader is interested. The gist of all of it, as per the title of a series, is that there is no working mathematical model of the Earth's climate, dammit! However, and this is an important one. even if one of these models were tested and shown to be making reasonably accurate medium-term predictions of conditions around the globe, and we take the worst case predictions per the tolerance ranges - that creeping red stuff on the illustrations - that is absolutely no reason for the implementation of the Globalists' Agenda 30!

Were it all tested science, still it'd simply not be that big a deal, no matter if you pick even the worst case scenario (at least out of the papers of actual Climatologists). The way the Climate Calamity™ is being used, for one to scare the useful idiots (stupidity, not evil) and more importantly, as an excuse for control, is the story here***.

Back to the Ceylon story, from the letter:
Sri Lanka was the first country to be lured into the trap of Agenda 2030. In 2021, its Democratic Socialist government restricted the import and use of certain fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to force farmers into organic farming based on the false and dangerous premise that nitrogen emissions and pollution [sic: both? Seems like one and the same lying term] must be cut. Afer the first growing season, this policy was quickly reversed as yields plummeted, farmers went bankrupt or quit outright, and hunger swept the country. Yet, the damage was done. Even after rolling back these policies, the country continues to deal with shortages of food, fuel, and medication, as well as rolling electrical blackouts, 50+ percent admitted inflation, and a default on $78 billion of foreign loans (it's officially bankrupt). The country used to be an agricultural exporter, but it can no longer produce enough food to feed its own people!
If you've studied any of the history of Chairman Mao era China, this may sound familiar. In his retrospectively-very-awkwardly-named Great Leap Forward of 1958-62, Chairman Mao planned out very well what the farmers he ruled would do to produce more steel. Gotta meet the 5-year-plan goals and show up those Roaders, ya know. Something like 30 million to 40 million Chinese people starved to death in the aftermath of the economic destruction, around '60-'61**** - no, not purposeful evil, but stupidity mixed with absolute power, so the same thing. In the case of the JBS account of the recent goings-on in Ceylon, I'd say it was a much more purposeful and planned-out destruction:
Next, the globalist vultures swooped in. The international Monetary Fund stepped in to "help" by providing a "rescue plan" "that is expected to allow major foreign agri-businesses and Communist Chinese interests to come in and pick up farms, land, and other assets on the cheap," according to The New American. [OK, I know, that's us.] These globalists helped to create a crisis, took advantage of it, and enslaved the country.
There's more, in which the people fought back, ousted the President... but he's baaaackkk. This letter mentions this same Globalist plan being implemented by the EU in Holland, something I have read about.

There is a story about a Globalist project in our own Iowa, again with a Climate Calamity™ excuse. This one involves a 1,300 mile carbon dioxide pipeline! Do they think we are ALL stupid... or is it more like helpless? Nitrogen is 78% of the atmosphere, so it is plain ludicrous to call it pollution. Though CO2 is a trace gas, it's in and out of our very lungs all day long, and, better yet, it's what plants crave!

These Globalists definitely have an agenda, and it's all about them owning everything, and the people "owning nothing and being happy." (The happiness part is optional.) I will try to be more active in the John Birch Society, one organization that is clear about our needing to fight these Globalist scum.

In the comments, Mr. Ganderson has steered us to a folk song by the Chad Mitchell Trio from 60 years back.

“Oh, we're meetin' at the courthouse at eight o'clock tonight.
You just walk in the door and take the first turn to the right.
Be careful when you get there, we hate to be bereft,
but we're taking down the names of everybody turning left.

Unlike the case for your average REM song the lyrics are easy enough to understand, so I'll leave the rest out besides:

"We only hail the hero from whom we got our name.
We're not sure what he did but he's our hero just the same."

Yeah, honestly, I'd have to look him up too. However, though this song at the fairly early end of the Communist Long March through the American Institutions***** was likely written in the spirit of fun (and who can resist banjo music?) one wonders about that Chad Mitchell Trio. I think someone needs to exhume these guys.

PS: In another post to come soon, I want to discuss Globalists vs. Communists, and why Peak Stupidity uses the latter term quite often, with appropriate derision.

[UPDATED 11/02:]
Added The John Birch Society by the (likely Communist) Chad Mitchell Trio, per commenter Ganderson.

* I noted recently that, though I'd not kept that name in my memory, there've been 3 Peak Stupidity posts that referred to articles in The New American before. See Fireworks from China, Our favorite VDare writer Jack Dalton on the American Commies, and Zhou Bai Dien hands over the keys.

** We just can't go willy-nilly changing our URL to PeakEvil, though, on our shoe-string budget. I did check just now, and it's still available (.com, that is).

*** That should sound familiar. At least for the Kung Flu, there was a bad virus going around. The entire world climate? Nah. They don't freaking know squat. (At least give me detailed physics behind the Ice Age process and tell me when the next one's coming. If you're gonna make a climate model, that may be an important part of the input, just sayin...)

**** One of them was the grandfather of someone I know.

***** That is, for MOST of the institutions. As I learned from the soon-to-be-reviewed book Blacklisted by History about the Joe McCarthy era, they'd already gotten very far into the Feral Gov't by 1962 - even by 1945 they had.

Thursday - November 3rd 2022 6:59AM MST
PS: "(Grateful Dead fan too, huh...)"

Oh yeah, A.M., there's even a topic key for that:
Almost Missouri
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 8:32PM MST

No worries. Thanks Ach.

(Grateful Dead fan too, huh...)
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 4:44PM MST
PS: Ahhha, thank you, Alarmist. At least some privileged people have editing privileges. Sorry, Almost Missouri.

Yeah, see, the Lido Shuffle is my favorite, and I've featured it here long ago. Though it's a slow one, I do like "We're All Alone" which I believe was originally a Rita Coolidge song. (Hmmm, wonder if she's related to Silent Cal.)
The Alarmist
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 4:32PM MST

You confused me with Almost Missouri.

How about ...?

He be makin' like a beeline headin' for the borderline, goin' for broke
Sayin', "One more hit oughta do it
This joint ain't nothin' to it, one more for the road"

Lido, oh, oh, oh
He's for the money, he's for the show
Lido's a waitin' for the go
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 1:10PM MST
PS: Mr. Strauss, on time and over budget, huh?

Look out behind you.
Jojo's got his gun.
He wouldn't mean to do, but
ya know he likes his fun.
Jojo dig those spinning lights
way out games and dizzy heights
below him.

You put a Boz Scaggs song in my head, but it's not one of my favorites.
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 1:08PM MST
PS: Sorry for the confusion, A.M, it wasn't even a rhetorical device, since I've never been trained up on those. I was joking with Mr. Ganderson, using the China time zone as an excuse. (Not funny, haha, as our one old Chinese Professor used to say.)

As for China itself, "I don't know, now, I just don't know.. if I'm goin' back again."
Almost Missouri
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 12:05PM MST

Hey Achmed,

One of your recent comments at UR implied you are currently in China. Is that so, or was it merely a rhetorical device?
Get In Ze Podz und Eet Ze Bugz
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 9:23AM MST
PS "American dominance will end by 2030." WEF

Jo Jo Brandon will come in a few years early and trillions of dollars short.
Wednesday - November 2nd 2022 5:54AM MST
PS: I'm so sorry about that, Mr. Ganderson. I have not worked on the site in over 5 years. At least it doesn't change for the worse like a lot of websites (Zillow is one that seems harder to use than ever), and the world in general.

About the lyrics: Another one from the 1960s was the great not so well known CCR song called "It Came Out of the Sky" "...and Ronnie the Popular said it was a Communist plot." Yeah, you know who Ronnie was. As much as I don't agree with the lyrics, that all is easy to ignore when the sound is so good.

Speaking of which, I'll check out your folk number shortly.
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 8:55PM MST

Mr. Mod, I renew my call for an edit button!

The lyrics I posted are a bit out of order- my apologies.
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 8:46PM MST

A little 60s nostalgia, courtesy of the Chad Mitchell Trio, one of the best of the early 60s folk groups- their political stuff has not worn well (conventional 60 liberalism, mostly), but they did a lot of good songs. We had all their records at our house growing up, it was music the kids and parents both liked!

“Oh, we're meetin' at the courthouse at eight o'clock tonight
You just walk in the door and take the first turn to the right
Be careful when you get there, we hate to be bereft
But we're taking down the names of everybody turning left

Oh, we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
Here to save our country from a communistic plot
Join the John Birch Society, help us fill the ranks
To get this movement started we need lots of tools and cranks

Now there's no one that we're certain the Kremlin doesn't touch
We think that Westbrook Pegler doth protest a bit too much
We only hail the hero from whom we got our name
We're not sure what he did but he's our hero just the same

Oh, we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
Socialism is the ism dismalest of all
Join the John Birch Society, there's so much to do
Have you heard they're serving vodka at the WCTU?

Well you've heard about the agents that we've already named
Well MCA has agents that are flatly unashamed
We're after Rosie Clooney, we've gotten Pinkie Lee
And the day we get Red Skelton won't that be a victory

Oh we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
Norman Vincent Peale may think he's kidding us along
But the John Birch Society knows he spilled the beans
He keeps on preaching brotherhood, but we know what he means

We'll teach you how to spot 'em in the cities or the sticks
For even Jasper Junction is just full of Bolsheviks
The CIA's subversive and so's the FCC
There's no one left but thee and we, and we're not sure of thee
Oh, we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society

Here to save our country from a communistic plot
Join the John Birch Society holding off the Reds
We'll use our hand and hearts and if we must we'll use our heads

Do you want Justice Warren for your Commissar?
Do you want Mrs. Krushchev in there with the DAR?
You cannot trust your neighbor or even next of kin
If mommie is a commie then you gotta turn her in

Oh, we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society
Fighting for the right to fight the right fight for the Right
Join the John Birch Society as we're marching on
And we'll all be glad to see you when we're meeting in the John
The John, the John Birch So- ci- I- teee.”
The Alarmist
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 7:50PM MST

🤡 🌎
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 7:32PM MST
PS: A bit surprised that you haven't read the Ida Auken piece...

I like living in America too. (Imagine what they'd try to get away with if we weren't armed.)

Off topic, but...

"A customer was misgendering me today." "I have a full mustache and beard!" Lol...

Tuesday - November 1st 2022 6:14PM MST
PS: Alarmist, he's pretty wise about not spouting too much truth at the schoolhouse. About that Drag Queen Story Hour, I just learned from him that another boy's Mom moved her kid (his friend one year) from his class to another due to their (original) teacher being too woke. That word came from the other boy to mine and to me. I've gotta up my game!

Adam, I have not read that Ida Auken article, so I will tonight. Thanks. Nice Communism joke too! John Derbyshire's got a good one, different in nature, in his latest "Monthly Diary".

I am glad to live in America a lot, especially when I see things like those links to the bicycle posts. I get away with about 20 moving violations every time I ride a mile or two. One time I ran the red light - small intersection of 2 streets with good visibility - right in front of a cop stopped on the opposite side. No problem, but I admit I didn't have the guts to look him straight in the eye!
Adam Smith
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 5:48PM MST
PS: A little more stupidity...

Adam Smith
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 5:31PM MST
PS: "The United States Constitution gives only Congress the ability to coin money, and does not permit it to delegate this power, or to transform the dollar into a fiat currency not backed by gold or silver." - Agree! (x1000)

I'd imagine everyone has read this, but with all this talk of agenda 2030 I'll post the infamous Ida Auken piece...

You know, in case anyone wants to read it or whatever. And now, a little stupidity...

Keeping carbon emissions low is key to preserving and strengthening the future of Our Democracy™!

Brought to you by the letter F...
Because the F in communism stands for food.

The Alarmist
Tuesday - November 1st 2022 5:12PM MST

You aren’t afraid your son might drop some pearl of JBS wisdom in the wrong place??? If CPS had an inkling of his inappropriate readings, they might take him away from you and take him directly to the nearest Drag Queen Story Hour... you know, those things the caring Wokesters are doing “for the children”

Yesterday’s conspiracy theory is today’s conspiracy fact.
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