Agenda 21Book - 2012
Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as "the Republic." There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.
There are only the Authorities.
Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.
Until the day they come for her mother.
"You save what you think you're going to lose."
Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic--but is she already too late?
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Are you worried that I have feelings for him? Gratitude that’s all I feel. He was kind to me and gentle. And he and father risked their lives to get me out of the Compound. But it’s you I love. And I love you of my own free will. (pg 176, Emmeline.)
Julia promised herself that if she ever got back there she’d tell them. I’ll whisper it to one or two people, she thought, they’ll whisper it to others, and it will ripple out. Ripple out like water itself. But someone might report her. Risky business whispering the truth. (pg 141, Julia)
I knew these men were our enemies, but they, like everyone else in the Republic, were nothing more than servants. Rule followers. They were cruel, but they didn’t know any better. (pg 31, Emmeline)
"Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level." The Earth Summit Strategy to Save our Planet, by Daniel Sitarz.
“[The Authority] said everyone could share everything. We would all be equal.” Joan to Emmeline
“That’s when the Republic was born. One wise and powerful man became the Ultimate Authority.” Lizzie to Emmeline
News story from 1/22/13--40th anniversary of Roe v Wade
And so it is happening already~~
"Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances.
Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care. . . ."
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A modified mash-up of A BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984, AGENDA 21 is a fictional story about humans being relocated to Compounds where they receive a Living Space, twice-daily nourishment cubes, & water rations in exchange for producing energy every day for the Republic. The main character, Emmeline, walks her energy board daily with her mother, Elsa, until the Republic takes "Mother away." Later, her third "paired" partner helps her unlock her energy bike, which Emmeline rides to the Children's Village, where her newborn and other babies, toddlers, and children are housed until they, too, are "paired" to reproduce Citizens for the Republic. AGENDA 21's AFTERWORD includes facts about THE BASICS, THE HISTORY, WHAT IS AGENDA 21?, APPLYING AGENDA 21, ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL, WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE, WHAT YOU CAN DO, and RESOURCES & EDUCATION for those readers who want to learn more about the real-life 1992 Rio Declaration.
“ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! AGENDA 21 is more frightening than anything Orwell could have envisioned. It is the ULTIMATE THRILLER, capturing our darkest fears in a BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN, exhilarating, pulse-pounding adventure. If this is what the future holds, I don’t want to live to see it; I want to live to fight it! AGENDA 21 IS THE 1984 OF THE 21ST CENTURY.” Brad Thor
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