This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
I got interested and decided to read it for myself. The story starts slowly as a description of the world inhabited by the characters enfolds. We are following Emmeline, a young girl who has just reached puberty and is now required to “pair up” with someone so she can reproduce for the good of the republic. We learn that the citizens no longer have control over anything in their lives: they are given nutrition cubes and a set amount of water to drink; they spend their day generating energy for the State, on a stationary bike. Every move they make is monitored by local “gatekeepers.” It’s the “nanny state gone wild” scenario, where even the choice of partners and the raising of children has been taken over by the government in the name of efficiency and universal welfare. Emmeline does give birth and the baby is immediately taken away. Piece by piece she comes to realize the truth about how their freedoms got taken away, and her horror in finding out happened to her family is unrelenting. Can she find a way out? You will need to read the book to find out.
I was pulled into the story very quickly and I read the book in a couple of days.
What is Agenda 21? In a nutshell, Agenda 21 is the U.N. grand plan for “sustainable development,” to be implemented at local, national, and global levels. It is voluntary, and seeks to control behavior, land and home ownership, natural resources, transportation, food and water. In short, anything that impacts the environment will be regulated.
You can’t help but wonder, “Can this happen here?” I am the practical sort and normally not given to conspiracy theories and speculation. It seemed a bit far fetched at first, but if you read the Afterword, you will understand what Agenda 21 goals are about, and notice all the small but notable actions that are being taken all around us. This is a long term plan, and every change is started with very small steps.
I don’t want to give away any more details, you will just have to read it. At last check, the book is available through Amazon or Barnes & Noble as well as at the public library. Agenda 21 is definitely a page turner and is a great summer read.
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