Since I moved back to Oregon five years ago I have seen things go from bad to worse. I left Southern Oregon for ten years and when this third generation Oregonian returned, It is not even recognizable at this point… Aside from all of the outsiders that have changed the towns into cities, the left wing “conservationists” / radicals, have destroyed our forests and rivers. I remember the beginning of this death spiral when I was a little kid. The spotted owl!!!!! We must shut down logging and mining NOW!!! Remember, the spotted owl is not native to Oregon… They put thousands of families out of jobs and into poverty. Now we are seeing generational poverty and drug abuse that originates from when the forests were shut down and mills closed the doors. At the same time they took over our rivers and water ways, blowing damns out to restore the natural river mystique . But they didn’t understand that the silt from the blown damns blanketed the spawning beds. And its even harder to regulate the temperature of the water during hot summer months, which has resulted in poor salmon and steelhead runs. Don’t even get me started on the protection of the sea lion…
Now we are seeing devastating affects of our forests being locked up with yellow gates, logging/ hunting roads decommissioned, streams shut down to fishing. Our forests are burning up due to high fuel content, but the radicals claim its ” climate change”. I can tell you, from what I remember, and asking my parents and grandparents, the seasons and weather feel and act the same as they always have. Our forests are thick with underbrush and snags that have not been cleared in years. Most of these forests are “protected wild lands” now, and Senator Wyden and others want to lock up more of the peoples land.
In general, the Oregon Wild Lands Act (introduced by Senators Wyden and Merkley) would designate two national recreation areas (118,800 acres), establish one wilderness and expand another (86,500 acres), establish ten new wild and scenic rivers and expand two others (245.9 miles), and ban mining and damming of some tributaries of the Rogue River (19.7 miles). In total, the act would elevate the conservation status of 300,000 acres.
- This bill designates specified Bureau of Land Management land in Oregon as the Rogue Canyon and Molalla National Recreation Areas in Oregon.
- The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is amended to add specified segments to the Rogue River as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
- Segment lengths and other technical corrections are made to segment designations for the Chetco River, Oregon.
- The Squaw Creek is renamed as Whychus Creek.
- The bill designates specified segments of: (1) Franklin and Wasson Creeks as wild rivers and components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and (2) the Molalla River as a recreational river and components of such system.
- Specified segments are added to the Elk River, and specified other river segments are designated as components of such system.
- Approximately 56,100 acres of specified federal land are added to the Wild Rogue Wilderness, as well as approximately 600 acres of certain potential wilderness administered by the Department of the Interior.
- Interior shall manage approximately 4,000 acres of Withdrawal Area to preserve the natural and primitive character of the land for recreational, scenic, and scientific use.
- Approximately 30,540 acres of certain Forest Service and BLM land in Oregon are designated as the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness and a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Okay, now you know the specifics of the Oregon Wild Lands Act. Sounds innocuous, right? Who wouldn’t want clean rivers and more land on which to recreate, but all is not what it appears. For the uninitiated regarding Agenda 21, here are the basics. Watch the video below. The UN commercials will scare the hell out of you.
So, Agenda 21 (now also referred to as Agenda 2030) is all about control. As stated in the video: control of the land, the natural resources, and the population. Sounds like big government run amok to me. It also easily explains the religious fervor of the global warming alarmists. If we must cut our CO2, then we need to reduce the numbers of cars driven. How do we do that? Two options come to mind. (1) Drive people to the cities where they are coerced to use public transportation due to high gas prices and no parking areas. Or, (2) exterminate people. If you watched the video, you heard Bill Gates discuss how to reduce the global population by 10-15% through “doing a really good job with new vaccines, health care, and reproductive health services.” Everyone knows reproductive health services is synonymous with abortion. He sounds so intellectual, I’m not sure the audience totally understood what he was saying. All of this is deeply disturbing and reminds one of the Eugenics movement in the early part of the 20th century and of Hitler’s plan to eradicate undesirables like the Jews, the aged, the infirm, and the mentally and physically challenged.
But, back to the Oregon bill. It seems pretty obvious that the authors of the Oregon Wild Lands bill, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, are on board with the Agenda 21 scheme to drive rural folks to larger urban areas where they, by necessity, will become dependent on the government for many of their needs like medical care and transportation. If the government is in charge of the things you need, they control you and your actions. Does this sound like freedom? Of course it doesn’t, which isn’t surprising because one of the purposes of Agenda 21 is to “shift the world onto a new pathway to a more secure, sustainable (run when you hear this word), and equitable future” (from Agenda 21: Programme for Sustainable Development). Equitable means equal. That’s not good news. My high school history teacher once told me, “You can’t have both equality and freedom. You can have one or the other.” At the time, I didn’t get it. I do now. If you have drive and the freedom to create and produce, the sky’s the limit in America. That means not everyone will be getting a trophy, so to speak. Some will make more money than others. That’s freedom. Equal misery for everyone is socialism on the road to communism.
This plan (Agenda 21) was written and approved in the UN in 1992, so if you’re just getting up to speed on it, it’s almost too late. However, becoming aware is better than burying your head in the sand. Maybe this bill is set in stone, but it won’t be the last one pushed by these sleezy politicians. Ask yourself what you can do to educate yourself and your friends. If you’re like me, you live in a rural area and you love all it has to offer: solitude, nature, a piece of land to call your own. This is the American Dream. The Bureaucrats’ Dream envisions you owning a tiny apartment or condo in a high rise building where the windows offer no sound barrier to the honking horns, sirens, and domestic disputes surrounding you. I don’t know about you, but I’m sticking with the American Dream!