Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck recently talked about the "Agenda 21 Conspiracy", which is a UN initiative that he says targets individual property rights, individual freedoms, and even seems to support radical global population controls:
Reading through the pages [of Agenda 21], it becomes clear "sustainable development" is just a really nice way of saying "centralized control over all of human life on planet Earth."
[Fox News, Glenn Beck, 6/15/11]
Here is the actual text of Agenda 21 from the UN Division for Sustainable Development, and some links of the conspiracy for your perusal:
- Glenn Beck segment from 6/15/11 at MediaMatters.org
- "Al Gore, Agenda 21 And Population Control" at Alex Jones' conspiracy site
- "Is the Soros-Sponsored 'Agenda 21' a Hidden Plan for World Government?" at The Blaze
- "Agenda 21: The Death Knell of Liberty" at CanadaFreePress
Other than the standard objections we could make against any conspiracy theory, have there been any detailed review/debunking of these conspiracy claims? What does "Agenda 21" actually do or mean?