Agenda 21

Agenda 21

Into the Shadows

eBook - 2014
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The sequel to Agenda 21 "I knew those men were our enemies, but they, like everyone else in the Republic, were nothing more than servants. Rule followers. They had no choice. But I did. I had a choice and I made it. I knew then and there that, no matter what happened, I would never go back. Never. "It was once named America, but now it is just "the Republic. "Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities. Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut--but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children's Village? And are the rumors that somewhere out beyond the fence live those who got away during the Relocations--the so-called shadow people--really true? When Emmeline's questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound with her partner, David, and their baby, Elsa. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they'd only heard stories about from those who'd lived before the Relocations: freedom.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2014
ISBN: 9781476746852
1476746850
9781476746821
1476746826
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Parke, Harriet

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muffin0321
Jan 01, 2016

WOW i sort of liked this book. Not really my favorite genre but found I couldn't put it down. It was a fast read and certainly kept my attention. If you liked Hunger Games you would like this book.

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aleenstone
Nov 18, 2015

Yes...and he has even a better one just out last month or September.. a factual one rather than sci-fi ...called "It IS about Islam...all based on interviews from those Muslims who know the truth and are willing to tell the truth... And now we see that it isn't the UN which is taking the world over but ISIS..or maybe it is the UN..who knows...Are you ready to see burkas and honor killings and beheadings of Bellingham infidels...Glenn Beck is a local fellow who graduated from Sehome High in 1980...

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Books100
Nov 18, 2015

Intriguing but ominous story, and a fast read. Reminded me of 1984 and Animal Farm. You can translate the current political rhetoric (greed energy, climate change, global warming, elimination of vehicles, one child per family, all the "political correctness") being tossed around now and see how things could potentially evolve madly like this, especially the way social media and the internet have changed the speed and content of information/misinformation. Since the story is predicated on a United Nations initiative which really exists, originally evolving since 1972, it's particularly apt. It's all about power, control, and following the money trail. I thought it started with the failure of Al Gore to win his election, but it seems to have started with another billionaire, Maurice Strong an executive with the UN.

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sweetfreedom
Oct 19, 2015

Like his first book, this is very interesting to see what people will do to regain their freedoms... Kudos!!! That's what it's all about....FREEDOM!

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sweetfreedom
Oct 19, 2015

I sure appreciate people who are willing to speak the truth in the face of false accusations! The wording that's used in Beck's and Parke's book does reflect what we hear OBAMA say as he aggressively pushes his agenda forward... This is a good read. It does point to a future that is pushed on unsuspecting people. If us Canadians get a new leader, literally tonight, then we're heading in that direction too! Hopefully, we will keep HARPER for several more years!!!

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naturalist
Sep 17, 2015

Famously, #17 in the Encyclopedia of American Loons
http://americanloons.blogspot.ca/2010/05/17-glenn-beck.html
and . . .
the author at his best . . .
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/glenn-beck-0
and . . .
“Wacko Glenn Beck: America ‘Deserves To Be Destroyed’ For Net Neutrality” . .
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/02/19/wacko-glenn-beck-america-deserves-to-be-destroyed-for-net-neutrality/ . .
and . . .
“Top 9 Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theories That Will Make Your Head Spin” . . .
from: . . . http://thedailybanter.com/2013/05/top-9-glenn-beck-conspiracy-theories-that-will-make-your-head-spin/ . . .
and . . .
“The 50 Worst Things Glenn Beck Said On Fox News” . . .
from: . . . http://mediamatters.org/research/2011/04/06/the-50-worst-things-glenn-beck-said-on-fox-news/178421

susienor Mar 21, 2015

Excellent book, very well written.

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confidential_me
Mar 12, 2015

An intriguing story with engaging characters. An exciting adventure from start to finish.

Would love to see where their journey takes these characters next.

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StarGladiator
Nov 09, 2014

I simply cannot believe that any sane human would bother to waste time reading Glenn Beck: so let's look at the opposite of his book. $6 billion was reported missing from the State Department recent: $5 billion of it was spent in overthrowing the corrupt, but democratically elected government of Ukraine, to be replaced with a fascist, but pro-NATO, government. Which led to countless deaths, including the shootdown of a civilian airliner, and the destruction of a country. The outcome of the invasion of Iraq during the criminal Bush administration is today there is no Iraq, just some areas occupied by the New Caliphate (ISIS), other areas the Kurds, and the remaining area where the Shi'a ran to escape ISIS.

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JP_Wright
Nov 08, 2014

I am not exactly a fan of Glenn Beck. I agree with him on some things and disagree on many but I enjoyed reading this book. I identified with the main character and felt the suffering of her experiences and emotions. However, I do not necessarily agree about the overall message this book is attempting to convey. In my opinion, it’s very one sided. There needs to be a balance between respect for the earth and economic prosperity. The reality is that our planet has finite resources and we should all pay attention to that. I agree with Glenn and Harriet that worshipping the earth is not the solution and we shouldn’t let our government or society steer us in that direction. I moved with my family from the former Soviet Union to the U.S. when I was a little boy. I heard so many stories from family members about how they stood in line for basic things such as bread and toilet paper. Government control of resources and deciding what’s best for its people is NOT the solution.

Additionally, regardless of your view(s) on CO2 emissions impacting climate change, the reality is that CO2 emissions and pollution DOES impact our air, water, and soil. This is a serious detriment to our health and we all can agree on that. I wouldn’t inhale smog from a power plant or drink water that was polluted by an oil spill and I am sure no one I know would either. People need to come to terms with that and support methods that can reduce environmental damage without sacrificing social and economic freedom. What bothered me most is that the term “sustainable” received a lot of negative connotation from the authors. Unfortunately, the U.S. is not setting a good example when it comes to sustainability. Our country is less than 5% of the world’s population yet we consume 30% of the world’s energy and resources. This book fails to address that.

The bottom line is that we have this amazing planet to live on and I believe we should respect and cherish it without the need to worship it. As far as I know, it’s the only planet in our galaxy and it would take a very long time to find and travel to a new one. Agenda 21 may not be the solution but encouraging people to be more responsible to the earth and each other is and that should not be a crime. I believe that’s what this book really fails to convey. I fear an environmental socialist regime just as much as corporate fascist one. We can’t let either one take over and must become cognizant of the potential consequences of our actions. I believe there is a third way and hope people realize that sooner than later.

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confidential_me
Apr 28, 2015

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.)

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confidential_me
Apr 28, 2015

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)

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confidential_me
Apr 28, 2015

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)

EuSei Jun 10, 2013

"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.

EuSei Jun 10, 2013

“[The Authority] said everyone could share everything. We would all be equal.” Joan to Emmeline

EuSei Jun 10, 2013

“That’s when the Republic was born. One wise and powerful man became the Ultimate Authority.” Lizzie to Emmeline

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angelflyer
Jan 22, 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/22/elderly-hurry-up-die-japanese

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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angelflyer
Jan 03, 2013

Vince Flynn says it is "A visionary work of fiction." --back cover

Brad Thor calls it "The perfect all-American thriller." --back cover

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ErinElaine
Aug 27, 2018

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.

EuSei Jun 10, 2013

“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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