NGO’s picking your pockets for decades

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This article was originally published by Justin Padgett at Resist 21.


Can You Imagine NGOs Promoting Socialistic Ideologies In America?


Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Most of you can recognize this as the John Lennon song and you might be asking what this has to do with Lubbock. John Lennon is singing for the abolition of private property (no possessions) in the third verse.  This is one of the bedrock principles of socialism, and is the anti-thesis of a free society, the source of our wealth and liberty.

The song indicates that with the abolition of private property, replaced by some sort of communal ownership (or perhaps the abolition of ownership), that there will be “no need for greed or hunger,” and “a brotherhood of man” will result. This works as long as the elite have their personal property or vast wealth to retire to. Many of the steering committee of the Imagine Lubbock Together project fall into this category.

Based on John Lennon’s song the Imagine groups have formed all over America with United Nations Agenda 21, aka sustainability, at the heart of the plan. Non-governmental organizations such as the US Chamber of Commerce seek out people, or useful idiots as I like to call them, who are sympathetic to these socialist ideologies. The community is told “this is simply a concept” like one of the council members says, and the plan is unique to our community! Let’s evaluate how unique this idea of Imagine Lubbock really is! Below I am linking just a handful of various communities across the country who are implementing a sustainability plan which includes most of the same ideas such as downtown renovation/redevelopment, high speed rail or monorail, mixed-use building, green building codes, beautification, round a bouts, hike and bike trails, park expansion/preservation, water and wastewater, storm drainage, economic development.

Imagine Jacksonville

Re-Imagine Garden Grove

Imagine Red Wing

Imagine Flint

Imagine Belleville

Imagine Cary

Imagine Medina

Inspire Littleton

Imagine Austin

Imagine Downtown Colorado Springs

Imagine Grain Valley

Plan Phoenix

Cleveland Sustainability

Imagine Charleston

Imagine Downtown San Diego

Imagine Downtown Atlanta

Imagine Brownsville

Vision for Redwood

I could continue listing a hundred plus other cities. Try doing a google search for “imagine” and “comprehensive plan” and “sustainability”. You will get 400,000 plus results.

The goal of these organizations is to form funding mechanisms that are not fair and equitable to the tax payer. It creates an uneven playing field for the developers and home builders who pay their way by providing services such as wastewater, water, etc. Those costs are absorbed by those developers. In redevelopment, many developers, such as our master planner/developer, get TIF money to work with which the public typically does not see any benefit for 20-30 years. Most of these developers get the basic services and infrastructure provided to them through financing mechanisms paid for by tax payers such as grants (again state, local, or federal moneys). In Lubbock, ten percent of the oil revenue goes to the general fund. Out of the remaining 90 percent one quarter of that oil revenue is dedicated strictly to downtown. The remaining ¾ of the oil revenue is dedicated to the NELCDC which is defined by 34th and University moving Northeast of the city geographically. This being said, theoretically the downtown development could receive 90 percent of the total oil revenue of Lubbock. Former mayor, David Langston has stated that his main goal in working with the Northeast project is to accomplish the goals of Imagine Lubbock Together and downtown. By a resolution the city council has unconstitutionally stolen that deed/right from you and diverted the moneys to favored areas for favored developers. This is redistribution and cronyism at its best. These royalty revenues belong to all of the people of Lubbock and should be used to either pay down the debt, go into the general fund, or use to provide more services that benefit all.

How unique do you really think Imagine Lubbock Together really is after you have seen how wide-spread this ideology has developed in every community in our nation? They all have the same sound bites, software, message, facilitators, motivated, wealth-seeking developers, who will bring this country to its knees in favor of a socialist style of living all in the name of community rights which do not exist in our Constitution! Wake up Lubbock! What the mayor and city council and various non-governmental committees are presenting as simply downtown development is in fact a United Nations pattern. By implementing HUD, EPA, DOT, AND DOE principles and guidelines in the form of grants, Lubbock will soon become a federal center with all the regulations which accompany it. Enough evidence has been presented by an ever growing public awareness of sustainability and its insidious nature that the tin foil hats have come off. It is time to rally the troops and fight!!!

By Justin Padgett

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