Monday, 9 May 2016

Think global, act local

"`Think global, act local’ is a world-famous slogan that has been attributed to Sir Patrick Geddes, the Scottish biologist who was also an innovative thinker in urban planning and education. The words are part of a legacy which has influenced education for global citizenship today." So said Michael Russell MSP in Developing global citizens within Curriculum for Excellence.

`Think global, act local` is how the United Nations Agenda 21 is being implemented across the world. (updated to Agenda 2030)

It might be wondered why Mr Russell would insist that it was "vital to remember that global citizenship is not an add-on to Curriculum for Excellence, it is central to it."
But if the plan is to break down nation states, which it is, manipulating children`s loyalties so that they look beyond the old world order would be a priority, just as it would be of utmost importance to push parents out of the way.
Children and young people must worry about climate change, poverty, gender, carbon footprints and loss of species. They must welcome diversity while being pressured more and more to have the same outlook as each other, guided by `health and wellbeing` experts, of course.

There is another preoccupation: resilience.

"Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, shares her thoughts on the need for enhanced resilience in order to better manage unpredictable shocks." It looks like resilience is another form of collaborative, and there lies a rocky road ahead to be supervised by the globalists.

She goes on to say that the forum she is promoting is for the "sharing of ideas, the exploring of linkages and the breaking down of silos."

Breaking down silos and forming linkages is something that Scotland knows a lot about, especially in the field of Children`s integrated services; but breaking down silos goes even beyond that.
"In April 2014, Glasgow was named as one of the first 32 members of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Network (a $100million initiative). Glasgow's membership in the network represents a major step towards creating a strategic, multi-agency approach in proactively managing the inevitable challenges, shocks and stresses the city faces..."
"In September 2014, Alastair Brown was appointed as Chief Resilience Officer to lead on Glasgow's resilience efforts. The resilient Glasgow strategy is being directed in collaboration with the people of Glasgow including our residents, businesses and pubic sector partners." [So they say.]
Linkedin list some of his skills as climate change, energy efficiency, sustainability and carbon management.
As Martin Edwards has commented in his April article: "Silo-busting is a global initiative promoted by the United Nations Development Group and its UK shill Julia Middleton, CEO Common Purpose."

Silo busting reaches across national boundaries and some of the strategies are outlined on the 100 RC website where we are informed that "Cities in the are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:"
"Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the citys resilience efforts;"
"Expert support for development of a robust resilience strategy;"
"Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies and,"
"Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other."
Their solutions, their providers, their partners and their global networks. 

Read Martin Edward`s detailed article about the global parliament of mayors and other mechanisms to take cities out of democratic control. 

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