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Op-ed: Mason City’s face of Agenda 21

This news story was published on January 25, 2012.
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OP-ED by Otis Lewis –

Sustainable Development is a movement with political goals that has achieved an enormous amount while being largely portrayed as altruistic. I would encourage everyone to research the worldview and beliefs that lie behind this positive “green” spin.


Mayor Eric Bookmeyer laid out his plan for “sustainable growth” in his state of the city message to the City Council Tuesday night.

“There are three key components to becoming a sustainable community,” he said. “They overlap each other: economic prosperity, social and cultural vibrancy, and environmental and ecological integrity. (Three words all found in Agenda 21’s logo)

Has your town or city been infiltrated by United Nations polices of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development?

Mayor Bookmeyer’s state of the city message on Tuesday night is all the proof I need that Mason City has indeed been taken over by a radical left wing Mayor and his gang.

Here are symbols used by this movement. Look for them or something similar to show up in your “official” government documents.

Agenda 21 is very socialistic. At its roots are the United Nation countries that promoted and got this adopted in 1992. All have poor records on human rights and respecting freedom.

The underlying premise needs government to ‘spread the wealth’ to finance their agenda or little is accomplished.

In America, Public/Private ventures, through one kind of government program or another, have been used to promote Agenda 21 in cities all across the USA.

MicroEnterprize, Tax Increment Financing, and a $100,000.00 to Harley Davis are examples of how Socialistic Mason City’s Government has become. When you couple that with Mayor Bookmeyer’s dictatorial attitude, you can include the Communist moniker.

Mason City’s local government, Mayor/City Council all support Agenda 21. Mayor Bookmeyer knows what he is doing as well as some of the other council members. Some on the council probably don’t know about Agenda 21, and are following blindly through ignorance.

To conclude: I have read extensively about Agenda 21, researched in depth all the different groups (the list is huge, there are well over 1000 nationwide) who are tied together promoting this concept in America and have concluded that if we don’t start talking about this and informing the unsuspecting voters/taxpayers, this country will we be transformed into a 3rd world Communist/Socialist Country, without a shot being fired.

They have already taken over Mason City’s local government. You may find this concept hard to swallow, because no one wants to admit to being duped. We have!

I pray the other folks reading and commenting on here take this seriously!

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29 Responses to Op-ed: Mason City’s face of Agenda 21

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Have any of you researched Agenda 21

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    Observer Reply Report comment

    September 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Pure Humbug!

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    AgendaEnder Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Kudos to Mr. Lewis! Great to know that someone else has been doing the heavy lifting on Agenda 21. Iowa: If you’re ready to wake up to the facts, here’s a primer, youtube video – Agenda 21 for public officials:

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Instead of popping-off w/out doing any research, why not take the time to find out what Agenda21 and ICCLE (sp?) are then make up your mind. If you’re one who ascribes to the belief that animal farts melted the glaciers you’ll probably like it.

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    Dan Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    That is what happens when we vote a mayor in that has basically no business or work experience. College does not cut it for real world experience. How many people received college education and then went out to find how drastically different the real world is? Even a few years of working somewhere is nothing. You become so much wiser with age and experience no matter what the professors try to tell you–after all they want to substantiate their job and gain a feeling of importance like everyone else. Whoever talked him into running, if they had any business experience should be ashamed of themselves. Get a clue.

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      Watchdog Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Dan, you are right on but you know what occurs to me?

      With all the exposure on the internet about Bookmeyer and this Agenda 21 the majority of the people are clueless.

      Somehow we have to get this knowledge and it’s explanation into the hands of the ‘general population’.

      I have come to the conclusion that most people just don’t get involved and don’t want to put the effort into finding out what is really going on.

      The Globe Gazette works hard at keeping the issues low key so the electorate don’t get upset.

      Well, somebody better start getting the truth out and stir up the quite, uniformed majority.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Expect to see more of the same from the bookmeyer camp with the upcoming multipurpose center. All the reporting staff hand picked by bookmeyer and they know after the CES,Pam Myre incident it does not matter if you are speaking for the citizens its his way or your out. Willing to bet his number one pocket pal Tornquist will be at the front.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 3:49 am


    where government and the majority of the people find themselves now!

    Where do these words disappear to when I hit the “post comment” button?

    Some words must, just up and take a digital right turn once in while.

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Let me add one more thought.

    The “Bleed” is going to stop one way or another. It always does.

    It is my hope that it is stopped in a non-violent way. My fear is that it won’t.

    Hopefully, when Bookmeyer and his colleges read these blogs and study the bigger picture, they will come to their senses.

    The best way to change all of this is to stop the Public/Private ventures using taxpayers money and put regulations in place that return Banks back into the business of loaning the money and taking the risks. This will create wealth for all of us instead of spreading the wealth up, which is where government and the majority of the people themselves now!

    Broke and with all the money in the hands of a few.

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

    The duping comes from the use of altruism. Check this word out. Agenda 21 has all of us in a trance using the technique of altruism.

    By definition ‘altruism’ promotes the chances of others at a cost to ones own.

    We are being had!

    Joe and others like him better get serious about this. You non-believers need to understand that there is a positive and a negative side to all things.

    Agenda 21 takes advantage of all that is decent (positive) in us and turns it inward to a point until we have nothing left to give.

    That my friends is where we all find ourselves today.

    Broke and without the power (FREEDOM) to stop the bleed.

    Great article!

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    The Jackal Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 3:01 am

    look I’m just like the rest of you and i want good things to happen to mason city and me and my family. with that said, i just spent the last four hours researching agenda 21. and i gotta tell you there is a lot of information out there some of it sounds great and some sounds spooky. the three components of agenda’s 21 stability. 1. Vibrant economy 2. environment 3. social equity/justice. so folks i went back and listened to mayor Bookmeyer’s address to the city on Jan.17th. where he says he wants to make mason city a sustainable community. and his 3 comps are. economic prosperity and cultural vibrancy 3. environmentally economical integrity. play the video of the address to the city @ the 14 min. mark. it sure sounds on in the same i hope our city leaders move slowly on this and make sure our citizens are engaged and have full awareness before they adopt it.

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    Anne Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    People you are getting behind in your reading if you are not aware of Agenda 21. It is no conspiracy theory, it is just some people believe that central planning is the answer to things. Closer to home is Smart Growth, Sustainable Living and USDA Rural Development. I think it’s Erick Erickson on has an article on a topic in that he asks the question who wants a public and business community dependent on government?

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    Joe Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    are you people serious? You take this rant as credible? I don’t know who this Otis Lewis is but just because he can insert a graph you think there are any facts here? this is crazier than Peter Children’s conspiracy theories and that is saying something. Come on people. This is Mason City Friggin Iowa. It’s a simple town with simple people and simple council people. There is no grand conspiracy. These folks got voted in by you and they are just ordinary people trying to make a difference. They stick their necks out and try. What do they get? A bunch of conspiracy theorists writing dumb responses. If you hate what they do, get in the game. Run for an office. Volunteer for a board. walk a ditch and pick up some trash. Their are a lot of ways you can help improve this community. Take a stop out of your comfort zone and get your hands dirty.

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      Zane Jacobs Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2012 at 3:57 am

      Couldn’t agree with you more. This is absurd.

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    Jose Blow Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    They don’t have recall elections in Iowa.

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Bobby, It is truly real and has a lot to do with why this country is broke and at a real crossroad.

    I too believe! Agenda 21 is frightening.

    The earlier comment about socialism and other peoples money is valid. Most people have not been taught how destructive socialism really is.

    Our public schools have been overwhelmed with the “blind eye” to free enterprise economics and government, all with he help of a real liberal curriculum. Most teachers are socialists and to stupid to know it.

    People better take Agenda 21 serious, learn about it, and how it affects all of us. We all need to fight like hell against Agenda 21 and the use of their left wing agenda in our local governments. If we don’t, we are going to continue seeing a more destructive economy. If we don’t get control, our government and freedom will be lost.

    Great article!!

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    DmDave Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    This is a joke! Anyone who believes in Agenda 21, or any other scheme like it needs their head examined. Seriously, do you think a bunch of government employees sit around and work toward a world ran with black helicopters? Most governments can’t work with other departments in their own agency let alone solve the world’s problems.

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    JOKE Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Sick bastards all of them. They think they are in these seats for ever. No they are not. Then what agenda seekers our council and mayor. Bookmeyer IS NOT an IOWAN. He has arrest records also. Just like Kuhn who tried to hide his. YOU voted him in. What does his family really think of him? He hates people that don’t think like him and this town…sexy right? Ewwwwww. Poor wife.

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    NoAgenda21 Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    There’s a LOT of crap on Google about Agenda21 – but there’s a lot of truth too… hard to tell what’s what. It is real, and it is a UN thing, and none of the ends are good.

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    Peter Children Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    If you go to google and type in agenda 21, 11 million pages come up. It has to be real. The best thhing to do with this guy is start a recall process. Just place the petitions around town.

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    Bob Wolfram Jr. Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I have just starting to hear about Agenda 21 in recent weeks. One need not a tinfoil hat to questioning this U.N. brainchild agenda. I don’t like it.

    I believe

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    When you don’t work or can’t hold a job it’s always easier to spend other peoples money. Now just add beer, and ego as big as your waste line and you have our mayor. Lets throw in his puppet news paper too.

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    About time Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Its about time someone concured with what Peter Children has been saying. I agree with Mr. Lewis, there is something terribly wrong with this guy. Has anyone ever run a background check on him? He is the real Harold Hill here in River City. Think re-call.

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    Jim Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I truly belive that Bookmeyer is not an American, at not born in Iowa, and is never sober enough to hold a job

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    Bender Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    people dont mind the thought of socialism, when they have the believe that it is always someone elses money that is being spend and in most cases, wasted.
    It takes most quite a while to figure out its THEIR money being spent! Then its not so fun, because this free money aint so free.

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    Larry Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    People are basically pretty stupid and probably will not realize that this is true until it’s to late. What better way for a pwer hungrey dictator to gain control. Watch out lemmings. It could easily happen. We no longer have anyone sitting on the council that will look out for us. It is all special interest and this fits right in.

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    Concerned Citizen Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Anyone can see he is wacko. Why can’t the citizens of Mason City see whats going on. I had him figured out the first time I met him. Wow, he is nuts. Just sayin.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Would you quit using my “name”. I have had that since NIT started. We do not agree on things and I don’t want anyone thinking your thoughts are mine. If you can’t figure out how to do it yourself, I’m sure NIT would walk you through it.

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    Wackadoo Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Huh? Take off your tin foil hat