I'm unable to do this justice with a brief excerpt, so here it is in its partial entirety:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."
"This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.
Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes "that's exactly the attitude they want you to have."
"This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms," Maes said.
He added: "These aren't just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to."
(Would it shock and surprise you to learn that Maes is the favorite of Tea Party groups throughout Colorado? It would not?)
The nefarious "United Nations program" Maes alludes to is the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which states its purpose as follows:
ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.
Zzzzz...huh? Oh, sorry, nodded off for a second there. Now, you may consider this pretty anodyne language—in fact, you may find it difficult to imagine a more bland and unobjectionable statement of obviously positive and beneficial goals. But that's just because you fail to see beyond the soothing words to the menacing commie plot to introduce foreign substances into our precious bodily fluids. Luckily for you, Freedom Advocates is here to tear the veal* from your eyes!
Right now, in your town and neighborhood, policies are being implemented that will ultimately eliminate your freedoms and destroy your way of life. You need to know what's going on to stop this process. Many town officials are selling us out to global regional development with help from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI): Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is used as one of the mechanisms to undo the political recognition of unalienable rights.
ICLEI uses the false premise and outright lies of anthropogenic global warming to change our way of life, for the worse! [...]
Why should you care?
Social engineering and behavior modification are some of the true objectives being implemented under the guise of environmental and climate protection. [...] Policies and programs take control from our representative government and put it into the hands of regional, non-elected boards. This allows elected officials to shirk their responsibilities. It turns us into a soviet system that is based on Regionalism. It facilitates both communism and fascism.When I read this kind of stuff I just wonder: can a functioning human mind really put any credence in such a convoluted edifice of transparent invention and pernicious nonsense? And then I remember religion.
You may be tempted from all of this to conclude that Freedom Advocates and their apparent disciple Dan Maes are deranged, spittle-flinging right wing yahoos who defy all attempts at satire, so thoroughly have they done the job themselves. But maybe that's exactly the attitude they want you to have. And by "they" I of course mean the international conspiracy of commie fascist soviet regionalist bicycle-pushing UN sustainability bureaucrats who aim to eliminate our freedoms and destroy our way of life. Why should you care?
* (I like this typo way too much to correct it)
THE CONTINUED ASSAULT ON OUR PBFs: In an article yesterday, Freedom Advocates darkly noted that "ICLEI, now known as Local Governments for Sustainability is in the process of purging their website of United Nations references despite an abundant history of association." Those sneaky bastards. And not only that, but I have it on good authority that ICLEI is also run by homo sapiens who habitually practice celibacy. Warn the world, Freedom Advocates!