Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vermont Commons Blogger's Conspiracy Worries: First They Came For Our Bike Paths...

Last August The Denver Post's Christopher N. Oshner wrote of a Tea Party candidate's worry that a UN agency's "(b)ike agenda spins (US) cities toward U.N. control." The Teabagger, Republican gubernatorial candidate, Dan Maes said that at first he thought that:
"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."
Ah, yes, he wasn't going to be fooled by the supposedly benign assistance of a UN group of present day, freedom hating Blue Meanies who are coming here to "do everything they can to oppress the place."

Vermont Commons blogger and sovereignty movement legal type, Simha Bode, noting that "Burlington, South Burlington and Brattleboro have membership with the (UN's) International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), throws in his own deep concerns,
"Personally I don't want to be represented by this "International" NGO. If you are a public official, council, committee or planning board member within an ICLEI membership town, be aware you are infringing on the sovereignty and constitutionally protected rights of US citizens, by breaking Article 1 Section 10 of the US Constitution. If you have made an oath to uphold the constitution, you are also breaking your oath."
Sure. For eighteen years this agency in Denver, devoted to evironmentally sound alternatives had worked quietly on behalf of bike paths in Denver and suddenly, as a Republican constituency, the automobile dealers feel the pinch, there's a conspiracy afoot to take away our freedoms!!!

Bode then gives us oddles of links in his post to conspiracy addled groups that confirm his "suspicions."

OY! Leave it to "Vermont Commons" publisher Rob Williams to find a looney tunes conspiracist like Bode to round out the group over at VTCommons.

Be warned of "(t)he commie UN conspiracy to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids, with bicyles."

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