The Western Governors Association (WGA) Reimagining the Rural West (RRW) project is about destroying how rural communities live, pouring government and foundation money into those communities to do it, and implementing United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is an overlay of different SDGs, comprised of their social, environment, and economic pillars. Restructuring how rural citizens live, redevelopment of rural towns through transportation, and transforming the economy are littered throughout these videos.
In this workshop panel, Strategies for Reimagining the Rural West are discussed. One focus of each panel member is "creating communities where people want to work, live, play, and stay".
First to speak was Katherine Ferguson, Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group. Her initial opening remark focused on ensuring regional and "family" economic success, not just towns. Hmmm, her background is in "federal policy". Ms. Ferguson claims the local assets aren't considered enough for building capital in economic development. Through the WealthWorks program she mentions, foundations are pouring money in for "Connecting community assets to market demand." Sadly, this outfit is in Idaho through their Northwest Rural Development Initiative. She would really like to see that "wealth sticks" in rural communities.
The next speaker was Jennifer Groth, North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, Rural Development Initiatives (RDI), which was originally created by the Oregon legislature in the 1990's to create economic development in towns that were impacted by changes secondary to the losses in the timber industry. Partnering with the Ford Family Foundation, RDI moved in to "train" rural leaders on leadership and then create a leader "network". This agenda has expanded into Idaho via the US Department of Agriculture. "Regional" networks are seen as a "critical" part of rural economic development and the Kauffman Foundation supports their entrepreneurial agendas. Reality check, regionalism destroys our foundation of government through elected representation.
Greg Tehven, Emerging Prairie, spoke about targeting young people for their agenda. Emerging Prairie connects the "entrepreneurial ecosystem". This organization has foundation, public, private, and "global" partners and views their work as a "divine right" to serve the planet, a vision of "relentless pursuit of improving the human condition". They also garnered money for an "autonomous farm", seeing this as the future of farming.
Towards the end, the panel moderator asked each panel member what they did to surpass "conventional wisdom". Guess that is a polite, or p.c., way of saying they know more than generations of families who have successfully lived in rural areas. There is no way to describe the arrogance of their answers. Ms. Groth had some interesting comments about Ammon Bundy and her created High Desert Partnership being the organization that made Mr. Bundy and others "not successful in achieving their ends." You just don't get it lady. If so successful then why does her outfit have to go in to help with "healing" the community? This video is really worth the time for viewing.
Even though not about the United States, this whole RRW agenda, or "project" can be found in this UN forum, Rural-Urban Connectivity in Integrated Regional Development. It's about changing the way in which people live in rural areas, controlling the economy, and designing towns. This is what the WGA has decided is in the best interest of Idaho rural communities.
There are three other workshop panels, Advances in Modern Agriculture, Opera House Case Study, and Building Culture and Community Through the Creative Arts. Changing agricultural practices and bringing their notion of entertainment to rural areas, like opera, using foundation and government money to do it, are just a couple of examples of WGA intentions.
Gateway planning references how to move tourism traffic through towns successfully, for "connectivity" to urban areas, within a transportation corridor. But, it is really an interference in "urban design for neighborhood-focused development and setting up implementation programs for zoning and infrastructure to drive underlying value to sustain the fiscal capacity needed for long term reinvestment." What a bunch of meaningless babble.
The federal government destroys the economic base of rural communities by banning logging and recreational access, then run in with their grandiose plans to restructure the entire community. It's all about the federal government coming in to redesign how rural communities operate, along with the associated strings. because rural communities are "stuck in the past". Economic development is a major foundation of Agenda 21 and 2030 SDG 8 and 9. The dichotomy in all of this is the UN agenda pushing people out of rural areas to live in cities by destroying economies. Yet, here they are, by design, re-creating, rather reimagining, how rural areas should look and function. Every local economic development organization in a rural Idaho community is engaged in this agenda along with transportation agencies.
Rural Idaho, keep an eye out for this WGA agenda. Watch for local economic development organizations trying to bring plans to your area for education, health services, jobs, entertainment, and a host of other projects that align with this reimagining agenda. When a transportation agency comes around, make sure they also stay out of your town's development and economy. If a foundation comes snooping around with their dollars for an opera house, kindly remind them you will determine which music is most valuable to you. Don't let the WGA get away with any RRW project in your area.
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