Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.
There are only the Authorities.
Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life.
Those who cannot do either are of no use to society.
This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.
Until the day they came for her mother.
Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth?
As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21, she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic - but is she already too late?
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I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.
about as believable as going to heaven or hell. This writer and his ilk are really paranoid to the extreme. They must have very miserable lives.....
Trying to make one a true believer through fiction is an old trick. This book, however, is not even a good story, nor is it well written or narrated. See for yourself, if you like, but I would not waste a credit.
If you like scary stories of hellish futures that are all too plausible, I highly recommend Agenda 21. When moral values decline both individually and collectively, levels of suggestibility increase to unbelievably high levels, resulting in dictatorship of one form or another. The world of Agenda 21 is a vision of earthly Hell that is a mix between a totalitarian state blended with environmental extremism and animal rights gone mad. If you don't think something like this is plausible, simply take a look at real world accounts of life under totalitarian dictatorships of various kinds and then substitute the Agenda 21 details.
January LaVoy does an excellent job of bringing the book to life.
Agenda 21 should cause us to redouble our efforts aimed towards moral revival as individuals and as a society. There is NO political solution to the human condition. Only genuine morals demonstrate any hope of change. Otherwise we are headed for a 21st Century dark age, enforced by technology. Without genuine moral values human beings are simply programmable, reproducible, vicious animals that give the word "animal" a bad name.
Father of four... Husband of One. Happily Married... never to change. Read my Bible and everything else I touch. I Listen on ipod, ipad, Droid phone, Kindle, etc. I Read Paperback, Hardback, ebook or screen. I have a dog, a parrot... who know's what else. I Love God and my Country. I have an Autistic 9 year old... he is our youngest.
the 1984 of today's literature...
Set in the future... but not far enough.
A Fiction Novel... at least for now.
This book paints a picture that can't be imagined... and shouldn't.
There is a reason that Hitler came to power... by the will of his people.
There is a reason that President Obama is in charge of the US now.
There is a reason that gun sales have increased... and that taxes are placed on ammo.
Read this book as soon as you can... and share it with a friend.
Verbum Domini Manet In Aeternum. Jesus Christus Dominus Est. I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to others, and I require the same from them.
The best part of this book is the afterword. In this section Beck gives a brief history of the all-too-real United Nations action plan called Agenda 21. In the afterword Beck traces the evolution of what would eventually become Agenda 21 from the early 1970's through its present day implementation by local governments across the US. Beck also connects specific initiaves and goals from Agenda 21, citing chapter and verse from the action plan, with elements with the seemingly far-fetched elements of the story. Reading the novel by itself, a person who does not immerse themselves in the strange goings-on of the leftist environmental crusaders at the United Nations would never for a second think that this story was based on anything other than the author's vivid (and possibly warped) imagination. Unfortunately, the thing that makes this 1984-goes-green novel come to life is the afterword, which points the reader to the theories and documents in which it is grounded.
I would most definetly listen to more books from Glenn Beck. With Glenn Beck you know what you are getting - a right-wing conservative who opposes socialism and champions capitalism. He is quite upfront regarding who he is ideologically, and what his purpose is. Knowing that, one is able to focus what Beck says and writes through the prizm of his conservatism, doing appropriate research to determine whether or not questionable things that Beck says, which challenge the reader's paradigm, are true. One may not always agree with Beck's ideas or assertions, but one cannot say that he is not documented in all he writes, or that he does not do his research. This type of transparency is refreshing in the media, when so many journalists and pundits claim to be "fair and balanced", or "perfectly impartial observers", when, in fact, they all have their own biased presuppositions.
January LaVoy's narration was expressive and her voice was pleasant. While the production was not dramatized, neither was it simply a sterile reading of text. LaVoy was intuitive in her performance, and her use of emotion was appropriate.
This book reminded me a lot of Orwell's 1984, in that no real mention is made of how the world reached its dystopian state. Also, the indispensable afterword was, to me, reminicent of the Brotherhood's Manifesto, which is featured prominently in 1984. I would have liked for the author to have spent a little more time explaining how the changes from the "before time" happened to bring society to its present place. Without more of that transition explanation, I'm not sure the connection between the setting of the novel (the societal make-up and organization of the Republic) and Agenda 21 would be as clear as it could be to someone who is only casually interested in these issues, or politics in general. At any rate, it is imperative to dig in to the actual UN Agenda 21, which is readily available on the internet. Only after doing so will the truly terrifying nature of this work be driven home to the reader.
As a work of literature, I must say Glenn's story is an improvement over his previous fiction. As a comment on what could happen to us if we don't do more to guard our freedom, it is terrifying. Everyone should read this book with an open mind. Don't close off and say it could never happen here. Yes it could. It is, in the end, up to us.
A better story
all of it
Glenn is like the medicine man of old. He is always trying to get our attention to make sure we buy his medicine.
I enjoyed the read start to finish. I expected a documentary type narrative. Not to much on story books. But I looked forward to it every chance i got.
Made you do some deep thoughts about how good we have it now.
The perspective of a child who had a taste of freedom and couldn't understand why people could accept an oppressive system where no one was allowed to be a unique individual.
The escape from tyranny to freedom.
Burning down the establishment as a diversion to escape to freedom.
Where the little boy saw his first glimpse of freedom by the breaking of a rule.
The power our government officials have now never seems to be enough as they want to control every aspect of our lives. Every American should read this book as it emphasizes how it will look like in the future if we continue to let our freedom to be taken away without objection.
We all need to know that Agenda 21 is REAL so that we can stop it it time.
Finding the hidden items.
Possibly the most non-fiction fiction book.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
YES, THIS BOOK IS NOT FICTION. IT IS ALIVE AND WELL WORMING IT'S WAY THROUGH AMERICA, IN SCHOOLS, IN OUR CITIES FRAMEWORK. PROGRESSIVE IS A KEY WORD TO LOOK FOR, THE UNITED NATIONS INTENDS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND RID THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GIVE TO THE GOOD OF THE WHOLE. NEONATAL CHILDREN, PREBORN CHILDREN WHO MAY HAVE AN IMPAIREMENT, THE MENTALLY DISABLED, AND THE OLD WHO DRAIN THE SYSTEM NOT GIVE TO IT.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CAN YOU SUSTAIN YOUR OWN NEEDS AND THOSE OF THE WHOLE OF SOCIETY? NO MORE LAND OWNERSHIP, RELIGION SWEPT AWAY, THE ENVIRONMENT IS LORD AND WE MUST ALL GIVE UP EVERYTHING WE HOLD NEAR AND DEAR TO SUSTAIN IT,YES EVEN TO DIE FOR IT. IT IS HELL ON EARTH, HITLER WAS KINDER TO THOSE WHO WERE UNSUSTAINABLE, OR JUST THE WRONG DNA, OR COUNTRY & RELIGION. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND MAY HE GIVE US THE GRACE TO DRAW A LINE AGAINST THE UNITED NATIONS.
RIGHT NOW WE ARE DEBATING A REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, TAKE FROM THOSE WHO EARNED WHAT THEY HAVE TO GIVE TO THE WHOLE. THAT WILL LAST 8 DAYS, AND THEN THEY WILL COME TO YOU.
THE PROTAGANIST, WHO SLOWLY FINDS SHE DISAGREES WITH THE STAUS QUO, AND BEATS THE UNITED NATIONS LITTLE VILLAGE OF PRISIONERS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
YES, DONE VERY WELL.
THE UNITED NATIONS, YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE.
THIS IS GLOBAL GOVERMENT WRITTEN IN A STORY FORMAT TO FEED YOU THE INFORMATION THAT IS HAPPENING SLOWLY RIGHT NOW. IF WE ARE TO BEAT IT, WE HAVE TO RECOGNISE IT WHEN WE SEE IT. IT IS WRAPPED IN PRETTY PACKAGES AND USES WORDS WE THINK WE KNOW THE MEANING BUT ACTUALLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE GRAND PLAN IS AND HOW WE ARE BEING SWEPT INTO IT. IT IS A ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, AND WE ALL KNOW HOW WELL THAT WORKED OUT FOR HITLER, MUSSALINI, THE BULLIES OF THE WORLD WHO TOOK OVER IN A BLINK AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THEIR ECONOMY. FISCAL CLIFF, RUNAWAY BUDGET....WHERE DO YOU THINK THE SAVIOR IS AND WHO IS HE?
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