Any promises to protect the earth were long ago shuffled under mountains of greenwashed paperwork thinly veiled in 'biodiversity' gobbledegook.
Whilst a small percentage of humankind worships at the corporate altar of maximised profits, profiteering that extends, and always has done, to the sale of those lands, now so escalated that it is only the few who can afford to own any. That is a huge topic of itself.
The late John Trudell, poet and activist asked the question, 'how do we sell our mother?'
He concluded, one does not sell the land the people walk upon, we are the land ....
Land was meant not for a select few but for all to live on. Indigenous peoples know that.
Kevin Cahill exposes this injustice in his book 'Who Owns the World: The Hidden Facts Behind Landownership' disclosing the world's 1,000 top individual landowners and the top 1,000 corporate owners, bringing to the fore the political and economic consequences of ownership. Hint, the late British Queen Elizabeth II owned one sixth of the planet ... presumably now in the possession of her son and successor, King Charles. Unlike so called 'common people' King Charles will pay no inheritance tax, he is exempted.
Cahill calculates that globally there is sufficient habitable land for all the earth's population to subsist on, thereby tracing global poverty back to landlessness.
Cahill expresses surprise that nobody prior had written such a book as his. The details of land ownership have been cleverly kept out of the public view.
We now face an even more intense war on our ability to acquire independence and survival on a piece of land, as our global governments (that are really corporations) increase their 'nibble, bite, swallow' tactics under the disguise of biodiversity and the Agenda 21/Sustainable Development plan (now Agenda 2030). The late Rosa Koire, described it thus:
The UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, all energy, and all human beings in the world.
Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is about Inventory and Control! See Democrats Against Agenda 21 to watch the video (titled ‘It is Destined to Happen this Way). And so in NZ we have the SNA (Significant Natural Areas) plan being implemented. You can learn more about that and how it is affecting NZers right now in an article by Barbara McKenzie at her blog, Stovouno.org.
Significant Natural Areas (SNAs): How NZ Cities Are Implementing Agenda 21 and the American Wildlands Project
The question that remains of course, is what happens to those who remain landless? Ask the indigenous, they know all too well. The late Russell Means said it: 'welcome to the reservation'.