Welcome to the 21st century and meet the NGO. What does NGO mean? Non Governmental Organization. When something turns into an organization, it usually means forces have gathered to effect something. You can think small, such as a local Chamber of Commerce. Or you can think big, such as the UN. Or you can run for your life, which is what I recommend. You see, the term NGO has become a big deal. Big organizations are moving governments around like chess pieces on a board. NGO's are doing big things within our government and ....who knew?? Does the average voter have knowledge of this?
Recently we have seen the word "stakeholders" when government policies are being made without public ballots or referendums. Who are "stakeholders?" Most often they are NGO's or NGO executives being placed on policy boards. This is happening locally and nationally and globally. Governments on all three of those levels are making policies based on recommendations from NGO's. What does that mean?? That means voters are left out of the process of representational government. It is a pay to play system where the powerful over-ride the consent of the people. In fact, most often, the consent of the people is never requested.
In short, if you are wondering what happened to the "will of the people," I think you might look to the organizational structure of "governance" that has been set up to take our representative republic out of our voters hands. Take a look at this website: For an inkling
So just for illustration purposes, here is one NGO for you to consider: World Business Council on Sustainable Development: WBCSD Here is their FAQ page If you click on Regional Network you will find this quote: "The WBCSD's Regional Network is an alliance of close to 60 CEO-led business organizations united by a shared commitment to providing business leadership for sustainable development in their respective countries or regions." Who might be a member of this World Business network of CEO's?? " James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Duke Energy Corporation " who is a vice chairman of WBCSD. (Thank you Duke Power, but no thanks...I don't want to be a member of a global NGO that governs what my sustainable worth might be.)
What do these company executives do with WBCSD? "A key element is the personal commitment of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), acting as Council Members. They are influential advocates for the WBCSD's policy positions, and they co-chair our working groups. They also organize support for the WBCSD's work program and ensure the adoption of sustainable management practices within their companies."
On the history page you will find these entries and more:
Maurice Strong appoints Stephan Schmidheiny his principal advisor for business and industry
Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of UNCED, invites Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny to be his principal advisor on business and industry and to lead business participation at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio.
Continuing on WBCSD history:
Launch of the UN Global Compact
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan calls for a Global Compact between UN and business. In this context he highlights the efforts of the WBCSD, saying: "The WBCSD has already shown itself an invaluable partner in providing this leadership. Now we need to demonstrate in practice, by concrete example, that doing the right things makes good business sense.
1995 The WBCSD is formed
On 1 January 1995, the World Industry Council for the Environment (WICE) and BCSD merge to form the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The new organization sets up its headquarters in Geneva with Bjorn Stigson as President.
1998 Stakeholder dialogues begin
The WBCSD establishes its Learning by Sharing program to facilitate the transfer of best practice between members.
Doing sustainable development
The WBCSD starts publishing member company sustainable development best practices with examples from Bayer, Western Power and BC Hydro. There are more than 230 examples today.
10 years again!
In 2005, the WBCSD celebrated its 1995 merger with the WICE.
Strategy to 2015
Looking forward to the next decade of activity, WBCSD adopts its Strategy to 2015. Over the next 10 years the focus of WBCSD's activities will be on advocacy work and getting companies to integrate sustainability concerns into their activities. As part of this effort, the WBCSD defines three key focus areas: Energy & Climate, Development, and the Business Role.
There is more..and current info on that page.
Back to the point..WBCSD is one of hundreds, if not thousands, of both American and global organizations implementing policies that completely disenfranchise the American voters. See: America's Ruling Class by Angelo Codevilla
What does this have to do with you? You've been thrown into the unsustainable bin....the landfill for old school refuse....the dustbin of history. You don't get a vote. You are either in with NGO's or you are out of the picture....completely. When the Duke Power smart meter comes to your house, you won't be asked for permission. When the greenway wants your property, you won't be asked for permission. When GE uses your money to install electric car chargers in your town, you won't be asked for permission. When the RFID chips are placed on your recycling bin, you won't be asked for permission. When the global carbon tax becomes part of your life, you won't be asked permission.
Just want you to meet your new maker....the NGO.