THE LOCALISM ACT
In the UK we have something called The Localism Act.
Now, if you're not from the UK your immediate response may be that you do not think this item is relevant. But do read on, because you will no doubt find parallels in your nation. That's because, it is clear to me that this act is rooted in Communitarianism, which is a form of politics, rather like a sophisticated and stealthy form of Communism, and is applied via U.N. Agenda 21, so it's global.
Anyone who attempts to read the Localism Act will most probably be bamboozled by its impenetrability. This is consistent with Communitarianism; which, as far as I can see, is designed to destabilize language, which is to render people confused and in a general state of flux, and therefore easier to control. As Niki Raapana, the writer of Our Common Destiny and The Anti-Communitarian Manifesto, says, 'The new communitarians redesign language, traditions and even religions.' See here for her brief explanation of Communitarianism.
A good example of the problem behind this Localism Act and the language associated with it can be found in its title and in how it was sold to the people. Any normal person would consider it to be about giving power to the locals, giving you power over your territory, so that overall powers are decentralised, so that centralized power has firewalls against it and therefore against the incremental approach of tyranny, or totalitarian government.
A clear view of the act can be found in this article, Localism and the Big Society: What is the Government Up To?, which is by Professor George Jones of the London School of Economics. His conclusion in that article sums up the problem we have with the Localism Act:
'Need for a genuine Localism Bill that empowers local government.
Central government should recognize it does not know what is best at
local level because it does not understand local circumstances as well as
those at local level. Only on that basis can a real Localism Bill be built.
The present Bill might well be called the Centralism Bill because it
contains so many examples of ministerial powers to issue orders and
regulations that should be removed from the Bill. If the Bill is to live up
to its title, the Bill should be amended to express trust in the right of
elected councils to shape the development of their localities, to be
primarily responsible to their local citizens and to promote community
empowerment. The Bill should contain a codification of the relationship
between central and local government, and give legislative authority to
the decentralisation of local taxation, so that local authorities draw most
of their resources from their own voters with taxes whose rates they
A more practical example of the tyranny behind the Localism Act can be seen in this quotation from the Chilmington Green website - the website of an unwanted huge development in Ashford in Kent.
The quote comes from the FAQ page, and the question is, Doesn't the Government's new Localism Bill give us (the local residents) the power to decide whether Chilmington can be built?
Here is the answer to that question from that website:
'The Localism Bill does encourage local people to be part of the decision making
process, but it does not give the power to veto Chilmington Green [my emphasis].
The Localism Bill expressly provides that the new style Neighbourhood Development
Plans (NDP), must conform with both the adopted Core Strategy and national planning
guidance. The development of Chilmington Green is a central part of the adopted
Core Strategy for Ashford Borough Council, and thus must be included in any NDP.
Greg Clark MP, the decentralisation minister has also stated that if an area needs
more homes, then a NDP cannot be a means to frustrate this need.'
You might at this juncture respond with, 'Well, having read that, say no more - we're ruled by a dictatorship. The Localism Act is clearly yet another Government deceit.' And my response to this would be that I think you would be correct in your assessment, though I might add that it would be helpful if you told other people about this, and about Communitarianism and do something about returning liberty and a voice to your locality.