Reference to Agenda 21 akin to 9/11 conspiracy theory

UN resolution the target of many paranoid speakers, writer says

Re: Much-admired Uruguayan leader sets bad precedent (Letters, March 22)

For the third time in as many months, your newspaper has printed letters warning readers about the supposedly ominous Agenda 21, a voluntary, non-binding environmental plan from the United Nations. Is your editorial section so desperate for content that it includes arguments that are the intellectual equivalent (using the term generously) of a 9/11 conspiracy theory?

For context, in the recent Victoria federal byelection, Christian Heritage Party candidate Philip Ney included similar warnings about Agenda 21 in his platform, and received 0.49 per cent of the vote. And the 192 people who chose this last-place candidate likely include more than just those who put down their cheese-curl snacks and got away from their basement blogging long enough to visit a polling station.

Instead of printing paranoia, why not run some more photos of the abundant nature scenes around Victoria? Life is very beautiful when you get out and see it.

Murray Sinclair

Victoria

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