The Mohawk Nation News Agenda 21 news item reposted at Censored News today seems to have gone viral. As an example of conspiracism, it can nevertheless be instructive.
As it happens, a friend recently sent me this video link, asking me what the Agenda 21 hysteria is all about. I asked her if she remembered when the property rights groups in the mid-1990s hosted guest speakers at grange halls in Washington state to incite rebellion against the Growth Management Act. I told her that the people promoting this conspiracy are out of the same mold.
Putting the Far Right Into Perspective can get pretty involved, but suffice to say, these guys are right in there. Unfortunately, right-wing conspiracy theories can also infect left-wing and Indigenous networks. Part of our job as activist scholars is to inoculate audiences susceptible to these harmful fantasies.
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