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Plan leads to secular corporatized ‘One Chattanooga’

Road repair in Chattanooga, part of “a strategic plan that prioritizes a comprehensive increase in paving activity,” says the One Chattanooga document. (Photo city hall)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2022 — The language of Mayor Tim Kelly’s One Chattanooga plan is pregnant with the ideological newspeak of World Economic Forum 4IR digital economy and the United Nations’ remaking of the world.

By David Tulis / NoogaRadio Network

“Cities have never had more power to reshape their fates,” says the “One Chattanooga” plan published May 2022. “Chattanooga is on the cusp of great opportunity, and together—as One Chattanooga—we can tackle them in partnership with one another.”

Mayor Kelly, along with leading lights on his payroll such as former CDC CV-19 jab flak Kirsten Yates handling PR, intends to pull the city toward United Nations goals of sustainability and communitarianism and integrate the city into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

The future municipal technocracy promises to be effective, efficient, re-imagining the future, outcome-based, all conditions deeply monitored and controlled, governed by metrics — government by algorithm. It promises to be driven by data capture to match human capital assets (a man’s or woman’s personality, competencies) with job descriptions for more effective workforce development and “economic development.” 

“One Chattanooga” espouses the corporate model of command and control, with the people all being shown their parts, to better play them. All constituencies are therefore invited to join (black, poor, those in overpriced apartments, homeless) in the vision.

Nature of the ‘productive path forward’

Only insiders, planners, nonprofit activists, and political mobile people speak like this. The language shows you are an initiate, a novitiate, in a religion. If you are new in the game, you  are a catechumen, one getting catechized in the lingo and rites.

Mayor Tim Kelly stands with staff members at the front doors of the mayor’s office in city hall Chattanooga. (Photo mayor’s office)

Two acolytes are Mayor Kelly and his chief of police Celeste Murphy. An acolyte is a person assisting celebrant in religious procession or event.

Dealing with 15 lying cops, the mayor approves a collective approach to calling the officers to account.

I *** believe that we can make tough decisions that protect public safety and include trusted employee groups. I’m grateful that we were able to work together to create a productive path forward.

Kirsten Yates

Pipelines and pathways are key instrumentalities in WEF and new world order thinking. Using similar concepts, Chief Murphy says (evidently having been corrected as to procedure regarding workplace resources, i.e., cops),

I know these changes have been extremely impactful to our department, which is why collaborating to find meaningful resolutions is so important.

The “One Chattanooga” plan is full of incantational language. It is the language of systems management and social engineering, a professional tongue highly specialized and group tested to market the growing system of control and public service.

Communitarian planning operates above common life of the people until it settles down in the spaces between individual men and women and families.

Seemingly, an eye above all eyes. A tongue above all tongues. A hand above all hands. A foot above all other feet. A pathway into which all other paths are pulled by dozens of tiny little strings and strands, numerous adjusted policies and innovative, inclusive features. A vision above all visions that subsumes your vision, reduces your vision, tells your vision to look this way, from this angle, and — voila — you see it. Your world, and your place in it.

Community is an organizing principle for “One Chattanooga,” but it appears to be built top-down, not bottom-up, as might be a reformation of the kind that overtook Europe at the time of the Reformation, with the appearance of the Bible translated into common vernacular and read or heard by tradesmen and commonfolk, often in secret, to avoid detection by church and kingly authority. It claims legitimacy from having “arisen” from numerous visioning forums and public opinion-gathering events


Vocabulary for a sustainable city

The language that fills city government documents has been in development since the 1980s, and shouldn’t take anyone by surprise.

It describes a forward-leaning government, an activist government-cum-business project with “transformational” economic and cultural ambitions. Terms catching the eye in the report:

  1. Strategic direction 
  2. Key priorities
  3. Values and initiatives that define 
  4. Vision of a community
  5.  Chattanooga’s longstanding commitment to community input and community-led visioning efforts
  6.  Our partners and our residents
  7. “Measurable metrics that define success and provide accountability to the public”
  8. Framework
  9. Private and non-profit partners
  10. Holds our city accountable
  11. Ambitious goals
  12. Community-input,
  13. Designed to provoke action and dialogue
  14. Shared future
  15. From filling potholes to “bigger and bolder challenges”
  16. Broad vision and big goals
  17. “Durable social change must be built alongside the private and non-profit sectors, and internalized broadly by the citizens”
  18. Steady, inclusive, healthy growth
  19. Intitiatives and pathways
  20. Build a path to universal early learning
  21. Build a competitive  region economy
  22. Eliminate gaps in educational outcomes
  23. High-quality learning opportunities and services
  24. Investment-ready early learning model 
  25. Intentional approach
  26. Access to a high quality education
  27. Shared sense of civic purpose
  28. Seven goals and 40 initiatives that comprise our strategy 
  29. Invest in creating a path to universal early learning for every child
  30. Early learning system
  31. Investment-ready early learning model
  32. Healthy, sustainable economy
  33. Quality jobs and experience an improved quality of life
  34. Promote equitable growth, financial strength, and upward mobility to grow our middle class by creating pathways to higher quality jobs
  35. Workforce training and skill development
  36. Incentivizing relocations based on true community benefit
  37. Grow household income for all Chattanoogans 
  38. Workforce development and skills-training
  39. Meaningful opportunities and access 
  40. Committed to a process of continuous improvement
  41. Innovative, transparent, and collaborative local government
  42. Effective and efficient 
  43. Creating practical pathways for residents
  44. Planning and decision making processes
  45. Affordable housing

An eye above all eyes. A tongue above all tongues. A hand above all hands. A foot above all other feet. A pathway into which all other paths are pulled by dozens of tiny little strings and strands. A vision above all vision that subsumes your vision.

Selling ‘transformation’

We don’t yet have all of the solutions or a complete roadmap to guide the way there, so the path will be far from easy, but it will be worth it, because if we achieve it, we will have made Chattanooga the best city in America. Together, we can make this vision a reality.

Chattanooga’s future will be shaped by us — all of us — and we alone can choose whether or not we accept the fate of a divided city or take the bold steps to realize one chattanooga, together.

Even the humdrum is magnified into the plan: “Developing a strategic plan that prioritizes a comprehensive increase in paving activity.”

Mayor Kelly, who discovered much about this scheme as he ran for and took office, stands behind a built, and organized economy, a developed economy. “From recruitment focused on expanding clusters, and incentivizing relocations based on true community benefit, to supporting local entrepreneurship and creative industries, our city is positioned to create an economy built on entrepreneurial spirit where everyone can engage and succeed.” 

“By starting with the idea that local government should optimize for people and not the other way around, we can realize a more effective and equitable city.”

The “Smart Oklahoma City” plan cover art — with surveillance as a key element.

In the document, this phrase wins the award for that most stuffed with “smart city” slang: “[S]treamlined services, optimizing the use of technology to drive efficiency and productivity, facilitating high performance, and generating trust and transparency in city business.”

What’s not in plan

  • The voluntary, moral dimension of local economy and free markets
  • The sweet prosperous operation of grace (from God) in local economy (aka “local economy and free marekts”)
  • Recognition of individual genius, private destiny, the work of God’s common grace in each man, woman, serving God, and his particular grace unto salvation for many
  • Evil of state factory schools and abolition 
  • Evil of police procedure and violation of law, including lying, or abolition of police in favor of the sheriff’s department
  • Expansion of private, parallel economy amid rising tyranny, perfected under the Covid-19 state of emergency, based not in fact and law, but upon presumption
  • Any conception of constitutional limits on state (as seen by my lawsuit)
  • No distinction between public and private pursuant to Romans 13, or Hale v. Henkel
  • Evil of CV-19 fraud — not recognized by any city player as wicked overthrow of constitutional government in Tennessee
  • Christian reconstruction, reformation or rebuilding among the ruined institutions of public and debt capitalist society

‘Smart city plan’ for Chattanooga

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