Thursday, August 06, 2009

Population Control - Is It Necessary?

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Gates Foundation Suggests Sterilizing Males with Ultrasound
The Sovereign Independent
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Among the 78 research projects to receive $100,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this week as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, is an effort by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to develop a non-invasive, reversible form of birth control for men — using ultrasound. Based on preliminary trials in rats, researchers James Tsuruta and Paul Dayton hope to develop a technique that would render men temporarily infertile for up to six months after one or two ultrasound exposures.
The project is one of 10 to receive grants toward the goal of creating new technologies for contraception. Other projects geared toward men include a male contraceptive pill that researchers say would work by limiting the maturation of sperm, and research into the specific chemical compounds in the vagina that guide sperm to egg — which researchers hope to recreate in the lab and potentially use to “disrupt” sperm navigation en route to the egg. (Earlier this year, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco uncovered clues about how pH levels impact how sperm swim, and expressed hope that further research in this arena could yield possibilities for male contraception as well.)
In early trials, Tsuruta and Dayton at UNC were able to halt rats’ sperm production for up to six months after giving the animals two blasts of ultrasound spaced by two days, the New Scientist reports. The researchers believe that ultrasound disrupts sperm production with a combination of heat and shaking, and plan to further explore the mechanism at work with the new funding.
Ultimately, the researchers hope to develop a contraceptive technique that could provide long-lasting yet reversible infertility for men. As Tsuruta told the BBC:
“We think this could provide men with up to six months of reliable, low-cost, non-hormonal contraception from a single round of treatment… Our long-term goal is to use ultrasound from therapeutic instruments that are commonly found in sports medicine or physical therapy clinics as an inexpensive, long-term, reversible male contraceptive suitable for use in developing to first world countries.”
New World Order architect, Zbigniew Brzezinski, says it is easier to kill a million people than to control a million people. Many are alarmed at that statement but for the wrong reason.
Analysis by G. Edward Griffin, 2009 August 29
On November 17th, 2008, Zbignew Brzezinski, a New World Order architect and a founder of the Rockefeller-controlled Trilateral Commission, addressed Chatham House, (the British counterpart of the American Council on Foreign Relations) and said: "I once put it rather pungently, and I was flattered that the British Foreign Secretary repeated this, as follows: ... namely, in early times, it was easier to to control a million people, literally it was easier to control a million people than physically to kill a million people. Today, it is infinitely easier to to kill a million people than to control a million people. It is easier to kill than to control...."
When this statement arrived on the Internet a few months later, it was widely circulated with shock and alarm. It certainly was an attention getter, and it was assumed by many to be proof that Brzezinski and his fellow New World Order elitists were calling for the killing of millions of people. Fortunately, some of the news sources carried a link to the audio recording of his speech, so it was possible to listen to his entire presentation to see if he really did say what was attributed to him. Unfortunately, not many of the Internet dispatchers took the time to listen. If they had, they would have realized that Brzezinski was merely making an honest and accurate assessment of historical fact. Like it or not, in modern times it is easier to kill than to control a million people. So, why the hoopla?
That, however, is not the end of the story. When we carefully listen to the rest of this speech, we realize Brzezinski is saying that control of the masses is the real objective of the New World Order, and he is lamenting the fact that it is so difficult now that almost every nation and culture has become politically aware. He recalls those days-gone-by when this was not so, when the masses neither knew nor cared about politics and could be controlled simply by force of arms and economic coercion. Under those conditions, controlling people was easier, he says. Now, however, when almost everyone believes they should participate in their own political destiny via the vote, the process has become much more difficult.
He is, of course, entirely correct in that assessment. Although he did not elaborate, he could have continued by reminding this elite audience of facts they know so well: that now it also is necessary to control the media, the educational system, the leadership of all major political parties, and even the systems by which ballots are counted in order to keep the masses content with the illusion of determining their own political destiny.
He devoted the balance of his speech primarily to the concept that the United States should and will continue to be the leader among nations in the solving of all international problems, including economic problems, but always within the context of strengthening global governance and building a global monetary system. It was the CFR/Chatham House mantra that is the norm for such gatherings.
Even though Brezinsky is not here calling for the killing of a million people, when he does discuss that option, there is a remarkable coldness about his words. Like all collectivists, he is academically dispassionate when it comes to the sacrifice of human life and freedom so long as it can be theorized to be for the greater good of society - or, in this case, the New World Order.
His speech can be heard here.
Controlling the (Over) Population in More Ways Than OneJohn Holdren was advocating his dangerous uninformed ideas on population control long before climate change became an issueBy Dr. Tim Ball
Monday, August 3, 2009
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. Government control is the name of the game. - Barry Goldwater.
Piece by Piece, Sector by SectorThe United States is rapidly coming under almost total government control as the Obama administration uses exaggerated claims of failure of capitalism and the Bush administration as the excuse. Banks, automobile companies, energy companies (directly or indirectly through Cap and Trade), health care, and employment through increased government jobs or government-funded jobs are monopolizing the populace as the control expands. How far will this go? A long way if Obama’s background and the views of his appointees are a measure. Now they’re planning to control the weather. John Holdren, the science adviser, has already advocated controlling climate through geo-engineering in administrative discussions. Population control is not on the agenda yet, but population control to stop climate change supposedly provides legitimacy. Holdren was advocating population control long before climate change became an issue, but now he has the perfect vehicle for his dangerous uninformed ideas.
Stop Breathing?What is the reality of overpopulation? Is the claim the ultimate application of Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY)? It is certainly at the heart of the anti-humanity view of extreme environmentalists. (Get rid of all the people and Earth would be a good place to live.) A few claim it is the primary cause of global warming and climate change, but this only underscores lack of knowledge of the issues. It is also seen as the ultimate form of political control as history illustrates.
Ted Turner talks to Charlie Rose about need for Population Control
Global warming due to overpopulation accepts the assumption that human addition of CO2 to the atmosphere is the cause and more people will produce more CO2. Not only is this claim wrong, but also CO2 in total is not the cause. How many times does it have to be said? Temperature increases before CO2 increases. For some it is a form of precautionary principle: even if humans are not causing warming shouldn’t we reduce population anyway?
Texas Wouldn’t Like It!The world is not overpopulated. The US Census Bureau provides a running estimate of population and it was 6,774,436,692 on July 30, 2009.
Note this is an estimate because no accurate census exists for any country. This includes the US that spends more money and effort than any other nation.
Most of the world is essentially unoccupied and population is concentrated mostly in coastal flood plains and deltas. Consider that Canada is the second largest country in the world with approximately 33.6 million residents (2009).
Compare this with California’s 2008 population of an estimated 36.8 million people.
Sparse population in most areas is why calculations putting the world’s population on certain islands or in specific regions are presented. You can do the calculations with Texas at 7,438,152,268,800 square feet divided by 6,774,436,692 for 1098 square feet person. Fitting all the people in an area is different from them being able to live there. Population geographers distinguish between ecumene, the inhabited area and non-ecumene the uninhabited areas. The problem is this definition is defined by what is habitable and that changes all the time. Similarly the area of the earth that is habitable has changed because of technology, communications and food production capacity. Three great turning points in human history identified by anthropologists are all related to weather and climate control. Use of fire and clothing allowed survival in colder regions, while irrigation offset droughts and allowed settlement in semi-arid regions.
Limits To Growth?Regardless of the situation, the issue was always the carrying capacity of the land. Confucius had talked about ideal populations, but it was Malthus’ notion of too many humans for too little food that galvanized the modern debate. It is a false issue used mostly for control political by left wing ideologues. Even Paul Ehrlich, who made overpopulation a supposed ticking time bomb with his 1968 book The Population Bomb, says humans actually occupy no more than 3 percent of the earth’s land surface. So his overpopulation concern is invalid from a carrying capacity perspective; actually it was the activities of a portion of the population that offended his political views. In an April 6, 1990 Associated Press quote he said, “Actually, the problem in the world is there is much (sic) too many rich people.” Compare his comment, quoted in Dixy Lee Ray’s book Trashing the Planet”, that, “We’ve already had too much economic growth in the United States. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease not the cure” with Maurice Strong’s comment that “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized nations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” The difference is Strong acted on his belief as I documented in a series of eleven Canada Free Press articles beginning here; (The first two were co-authored with Tom Harris).
Surprise – It’s Al Gore and Maurice Strong AgainPaul Ehrlich’s ideas and credibility are totally discredited by the failure of almost all his dire predictions. For example, in his book he wrote, “The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer.” By 1994 his predictions were completely wrong yet this did not stop the United Nations, with the enthusiastic support of the great planet and humanity savior Al Gore, holding a population conference in Cairo, Egypt.
What better place to hold the conference with the teeming impoverished millions outside the conference hall? There was another connection with Maurice Strong because the conference grew out of the 1992 Rio conference he organized. As the UN information on Cairo notes, The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21, adopted by the international community at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, call for patterns of development that reflect the new understanding of these and other intersectoral linkages.
This is bureaucratic justification for tying population to other perceived evils and to achieve sustainable development, which is the perfect political phrase that means everything to everyone and nothing to anyone. They did it with this statement. Explicitly integrating population into economic and development strategies will both speed up the pace of sustainable development and poverty alleviation and contribute to the achievement of population objectives and an improved quality of life of the population. Gore put it more succinctly in his statement on the Cairo population conference; No single solution will be sufficient by itself to produce the patterns of change so badly needed.
The White House ConnectionSo how does all this connect to the Obama White House? Well John Holdren published articles with the now totally discredited ideas and claims of Paul Ehrlich.
Ehrlich claimed overpopulation would exhaust resources and create ”a new age of scarcity.” This was a continuation of the theme of Limits to Growth developed by the Club of Rome. Economist Julian Simon turned Ehrlich’s claims on their ear. He publicly challenged Ehrlich’s doomsday claim of resource exhaustion by inviting him to name five metals that with a bet of $1000 would be cheaper at any time in the future. Holdren helped Ehrlich select the metals and they set a date of ten years in the future. Simon won.
Fie: Capitalism and Economic Growth are the Answer
The predictions were wrong but more important another pattern had emerged. It is known as the Demographic Transition. Source:
It shows, and all the statistics confirm, that populations decline as nations industrialize and the economy grows. Ironically, the problem now in most developed countries is too rapid a decline and inadequate young people to support the massively expensive social programs.
A Perverse Sustainable Development
Claims that overpopulation is causing global warming are laughable because in contradiction temperatures have leveled and declined since 2000. Potential use of the claims is not so funny. Claims of overpopulation are false yet continue to be believed and promoted. Abject failure of all previous predictions made by Ehrlich, Holdren and others will not deter them from exploiting the fears to further their political agenda of total government control.
As governments grow they create dependencies, which deliver a large enough segment of the population to sustain them in power. Which of the groups Thomas Sowell identifies is growing faster under the current administration? One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain. If you think we can roll back the size and power of government remember Ronald Reagan’s comment, No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!