Skip to comments.Population control: the rich controlling the poor?
Posted on 10/27/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by decimon
As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher asks whether efforts to control population have been, as some critics claim, a form of authoritarian control over the world's poorest citizens.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson warned that the US might be overwhelmed by desperate masses, and he made US foreign aid dependent on countries adopting family planning programmes.
Other wealthy countries such as Japan, Sweden and the UK also began to devote large amounts of money to reducing Third World birth rates.
Meanwhile, Paul Ehrlich has also amended his view of the issue.
If he were to write his book today, "I wouldn't focus on the poverty-stricken masses", he told the BBC.
"I would focus on there being too many rich people. It's crystal clear that we can't support seven billion people in the style of the wealthier Americans."
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Mal, thus ping.
>>”I would focus on there being too many rich people. It’s crystal clear that we can’t support seven billion people in the style of the wealthier Americans.”
I’m impressed. This is an honest progressive. He is willing to admit what they all desire: the end of the American way of life and change to a “simpler” way of life that involves short, miserable lives for the masses.
Too many rich people in America being the problem? We have 300 million people. I’d say the “problem” is the other 6.7 billion people. The vast majority of which would kill to be “poor” here in the evil USA.
Nothing new under the sun.
“Population control: the rich controlling the poor”
That’s why there are more planned parenthood clinics in poorer areas,
What is the Beeb?
"Today, IPPF has more service points worldwide than McDonald's does franchises, providing millions with contraception and reproductive health care each year. In the U.S., Planned Parenthood partners with city, state and federal health agencies to bring healthcare to those who cannot afford it. "The most disturbing thing I've read in a long time; virtually every sentence contains a euphemism or outright lie.
I daresay, that the ‘rich’ are more capable of controlling themselves than the poor these days. It’s no conincidence that the wealthy business people you see out there are soem of the most self disciplined, almost clinical people you will ever meet.
It’s true that we can’t do that, but quite frankly, we should then NOT sustain the current welfare ssytem and stop sending all those billions overseas. This isn’t the fault of the rich, but the dysfunctional poor.
Ooh thats dangerous thinking. I wonder where that line is going to end...