A few tidbits from the pathetic Left ...
We should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavouring to impede, the operations of nature in producing . . . mortality; . . . Instead of recommending cleanliness to the poor, we should encourage contrary habits. In our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and court the return of the plague. In the country, we should build our villages near stagnant pools, and particularly encourage settlements in all marshy and unwholesome situations." -- Thomas Malthus, 1826
Allan Chase, The Legacy of Malthus, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, p. 6.
"I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others. . . . War . . . has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full." -- Bertrand Russell, 1953
Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1953, p. 103.
"It's terrible to have to say this. World population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. This is so horrible to contemplate that we shouldn't even say it. But the general situation in which we are involved is lamentable." -- Jacques Cousteau, November 1991
Bahgat Elnadi et al, "Interview: Jacques-Yves Cousteau," The UNESCO Courier, November 1991, pp. 8-10.
"Population pressures on our planet are real and getting worse every day. Whether it is traffic congestion, urban sprawl, rain forest depletion, overfishing, global warming, pollution, famine, war, or terrorism - the problems are made worse, and more difficult to solve, by overpopulation. . . . We're heading on a collision course toward a population crisis that could deepen this nightmare - not only in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, but right here in the United States." -- Zero Population Control, March 2005
Population Connection letter, March 2005, 1400 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC, 20036
posted on 02/28/2007 8:02:25 PM PST
(Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
Bush should go on TV tomorrow night and thank Al Gore. That's right, in front of the entire nation, he should praise Al Gore.
Then he should announce that we will embark on fast tracking 50 Nuclear power plants over the next three years and will be putting a 3 dollar per gallon import tax on Venezuelan, Rusian and Iranian oil. Then put a coal tax on China and build clean burning coal plants here.
Then watch the lefties jump off buildings as Bush's scientists say that this alone will lower emissions by 25% over the next four years. Oh, and Newt will support it and take it down another 25% for four years after that.
Without raising taxes.
posted on 02/28/2007 8:11:12 PM PST
(The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
Thanks for the quotes. Each was illuminating in its own way.
Perhaps the quote by Jacques Cousteau helps explain his long lasting presence on PBS. We have recently seen liberal politicization of the OSCAR and Grammy awards, but I think the process has gone on for a long time.
posted on 03/01/2007 6:55:06 AM PST
(Reagan defeated the Soviet Union despite the Democratic party. We could use another miracle.)
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