Skip to comments.Melinda Gates Admits: “Stop People’s Lives From Existing”
Posted on 07/03/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT by wagglebee
New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) Love him or hate him, Stephen Colbert doesnt waste time getting to the point. In last Thursdays interview with Melinda Gates on the Colbert Report, he asked Melinda about her newest initiative and cut straight to the chase: the new population control movement exists to save lives by erasing lives.
Colbert: But now youve got a new charitable hobby horse youre on, and its not necessarily saving peoples lives, so much as its stopping peoples lives from existing. You want to provide family planning to 120 million men and women around the world.
Melinda Gates: Right.
The old population control movement existed for more or less the same reason, to eradicate poverty by eradicating the poor. In fact, the only major difference between the two movements is one of semantics. Todays newest generation of population control proponents are still billionaires, still from the first world, and are still convinced that the poor are at the center of the worlds woe.
Whats changed is their marketing campaign and rhetoric.
The word control, especially when placed directly after the word population, evokes a flood of concrete historical memories that include coercive family planning programs still infamous today. The programs were known for addressing poverty through forced sterilizations, eradicating the poor in order to eradicate poverty. In the process, they robbed the poor person of their humanity and replaced it with a number in order to fill fertility quotas.
The policies were racist and driven by ideological fear. They were sponsored by many of the same organizations that make up the new population movement today. The new movement, however, has attempted to distance itself from its past with a very modern, subtle shift in ideology. No longer do they emphasize eugenics or even use the word control, but prefer the word empowerment and the ideology of womens rights.
Today they use words like population dynamics and phrases like demography is not destiny. They shame the poor world into believing that the real problem isnt so much investment in their education, health, or economy as it is their fertility. They tell them, if you only would use family planning to space your children properly you wouldnt have the problems that you do, you wouldnt be so poor and uneducated. Then they tell these people, especially women, many of whom have access to modern methods of family planning, that it is their right to use those methods, even though, given their strong insistence, it seems to be less of right than an obligation.
Their message is as clear as it was 5o years ago: the poor are the problem, and according to this movement, it is the poor that are the ones responsible for solving it. How? By controlling their population growth. By not having children. The billionaires cant do it for them, they cant force them. They can pay them to do it, they can educate them on to do it, they can even increase their access to the services that will help them to do it, but they cant make them. They already tried that.
So instead they focus on rights, and they focus on shame, and they tell people like me, in the first world, that the poor people in the Southern hemisphere would be okay if they just had access to contraception. And we mostly believe them. Except, something just doesnt seem right.
Does development really come from contraception? And is it really a problem of too many people? What about investing in jobs, education, health and infrastructure? Perhaps those are the real problems. Perhaps, and this is just a wild guess, that is the way the North has been able to grow .
The North developed without contraception. It became rich and educated without contraception. Fertility began dropping later, and again, without contraception. Instead it was education that made the difference. It was economic growth provided by investment and the entrepreneurship of people, not numbers.
The new population control movement, led by billionaires like Melinda Gates in coordination with organizations the like UNFPA and governments that include both the United State and the United Kingdom, still wants to eradicate poverty by eradicating the poor, its just that, for historical reasons, they cant come out and say it so directly. Yet, every now and then they do, just as Melinda did the other night. This needs to be made clear. This movement must be de-masked, and defeated once again.
I think that Melinda Gates actually believes that increasing the poors access to family planning will really better their lives. I also think that many of the people involved in the population control movement in the 40s, 50s and 60s did as well. However, what they dont seem to be able to understand, or at least reconcile is that this is not the only solution. Instead its a solution that comes at the cost of reducing people to numbers, and one that will put billions of dollars into empowering people to stop having children rather than educating them and helping them to build a society where they are valued as a resource rather than a curse.
Yes, Melinda Gates is Catholic, but this is not the preferential option for the poor that we have been educated to at Church and in school for the last 2,000 years. No, that option is built on love, responsibility and the experience of seeing human beings as protagonists and not numbers.
LifeNews Note: Timothy Herrmann writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. This article originally appeared in the pro-life groups Turtle Bay and Beyond blog and is reprinted with permission.
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And being typical hypocrites, they never start with themselves. I’ll volunteer to help them.
Melinda and Colbert, why don’t you set the example and go first.
Same old stuff these “liberal” elites have been saying for decades. They think the Earth would be much better off with fewer of those brown and black people.
Anyone who has read “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” realize it the same rhetoric as the Late 1920’s and Thirties. Still making selective choices as to whom to kill and feeling perfectly justified in this. Even bader ginsburg is a Eugenicist. Also, they are still trying to murder all of the Jews...Only this time, Jews fight back.
She should be EXCOMMUNICATED....NOW!!!!!!!! Whata HORRIBLE PERSON....SATAN PERSONIFIED!!!!
People who want to kill other people rarely think of killing themselves.
And, people who kill other people usually do not kill the right people.
If she’s so committed to this why doesn’t she start with herself and Bill?
The Elites always think they’ll have to live or else who will initiate and manage the genocide and the remnant?
If shes so committed to this why doesnt she start with herself and Bill?
I agree 100% and I wonder why we don’t kick the sorts out of this country for good.
We could replace this type person with immigrants who respect life and want all to achieve.
The Gates achieved and now they want to pull up the ladder and control the rest.
If any need to go, the Gates should be first to kill themselves. Lead by example, yahoos.
Anyone who has read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich realize it the same rhetoric as the Late 1920s and Thirties.
Can’t find anything online but I remember reading something about how Hitler was impressed with euthanasia in America around the last turn of the century?
That was back when early progressives were “asisting” “mental defectives” to die.
Chesterton on birth control/population control: In 1925 Chesterton wrote an introduction to Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in which he said that The answer to anyone who talks about the surplus population is to ask him, whether he is part of the surplus population; or if not, how he knows he is not.
Chesterton on birth control/population control:
In 1925 Chesterton wrote an introduction to Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in which he said that The answer to anyone who talks about the surplus population is to ask him, whether he is part of the surplus population; or if not, how he knows he is not.
“assisting” that is.
margaret sanger etal. the vast majority of creatures idolized by libtards are evil. and hitler was also left wing and prgressive despite what is portrayed by lame stream media and revisionist “historians.”
Environmentalism, communism, leftism... it all comes in many guises but it’s actually a single, simple thing:
A religious worship of mass murder.
Would have been interesting to see Dickens insert Chesterton into his short story in order to ask Scrooge that very question. I can only picture Scrooge brushing the question aside, which would result in Chesterton launching into a rather impassioned rebuttal about how he knows many of the unemployed that had to seek out workhouse assistance and/or ended up in debtors’ prison and subsequently precisely outline the circumstances that resulted in good people ending up in those situations, i.e. without excusing the bad.
Typical left wing bullcrap. Blame poverty on the unborn and then kill them before they ever get an opportunity to prove you wrong.
margaret sanger etal. the vast majority of creatures idolized by libtards are evil.
Yes, and a nasty racist to boot.
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