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.
I’d love to see Melinda Gates go to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and get them to replacement level fertility or lower.
Absolute power is the goal all of the “isms” that you mentioned. Mass murder is just part of their methodology.
I love GK.
My favorite:”If there were no God,there would be no atheists”
Just heard today that Bill Gates and CEO Balmer each just gave 100 G’s to some ‘gay’ rights advocacy group.
The left is obsessed with death and extinction.
Sick twisted mentally disturbed people.
"If anything ail a man so he does not perform his functions, if he have a pain in his bowels even... he forthwith sets about reforming - the world." - Thoreau
The desire to exterminate 90% of humanity is far beyond any passive hope, and is becoming more and more murderous in intent. The people of the world refuse to die on their own, and nature is not killing them off, so “logically”, these murderous people are moving in the direction of “helping nature out”.
People like herpetologist Dr. Eric R. Pianka get standing ovations from hundreds of “scientists” and their students when he proposes that a pulmonary (spread by coughing and sneezing) ebola virus would be just the thing “to rid the world of its excess population”, as Mr. Scrooge would say.
And while Pianka is wrong about that particular pathogen’s usefulness in this regard, his colleagues are aware of one plague virus that could actually cause such horrific death.
It is influenza, specifically H5N1 Avian flu.
Not in its current form, but efforts are underway to make it into a form that could do this. “For research”.
Does anyone, for even a moment think that if they had such a deadly virus, that such people would hesitate to spread it around the world, in hopes that it would kill vast numbers of people?
Wealthy people like Melinda Gates, who are sick of the “excess population”, and are willing to fund the research?
“I think that Melinda Gates actually believes that increasing the poors access to family planning will really better their lives”
And they are so caught in being “compassionate” about the poor, they fail to understand it is their disgust with them that makes them think this way.
They are disgusted with the way the poor “breed”
They are disgusted with how they look, dress, and live.
They cannot fathom there may be anything redeeming about them or their children.
Guilty white limbs appease their guilt by wiping out blacks and Jews. Jews and blacks vote for libs. I can’t explain it, I just observe
The entire population of the earth could stand on Rhode Island with about three square feet per person. Or could visit Texas with about 35 people per acre.
Overpopulation? Just another liberal lie.
Melinda Gates has gone demonic here and is quite self-excommunicated
already, by her actions, her influence, and words, until which time she repents as publicly as she has exhibited her apostasy. Regardless of what the namby pamby American priests and nuns and even bishops might say, who offer up milquetoast versions indicating otherwise.
The Truth stands with or without these people saying otherwise, and no official Vatican pronouncement to feed the media is remotely necessary.
In these cases, what IS, absolutely IS, no matter what the party to the apostasy says, nor their titled pals say, in or out of the Church. No matter what they call themselves. No matter what they do, or where they show up. They are still apostate from the Church.
The Truth does not have caveats.
If Bill Gates is a genius, then why did he marry such a dumb broad?!
I’m sure they love the absolute power and the feeling it gives them, but what is the ultimate goal of that power? The mass murder.
They’re in it for the mass murder. It’s the most glorious expression of, the absolute justification for, and the ultimate goal of absolute power.
I remember this: “In 1984 then Democrat governor of Colorado Richard Lamm was widely quoted (though he argues he was mis-quoted) as saying the elderly “have a duty to die and get out of the way.”wikipedia.
Wonder if Richard Lamm is still alive or if he chose to die and get out of the way?
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, present and Future did it instead. Maybe Chesterton gave him some of those ideas.
Who know? Fun to speculate. I just love Chesterton, though, he says it like it is, and it’s hard to refute him.
Sort of like the quote of Ronald Reagan’s that goes something along the line of “Funny that all those who sre for abortion have already been born.”
I know I don’t have that quote perfect, but you get the idea!
That’s a good one too.
God’s answer to population control is nature, disease, drought and other natural disaster. Messy stuff no one wants to be a part of or see others suffering. So we feed just enough and vaccinate just enough for those who live closer to God to create unchecked more and more folks who are unable to take care of themselves. I’m not sure what the answer is, abortion is wrong, yet encouraging people to have fewer children may help. As would encouraging chaste monastery and convent life among the poor. Not sure that would work in this day and age or in certain regions or cultures.
Where was she when Hitler needed her???
Who died and left this scumbag in charge of population control.
The left is obsessed with control and not only killing people but trashing freedom. The lower the population, the easier it will be to fantasize about a pristine world and to centrally control those who are left. Unfortunately for them, freedom is God’s greatest gift to mankind. And those who seek to destroy it will some day reap their reward.
Quick look to Wikipedia says Lamm is alive and well at 77 years old.
I see he won’t get out of the way.
Typical. The rules they want to impose will not apply to them. All the green nuts need to live in mud huts w/o electricity, ride bicycles or walk and not be allowed to burn wood for heat.
Years ago I did a study on human population reduction. War had little effect on numbers, as the population was quickly renewed. Famine seems to be the most long lasting, as it so devastates a place that it can take hundreds of years to recover.
Plagues, however, had a dual effect. While the population quickly recovered, for numerous reasons, prosperity jumped.
Two big examples of this were the Renaissance following the European Black Plague of the 14th Century, and the Age of Reason and the Industrial Revolution after the plague of the 17th Century.
To start with, plagues work from “the bottom of the pyramid up”, killing the poor and unhealthy. Many older people die and their children inherit their wealth much earlier, and small, inefficient farms are combined. Prices drop and wages go up because labor is at a premium. The wealthy use some of their wealth to subsidize the arts and sciences.
Were a plague to hit the US right now with these effects, it would wipe out most of those on welfare and other government aid, most of the aging Baby Boomers, and so our costs for Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Welfare, Food Stamps, etc., would plummet. Many of the illegal aliens would die as well as “stupid” people who did dumb things that got themselves and their families infected.
Odds are good that this woman and her husband are rich enough to have a plan for medical science to bring them back from the dead at some point in the future. In their mind, a populace planet is a threat to the required stability for that to happen.
I don’t buy this want to save the world crap.
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