On Monday I received our first video shipment from Pius Media…Demographic Bomb – demography is destiny. This documentary is the companion piece to Demographic Winter – the decline of the human family. Like its predecessor, it dispels the many myths that have fueled the so-called “Population Bomb” theory by illuminating the many inaccuracies, unfulfilled prophecies of doom and non-demography based research that formed the basis of the population explosion presumption. It replaces these falsehoods with facts and figures from actual demographers who’ve been studying population trends for the past forty years…indeed longer, when one takes into consideration the work of Adam Smith (Scottish moral philospher and pioneer of political economy, who believed that population growth was a sign of a healthy economy), a contemporary of Thomas Malthus (Anglican clergyman, scholar and economical theorist, who believed that we must “decrease the surplus population” and whom some cite as the father of modern eugenics) . Amazingly, Malthus considered Smith a mentor, though one would never know it when considering the disparity between these quotes nor would one discern that Malthus was a clergyman with any trust in Divine Providence:
“Population growth is the true reason for the poverty of the poor.”
“The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.”
“What encourages the progress of population and improvement, encourages that of real wealth and greatness.”
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.”
With the advent of Darwinism, the teachings of Malthus quickly replaced those of his mentor and mankind began its descent down the slippery slopes of eugenics and fertility manipulation. With the world population now quickly falling below replacement rates, the fruit of these teachings are now dangerously apparent, and without a worldwide shift in understanding, seemingly impossible to address.
And while it is not at all astounding that there are still those who cling to the now essentially debunked myth of overpopulation, it is still shocking to see many of the government sponsored advertisement campaigns. As the mother of a large brood of “violent, impoverished, uneducated, unclean and disease ridden” children (or so the advertisements would have one believe), I find myself angered by this propaganda…for that is exactly what it is: propaganda – noun: information that is designed to deceive or mislead.
Take a look at what your brothers and sisters in China, India and Africa contend with, and have contended with for decades:
Yes…”small family, happy family…”
And now we have this. The Global Warming hysteria which is fueling the latest round of population control efforts, once again via the effort of the United Nations.
From a UN Population Fund report:
“As the growth of population, economies and consumption outpaces the Earth’s capacity to adjust, climate change could become much more extreme and conceivably catastrophic,”
Though the report also acknowledges that “The linkages between population and climate change are in most cases complex and indirect,”
And this surprising bit of wisdom from the World Health Organization:
“Using the need to reduce climate change as a justification for curbing the fertility of individual women at best provokes controversy and at worst provides a mandate to suppress individual freedoms,” wrote WHO’s Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum and Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan.
As one incredulous analyst so succinctly put it:
“It requires a major leap of imagination to believe that free condoms will cool down the climate,”
And this, of course, only matters if one holds to this new, burgeoning myth of global warming. How many times will we listen to Chicken Little declare “the sky is falling!” before we decide to look up and see with our own eyes? Bandwagons are for those who simply lack the motivation to seek for themselves.
Seek and you will find…