Population control means reducing the human population of the earth, in favor of other species or to promote political or ideological goals (see eugenics). Population control is based on pseudoscience and ill-founded economic assumptions.
For some unexplained reason, population control becomes an obsession of ultra-wealthy liberals. Perhaps their love of money requires them to dislike people, or anything other than money.
Jacques Cousteau told an interviewer:
- What should we do to eliminate suffering and disease? It's a wonderful idea but perhaps not altogether a beneficial one in the long run. If we try to implement it we may jeopardize the future of our species. 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." (emphasis added for this article)
The Washington Times warns:
The Population Research Institute (PRI) reports:
- Many countries abuse human rights in the name of family planning or population control. In Mexico, poor Indian women with children are often denied medical care by government clinics unless they agree to be sterilized. In Peru, the government has admitted that many Indian women were forcibly sterilized by that country's population control campaign in which 300,000 women were rendered barren.
In general, population control represents any of several approaches to managing the population growth rate of humans. The driver for efforts at population control is concern that levels of population sustainability are rapidly being approached. Some consider this concern to be a liberal socialist myth. Also, "sustainability" is very difficult to define in practical terms. Due to criticism, the myth promoters have adapted their position with a new ideological term. Population control has been changed to the wide promotion of 'reproductive health'. The mainstream media have heavily promoted the consequences surrounding "overpopulation" and "excessive" population growth.
- See also: Malthusian crisis
The most significant factor in population control is the termination of unborn babies (see abortion). Another factor is the sterilization of women. False reasons for this position are numerous. Everything from environment and global warming to poverty, war and food supply. Government-supported private agencies such as Planned Parenthood agree with the premise. Planned parenthood has 70 percent of its clinics located in minority neighborhoods and foreign aid for health programs still target the non-white populations of the world for reduction.
Unlike almost all other American scholars of the subject, Steven Mosher, president of Population Research Institute and a China expert, does not consider population control to be a worthy goal. Mr. Mosher documents how population control has crowded out many of the resources needed for disease prevention and treatment and has often led to massive human rights abuses by governments eager to meet their population reduction goals.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the premier agency that distributes financial resources to control population. They vigorously contend they do not fund abortion nor do they support the sterilization of women. The facts remains that since 1979, the UNFPA has been the chief apologist and cheerleader for China's coercive one-child-per-couple policy. Despite numerous credible forced abortion reports from impeccable sources, high-ranking officials at UNFPA always dismiss and explain it all away.
The United States is a chief fund supplier of population control by Foreign Operations Appropriations bills. Congressional Republicans and Republican Presidents have been successful in preventing the UNFPA from receiving U.S. funding. The exact opposite for Democrats, who continue to fund (UNFPA) and support abortion funding worldwide.
Debunking the myth
An overcrowded planet: It has been estimated by Paul Ehrlich and others that human beings actually occupy no more than 1 to 3 percent of the earth's land surface.
Widespread deforestation: Proponents of this myth claim that an area twice the size of Belgium is now being logged worldwide each year. What people don't realize is Belgium could fit into the world's tropical forests 500 times over, or 250 years from now it will be a problem. The rest of the world's trees, 99.6 percent of them, are flourishing.
Overpopulation is the chief cause of poverty: Many blame "overpopulation" when actually it is the result of bad economic policy. The economic problems result from excessive government spending, high taxes on farmers, inflation, restrictions on trade, too much government ownership, and over-regulation of private economic activity.
Overpopulation causes war and revolution: This is a lie and realistically, the actual reasons for wars and revolutions are far too numerous to be contained in such a simple phrase. They range from corrupt governments, violations of human rights (real or imagined), human greed, and many, many more.
Future catastrophe: It has been predicted by many scientists that as longevity increases, birth rates will naturally go down, and the world population will settle at roughly 11 billion by 2100.
- Egnor, Michael (November 30, 2010). "P. Z. Myers on abortion". Evolution News and Views website/Culture and ethics news.
- Elnadi, Bahgat and Rifaat, Adel (November 1991). "Interview With Jacques-Yves Cousteau," The UNESCO Courier, p. 13. Reprinted at "Population implosion, graying of the population, population reduction, and negative population growth" (betw. Aug. and Oct. 2000). World Overpopulation Awareness website. Retrieved from October 27, 2000 archive at Internet Archive.
- Mosher, Steven W. (July 27, 2008). "Taking on the overpopulation myth". The Washington Times website.
- "PRI FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)" (November 29, 1999). Population Research Institute website. Retrieved from January 27, 2010 archive at Internet Archive.
- Kasun, Dr. Jacqueline R. (May/June 1998). "Too Many People?" Envoy magazine website. Retrieved from April 26, 2011 archive at Internet Archive.
- Smith, Congressman Chris [R-NJ] (August 2004). "The United Nations population fund helps China persecute women and kill children". National Right To Life News, p. 7. Reprinted at National Right to Life Committee website.
- Taxpayer-funded abortion
- The Population Bomb
- Georgia Guidestones
- John P. Holdren
- Population density
- Robert Malthus
- Fourth generation warfare